Offaly corner back David Franks has joined fellow Ballyskenagh native Brendan Murphy in announcing his inter-county retirement.
The 33-year-old’s decision to hang up his hurl severs the last remaining link with the last Offaly team to play in an All-Ireland final in 2000. Franks came on as a second-half sub in that game.
Franks, who has been playing his club hurling with Carrickshock in Kilkenny for the past number of years, commuted from Carlow for training and now intends to spend more time with his family.
His last game for the Faithful County was this summer’s narrow All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Offaly GAA wish David and Brendan the very best and thank them for their fantastic service to the county.