Loss of experienced players will be a miss from the Monaghan dressing room

Following in the footsteps of Dessie Mone and Vinny Corey, Gavin Doogan has also announced his retirement from the Monaghan senior panel.

The midfielder claimed a first ever provincial title with his Club Magheracloone on Saturday night past and noted afterwards that he had made his decision in regards to the county a number of weeks back, but had kept it quiet.

It leaves the newly installed manager Seamus Mc Enaney planning without 3 of his more experienced players but speaking to the sportsdesk the “Banty” acknowledged their presence would be a loss as they would have helped to mould the newer players into leaders