PST Sport’s Sales Director, Kieran Donaghy pays tribute to former teammate as Kerry’s triple All-Ireland winner David Moran retires from Inter-County football bringing to an end an outstanding career.
PST Sport would like to wish Kerry great and long serving midfielder, David Moran the very best going forward after he called time on an illustrious career in the famous Green and Gold jersey. David made his league debut for Kerry against Donegal in 2008 and later that year made his Championship debut against Cork.
The Kerins O’Rahilly’s man was described as a “humble leader both on and off the field” in a statement from Kerry GAA on Monday confirming the news.
Over his exemplary career, David has lifted the Sam Maguire on three occasions. Those All-Ireland wins came in 2009, 2014 and most recently in 2022 when Kerry saw off the challenge of Galway and David proudly lifted the Sam Maguire on the Hogan steps with his son Eli in his arms. In addition to his All-Ireland successes, he claimed 10 Munster titles, four Allianz League titles and two McGrath Cups.
In a statement issued by by David;
“After a lot of thought, I have decided to retire from Inter-County football. It’s not a decision I have taken lightly. Playing with Kerry fulfilled all my boyhood dreams, however, with an aging body, a young family and a demanding work life I feel I can no longer give the commitment required to perform and compete at the top level.”
Kieran Donaghy said:
“David always showed his class every time he took to the field of play. The iconic socks up to the knees, booming kick passes, points sailing over the black spot and then of course there was his overall control of the air waves from Fitzgerald stadium to Croke park”
David has won 3 senior all Ireland medals in 3 different decades, 2009, 2014, 2022 . A remarkable stat especially when you consider there were a few potential career ending injuries along the road. To add to his story he also made 2 All star teams, the first in 2014 and the second in 2019.
18 years representing Kerry at minor, U21 and senior level shows his professionalism and dedication to representing himself, his family, his club and of course his county to the very best of his ability.”
We would like to wish David, Sinead and Eli the very best going forward.