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'One of the greatest number 10s to play the game' - the first of the tributes to Paul Galvin

The Kerry legend announced his shock decision to retire last night.

Galvin signs an autograph for one of his young fans, Ryan Neeson.
Galvin signs an autograph for one of his young fans, Ryan Neeson.
Image: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

BERNARD BROGAN PAID tribute to “one of the greatest number 10s to play the game” as Kerry legend Paul Galvin retired from inter-county football.

Galvin made the shock announcement last night, calling time on a career that was never dull and saw him win four All-Irelands and the 2009 Footballer of the Year award.

He was the “most honest footballer I ever played with,” former Kerry team-mate Tadhg Kennelly said. “Always played with so much passion and bleeds green and gold.”

Donegal’s Mark McHugh said: “I’d say the amount of young people over this last 10 years [that] have looked up to [Galvin] is immense! A true legend and some footballer.”

Here are some more of the tributes:

'One of the greatest number 10s to play the game' - the first of the tributes to Paul Galvin
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  • Steven McDonnell

  • Mark McHugh

  • Bernard Allen

  • Eamonn O'Hara

  • Mike Quirke

  • Tadhg Kennelly

  • Bernard Brogan

  • Aaron Kernan

  • Jason Sherlock

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