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True warrior, legend, savage competitor, benchmark - tributes paid to Kilkenny's Tyrrell

The star defender retired today.

Jackie Tyrrell celebrates after the game Jackie Tyrrell celebrates after the 2012 All-Ireland senior final Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

JACKIE TYRRELL BROUGHT the curtain down on a superb Kilkenny hurling career today when he revealed he was retiring.

After helping Kilkenny to win 29 senior hurling titles and also winning four All-Star awards, there was plenty praise coming the way of the James Stephens man.

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1. Richie Hogan (Kilkenny)

2. Aidan Oโ€™Mahony (Kerry)

3. Richie Power (Kilkenny)

4. Shane McGrath (Tipperary)

5. Brian Hogan (Kilkenny)

6. Paul Flynn (Dublin)

7. TJ Reid (Kilkenny)

8. Brian Carroll (Offaly)

9. Kieran Joyce (Kilkenny)

10. Paul Galvin (Kerry)

11. Paul Murphy (Kilkenny)

12. Darran Oโ€™Sullivan (Kerry)

13. JJ Delaney (Kilkenny)

14. Eoin Cadogan (Cork)

15. James Skehill (Galway)

16. Aidan Fogarty (Kilkenny)

17. John Oโ€™Dwyer (Tipperary)

18. Marc ร“ Sรฉ (Kerry)

19. Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny)

20. Neil McManus (Antrim)

21. Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny)

22. Tomรกs ร“ Sรฉ (Kerry)

23. Michael Kavanagh (Kilkenny)

24. Aaron Kernan (Armagh)

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