Dublin’s 2013 Leinster SHC winning captain Johnny McCaffrey has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.
The Lucan Sarsfields midfielder was a focal part in the Dubs’ first provincial championship success in 52 years and also helped his county to a National League triumph in 2011.
The now 31-year-old made his senior debut under Tommy McNaughton back in 2006 and thanked past managers and team mates along with friends and family after breaking the news on Twitter.
"I would like to thank Tommy Naughton for giving me my debut, and I'd like to thank Anthony Daly and his management team for giving me the massive honour of captaining my county for four years, making history along the way," he said.
"We in Dublin hurling owe a lot to Dalo for getting us back competing at the top table.
"I'd also like to thank Pat Gilroy and his management team for the work they did over the last 12 months getting Dublin back on track.
"I was very lucky to have played with some of the best hurlers that Dublin has ever produced.
"I made some great friends, won silverware and created memories that ill last us a lifetime."
A devoted member of the Dublin senior Hurling team for more than a decade, @Johnnymc11 has now decided to retire from inter-county hurling. We thank him for his hard-work & dedication in the Dublin jersey, and we wish him all the best in the years to come 👏💙#UpTheDubs pic.twitter.com/gzX1qQ3wgt— Dublin GAA (@DubGAAOfficial) December 6, 2018