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Eoin Brosan Retires from Inter-county Football

Kerry's Eoin Brosan (33) has called it a day. The senior football player with Kerry announced his decision on the Radio Kerry Sport show on Monday. He line out for with Dr Crokes as they claimed a 3-in-row win against Cratoe to hold on to the provincial crown on Sunday. He will remain with Dr Crokes but will not continue with County football. He made his senior début for the county in 2000.

Brosan told Radio Kerry "I spoke to Eamonn (Fitzmaurice) briefly the night of the Dublin game and then I rang him a few weeks ago to inform him. I just wanted to wait until we’d finished with Crokes and we got over the line yesterday," Brosnan told the programme. I told the selectors as well and I’d like to thank them all for what they’ve done for me. The time commitment is huge, particularly with three young children and when you’re self-employed. I just wouldn’t have been able to do it for another year. This year there was a changing of the guard, the young players have come on and done well. I think there’s a bright future there for Kerry football. I’d a lot of great memories but winning the first All-Ireland in 2004 was really special.”

Brosnan captained the Kerry team last season and won All-Ireland titles in '04, '06 and '07. He returned to the Kerry team after a year away in '11. Brosan has 3 All-Ireland medals and 7 Munster senior medals. He has yet to get an All-Ireland club medal but Dr Crokes remain in contention for the '13/'14 season.