Former Donegal All-Ireland winning manager Brian McEniff has been paying tribute to the county’s most decorated footballer, after Karl Lacey last night announced his retirement from intercounty football.
The Four Masters clubman has decided to call time on a glittering 14-year career that saw him win almost every major prize in Gaelic football.
He was named footballer of the year when Donegal won the All-Ireland title in 2012, and also got his hands on the Anglo Celt Cup on three occasions for winning the Ulster Senior Championship.
He played 148 times for the county senior team, and shares the record for championship appearances with Christy Toye having pulled on the Donegal jersey 65 times.
He has confirmed he will continue to play with his club.
McEniff handed Lacey his debut in 2004, and says he is one of Donegal’s best ever servants…
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