Colm Callanan announces intercounty retirement and joins Galway backroom team
2017 All-Ireland winner Colm Callanan has announced his retirement after 13 seasons with Galway.
The Kinvara goalkeeper was a key figure between the sticks to the Tribesmen when they ended up a wait.
He enjoyed a profession which also contained an award in 2015 Ever since making his senior intercounty debut in 2007. Callanan won back for what was his final season in 2019, the number one jersey Even though James Skehill began throughout the 2018 effort.
“After 13 years wearing the maroon and white jersey, and after careful thought, I have made the choice to resign from the Galway senior hurling panel,” he said in a lengthy announcement on Monday morning.
“it is a huge chance to play to your county and also I feel honoured and pleased that I got to play for Galway for so long as I did. I had been fortunate enough to acquire everything on offer at least once.
“I’m content I gave everything I had to this Galway jersey for 13 years. I’ve loved every second of my journey and also to have played before its dedicated and passionate supporters has enabled me to make memories that I will cherish forever.”
And although he will be togging out from the jersey, he will still have a role to play with the westerners going forward. New supervisor Shane O’Neill has welcomed the shot-stopper for a coach into his backroom team.
“I would also like to thank Shane O’Neill for his understanding and support of my conclusion,” additional Callanan. “I’m also delighted that the transition is going to be made easier after accepting a coaching function in Shane’s brand fresh backroom team.
“Allow the next chapter start! Up Galway!”