Stephen McDonnell captained Cork to Munster SHC glory in 2017.
Stephen McDonnell captained Cork to Munster SHC glory in 2017.

Stephen McDonnell retires from inter-county hurling


By Cian O'Connell

Cork's Stephen McDonnell has retired from inter-county hurling.

The Glen Rovers clubman won two Munster SHC medals, captaining Cork to provincial glory in 2017.

"You know, when you know," McDonnell remarked. "Now is the right time for me to let go of inter-county hurling and retire.

"What a journey – blood, sweat and tears. I am truly grateful for being tested at the highest level, for soldiering alongside incredible men - my friends - my brothers and for everyone who has supported me in pursuing this dream, in particular my selfless partner Erika, my encouraging family, the GPA for their support of my off field endeavours and my club, the Glen Rovers."