Leeside football legend Graham Canty has brought the curtain down on his intercounty career today.
“There are no regrets, certainly,” he told the Irish Examiner. “I’m glad to be finishing up with Cork while the body is in good enough nick. I’ll be continuing with the club, 100%. When you’re playing inter-county, you don’t train with your club, realistically, so I’ll be glad to fall back in with the lads in Bantry again.
“It was a great honour to play for Cork, and to captain Cork, obviously, but it was also hugely enjoyable. I was very lucky to have such great support from family, from my club, from the various management teams, all of which allowed me to play for Cork.”
The West Cork man skippered the county to a Sam Maguire win in 2010; here’s some of our favourite images from his time at the top level:
Going head to head with Australia’s Barry Hall
Leader off the pitch at player meeting in turbulent 2009
He’s not around that long, right? At a league launch photo shoot…
Leading out the Cork players at Croke Park
Canty and Kieran Donaghy in Killarney
At last: lifting the Sam Maguire in 2010
And being presented with his Allstar award the same year
Ready for another Munster final meeting with Colm Cooper’s Kerry
Bernard Brogan and Michael Conway tackle Canty in an interprovincial tie
In full flight at Croker
All pics: Inpho