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'Warrior', 'inspiration' and 'legend' - tributes pour in after the passing of Tipp's Eddie Connolly

The Loughmore-Castleiney man sadly passed away last night.

TRIBUTES HAVE POURED in today after the tragic passing of Tipperary GAA player Eddie Connolly who died last night after a brave battle against cancer.

Several Tipperary sporting figures have offered their condolences.

Padraic Maher

Shane Long

Shane McGrath

Cathal Barrett

Matthew Macklin

Brendan Maher

Declan Browne

Micheal Webster

Mark Sugrue and Eddie Connolly Eddie Connolly in action against Cork's Mark Sugrue in the 2012 Munster intermediate semi-final Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Respects have also been paid elsewhere in the GAA world to Connolly.

Henry Shefflin

Michael Duignan

Richie Power


Paul Murphy

Offaly GAA

Kieran Joyce

Andy Moloney

Aaron Kernan

Eoin Larkin

Barry Grogan and Eddie Connolly 7/11/2010 Eddie Connolly in action for Loughmore in the 2010 Tipperary county senior final. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

And several different sports clubs have also paid tribute to the Loughmore-Castleiney club man.

Dublin IT GAA

Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA

Kildangan GAA

Nenagh Ormond RFC

Cashel RFC

Clonmel Commercials RFC

Moyle Rovers GAA

Golden-Kilfeacle GAA

St Nicholas GAA

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