Stephen Cluxton's illustrious inter-county career looks like it has come to an end after Dublin manager Dessie Farrell confirmed the goalkeeper won't be involved with the Sky Blues in 2022.

Forty-year-old Cluxton, who has won eight All-Ireland SFC titles with the Dubs, didn't feature at all in the Championship last year.

He has declined to comment on his future plans but it now looks highly likely that one of Gaelic football's great players has called time on a remarkable career.

Speaking in the wake of Dublin's 2-12 to 0-13 win against Offaly in the O'Byrne Cup, the Irish Independent report that Farrell said: "Stephen won't be involved this year. He wasn’t involved last year. Stephen is not one for big announcements, as you know.

"No fanfare, no official announcements from him in that regards but Stephen won’t be involved this year. And I think out of respect to him, we need to let him live his life and we need to do our own thing. We know the position, hopefully everybody else knows it at this stage now."

Farrell also said that he does not anticipate Jack McCaffrey will make a return. The wing-back withdrew from the panel in June 2020. He was a leading figure for the Dubs in the Jim Gavin era, winning five All-Ireland titles across six championship summers but he walked away ahead of the winter inter-county season and has not returned.

Farrell said on Saturday that he did not expect the Clontarf man to reappear this season.

On Friday, Paul Mannion reiterated his desire to focus on club football having left the Dublin panel a year ago.