Cork hero Graham Canty calls time on intercounty career

Adrian Russell
Cork hero Graham Canty calls time on intercounty career
Cork hero Graham Canty calls time on intercounty career

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

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