Carrickshock star, John Tennyson, has brought down the curtain on his inter-county hurling career.
The 27-year-old had a meeting with team management over the past few days and because he felt his form was not up to inter-county standard, he took the decision to step down after an eight year spell with the all conquering senior squad.
Tennyson, a former minor star, had his senior career interrupted by two cruciate ligament injuries. He battled back bravely and has been a valuable member of the squad right up to the recent victory in the National League final.
Tennyson leaves the stage with six senior All-Ireland medals in his collection, plus five National League honours.
He burst on the scene as a tigerish defender with the Kilkenny minors, and he actually played in an All-Irelnad final only weeks after having his appendix removed. He was a product of the famous St Kieran’s College hurling academy, and he won a colleges All-Ireland with the school in 2003.