Graeme Molloy forced to hang up his boots

By Brendan Furlong

Published 25/01/2016 | 21:02

29 June 2014: Graeme Molloy, Wexford. Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Wexford. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
29 June 2014: Graeme Molloy, Wexford. Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Wexford. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

WEXFORD inter-county footballer and last year's team captain, Graeme Molloy, has been forced to bring his inter-county career to an end.

The St. James' clubman has been forced to hang up his boots after surgeons advised him last week that his knee could not longer take the strain with being a top level footballer.

Molloy, who missed out on last year's Allianz National League campaign, as he recuperated from a knee operation, managed to get in some game time in the provincial championship along with the Qualifiers, but having played out a long season having helped his club to a first ever county senior football championship title, the strain eventually took its toll.

'I will not be lining out for my county again. I visited the surgeons last week. They told me there is nothing more they can do. I've no cartilage left in the knee, it's simply bone-on-bone.

'There's no way the knee could hold up to the intense training to compete at the top level of football.

'It's been forced on me. It's not a decision I wanted to make.'

Read his full interview in tomorrow's paper.

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