All-Ireland winner Paul Browne has announced his inter-county retirement from the Limerick senior hurling panel following an 11-year career.

The 30-year-old, who made his championship debut in 2009, won his second Munster SHC medal in the 2019 championship having previously enjoyed provincial success in 2013.

The Bruff midfielder also departs the Limerick panel with a Division one title from earlier this year, and a Division two crown in 2011. He was also part of the Limerick squad that ended a 45-year wait to lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 2018.

"I have decided that the time is right for me to step away form the Limerick senior hurling panel after 11 seasons involved," says Browne in his retirement statement which was published on the Limerick GAA website.

"I would like to thank my club Bruff Gaa, fellow club colleagues, coaches and mentors for their support. I hope to repay that support over the coming years. To the teachers and staff in Scoil Dean Cussen and FCJ Bruff I am extremely grateful for their encouragement in my younger years.

"I would like to thank my employers LIT who have been very accommodating since I commenced my employment there."

Browne was the Limerick vice-captain in 2018 but was ruled out for much of the season after suffering a torn cruciate. 

"Over the course of my playing career I went through several surgical procedures and I would like to thank the Limerick County Board and senior medical team of Mark Van Drumpt, Mark Melbourne and Dr James Ryan for the care I received," Browne's statement continues.

"I leave with nothing but wonderful memories and pride from my eleven years playing with Limerick. To have shared the dressing room with all my past team-mates and this incredible panel of players now has been the greatest honour of my life.

"I look forward to supporting the 2020 panel and management and I would urge all Limerick supporters to do so. There are fantastic times ahead.

"I would like to thank my family and in particular my girlfriend Niamh for their unwavering support and sacrifice during my career."