2022 02 01 Harry Kehoe V2

Kehoe retires from inter-county hurling

The long-serving Harry Kehoe has announced his decision to retire from inter-county hurling.

The Cloughbawn clubman released the following statement this morning:

“After 13 years playing senior hurling for Wexford, the time has come to pass the jersey on. It was an honour to wear the purple and gold on so many occasions.

“My childhood dream was to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand and raise a cup, thankfully, that became a reality in 2019, winning a Leinster title. I now look forward to the next chapter of my life and putting all my energy into my club.

I would like to thank my wife, family, Cloughbawn and Wexford GAA for all their support over the years. Loch Garman Abú.”

31-year-old Kehoe was the longest-serving member of the Wexford senior hurling squad. He made his inter-county debut in 2009 when still just 18 years of age, with his first championship appearance being in the Leinster semi-final defeat to Dublin that year.

The 13 years since then have included many highlights, including a cracking goal against the then All-Ireland champions Clare in extra time of an epic championship match in 2014.

At club level, he helped Cloughbawn to win The Courtyard Ferns Intermediate Hurling title of 2019.

Cathaoirleach of CLG Loch Garman, Michéal Martin, was among the first to pay tributes to Kehoe.

“Harry produced many great performances in the Purple and Gold throughout his career, and I thank him on behalf of all in Wexford GAA. I also wish him all the best for the future,” he said.