Following hot on the heels of clubmate Colin Fennelly, Shamrocks back Joey Holden has announced his inter-county retirement from Kilkenny’s senior hurling setup.
Holden called time on his Kilkenny career taking to social media on Thursday evening.
“End of a great week celebrating with my club”, said Holden, in reference to Shamrocks’ county-final victory over O’Loughlin Gaels on Sunday last.
“But time now to bring an end to my time with Kilkenny. Many great memories especially the honour of representing Ballyhale and Kilkenny in lifting the Liam McCarthy.”
“Thanks to all who have helped along the way, now onto the next chapter.”
The 31-year-old debuted for Kilkenny in a 1-16 to 0-18 defeat by Clare in February 2014.
Nominated as captain for the 2015 campaign, Holden leaves with three Leinster titles, two All-Ireland titles (2014,2015) and two national hurling league titles. He was named at full-back for the 2015 All-Star selection.
While his time in the black and amber comes to a close, Holden will no doubt be back in action for Ballyhale when they face Mount Leinster Rangers on 28 November in the Leinster club hurling championship.