Kildare defender Emmet Bolton has announced his retirement from inter-county football.
Bolton has been a key member of Kildare’s defence since making his senior debut back in 2007.
He earned an All-Star nomination in 2011, and was named on the 2010 GPA Team of the Year following a season where they narrowly lost out to Down in an All-Ireland semi-final.
He also represented Ireland in the 2011 International series.
Bolton suffered a burst appendix before Christmas last year, but continued to make a contribution during their campaign.
Bolton announced his retirement on Twitter on Friday evening.