The midfielder who played 132 times in the green and gold and won an All Ireland and three Ulster titles with Donegal is stepping away due to family and work commitments.
Speaking with Oisin Kelly, Rory said it was a difficult decision to make...
On social media team mates Eamon Mc Gee and Mark Mc Hugh paid tribute to Rory.
Without a doubt one of the best I've played with. pic.twitter.com/davXf5imIM
— Eamon Mc Gee (@EamonMcGee) January 15, 2015
Rory Kavanagh was 1 of the best players iv played with! A true professional on nd off the field! Taught me so much! Enjoy retirement @123kav
— Mark McHugh (@MarkMcHugh1) January 15, 2015