Tommy Prendergast has announced his retirement from inter-county football after eleven years in the Déise jersey.
The towering 33 year old midfielder made the decision this week and informed the panel along with new manager, Ephie Fitzgerald.
"I suppose playing last year after a year out and I suppose I kind of underestimated again how much time it takes up. With everything going on in my life as in two young kids now at the moment, work - working big hours and back in college as well so when you bring everything together to try and give that 100% commitment to Waterford, I just couldn't give it."
The Kilrossanty clubman admitted it was an honour to wear the Waterford jersey and says he takes away many great memories and friendships from his inter-county career.
"I think the whole promotion thing probably came a bit early in my career as in, I didn't take it in as much. I'd say if we got promoted now I'd probably take it in a lot more. That 2010 year was a great year, I was lucky to come onto the end of a strong team at the time. That win against Wexford (2018 All-Ireland Qualifier) was definitely nice too. The training, the friendships, the friendships you make from football is something I'll always look back on, plus the one or two wins as well!"
To listen to Tommy's full interview with Gavin Whelan on Lar na Pairce - click on the photo above.