Paul’s statement in full:
The time has come for me to call it a day on my inter county career. It’s been 11 years of highs & lows and there is so many to thank…….Tommy for giving me the chance, Dalo for giving me some of the best memories of my life, Pat for bringing me back when I thought I was finished and Mattie for his tireless efforts in trying to bring Dublin hurling to the top. Above all I want to thank my parents Joe & Ann, my family and of course my wife Jess who without their love and support none of it would have been possible.
To my teammates over the years, we had some great times and I wish you all the best lads.
@bodengaa , my club, the place where I learnt my trade, I can’t thank you enough for the endless support and I look forward to playing for another few years.
I cannot sign off without mentioning the great Ray Finn who I’ve soldiered with for my whole career. So much more than a kit man, his support to players who have come, gone and remain is unparalleled. A true Dublin legend who went about his days selflessly.
The dream was to win an All Ireland but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. I can only hope that chapter will be written in my absence.