Hyland hangs his hurl up

May 15, 2009

Wicklow's Don Hyland
Wicklow hurling legend Don Hyland has decided to call time on his astonishing intercounty career. The 37-year-old Carnew clubman has been an inspirational figure for the Garden County for the past 20 years and was good enough to play in the Railway Cup on six occasions, collecting two winners' medals. He also won every other honour available to him at club and county level, including Kehoe Cup, league and All-Ireland 'B' medals. A knee injury helped the brilliant Wicklow veteran make up his mind to call a halt to his illustrious intercounty innings, but Hyland will continue to play both football and hurling with Carnew. "I am going to miss not hurling with Wicklow terribly," he says. "Even though we had to endure a lot of disappointments, I have never regretted playing for my county. Every day I could put on a Wicklow jersey was a good day for me."

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