Convery hangs up his hurl

January 09, 2018

Derry's Ruairi Convery in action against Down in 2012.
©INPHO/Presseye/Declan Roughan.

Derry attacking ace Ruairi Convery has hung up his inter-county hurl after a stellar 15-year career with the Oak Leaf County.

The powerful forward made his championship debut in 2003 and was ever-present until last season when he won his second Nicky Rackard Cup title. He achieved his first Nicky Rackard Cup title in 2006 when he led the Oak Leaf County to their opening success in the competition.

An ankle ligament injury sustained in 2013 almost saw Convery quit inter-county hurling but the Swatragh clubman bounced back the following season. In 2015, he helped Derry reach a first ever Christy Ring Cup final, only to be beaten by Kerry.

The 2002 All-Ireland minor football winner, who has tried his hand at the dual-game for Derry seniors, announced his decision on Twitter last night.


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