Another link with Donegal's 2012 All-Ireland SFC winning team has been severed with the retirement of corner back Paddy McGrath after 12 seasons in the green and gold.
The 32-year-old Ardara man has confirmed to the Donegal News' Frank Craig that he has played his last game for the Tir Chonaill County. His decision comes after he struggled to regain full fitness following a cruciate ligament injury sustained against Mayo in 2019.
As well as winning an All-Ireland medal in 2012, McGrath won five Ulster SFC titles and was also nominated for an All Star in 2012.
He will continue to line out at club level for the foreseeable future.
Paddy finally bows out from County football after a fantastic career. Donegal's loss is Ardara's gain and we look forward to seeing him for many more years in our own green and gold jersey inspiring the next generation of Ardara footballers. What a career @mcgrath_2..! pic.twitter.com/vZIOx0Qi34— CLG Ard an Rátha/Ardara GAA (@ArdaraGAA) December 6, 2021