Two-time Clare All-Star Brendan Bugler has officially announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.
It was reported that the 32-year-old had informed Banner County joint-managers Gerry O'Connor and Donal Moloney that he was hanging up his hurl at inter-county level and, in a tweet today, he states: "I wish to confirm that I am retiring from inter-county hurling with Clare.
Brendan Bugler celebrates with fans after Clare's Allianz HL Division 1B final victory over Limerick in 2012. ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan.
"Thank you to everyone who has helped me on my journey along the way. I would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank my family, friends, teammates and management teams in Whitegate, Scariff Community College, University of Limerick and Clare.
Just to clarify..Again thanks to everyone for the support down through the years. It will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/IR0sXtplvf- Brendan Bugler (@brendanbugler) October 4, 2017