Many tributes have been paid on twitter to Offaly hurler Rory Hanniffy, who announced his inter-county retirement last night.
The versatile Birr clubman made 45 championship appearances for the Faithful County during a 14-year senior career which, surprisingly, yielded just a pair of Allianz League Division 2 medals in 2005 and '09.
Hanniffy is also the holder of Leinster minor and U21 medals (both won in 2000), two All-Ireland club medals (2002 and 2003) and half a dozen county championship medals.
Best of luck Rory Hanniffy in your retirement. Youve done so much for @Offaly_GAA over the lst 14 yrs. Giant on the pitch, gentleman off it!- Shane Dooley (@shanedoole) November 13, 2014
Best if luck to Rory Hanniffy on his retirement from inter county hurling after 14 yrs #classact- Conal keaney (@ConalKeaney) November 13, 2014
Best wishes to Rory Hanniffy. One of my favourite hurlers. A class act and always seemed to have more time on the ball than anyone else- Niall Mcnamee (@niallmc14) November 12, 2014
Best of luck to Rory Hannify in his intercounty retirement. Been a pleasure line out with him over the last decade. #FaithfulToTheCore- Sean Ryan (@s_ryan11) November 12, 2014