Kerry legend Paul Galvin announces his retirement from inter-county football
The 34-year-old broke the news after Kerry's narrow one-point defeat to Dublin in Saturday night's National League opener.
Paul Galvin has worn the Kerry jersey for the last time.
The Finuge clubman and all-round Kingdom legend broke the news on his website this evening.
The headline reads 'I have retired from inter-county football' and he goes on to say:
"I would like to sincerely thank the Kerry County Board and Kerry Group for their support over the years, the 4 managers I played under for placing their faith in me, my family, and of course, the proud Kerry supporters who demanded our best at all times. There were days when you played with us too.
"More importantly I want to thank all my team-mates for your heart and friendship over the years. Standing my ground with you in the Kerry jersey was my privilege. I learned more from you than anyone and I am grateful for the opportunity I got to play with some of the best players to ever play the game.
"Having discussed it with the management during the week we felt it best to announce it after tonights game.
"Finally I want to thank Eamon and wish him, the management team and my brothers on the Kerry team the very best luck for 2014.
"I am proud to say I won All Irelands for Kerry and I am satisfied that I gave the cause everything I had in me.
Ciarraí Abú go deo."