Senior Tipperary Hurling Captain Séamus Callanan Retires.

Tipperary and Drom and Inch senior hurling player Mr Séamus Callanan yesterday (Wednesday September 6th), has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling, following some 16 years with the Tipperary senior hurling squad.

In announcing his decision Mr Callanan stated that it had been a privilege and that he was most grateful to have had such an enjoyable career with so many truly outstanding memories.

Séamus Callanan celebrates winning the Liam MacCarthy cup in 2019, at Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Photographer: John O’Loughlin, Thurles.

Mr Callanan was part of the All-Ireland winning teams of 2010 and 2016, going on to captain the squad in 2019 and celebrate winning the Liam MacCarthy cup again, following Tipperary’s win over Kilkenny in 2019; with being named Hurler of the Year, thus adding to his enumeration of four All-Star Awards.

In a statement Mr Callanan said: “I wish to thank all the Tipperary players I had the pleasure of calling my team mates since 2008. I have made lifelong friends and feel honoured to have taken to the pitch with some of the greatest hurlers who ever wore the Tipperary jersey. I am also grateful to all the managers and backroom teams who gave me so much support and guidance through the years”.

He also thanked his club, and added that he looked forward to continuing to line out for ‘Drom and Inch’ for many years to come while wishing Co. Tipperary every success for the 2024 season.


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