Killian Young has announced his retirement from inter-county football with Kerry. The four time All-Ireland winner brings the curtain down on his 14 years wearing the green and gold.
The Renard club man didn’t feature in the championship this season for Peter Keane’s charges and missed most of the league with a serious ankle injury. He will go down as one of best wing backs of his era after winning 4 All-Ireland titles, he won his first All-Ireland medal in 2006 in his first year as a Kerry senior footballer. He was an unused substitute that day. He started the final in 2007 when Kerry retained the Sam Maguire Cup under Pat O’Shea. He was crowned young footballer of the year that same year. He won All-Ireland title again in 2009 and 2014, however, he was on the losing side in 2008, 2011 and 2015.
A statement on the Kerry GAA Official website confirmed that Young had decided to call it a day in which the 32 year old thanked his family, friends, Kerry supporters, managers and players. He said “Today I announce my retirement from the Kerry Senior Football team. After 14 years of representing my county at senior level, the time has come for me to move onto the next chapter.To say it was an honour to play with Kerry is an understatement, I’ve loved every single minute of it and if I could roll back the years and do it all again, I would in a heartbeat.”
We wish Killian all the best in his future endeavors.