Former Louth Star Adrian Reid has announced his retirement from inter-county Football. Adrian Captained Louth to Division four success in 2016.
Adrian made his Louth debut on the 10th of January 2008 against DCU in the O’Byrne Cup at Darver.
10 seasons later he made his 116th and final appearance in the Qualifying defeat to Longford.
His 87 starts and 29 sub appearances gave him the highest total of Louth appearances in the Reid family. Dad, Damien follows him on 65 app, with brother David on 42 and Uncle Sean on 34.
His 116 appearances comprised 28 (5 as sub) in Championship football, 61 (13 as sub) in the National League and 27 (11 as sub) in O’Byrne and Murphy Cups and leaves him 13th in the all-time list of appearances for Louth. Of his contermporaries only Paddy Keenan and JP Rooney on 130 and Dessie Finnegan on 117 have played more often. His 100th. appearance was against London in Darver in Jan 2016
Adrian is the 23rd and latest Louth player to make 100+ appearances for the County Seniors in competitive fare. Never noted for his scoring ability he still managed to register 4 goals and 41 points in the service of the county.
Played in 6 Finals for the county, 2010 Leinster Senior Football Championship Final, 2 in the NFL Div. 3 of 2011 and 2017, and 3 O’Byrne Cup Finals, winning in 2009 and on the losing sides of 2011 & 2017.
Adrian holds four Senior Championship medals with his club Mattock Rangers.