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Injury forces former Laois underage hurler to retire early

John Treacy with Tipperary hurler Eoin Kelly

A former Laois underage hurler has been forced to call time on his playing career following a string of unfortunate injuries.

John Treacy from Borris-Kilcotton has been forced to retire early from hurling this year at just 27-years-of-age after undergoing his fifth knee operation.

John, incredibly, has damaged his cruciate ligament five times in his left knee since the age of 16.

Treacy was a gifted young hurler and was involved with Laois at every age group underage as a juvenile.

At adult level, he won numerous underage titles with Borris-Kilcotton and won two intermediate titles at adult level in 2012 and 2014.

John also won 3 All-Ireland titles with his college St Pat’s in Thurles with the last success in 2014 as he lifted the Ryan cup.

The young teacher suffered his first serious knee injury at just 16 and has only played in a handful of games for Borris-in-Ossory/Kilcotton since 2014.

We wish John all the best and a speedy recovery.

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