By Richard O'Reily
Tyrone defender Justin McMahon has announced his retirement from inter-county football.
The Red Hands defender calls time on a ten year career in which he was part of the 2008 All-Ireland winning campaign, a season in which h was named an All-Star.
His Senior Inter-County debut in the Allianz League against Fermanagh in the 2007 season after collecting an Ulster Minor title in 2003 and captaining the Tyrone Under 21 side to an Ulster title in 2006.
Making his Championship bow in the 2007 Ulster Senior Final against Monaghan, he won the first of his 5 Ulster Senior titles in his debut season.
Tyrone will have to plan without the services of Justin McMahon for the 2018 campaign after he informed recently re-appointed manager Mickey Harte of his retirement from Inter County Football.
He will continue to play for his club Omagh St. Enda’s, with whom he won a Tyrone Senior Championship in 2014.