Dublin's Henry calls time

10 January 2012

David Henry leads the team in song on Merrion Square
Dublin footballer David Henry has drawn the curtain down on his intercounty career.

The 31-year-old Raheny clubman informed Dubs manager Pat Gilroy of his decision yesterday and is the first member of the 2011 All-Ireland winning panel to retire from the county stage.

A former Sky Blues captain, the versatile Henry was an ever-present at corner back under Paul Caffrey but was unable to command a place in the starting XV last season.

He's also a gifted hurler but Dublin hurling manager Anthony Daly has stated that Henry won't be following Conal Keaney, Shane Ryan and Ross O'Carroll into the Dublin hurling squad.