Alan Brogan reflects on the fitting end to his Dublin script

Ex-Footballer of the Year chats to Off The Ball about his decision to retire

Alan Brogan, Dublin, Kerry

Alan Brogan of Dublin in the final against Kerry ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Alan Brogan says kicking the last point for Dublin in this year's All-Ireland final was the perfect way to end his inter-county career.

The 2011 Footballer of the Year retired announced his retirement today to bring an end to a career that yielded three All-Ireland winner's medals, although he did not get as much game-time in his final season which did culminate with that 0-12 to 0-9 victory over Kerry at Croke Park on the third Sunday of September.

"Obviously I would have preferred to be starting. Everyone on the bench wants to be starting in the All-Ireland final. I probably would have liked to get more game-time but I understand how hard a manager's job is, especially in highly pressurised situations like that. But I suppose to come and to kick the last score, you couldn't write the script. So, I was certainly happy with that and not everyone sportsman gets to end on a high," he told Off The Ball's Joe Molloy and Colm 'Wooly' Parkinson.

The 33-year-old also charted his own journey from wing-back at minor level to the challenge match when he was pitched into the forwards.