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Premier stalwart Fox announces Intercounty retirement

Premier stalwart Fox announces Intercounty retirement

No longer will Tipperary's footballers have a fox in the box to deliver on the big day.

After 14 years, county stalwart Brian Fox has announced his Intercounty retirement this morning, calling it 'the right time' to step away from the Senior fold.

The ร‰ire ร“g Annacarty Donohill man has been a vital part of the Tipperary football side that twice reached the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final, and delivered the county their first provincial football title in 85 years in 2020, beating Cork on the banks of the Lee.

"I feel very honoured to have been given the opportunity to represent my county and even more privileged to have played alongside and enjoyed a few successes with some of the most talented footballers Tipperary has ever produced" Fox said, in a statement posted on the Tipperary GAA website this morning. "Firstly, I would like to thank all the Tipperary players Iโ€™ve shared a dressing room with.

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"The great memories and friendships will always be prized more than any silverware won."

Manager David Power was also glowing in his praise of the 33-year old, calling him a 'great servant' to Tipperary football and a 'massive loss' to the senior panel.

"On a personal note, I will never forget his face of pure emotion and joy when that final whistle was blown down in Cork last year and thank him for all the great memories, he was part off over the last ten years."

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