'What a player', 'top class', 'the greatest' - tributes paid after Tommy Walsh's Laochra Gael episode

The Kilkenny great was under the spotlight on TG4 last night.

NINE ALL-IRELAND senior medals, 10 Leinster titles, nine All-Star awards and the leading hurling in the country in 2009.

Tommy Walsh is lifted shoulder high by the crowd Tommy Walsh is lifted high by Kilkenny supporters in 2009. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Tommy Walsh brought the curtain down on his decorated hurling career in 2014 and last night the Kilkenny great’s achievements were back in the spotlight as he got the Laochra Gael treatment on TG4.

There was no shortage of praise from those who watched the exploits of the Tullaroan man.

Padraic Maher (Tipperary)

Austin Gleeson (Waterford)

Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny)

Andrew Shore (Wexford)

James Barry (Tipperary)

Aidan Harte (Gort)


Plenty Gaelic football figures were also impressed by the feats of Walsh.

Aidan O’Mahony (Kerry)

Bernard Flynn (Meath)

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Declan Browne (Tipperary)

Johnny Doyle (Kildare)

Paul Galvin (Kerry)

And if you also missed out on the Walsh episode on TG4, you can check it out in full here.

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