INJURY has forced Shane Dowling to prematurely call time on his Limerick inter-county hurling career.
In a heartfelt statement the hugely popular 2018 All-Ireland SHC winner confirmed that persistent knee trouble forced him into inter-county retirement at the age of 27.
Throughout the day tributes have been paid a departing Limerick hurling hero - read here
The 2014 All-Star departs as Limerick's leading championship scorer of all time with 13-185 scored in 32 games. Among his medals, an All-Ireland SHC, two Munster SHC, and an Allianz League.
His senior championship career started on May 27 2012 against Tipperary in Thurles and his final game in a Limerick jersey was July 27 2019 in the All-Ireland SHC semi final loss to Kilkenny in Croke Park.