Limerick’s Wayne McNamara brings his inter-county career to a close

WAYNE MCNAMARA HAS called time on his inter-county career.

The 30-year-old defender confirmed his retirement this evening through a statement released by Limerick GAA.

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McNamara won a Munster title with the Shannonsiders in 2013.

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

The oldest member of TJ Ryan’s 2016 senior panel, McNamara has been involved with the setup since 2006, making his senior championship debut against Offaly in 2008.

The Adare clubman ends his inter-county career with one Munster title, a 2011 Division 1B national league medal and a Waterford Crystal Cup.

“I have decided it’s the right time to step away from inter county hurling,” said McNamara. “It was always my dream to play for Limerick and I’m very thankful I got to live that dream.

“I was very fortunate during my career to have played alongside and against some wonderful hurlers and sportsmen, many of whom will remain friends for life.

“Wearing the Limerick jersey, representing my club and family was always a cherished honour for me but no county player can perform without the support of others.”

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Wayne McNamara: a fearless and fearsome hurler. Wore Limerick jersey with honesty. Retires having given a solid innings. #GAA

— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) October 18, 2016

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McNamara continued to thank his teammates, management and backroom teams, his club and other influences on his career in the statement released on the Limerick GAA Facebook page.

“To John Kiely and current Limerick management and players, I wish you the very best in the coming season” he concluded.

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