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Published: 15:24 | 21/12/15

Brogan: It is time I moved on


Alan Brogan has revealed he turned down the opportunity to extend his inter-count career by another year.

The former Footballer of the Year announced his retirement on Tuesday, bringing to an end a career that spanned 14 seasons and yielding two All-Ireland titles.

Dublin manager Jim Gavin had offered Brogan the option of carrying on until 2016 but the 33-year-old is at peace with his decision.

"I've made the right decision for myself, my family and maybe for the team as well," he told Newstalk's Off The Ball.

"It's been a wonderful 14 years with the craic along the way and the camaraderie in the dressing room. All that stuff I will miss. I think it is time I moved on.

"(Jim) left the door open for me. I'm not sure if he was shocked by it but he probably would have wanted me stay on and gave me an option to have another think about it.

"I spoke to my family, I spoke to my wife and I gave myself two or three months since September to mull over on it.

"I didn't want to rush into any decision.

"I thought strongly about it last year and I remember reading an article, ironically, with Declan O'Sullivan coming back to end on a high and he ended on a high.

"It struck a chord on me and that was one of the days I thought 'I'm going to give it one last go' and go out on a high like Declan O'Sullivan did."

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