Bryan calls time on Dublin career

posted 9 Jan 2015, 06:18 by Skerries Harps   [ updated 10 Jan 2015, 10:30 ]

Former Dublin captain Bryan Cullen has called time on his 12-year inter-county career.

The Skerries Harps wing-forward won two All-Ireland titles with the Dubs, as skipper in 2011 and again in 2013 when goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton captained the side.

Cullen made his senior debut in 2003 and won ten Leinster titles and also secured two league titles.

Speaking to the Dublin GAA website, Cullen said: “"I've been fortunate enough to represent Dublin at senior level since 2003 but I feel now is the time to step away.

“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Dublin managers Tommy Lyons, Pillar Caffrey, Pat Gilroy and Jim Gavin and especially to all the Dublin players past and present that I had the pleasure of sharing the pitch with.

“For now, I'm looking forward to focusing on my career and playing with my club Skerries Harps over the next few years.”

Club Chairman's comments:

On behalf of the club i  wish to congratulate Bryan on a fantastic career with Dublin.

During his career he represented Dublin at all levels as well as his club Skerries Harps..The highlight for the club has to be when he captained Dublin in 2011 and paraded through Skerries on the open top bus with all the Dublin team and the Sam Maguire. The reception given to the team then when up to 6000 people packed our pitch showed the esteem he is held in by the club and the wider community of Skerries.Even though I am a kerryman it was the highlight of my tenure as chairman of the club to welcome Bryan and Sam in to the club that evening.

During his busy schedule Bryan also managed to coach one of our very successful under age teams.This year he is involved with our u15 football team.The club would like to thank him for all the presentations he attended over the years on behalf of the club.He has truly been a great ambassador for the club.

Dublin's loss is Skerries Harps gain.We are delighted to see he is committing the next few years to playing with the club...with this commitment I have no doubt we will be playing in Division 1 shortly.

Bryan enjoy your retirement and thanks for all the great memories. You are a true Legend.