Galway star Michael Meehan has announced his retirement from inter-county football.
The Caltra clubman revealed the news via his Twitter account tonight in a Christmas message to followers.
Considered by many to be one of Galway's greatest ever forwards, Meehan won three Connacht SFC titles with the Tribesmen in a career that was hampered by injury problems.
A true underage prodigy, he earned two All-Ireland U21 titles before making the breakthrough with Galway's seniors, debuting against Roscommon in the first round of the 2003 Connacht championship.
In 2014, his inter-county career was cut short by injuries but he was convinced by Tribe boss Kevin Walsh to make a return to the maroon jersey and came on as a substitute in this past July's All-Ireland SFC qualifier victory over Donegal.
Meehan released the below statement tonight: