LESS THAN A week after Clare’s stunning All-Ireland SHC final replay win over Cork, Fergal Lynch has decided to retire.
The Clooney Quin clubman came on as a blood sub last weekend at Croke Park against the Rebels.
The 30-year-old was the longest-serving member of the Banner panel and, in an indication of how young the team is, the only member of the squad to be married.
“Pleasure to have soldiered with@fergal_lynch through bad times and good,” Brendan Bugler tweeted earlier.
Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald singled Lynch out for praise in the wake of the title win last weekend.
“I want to say this publicly, Fergal Lynch gets a doing in Clare from supporters that is so unjust and so unfair,” he said. “They do not realise his value to the Clare team. Fergal Lynch is so so so immense. As a leader… the boys adore him.
“He gets them going when he comes on the team and changes them again. he is a super guy. People are wrong. I am certain people are wrong. And I just want to say that publicly Fergal Lynch is a special guy and deserves a lot of singling out.”