Paddy Keenan Retirement!?

by louthandproud on September 12, 2014

in County

Okay….

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Was. not. expecting. this.

Sorry to break the news folks…and no it’s not a wind up.

Unfortunately the news has surfaced that PK has announced his retirement from county football today…this news has sent shockwaves throughout the county.

 

Really and truly what a Red and White legend he was!
Easily the best player ever to don the Louth jersey a natural born leader and a hell of nice fella to boot.
Least we forget, our first ever All Star, Irish international says it all really about the man.

All the best in retirement, PK you deserve it.

I need a stiff drink

If you have a reaction leave a comment.

Paddy Keenan’s Statement in full.

“I wish to announce my retirement from county football today. It is a decision that I have considered for some time and is not one which I’ve made lightly.

“Due to work commitments and the need to clear up some long-standing injuries, I feel I would be unable to devote the necessary time to the team and I believe now is the right time to call it a day.

“It was a huge honour for me to represent Louth for the past 12 years and I had the privilege of playing with and against so many great players. While we didn’t have the success we worked so hard for, I have only positive memories of my county career and the people who I soldiered alongside.

“Without the support of support of my girlfriend Karen and my family which has been, at all times, unconditional, I genuinely could not have played at this level and I am so grateful to them.

“I would like to thank my club St. Patrick’s GFC who I was so proud to represent and I hope this decision will allow me to extend my club career for a few extra years. Thanks to the Louth supporters who have always shown great loyalty to me as a player and to our county squad despite experiencing many difficult periods on the field of play.

“I would like to pay tribute to all five Louth managers I played under for placing their faith in me as a footballer. Thanks also to the various management teams, backroom staff and of course the County Board for their support and kindness over the years.

“Finally, I wish the new Louth manager and the team all the best in the future and I look forward to supporting them from the sidelines next year.”

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louthman September 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm

A true Louth legend. I’ve been following Louth for 3 decades now and he was easily the best player we had in this period. Every team has good players but not many have players wirh the determination and commitment Paddy had. Thanks for all the good memories.

louthandproud September 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm

It’s the last sighting of PK in a Louth jersey….there’ll be more photo’s in the coming days

Aidan Halpin September 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Division 4, here we come?

CiaranMcArdle September 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Terrible photo of Paddy, this man gave his all for Louth for many years and the photo that accompanies this article does not represent his mighty efforts in the Louth jersey.

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