** Paddy Andrews in action against Carlow in 2013
St Brigid’s man Paddy Andrews has announced his retirement from inter-county football with Dublin, playing his part in seven All-Ireland winning sides across 12 years with the side.
He also departs the stage with 11 Leinster titles and five National Football League crowns.
“After 12 years, it’s time for me to finish up with the Dublin football team. It’s been an amazing journey being part of such an incredible group of people over that period,” he said of his decision.
“To Pillar [Caffrey], Pat [Gilroy], Jim [Gavin], Dessie [Farrell] and their coaches, I’d like to thank them for giving me the opportunity to represent the Dublin team and experience so many special moments.
“I’d also like to thank my club St Brigid’s for their support and all the coaches and members down in Russell Park.
“To my family, friends and in particular my parents Pat and Angela and my fiancée Doireann, I owe a huge debt for their constant belief in me through so many highs and lows.
“A special thanks to our phenomenal supporters for their unwavering belief and encouragement over so many years, good and bad.
“Finally, to my teammates, it was the highest privilege to share the journey with you all. All the best for the road ahead.”