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Kilkenny teammates, Munster opponents and Gaelic footballers all pay tribute to Tommy Walsh

Henry Shefflin, Eddie Brennan, Padraic Maher, Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Aidan O’Mahony are some of those heaping praise on the Kilkenny hurler who retired today.

Tommy Walsh is lifted shoulder high by the crowd Tommy Walsh is lifted high by the crowd after the 2009 All-Ireland final. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Updated 16.25pm

ONE OF THE most decorated hurlers in the history of the game has called it a day this morning.

Tommy Walsh leaves with a shed load of hurling honours and he’s left an indelible mark on the game.

There’s a lot of praise coming his way from Kilkenny hurling royalty.

Henry Shefflin

Eddie Brennan

JJ Delaney

Aidan Fogarty

Richie Power

Michael Kavanagh

TJ Reid

Tommy Walsh and Eddie Brennan celebrate Tommy Walsh and Eddie Brennan toast the 2011 All-Ireland triumph. Source: Cathal Noonan

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Those opponents who squared up to Walsh on the field have sending out messages of praise and best wishes for the Tullaroan man.

Eoin Cadogan (Cork)

Gavin O’Mahony (Limerick)

Cahir Healy (Laois)

Padraic Maher (Tipperary)

Padraic Maher get's away from Tommy Walsh Padraic Maher gets away from Tommy Walsh during the 2010 All-Ireland final. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Noel Connors (Waterford)

Brian Carroll (Offaly)

Wayne McNamara (Limerick)

John O’Dwyer (Tipperary)

Diarmuid O’Sullivan (Cork)

Diarmuid O'Sullivan with Tommy Walsh Diarmuid O'Sullivan in action against Tommy Walsh in the 2005 Cork senior hurling semi-final. Source: INPHO

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And there’s plenty Gaelic footballers who were big fans of Walsh over the years as well.

Tomás Ó Sé (Kerry)

Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry)

Mark McHugh (Donegal)

Aidan O’Mahony (Kerry)

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Fintan O'Toole

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