Wicklow's McGrath calls it a day

November 08, 2018

Wicklow's John McGrath holds possession against Offaly. ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan.

Wicklow forward John McGrath has called time on his inter-county playing career.

The Baltinglass clubman served the Garden County for 12 seasons including this past one, featuring against both Offaly and Dublin in the Leinster championship in May.

In 2011, McGrath was diagnosed with leukaemia and underwent intense chemotherapy before re-joining the squad the following year.

The 31-year-old told the Irish Independent: "The time is right for me. I was only 50/50 to go back this year anyway but there are a few things now which make it that bit harder.”

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