Paul Hearty retires after celebrating colorful career

Paul Hearty retires after 23 years and looked back at a colorful career.

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from Gaelic football today,” Hearty’s retirement statement said.

The former Armagh goalkeeper thanked his family who supported him and team managements who helped him throughout the years.

“Firstly I will start by thanking my family, my mother and late father for backing me all through the early years,” he said.

He also thanked the players he shared mnutes with and said he will miss the locker room moments and friendship they formed throughout the years.

“The lifelong friends you make through the GAA is something to cherish and be proud of.”

Hearty was part of the Orchard County’s first and only All-Ireland SFC. He also won six Ulster senior football championship.

He also won 19 county titles and 11 Ulster club crowns.