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The former Republic of Ireland international intends to end his career in Ireland but insists that his time is not up just yet

Fulham winger Damien Duff says that he "definitely" wants to play in Ireland's domestic league before retiring as a footballer.

However, despite already ending his international career in 2012 following the Republic of Ireland's elimination from Euro 2012, the 35-year-old insists that he has no intentions of retiring "any time soon".

"I'm not planning to hang up my boots any time soon. I've an awful lot more left in the tank but I've got to get back fit first," Duff told Newstalk.

"It's definitely on my list to play in the League of Ireland. I plan to move back home to raise my children in Ireland because I want them to see their family every day."

The former Newcastle United midfielder admitted that he does not miss international football but believes that an "exciting period" lies ahead for Irish football with the appointment of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane as his assistant.

"It's an exciting period in Irish football but, at the same time, the proper games don’t come until September. They’ll happen thick and fast so that’s when they can be judged," he said.

"I can't say I miss international football. I certainly didn't miss it when Ireland played Germany at home (a 6-1 defeat).

"I wouldn’t say that I even watch the internationals anymore because they usually play at the same time I'm putting the kids to bed.

"It was one million per cent the right decision [to retire]. There was no great reason, not even my body packing in because I still feel as good as ever."

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