Limerick football has suffered a further setback with the news that both Tommy Stack and Shane Gallagher have informed manager Maurice Horan of their decision to retire from inter-county football.
Stack only came out of retirement last summer following Limerick’s heavy defeat to Kerry in the Munster semi-final. He then featured on the team that defeated Offaly, Waterford and Wexford before again losing to Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.
Gallagher has been an ever present in the side since making his intercounty debut in 2006. With Mark O’Riordan having decided to concentrate on hurling next season, and the emigration of Thomas Lee, Eoin Hogan and Michael Sheehan, it means the county will be missing six senior players for the new campaign.