Sorry to see him go but what a way to bow out.
That seriously ropey spell he had disciplinary-wise had, to outsiders, all the hallmarks of being the beginning of the end of his IC adventure but he knuckled down, learned the lessons & became a crucial cog in the machine. A great example to anyone because he always strikes me as being, well, literally just one of us. He wasn’t a regular scorer nor, as @Stato82 pointed out, an underage prodigy. He wasn’t forever hanging around Man Of The Match contender conversations. But he obviously burst his b*****ks to hang in under Gilroy, to improve & force his way into the equation.
I remember the story of his “unfinished business” poster at home (after being either dropped from the panel or stewing after one of those heavy AI Qtr-final defeats). He’s made a fitting adjustment to it on Twitter. Maith an buachaill.