Brent Moloney announces AFL retirement

SOUTH Warrnambool export Brent Moloney has announced his retirement from the AFL.

SOUTH Warrnambool export Brent Moloney has announced his retirement from the AFL.

SOUTH Warrnambool export Brent Moloney has announced his retirement from the AFL.

Moloney, who joined the Brisbane Lions last year, called time on his 166-game career as he battles to overcome an Achilles injury. The midfielder has played just five matches in 2014 after 16 last year.

Moloney, a popular figure in the south-west, started his career with Geelong before moving to Melbourne, where he was a vice-captain, before moving north to the Lions.

The 30-year-old won Melbourne's best and fairest in 2011.

Brent Moloney visited Warrnambool in the 2012 offseason as a free agent before signing with Brisbane.

Brent Moloney visited Warrnambool in the 2012 offseason as a free agent before signing with Brisbane.

Moloney posted the news on his Instagram account, stating : "What a journey... I had the privilege to play with 3 Great Clubs #Geelong #Melbourne &@brisbanelions I'd like to thank all my Team-mates over the past 12 years & especially my #Family & #Friends for there Support,It's Been a Hell of a Ride (sic)".

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