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All-Ireland winners step away from the Donegal panel

Rory Kavanagh and Christy Toye in the pre-match parade ahead of the Ulster Senior Football Championship game against Armagh in Sean MacCumhaill Park back in 2007. Picture: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Rory Kavanagh and Christy Toye in the pre-match parade ahead of the Ulster Senior Football Championship game against Armagh in Sean MacCumhaill Park back in 2007. Picture: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

IT’s the end of the road for two more members of the Donegal All-Ireland winning panel panel as seasoned campaigner Rory Kavanagh and Christy Toye have formally signalled their retirement.

Kavanagh (St Eunan’s) rejoined the fold at the beginning of last season having previously withdrawn from inter-county football while Toye (St Michael’s) has been proudly wearing the green and gold jersey for more than a decade. Last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final loss to Dublin proved to be their last game for Donegal.

Details of their departures were confirmed by team manager Rory Gallagher during a press briefing in Ballybofey this afternoon.

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