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Friday 15 December 2017

Limerick star Niall Moran calls time - again

Niall Moran believes that the improvement in Limerick's underage structures have helped take them to the next level. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
Niall Moran believes that the improvement in Limerick's underage structures have helped take them to the next level. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

NIALL MORAN has quit inter-county hurling for a second time, admitting that he didn't want to become a "passenger" in an ambitious Limerick set-up, writes FRANK ROCHE.

The 31-year Ahane clubman initially retired in December 2013 only to be coaxed back last June, but last Saturday night's NHL start against Waterford - cut short after 28 minutes - now appears to have been his definitive swansong.

Moran told the Limerick Leader that he "couldn't speak highly enough" of TJ Ryan's management team but added: "I spoke to TJ earlier in the year and I said I'd play some of the early season games and see how I felt physically ... having played the last four games, I felt myself that I wasn't getting to the pitch of where I needed to be at this level, and time constraints outside of hurling weren't going to give me the leverage to put in even more time.

"I felt it best to be honest now and not become a passenger in a set-up loaded with ambition and talent," he added.

 

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