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Tipperary legend eoin kelly retires

Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014 1:05pm
Tipperary legend eoin kelly retires
Tipperary legend eoin kelly retires

Tipperary legend Eoin Kelly announced last night that he was retiring from inter-county hurling.

Eoin ends his storied career with two All-Irelands, five Munster and two Allianz League titles in a senior career that began in 2000.

Throughout his time with Tipperary Eoin has won two young hurler of the year awards and six All-Stars on his way to becoming Tipperary`s all-time leading scorer.

Eoin released a statement through the GPA to thank and acknowledge people throughout his career, here is the statement in full:

Having announced my retirement from the Tipperary senior hurling team after fifteen seasons, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the many people who have supported me during my career.

Those fifteen years playing with my county have provided me with experiences and memoires that will live with me forever.   

I have been honoured to wear the famous Blue and Gold with, and against, some of the greatest players in the country and I am very lucky to call many of them friends.

Firstly and most importantly, I would like to thank my wife Sarah and my family for their continued support and encouragement.  I would especially like to thank my parents who were my biggest supporters throughout my career.

I would also like to thank the people of Mullinahone and the many coaches and trainers who tirelessly promote hurling in our area of South Tipperary.

I would like to thank the Tipperary County board, the Tipperary Management Teams that I served under and most importantly the Tipperary people for their continued support, encouragement and loyalty.

I would like to wish the current Tipperary Senior Team every success in the forthcoming year.

 ‘Tiobraid  Árann Abú’

Eoin Kelly

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