Wexford camogie great Kate Kelly retires

She won four All Irelands

Kate Kelly, Wexford, camogie,

Kate Kelly of Wexford ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Wexford camogie great Kate Kelly has announced her inter county retirement.

In her 21 seasons with the county, the 37-year old won four All Ireland medals and nine All Stars awards.

The news comes just days before Wexford open their All Ireland Championship campaign against Offaly at Innovate Wexford Park.

"It was a tough decision, or course," she told the Camogie Association.

"You think you will go on forever. You don’t want it to end. I knew in my heart last year that could be it. All good things must come to an end.

"I told the girls on the team at the end of April that I wouldn’t be coming back, so they have known for a while. I was hoping to slip away quietly, but this week people have been asking if I am going to play. I’ve had huge support from the players, my club, my family and my husband."