Bergin leaves his inter-county days behind him

December 06, 2017

Tipperary's Kieran Bergin ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

2016 Tipperary All-Ireland SHC winner Kieran Bergin has opted out of the Premier County's football squad for 2018.

The Killenaule clubman switched codes earlier this year and featured as a substitute in the football championship clashes with Cork and Cavan.

He made the announcement in an interview with Tipp FM and also revealed that he left Michael Ryan's hurling squad on his own terms.

"I think it was in my head for a long time," he said.

"When work was getting extremely busy, it's something that I had spoken with my wife for a number of months. It doesn't help if you're not getting as much game time.

"The football, that's not going to continue past this year as well.

"I said I'd give it a go for one year and I think I'm at a stage where I want to try and focus on work and focus on family life."

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