Ger Aylward has announced his Kilkenny inter-county retirement.
The Glenmore clubman signed off with a short and sweet statement at lunchtime on Saturday.
Taking to social media, Aylward signed off after seven years in the black-and-amber of the Kilkenny senior hurlers.
“Would just like to take this opportunity to thank family and friends for the support over the past 7 years it was an honour to wear the black and amber time to call it a day”, says Alward.
“Thanks for the memories.”
Aylward got his first start in the Kilkenny colours during the 2009 Leinster Minor Hurling Championship.
Huge thanks to Ger Aylward for his service to Kilkenny hurling over the past number of years claiming 2 All-Ireland’s and 3 Leinster titles. Enjoy the retirement, well deserved! pic.twitter.com/mWeVBbKnxO
— Kilkenny GAA (@KilkennyCLG) January 16, 2021
His senior debut came in March 2013, making a substitute appearance in the 2-17 to 1-19 defeat to Tipperary. Missing the 2016 season through injury, Alyward racked up a total of 10-36 across 33 appearances for the Cats.
He was named on the 2015 All-Star hurling team, and departs Kilkenny with two All-Ireland medals and three Leinster hurling titles.
His departure is the second in as many days following Friday’s retirement of Paul Murphy.