Former Mayo footballer Mickey Conroy says Keith Higgins retirement from inter-county football was 'sad news to get because he was an unbelievable servant'.
The Davitts clubman is a first cousin of 'Zippy' and says he was surprised that the Ballyhaunis man decided to step away.
Conroy noted the impact that Keith made on the game over the past two decades, highlighted by well wishes from the King of hurling Henry Shefflin and Dublin great Bernard Brogan.
The Ballindine native says Higgins always got tough man-marking jobs against the best attackers in the game, adding that the dual star often got the better of his opponent, if not breaking even.
Mickey Conroy has been speaking to Midwest Radio's Michael D. McAndrew...