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Knee injury forces Cork star Ciarán Sheehan to retire from inter-county football

June 20th, 2021 1:41 PM

By Kieran McCarthy

Cork's Ciaran Sheehan gets away from Kildare's Eoin Doyle during the Allianz Football League Division 2 South game last month.

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ALL-IRELAND winning Cork footballer Ciarán Sheehan has been forced to retire from the inter-county scene due to a knee injury.

The 30-year-old Éire Óg clubman confirmed to the Irish Examiner that he is stepping back from inter-county football, but hopes to continue playing club football.

‘My knee has got to the point where competing at inter-county level intensity is no longer an option as the long-term health of the knee is at high risk if I continue to play at that level,’ Sheehan told the Irish Examiner.

Sheehan is currently sidelined with a knee injury suffered in Cork’s league win away against Clare at the end of May, while he also missed last year’s championship with a knee injury.

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