Cork's Ciarán Sheehan has been forced to call time on his inter-county football career due to a knee injury, the Irish Examiner reports.

An All-Ireland winner with the Rebels in 2010, the 30-year-old has been plagued by knee cartilage injuries and has been advised by medics to step back from top-level football.

"My knee has got to the point where competing at inter-county level intensity is no longer an option as the long-term health of the knee is at high risk if I continue to play at that level," the Eire Óg forward said.

Sheehan moved to Australia in 2014 to play in the AFL for Carlton and was named rookie of the year, however, persistent hamstring issues prevented his development and he returned to play for Cork for the 2020 season.

Cork boss Ronan McCarthy called him "a Rolls Royce of a footballer".

Listen to the RTÉ GAA Podcast at Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

We need your consent to load this YouTube contentWe use YouTube to manage extra content that can set cookies on your device and collect data about your activity. Please review their details and accept them to load the content.Manage Preferences