Iggy O’Regan retired from the Waterford senior hurling panel this week and will now be goalkeeping coach under Paraic Fanning. Photo: Inpho.
After a long and distinguished playing career with Waterford, Mount Sion’s Ian ‘Iggy’ O’Regan this week announced his inter-county retirement.
He took to the Twitter to say, “So the journey has ended , what a pleasure it was to play with and against some of the greats of the game . #herestoanewadventure @MountSionGAA @WaterfordGAA #memoriesforlife #bestsportintheworld.”
O’Regan made his Waterford debut in a National Hurling League win over Kilkenny in Nowlan Park in 2004. He also made his championship debut in the same year, also against Kilkenny in their All-Ireland senior hurling championship semi-final in Croke Park.
He kept goal for the Déise under four different Waterford managers, Justin McCarthy, Davy Fitzgerald, Michael Ryan and Derek McGrath.
His final game for his county was in this year’s Munster SHC championship when he started the final game of the campaign against Cork in Semple Stadium.
He won three Munster SHC medals (2004, 2007 and 2010) and two National Hurling League titles.
Following his retirement he will now form part of Paraic Fanning’s backroom team as goalkeeping coach.
He is to be joined in the Déise backroom team by Ger Harris (Ballyduff Lower), John Burns (Ferrybank) and Roger Casey as the new Waterford boss continues to finalise his full coaching ticket.