BRENDAN Donaghy has retired from inter-county football following 17 years of representing Armagh at the highest level.
At Thursday’s ‘Armagh Club All-Star Award night’, Donaghy, along with recently retired hurler Simon Doherty, were presented with special recognition awards for their years of service.
Donaghy made his Armagh debut back in 2006 against Fermanagh in the McKenna Cup and earned his first championship start one year later against Donegal in Ballybofey
The Clonmore man went on to represent Armagh 138 times and was a constant high performer and a real leader in the orange and white jersey.
Donaghy was the last member of the 2008 Ulster Championship winning squad still part of the panel and also won Division Two and Three titles during his time with Armagh.
Injury curtailed his influence in the last few years, however. He made just two appearances in the last two seasons with his last outing coming in the first round of the 2021 championship campaign against Antrim.