Offaly GAA wishes to compliment and thank Joe Bergin for his outstanding service to the Faithful County, following his retirement from inter-county hurling.
The Seir Kieran club man lined out for Offaly in 50 Championship and 74 National League games since making his senior debut in 2006.
A powerful and accurate forward, Joe produced many top-class displays for Offaly at all levels.
In his 13 years with Offaly seniors, he played in every single championship campaign and amazingly only missed one league campaign in that time.
He won a National League division two medal in 2009 beating Wexford in the final while he also won a Railway Cup medal with Leinster.
Speaking to the Tullamore/ Midland Tribune on Monday, the 32 year old confirmed that the time was right for him to call it a day.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Offaly and I will look back on it very fondly. I got to play with and against some of the best players to play the game and made lifelong friends out of it.
“It’s not a decision that I have taken lightly but the time has come to step aside.
“I would like to wish Michael Fennelly and the panel the very best of luck going forward and I look forward to watching them get back to the top tier again”.
Joe collected the Offaly GAA/Bridge House Senior ‘B’ hurler of the year award on Saturday night and he will continue to be a leading light for his club as they make a return to the Senior ‘A’ grade in 2020.