"Its been a pleasure" - Duane retires from Galway duty

October 16, 2021

Galway's Johnny Duane

Galway defender Johnny Duane has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

Duane, who turns 30 on Monday, made his senior debut against Mayo in the semi-finals of the Connacht championship in 2011 – the same year he won an All-Ireland U21 title after the Tribesmen defeated Cavan at Croke Park.

He captain Galway minors in 2008 and also represented New York in the Connacht SFC in 2016 when the Exiles lost out by a point to Roscommon in the preliminary round.

Two years later, the St James clubman would be back in the maroon of Galway as they captured the JJ Nestor Cup after defeating the Rossies at Dr Hyde Park.

His last appearance for his county came against Mayo in this year’s Connacht final at Croke Park, where he came on as a late substitute.

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