Keith Higgins has announced his inter-county retirement aged 35. 

The sixth Mayo player to retire since the beginning of 2021, Higgins tweeted yesterday evening saying "The time has come to step away. It's been an unbelievable journey and an absolute privilege. Thank you."

The Ballyhaunis man made his first of 90 appearances against Dublin in the National League in 2005.

Keith made 75 Championship appearances , an All Ireland U21 title in '06. He went on to win 8 senior Connacht titles and a National League in 2019. All Star Young Footballer of the year in '06 and 4 All Stars in '12,'13,'14 and '17.

The dual star was also a Nicky Rackard winner, Railway Cup winner in hurling and football & Sigerson cup winner with IT Sligo.

Ballyhaunis GAA Chairman Gerry Lyons has described Keith as a class act both on & off the field.

He says his dedication to both club & county has been exemplary.