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O hAilipin retires

Cork legend Sean Og O hAilipin has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.

In a statement issued through the Gaelic Players Association, he confirmed that his 16-year career is over.

O hAilipin retired in 2010, but returned last year to re-establish himself in the team. He insisted, however, his decision this time is final.

"This time it's for good. I always felt it was premature to end my career in 2010. It was great to get the opportunity this year to re-establish myself in the team and contribute in a meaningful way to Cork," he said.

"I would like to thank all the players I played with over my sixteen year career. I have always taken immense pride in wearing the Cork jersey and representing the county I love. I wish the Cork team the best of luck and success in their future endeavours."

O hAilpin won five Munster SFC medals and three All-Irelands, and was voted Hurler of the Year in 2004.


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