Niall Kilroy retires from inter-county football

October 19th, 2023

Niall Kilroy has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

The Fuerty man made his senior inter-county football debut against Longford on the 4th March 2012 and went on to represent Roscommon 91 times, scoring 3-45

During his time with the Roscommon senior team, Niall won –

2 Connacht Senior Football Championships (2017,2019)

3 National Football League Division 2 titles (2018,2020,2022)

2 FBD Connacht League titles (2018,2019)

Niall represented his county with distinction whenever he took to the pitch.

Roscommon GAA Chairperson, Brian Carroll said – “On behalf of everyone in Roscommon GAA I wish to thank Niall for his outstanding commitment and dedication to Roscommon for so many years. Niall always wore the Roscommon jersey with great pride and honesty in each of his 91 appearances for our county team. Niall was a great person to have around our dressing room and was always a great leader. Niall is a true gentleman and was a pleasure to work with, he always showed massive respect for his teammates, management, County Board and our supporters. I wish Niall and his wife Aisling and his family the very best in the future and I’d like to thank him for all the memories.”

Niall said – “Playing for Roscommon has been an immense honour for me. My childhood dream was to play for my county in Croke Park and I was lucky enough to do this in both football and hurling.

A lot of people helped me throughout my playing career. Firstly, I will be forever grateful to my wife Aisling, my parents Jack and Marian, and my extended family for all their unending support. Thanks to my clubs, Tremane, St. Ciaran’s, and Fuerty, who nurtured my skills and talents down the years. A special thanks to all my teammates for the life-long friendships forged both on and off the field. Their loyalty, commitment and dedication helped me to give everything I had, anytime I took to the field.

Finally, thanks to the management and medical teams, the County Board, sponsors, Club Rossie, my employers and of course all the loyal supporters for their encouragement throughout. I wish Davy and all the lads the very best for the coming season, and I look forward to supporting the team long into the future.”

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