Stalwart Mayo defender Colm Boyle has announced his inter-county retirement.
This morning's edition of the Mayo News reports that the 36-year-old has decided to call it a day after making 120 appearances for the Westerners. The Davitts clubman won six Connacht SFC medals and four All-Stars in a stellar career stretching back to 2008. He also won an All-Ireland U21 medal in 2006, but similar success proved elusive at senior level, despite him playing in five All-Ireland finals, including a replay in 2016.
Affectionately known as 'Boyler', the teak-tough half back missed Mayo's last two All-Ireland final defeats after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in an Allianz League game against Dublin in February of last year. He made just four appearances this year, all of which from the bench.
'Boyler' calls time on Mayo career— Mayo News - Sport (@mayonewssport) November 23, 2021
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The 36 year-old won four All Stars and six Connacht SFC medals.
Thanks for the memories, Boyler! #mayogaa #GAA pic.twitter.com/lBk0wS9UGk