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‘One of the best corner-backs ever’ Armagh GAA legend Andy Mallon retires from inter-county football

Tributes paid to Pearse Og clubman's "outstanding career"

Armagh GAA legend Andy Mallon is to retire from inter-county football.

The veteran star and former Pearse Og clubman is hanging up his boots after 13 seasons.

He made his debut for the Orchard County against Donegal in Ballybofey in February 2003, replacing Enda McNulty for that game.

Mallon broke into the star-studded team which had won Armagh’s only ever All-Ireland title in 2002, lining out alongside the likes of Justin McNulty, Aidan O’Rourke and brothers John and Tony McEntee.

He helped Armagh win the National League with a fantastic performance against Wexford in 2005 and it was a season which culminated with him winning an All Star.

Mallon, who lives in Dublin with his family and has enjoyed many highs and lows over his impressive career, was also a huge driving force with Pearse Og over many years.

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