Kerry footballer Peter Crowley has announced his retirement from the inter-county scene.

The 30-year-old has been a defensive mainstay in the Kerry squad since making his breakthrough in 2012 but cited a combination of injury issues and work commitments as the reasons for hanging up his boots.

The Laune Rangers suffered a cruciate ligament injury in 2019 which saw him miss the entirety of that season and while he returned to action last season, that would prove to be his swansong.

Kerry manager Peter Keane paid tribute to Crowley and said: "Peter Crowley will be missed particularly for his energy, determination and experience on the training field and in the dressing room.

"I'd like to wish Peter the best of luck and thank him for the commitment he has always shown to the green and gold."

Crowley leaves the Kerry set-up with a 2014 All-Ireland winners medal in his pocket, following his side's final victory over Donegal that year and he was also named an All-Star for his part in that campaign.