Dublin's Michael Darragh MacAuley has hung up the blue jersey, calling it a day after over a decade at the top of senior inter county football.
The Ballyboden St Enda's club man posted a simple message on his Twitter page this morning, which read: 'Sin é uaimse. Míle buíochas ó chroí.
The midfielder won 8 All Ireland senior medals, 10 Leinster titles, 5 National Leagues and two All-Stars.
He was also crowned Footballer of the Year in 2013. That was the year he collected the second of his two All-Stars. The first was in 2011, when Dublin made the breakthrough after 16 years in the wilderness.
Sin é uaimse. Míle buíochas ó chroí pic.twitter.com/6QVEMDcFAp
— Michael D Macauley (@MDMA_9) January 21, 2021
There have been instant tributes to MacAuley, from Dublin GAA...
An incredible career. Thanks for everything, Mick 💙 https://t.co/SPa4NjJ9Zh
— Dublin GAA (@DubGAAOfficial) January 21, 2021
From team-mate Brian Fenton...
A privilege to go to battle beside this man over the years. A special human. What a haul 🙌🏼💙 https://t.co/PqfmKKrJGM
— Brian Fenton (@BrianFenton08) January 21, 2021
And from team-mate Ciaran Kilkenny...
Phenomenal drive & dedication.. a tank & a warrior 💙 a special human being for who he is outside of football!
GRMA MDMA https://t.co/jnNkiVE81C
— Ciarán Kilkenny (@CKKilkenny93) January 21, 2021