Donegal hero McGee retires from inter county football

Eamonn McGee has become the second Donegal player to hang up his boots as the Donegal stalwart announced his retirement in the wake of Sunday’s 1-15 to 1-09 All Ireland SFC Quarter Final loss to All-Ireland Champions, Dublin.

McGee, who hails from the Gaoth Dobhair club in the Tir Chonaill County, used a quote from the Lord of the Rings to signal his time in the green and gold has come to an end. Eamonn, along with his brother Neill have been the leaders in the Donegal full back line for well over a decade. In his 13 year career McGee won one All Ireland SFC medal under Jim McGuinness in 2012, three Ulster SFC Medals and an Allianz League Medal in 2007.

In total McGee made an astonishing 154 appearances for Donegal, with 57 of those coming in championship football. He is Donegal’s fourth most capped footballer, after Colm McFadden, Christy Toye and Brian Roper.

The news comes just a day after Colm McFadden announced his retirement from the inter county game. Donegal midfielder Rory Kavanagh has also indicated that he won’t be returning in 2017.

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