Paul Galvin's second retirement from inter-county football announced

Paul Galvin will not be returning to the Kerry football set-up for the season ahead, manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has confirmed.

The 36-year-old, who came out of retirement last March and was introduced as a second-half sub in the All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin, is the sole departure from the Kingdom panel.

Paul Galvin's second retirement from inter-county football announced

Fitzmaurice, speaking after the three-point defeat at home to Clare in what was their first competitive outing of the New Year, confirmed that Marc Ó Sé and Aidan O’Mahony (both 35) would again be part of the group in 2016.

“Paul won’t be back. He is finished up,” said Fitzmaurice. “He got married, is moving back to Dublin.

“Other than that, everyone else will be back.”

It marks the second time Galvin’s retirement has been announced after he previously called it a day in February 2014.

Paul Galvin's second retirement from inter-county football announced

Galvin made a sensational return last March to the Kerry setup, although injuries hampered his 2015 campaign.

However he did add an eighth Munster title to his collection, which includes four All-Irelands and three National Leagues.

Galvin was also recognised with three All-Stars and the Player of the Year award in 2009.

Paul Galvin's second retirement from inter-county football announced

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