Tinryland clubmen Paul Broderick and Shane Redmond have announced their retirement from intercounty football, bringing an end to their time with the Carlow senior football team.
The highlight of both players spell in a Carlow jersey came in 2018 when the Barrowsiders gained a memorable promotion from Division 4 of the Allianz Football League.
While they brought different qualities to the Carlow senior football panel, Redmond a powerful member of Carlow’s defence while Broderick consistently done untold damage to opposition teams at the other end of the pitch, the impact that the clubmates had for their team is unparalleled over the last decade or so.
Broderick was nominated for an All-Star award in 2018 following sensational scoring displays against Antrim in the league final and in the defeat of Kildare in that year’s Leinster championship.
Redmond was part of the the teams in the 2000s and early 2010s that had unforgettable battles with neighbours Laois and came within a point of beating Dublin in the Leinster championship.
Both players will be sorely missed by Carlow manager Niall Carew who will have to prepare for the upcoming 2022 season without two stalwarts of Carlow football and key members of his panel in recent years.