Seamus Hickey has hung up his Limerick jersey as he goes into retirement from inter-county hurling.
The Gaelic Players Association released a statement on his behalf;
It has been God’s great blessing and an enormous privilege to wear the Limerick jersey from my teenage years through my entire adult life.
It is an even greater blessing to have been part of an incredible group of people in 2018 and to deliver to Limerick what the proud sporting county deserved: the Liam McCarthy.
I have now decided to step away from the Limerick senior hurling panel. I am eternally grateful to my club Murroe Boher, to the GPA for their incredible support and guidance, to the exceptional teammates I’ve had, the inspiring managers, the perennially selfless backroom teams, the successes, the failures and everything I have learned along the way.
It was all made possible by the phenomenal support I receive constantly from my extraordinary wife and children, my parents and my family. They have given so much of themselves so that I could live my dream. My dream off the field has now grown bigger than the one on it and I look forward to being the very best husband, father, brother and son I can be.
God is good, Luimneach abú!
— SPIN South West (@SPINSouthWest) December 4, 2018
Announcing his retirement aged 31 the All-Ireland winner made 44 Championship appearances during his 13-year long career.
Hickey was named the 2007 Young Hurler of the Year, he won an All-Star in 2014 and leaves the Limerick panel after helping them lift the Liam McCarthy Cup for the first time in 45 years this year.