O'Halloran calls time on Déise career

June 12, 2019

Waterford's Brian O'Halloran celebrates during the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final against Wexford

Waterford hurler Brian O’Halloran has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.

O’Halloran has been part of the Waterford senior hurling squad for the past ten years, but is still only 28 years old.

Retiring at his age is a sign of the demands on a modern day inter county hurler, but O’Halloran leaves with fond memories having joined the squad as a teenager.

“I’ve been there since I was a child in a lot of ways and I felt the time was right to step away,” O’Halloran told the Waterford News & Star.

“I thought a few months ago that it would be my last year. As things transpired this year, it was a bad year for us and I felt I had nothing more to contribute and I wanted to do different things in my life. I had ten years done, it was the right time to move on and leave the lads at it.”

O’Halloran joined the squad as soon as he completed his Leaving Cert and won a Munster title at 19 years of age, while he also scored in the 2017 All-Ireland SHC final defeat to Galway.

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