Four Roads and Roscommon senior hurler Shane Curley has announced his decision to step away from the inter-county hurling scene, following an 18-year career in the primrose and blue colours.
Shane made his debut in 2003 and his reading of the game, the precision of his ball-striking and his athleticism made him a huge asset to county teams for the last two decades, usually operating at midfield.
With Roscommon he won two National League titles in 2011 and 2019, adding the Nicky Rackard Cup in 2013 and earning recognition by way of his selection for the All Star team for that year. At club level, Curley was at the heart of the Four Roads team that won eight county titles in succession between 2008 and 2015, adding another Mickey Cunniffe Cup in 2019 and leading the charge for the Tisrara club as they fell narrowly short in this year’s county semi-final clash with Athleague.
Brian Carroll, Roscommon GAA County Chairman paid tribute to Shane, saying –
“I would like to thank Shane for his dedication to Roscommon GAA over a career that lasted nearly two decades. He was a fine hurler and a brilliant role model to all players, both young and old. I wish him all the best on his well deserved retirement.”
Four Roads Hurling Club also wished Shane the best via their social media platforms –
“The very best of wishes to clubman Shane Curley on his retirement from the Roscommon GAA senior hurling team. He gave his very best for the team. An example of hard work and commitment to all young players, enjoy the break Shane.”