Limerick hurling veteran Brian Geary has brought an end to his inter-county career with the Treaty County.
The Monaleen man has been involved with the Limerick senior team since making his championship debut back in 1999 as a teenager, but today he announced his retirement, a few weeks after being named in Limerick manager John Allen's training panel for 2013.
Geary operated as a centre half back for most of his career, and made 45 championship appearances for Limerick, just three behind the record of Mark Foley. Geary played at number six in the 2007 All-Ireland final defeat to Kilkenny.
Geary won two All-Ireland U21 medals with Limerick, playing at centre half back in the victories of 2000 and 2001.
A talented footballer, Geary has won four Limerick titles with his club and also won a Munster U21 football championship medal with his county, back in 2000.
Limerick secretary Mike O'Riordan said of Geary this morning: "Brian Geary has announced his retirement from inter county activity. On behalf of Limerick GAA, we wish him all the best for the future."