Record-breaker Whelan calls it a day

July 26, 2021

Laois' Matthew Whelan with David Dunne of Wexford. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Long-serving Laois hurler Matthew Whelan has announced his inter-county retirement.

The Borris-Kilcotton clubman made a record number of appearances for the O'Moore County during his 15 years in the blue and white. He was full back when Laois won the Joe McDonagh Cup in 2019 before going on to shock Dublin in the All-Ireland SHC. Whelan announced his retirement immediately after Laois retained their National League Division 1 status at Westmeath's expense on Saturday evening.

“One of Laois hurlers greatest ever servants has decided to hang up his inter county boots, Laois most capped player,” Borris-Kilcotton posted on social media.

“A hero and a role model to all of us, young and old, a sad evening, but we look forward to having you back with the club for many more years. Thank you Matthew.”

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