Midfielder Bill Cooper has retired from inter-county duty with with the Cork hurlers.

The 33-year-old Youghal man made his senior debut in 2011 and won three Munster SHC titles, in 2014, '18 and '19.

He missed the Rebels' All-Ireland final defeats in 2013 and this year due to injury. His last appearance came in May's Allianz Hurling League victory over Westmeath.

"I told Kieran (Kingston, Cork senior manager) that I wouldn't be available next year, I wouldn’t be in a position to give the commitment," Cooper told the Irish Examiner.

"It’s a tough decision to make in one way, but when it’s the right decision it’s not that hard."

Cooper said he had had "some good days and some not so good days" representing Cork.

"A highlight would be the 2014 Munster hurling final in the old Páirc, the last game that was played there.

"The place was rocking and the result went our way as well, winning the game.

"I gave everything I had any time I played for Cork and tried to get the most out of myself every time I wore the jersey."