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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)

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2. Aidan O’Mahony (Kerry)

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3. Richie Power (Kilkenny)

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4. Shane McGrath (Tipperary)

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5. Brian Hogan (Kilkenny)

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6. Paul Flynn (Dublin)

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7. TJ Reid (Kilkenny)

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8. Brian Carroll (Offaly)

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9. Kieran Joyce (Kilkenny)

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10. Paul Galvin (Kerry)

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11. Paul Murphy (Kilkenny)

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12. Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry)

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13. JJ Delaney (Kilkenny)

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14. Eoin Cadogan (Cork)

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15. James Skehill (Galway)

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16. Aidan Fogarty (Kilkenny)

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17. John O’Dwyer (Tipperary)

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18. Marc Ó Sé (Kerry)

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19. Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny)

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20. Neil McManus (Antrim)

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21. Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny)

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22. Tomás Ó Sé (Kerry)

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23. Michael Kavanagh (Kilkenny)

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24. Aaron Kernan (Armagh)

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