Christy Toye among trio to retire from Donegal duty
He is the latest departure from the senior inter-county ranks17:48 Tuesday 10 January 2017, 17:48 10 Jan 2017
Christy Toye has announced his decision to retire from the Donegal senior football panel.
The 33-year old forward made his Championship debut in 2002, and was introduced as a substitute when they lifted the Sam Maguire in 2012.
Toye also has three Ulster titles and a National League to his name.
His Donegal team-mates Rory Kavanagh and David Walsh are also retiring from inter-county duty.
Donegal manager Rory Gallagher told Donegal Sports Hub that "they’re big losses in experience" and praised their "outrageous" commitment to the cause.
It is a further blow to Gallagher who has already seen Odhran MacNiallais and Leo McLoone rule themselves out of the 2017 panel.
No Donegal player scored more Championship goals in Croke Park than Christy Toye. Turned game v Dublin in 2014, their best player in final.— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) January 10, 2017
MacNiallais cited personal reasons for his decision to take a year out when he announced his decision on Friday.
Left half back Anthony Thompson (30) has also stepped away from the squad, but may rejoin at a later date according to Donegal Now.
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