Kerry GAA star Darran O’Sullivan announces retirement

Darran and his wife
Darran and his wife

Kerry GAA star Darren O’Sullivan has confirmed his retirement from the sport.

After 14 years in the game, the sports star is ready to hang up his boots.

In a statement released today, he said, “I’ve been extremely blessed to have had a career I could never have dreamed of.

“I joined my boyhood heroes in the dressing room during the winter of 2004, fresh faced and straight out of minors and since then, have been lucky enough to have pulled the green and gold jersey on for 70 Championship appearances, as well as having the opportunity to captain Kerry to All Ireland glory.

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“To my teammates who I was lucky enough to play with, I want to thank you all for the memories we made and the bond that we created inside the dressing room.

He continued, “To say this was the greatest period of my life, is putting it mildly, I loved every minute of it and I wouldn’t change anything. The successes were well celebrated, and the disappointments were mourned together.

“I am leaving that same dressing room with incredible friendships, friendships which I know will stand the test of time.”

Former teammate Aidan O’Mahony shared his well-wishes with Darran, posting a number of throwback shots of them on the pitch.

“Best of luck in retirement,” he began.




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One of the only players that could breeze pass you and be giggling at the same time, could unlock any defensive system with his pace and power.

“Gave everything for the Kerry jersey and as one chapter closes no doubt another will open. Best of luck Daz!”


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