Roscommon's Cathal Cregg has confirmed his retirement from inter-county football.

Cregg enjoyed a long and career with the Rossies, making his inter-county senior debut in 2006 against Limerick in the National Football League.

He went on to represent Roscommon 165 times over the 15-year period.

He won two Connacht senior medals, three Division 2 league crowns, one Division 3 title, one Railway Cup medal, two Sigerson Cup titles and received an All-Star nomination in 2010.

The Western Gaels man represented Ireland in the 2014 International Rules series.

Brian Carroll, Chairperson of Roscommon GAA paid tribute to the player, saying: "On behalf of Roscommon GAA I would like to thank the mighty Cathal Cregg for his unbelievable commitment and dedication to Roscommon GAA.

"Cathal’s class was evident from a very young age when he starred for Roscommon at underage level.

"His dedication and commitment to Roscommon was evident in every one of the 165 appearances he made for our senior team. He always had the ability to lift the team when needed and scored 24-184 along the brilliant journey in the primrose and blue.

"Cathal was a super person to have around our dressing room and is one of life’s gentlemen. I wish Cathal and his family the very best of luck in the future. I also wish to thank Western Gaels for their help in developing Cathal into the player he is."