DICK CLERKIN RETIRES

4 November 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

One of Monaghan’s best-known GAA footballers Dick Clerkin from Currin has announced his retirement from the game. The 34-year-old was the longest-serving inter-county footballer after making his debut seventeen years ago in 1999.

  He won Ulster SFC titles in 2013 and 2015 and two Allianz Football League Division 2 crowns with the Farneymen.

Clerkin made the majority of his 180 appearances for Monaghan at midfield, where his presence was inspirational.

  Writing in his column in the Irish Examiner, Clerkin said: “I have witnessed a remarkable transformation in the psyche of Monaghan football during my career. Motivated by pride, sustained by hard work, validated with success. I am not going to patronise with thanks the countless people who have contributed to making Monaghan football what it is today.”

  ”Striking an almost perfect balance between club …
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