The All-Ireland wining Galway hurling star Johnny Coen has announced that he is retiring after more than a decade in maroon.
The 31 year old released a statement on social media on Tuesday afternoon announcing that he is retiring from inter-county hurling, but intends to continue at the local club level.
“It’s been a huge honour and privilege to play senior hurling with Galway. Now the time has come to retire from inter-county after 12 years in the maroon and white”.
He added that it has been “some journey” moving from corner back, to corner forward, and everything in-between with the team.
“I would like to thank my wife Meadhbh, my wonderful family and friends for their constant support over the years.”
“We have all enjoyed the journey and have covered every corner of Ireland with the maroon and white.”
“I’ve been privileged to share a dressing room with so many wonderful players and work with great people and management teams along the way, for which I am forever grateful.”
“I’d also like to thank the Galway supporters who have travelled the length and breadth of the country supporting us.”
“Finally, I am fortunate to be part of an incredible GAA Club in Loughrea and look forward to continuing my career in the blue and yellow for many more years to come.”
Coen was part of the Senior Hurling Squad that won the All-Ireland for Galway back in 2017.