Joe Deane has brought his inter-county career with the Cork hurlers to an end.
The tricky forward has opted not to make himself available for selection and manager Denis Walsh broke the bad news after his side's narrow defeat to Waterford in their Allianz NHL duel on Sunday.
After years of loyal service that saw him pick up three All-Ireland medals, the Killeagh clubman has decided to step aside and allow some of the younger players to come through.
"Joe is retired, definitely," said Walsh after the match.
"I saw him play two club matches in the last week and he was unbelievable. He's been a brilliant player, one of the top players of all time.
Walsh is still trying to put together the strongest squad that he can ahead of next month's Munster Senior Championship and has been boosted by the news that two older players are back in the mix.
"Timmy McCarthy is back," confirmed Walsh.
"Diarmuid O'Sullivan is back playing club games and we'll want to see what the situation is there."