Offaly GAA have confirmed that Joe Bergin has retired from inter-county hurling.
The Seir Kieran man has been a starring forward for the Faithful County in what was a difficult decade for the Leinster side.
Since making his debut in 2006, he made 50 championship appearances and featured 74 times in the National League.
Remarkably, in his 13-year stint at the top, he never missed a championship game for Offaly.
Offaly GAA wishes to thank Joe Bergin for his outstanding service to the Faithful County, following his decision to retire from inter-county hurlinghttps://t.co/QHALLwHInd pic.twitter.com/OALHLv1GGU
— Official Offaly GAA (@Offaly_GAA) January 15, 2020
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Offaly and I will look back on it very fondly. I got to play with and against some of the best players to play the game and made lifelong friends out of it,” he said.
“It’s not a decision that I have taken lightly but the time has come to step aside.