Kilkenny star Kavanagh calls it a day

Updated: February 9, 2012

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Michael Kavanagh has become the latest Kilkenny star to hang up his hurley.

The Freshford man enjoyed a glittering career with the Cats, winning 8 All-Irelands, 13 Leinster titles and five National league titles and follows in the footsteps of Eddie Brennan and James “Cha” Fitzpatrick in retiring from the inter-county scene.

The 32 year old, an intermediate All-Ireland winner with his club side St Lachtain’s, told the Kilkenny People, “There comes a time when you know it is time to go. That time has come for me” I arrived for a golden era in Kilkenny hurling and I got to play with and against some players who will forever be remembered as giants of the game.”

The four time All-Star revealed that turning his back on Kilkenny was a tough decision, but he felt that the future was bright for Brian Coady’s side. “It is a big decision, a painful decision, but everyone knows the end of the road has to come some time,”

“Kilkenny are in a good place now, and it is time for me to hand over to the next generation. I made the best contribution I could, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The years just flew by.”

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