Cricketer Andrew Poynter Announces Retirement
Andrew Poynter confirmed his retirement from both International and Inter-Provincial cricket earlier this week. The 29-year-old, who made his international debut in 2008, has since made 69 international appearances for his country including two T20 World Cups.
“I have always found it tough to manage an international and inter-provincial cricket career whilst having to juggle running my own business, AP Sports,” said Poynter. He is currently the head of youth coaching at Clontarf CC and says he plans to develop his coaching career more in the future by completing his level four coaching awards.
“I am so proud of my achievements in an Irish jersey, especially captaining my country and playing in two World Cups. I’ll miss the green jersey but this is the right decision for me. I’d like to thank all involved in giving me the opportunity to pursue my dream”.
We here at loveclontarf.ie want to congratulate Andrew on his terrific playing career, and wish him all the best in his future coaching endeavours.
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