Galway United forward Vinny Faherty has confirmed his retirement from League of Ireland football.
Faherty retires from senior football after a 12-and-a-half-year spell operating in both the League of Ireland and abroad.
The 33-year-old played for Dundalk, Sligo Rovers, Limerick and St Patrick’s Athletic before also joining Cypriot side PAEEK.
He was most recently at his hometown club Galway United where he spent the final two years of his career.
"After 14 seasons it’s time to hang up the boots," Faherty said on social media this week.
"I never thought as a 6 year old going to Galway United games that I’d ever have the opportunity to represent the club at the highest level in the country.
"The fact that I got to do it so often and finish as the 3rd highest goal scorer in the clubs history is definitely something I never could have imagined.
"I’d like to thank everyone along the way that helped me achieve that."
John Caulfield added: “Vinny has had a fantastic career," he told Galway United’s media team.
“I would’ve followed and respected him as a player throughout his career. He was a real pleasure to deal with when I took over at the club.
“He’s a phenomenal person, who always had a brilliant attitude in training. Since I’ve come to the club, he’s always been a great support to myself, and a great support to the group also.
“Vinny has been a tremendous help over a short period and I really appreciated the positive influence he had over the group over the last months."None
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