Dublin senior hurlers Shane Durkin and Gary Maguire have announced their retirement from inter-county hurling.
With nearly 30 years of intercounty experience between the two of them, the pair have experienced many highs and lows with Dublin, they were both been a part of the team that won the National League in 2011 and the Leinster title in 2013.
Both men were also integral to the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship won with Ballyboden St Enda's in 2018. On behalf of everyone in Dublin GAA, we thank the Shane Durkin and Gary Maguire for their brilliant service in the Dublin jersey and wish them all the best for the future.
See below the statement issued by Gary Maguire on his retirement:
I want to announce my retirement from intercounty hurling and the Dublin Senior team. It has been a huge part of my life since my debut season for the senior team between the posts in 2004. In a career that I have got some great enjoyment out of, I would like to thank everyone who helped me throughout my lengthy and eventful career, especially my family and club Ballyboden St. Endas.
I want to thank all my past managers, I have learned a lot from each one. Thanks to John Costello and a special acknowledgement to Ray Finn our trusted kit man who always went out of his way to have everything you might need especially as a goalkeeper. Thanks to the GPA for their assistance over the years.
Thanks to all my teamates who I hurled with over the years and my own group of friends outside of intercounty hurling who always kept me grounded throughout. I was fortunate enough to experience some great days with the Dubs during the Dalo years and will take those special memories with me. I retire with no regrets and I am content knowing I gave it my best. I want to thank my wife Orla for her support and patience along the journey.
Lastly I wish Mattie Kenny along with Micky McCullough and the lads the very best of luck for the coming season.