Dublin All-Ireland winner retires

Updated: January 10, 2012

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Seven time Leinster champion and part of last year’s All-Ireland winning side David Henry has retired from inter-county football after ten years in the Dublin panel, informing manager Pat Gilroy of his decision yesterday.

The 31 year old wing-back will focus his energies on his club football with Raheny despite the opportunity to cross codes and link up with the county hurlers.

Henry was a consistent starter under former manager Paul McCaffery but he failed to make a single appearance until Gilroy last year, though it is believed the manager has told him that should he have a change of heart he is welcome back into the panel when training begins in earnest at the end of the month.

Caffery spoke highly of the player, telling the Irish Examiner: “They say nice guys don’t always come out on top but Davy Henry proved that wrong. In my nine years with Dublin, he was one of the nicest fellas I’ve ever dealt with.

“There was such a decency to him. He had natural talent and was able to play in any number of positions for club and county. He’s been a fantastic servant to Dublin football.”

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