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Exclusive Nollaig Cleary announces football retirement

Thursday, 4th June, 2015 2:09pm
Exclusive Nollaig Cleary announces football retirement

Hanging on: Cork’s Nollaig Cleary, pictured in action against Laois, has been one of the top players in ladies’ football over the last decade, winning eight Munster SFC titles and six All-Ireland SFC medals.

BY KIERAN McCARTHY

NINE-TIME All-Ireland winner Nollaig Cleary exclusively told The Southern Star this week that she has retired from both county and club football.

In an extensive interview in today’s Southern Star the 35-year-old Cork GAA great explained why she has decided to hang up her boots, how hard that decision was to make, how much she will miss football, plus her thoughts on Cork’s drive for ten All-Irelands this season, and a lot, lot more.

‘I have given everything I can at this stage to Cork football and now is the right time for me to retire,’ Nollaig told The Southern Star.

‘It was a hard decision to make because it’s been such a huge part of my life for so long. I’m really going to miss it, but at the same time everything has to come to an end at some stage and I feel now is the right time for me to call it a day.’

Pick up a copy of this week’s The Southern Star – in shops now – to read Nollaig’s thoughts as she announces her football retirement exclusive to her local newspaper.<