Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Shanahan to call it a day

Waterford's Dan Shanahan says he intends to retire from inter-county hurling at the end of this season.

"It will be something else next year. It probably was my last Munster final," he said in reflection of his winning goal against Cork in the provincial decider replay.

"It's great to finish off like that. It gets harder and harder to come back - it's a young man's game."

But Shanahan, who has been largely restricted to a substitute's role this year, believes he can still do a job for 70 minutes.

"I think there is 70 minutes in me, depending on what position he'd (manager Davy Fitzgerald) play me now. I do think I have done a lot of training this year, on and off the field. But he's the manager; he makes the decisions. Whether I like it or not, I will respect his decision no matter what. I might not always agree with it but he's the manager."

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