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Andrews retires from Dublin after seven All-Ireland medals

Seven time All-Ireland football champion Paddy Andrews has announced he is retiring from inter-county GAA.

The St Brigids and Dublin player was part of the county side since 2008, playing an integral role in the six All-Ireland Championships won between 2014 and 2020.

The 32-year-old also won 11 Leinster titles and five National League winner’s medals.

In his online statement, Andrews said that “after 12 years, it’s time for me to finish up with the Dublin football team.”

“It’s been an amazing journey being part of such an incredible group of people over that period.

“To Pillar, Pat, Jim, Dessie and their coaches, I’d like to thank them for giving me the opportunity to represent the Dublin team and experience so many special moments.

“I’d also like to thank my club St Brigid’s for their support and all coaches and members down in Russell Park.

“To my family, friends and in particular my parents Pat and Angela and my fiancee Doireann, I owe a huge debt for their constant belief in me through so many highs and lows.

“A special thanks to our phenomenal supporters for their unwavering belief and encouragement over so many years, good and bad.

“Finally, to my teammates, it was the highest privilege to share my the journey with you all. All the best for the road ahead.”

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar thanked Andrews “for the many memories you gave to Dublin fans over the years. And you were a great source of pride for the community in Dublin 15.

“Best of luck in the future, Paddy,” he said.

 

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