Cork dual star Cadogan retires from inter-county duty

November 26, 2021

Cork defender Eoin Cadogan

Cork dual star Eoin Cadogan has announced his retirement from the inter-county game.

The 35-year-old won an All-Ireland senior football title with the Rebels in 2010 and lined-out at left half-back in his county’s All-Ireland senior hurling final defeat to Limerick this past August.

All in all, the Douglas clubman appeared in four All-Ireland senior finals for Cork and won four Munster senior titles (two in football and two in hurling) along with three National Football League crowns. He also holds an All-Ireland U21 football medal. 

In a message posted on his social media accounts today, Cadogan stated that “after careful consideration and reflection” he felt the time was right to call it a day with Cork.

“After careful consideration and reflection, I have decided that the time is right to retire from inter-county hurling," posted Cadogan. 

“Throughout my 15-year career, representing Cork in both hurling and football, I can rest easy in the knowledge that I did so with pride, respect and honour for my team-mates, my club, supporters and the Cork jersey.

“To be able to say I played at the highest level in hurling, football and represented my country in international rules is a dream I’ve made real through hard work, determination and perseverance.

“To my parents James & Eileen, sisters Claire, Ann Marie and brother Alan, playing was as much about doing you all proud as it was about me achieving my goals and I thank you for being there every step of the way with me.

“I’d like to thank the Cork County Board, Douglas GAA, the GPA and the countless Cork supporters who have been there on the good and bad days and who’s spirit and belief never wavered in supporting our journey in trying to achieve success.

“To the current Cork management team, the management teams and coaches of the past, I thank you for always showing belief in me as an individual and wish them well in the future.

“I’d also like to acknowledge the late Br. Damien Brennan who’s support, belief and friendship allowed me to fully maximise my potential and achieve things I thought were impossible. 

“I look forward to the new challenges and opportunities that await me as the journey continues in a new direction.” 

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