Devaney calls time on inter-county career

Former Roscommon captain Conor Devaney (pictured in action against Mayo in the 2017 All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park) has announced his retirement from inter-county football. Pic: Andrew Fox

One of Roscommon’s most decorated footballers in recent years has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

Conor Devaney made his senior debut for the county in 2007 and went on to represent the Primrose and Blue 117 times, notching up 14 goals and 108 points in the process.

The Kilbride man was also on the fabled minor team that defeated Kerry after a replay in Ennis to win the 2006 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship.

During his time with Roscommon, Conor won two Connacht Senior Football Championships in 2017 and 2019, two National Football League Division Two titles in 2018 and 2020, and two FBD League titles in 2018 and 2019.

He received an All-Star nomination in 2017 and was appointed captain of the senior team in 2018.

Paying tribute to “one of the finest players to wear the Primrose and Blue”, Roscommon GAA Chairperson Brian Carroll thanked the former captain for his dedication and commitment.

“Conor’s skill and flare on the pitch was very evident from a young age and that magical left foot lit up many of the 117 games that Conor played in for the Primrose and Blue,” Carroll said.

“I wish Conor and his family the very best of luck in the future and I also wish to thank Conor’s club Kilbride for all their work developing Conor from a young age into the fine footballer he was”.