Blow as Déise star calls time on Waterford hurling career
Déise star Philip Mahony has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.
The Ballygunner man, who is 29 next week, has played a starring role for the Déise over the last decade and helped them to the All-Ireland final in 2017.
A statement by Waterford GAA on Twitter said: “Philip Mahony has tonight announced his retirement from intercounty hurling.
“Waterford GAA would like to thank Philip for his commitment and dedication to Waterford Hurling over the last number of years. We wish him all the best for the future.”
The Ballygunner man won the Allianz League in 2015 and has three All Star nominations to his name.
New Déise manager Liam Cahill had already been planning for 2020 without dropped duo Maurice Shanahan and Noel Connors, but now he’s going to have to make do without another experienced campaigner.