August 4, 2021
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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.

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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