Kerry giant Moran announces his retirement

January 23, 2023

Kerry's David Moran. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

David Moran has played his last game in a Kerry jersey after a glittering 14-year career which saw him win three All-Irelands.

The Kerin O’Rahilly’s clubman made his league debut in 2008 against Donegal and his championship bow in the same year against Cork.

As well as three Sam Maguire triumphs, Moran won four Allianz FL medals and ten Munster senior football championships. The two time All Star won a Munster club SFC only last month.

“After a lot of thought, I have decided to retire from Inter-County football,” said Moran in a statement. “It’s not a decision I have taken lightly.

“Playing with Kerry fulfilled all my boyhood dreams, however, with an aging body, a young family and a demanding work life I feel I can no longer give the commitment required to perform and compete at the top level.” 

Kerry manager Jack O’Connor paid tribute to the departing Moran: “David will be missed by all of us associated with Kerry football but even more so by the current players. He was like a father figure to them and they looked to him for leadership and inspiration.”


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