David Clarke retires from inter-county football
By Cian O'Connell
Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke has retired from inter-county football.
During a glittering career with the green and red senior team which spanned two decades, Clarke won eight Connacht titles, two Allianz Football Leagues, and two GAA/GPA All-Stars.
Clarke made his league debut for Mayo in 2002 and made 56 Championship appearances.
"Today I have decided it is the right time for me to step away from the Mayo Senior Football team," Clarke said in a statement released on Monday morning.
"I have lived my dream and taken so much from the experience. I want to thank all of my past managers, coaches, medial staff and county board officials, from when I was Under 16, minor, Under 21, and senior.
"I'd like to give a special mention to my goalkeeper coaches Eugene Lavin, Peter Burke, and Tom Higgins, who helped bring out the best in me."