This guy will have to go down as one of the best players ever to not win an All-Ireland medal. Lee Keegan has officially retired from inter county football after playing with Mayo for the best part of 15 years.
The 33 year old won five All Stars and was one of Mayo’s key players all those years when they were challenging at the top.
In a statement the Westport man Keegan said: “I have enjoyed every minute of my time with Mayo.
“We had great days and some memorable victories.
“For me, it was always about wearing that Mayo jersey with pride every single day, and I was honoured to play alongside players who were of the same mind, and under managers who drove high standards on and off the pitch.
“But all good things must come to an end.
“The reality is that I have had to rely on a lot of people – most notably my wife Aoife – to give me the time and space to pursue my dream.
“Now that we have two young children, Lile and Rhea, I am keenly aware that I am no longer able to commit to inter-county football in the way I did over the past 11 years.
“I will continue to make myself available to Westport and look forward to building on last year’s historic success in the years ahead.
“I wish Mayo every success in 2023 and beyond. I will be cheering them on from the terraces.
“That’ll be an unusual experience for me, I’m sure, but such is the way of life.”