GAA players and pundits have come out to show the respect they have for one of the greats of the game after he retired this evening.
Here is just some of the reaction on twitter.
Well done Eoin Kelly on a superb career. A truly great player and Tipp legend. #topclassfinisher- colm cooper (@colmcooper13) December 1, 2014
One of the greatest players ever has retired.. Pleasure to be a teammate.. A legend of men and an inspiration.. #legend#gent#toplad- bubbles o dwyer (@johnodwyer14) December 1, 2014
Sad to say Eoin Kelly won't be in the blue and gold again. The complete forward and inspiration to all of us. Happy retirement lad #legend- Brendan Cummins (@BrenCummins1) December 1, 2014
Had the pleasure of being in the same gig as Eoin Kelly with @adidasUK for a number of years . Gentleman and one of the best of his time- Conor.mortimer (@Conmort) December 1, 2014
Eoin Kelly - what a wonderful hurler & leader. 15yrs of sheer class for @TipperaryGAA #SomeHerosGoneThisYear
- Neil McManus (@Neilmcmanus88) December 1, 2014
Like so many that represent our counties,very few saw what Eoin Kelly was willing to put his body through to play for his county #GAA- Jason Sherlock (@boomjayo) December 1, 2014
Never to be replaced, was a dream come true to hurl with a childhood hero, the best we've seen #Ek13- James Barry (@jamesbarry90) December 1, 2014
sad times... saying goodbye to a legend.. best tipp hurler i ever seen. dream to take to the field with him. #Ek13- padraic maher (@podzo21) December 1, 2014
My favourite hurler of them all calls it a day. Loved watching him play. Scored with ease #eoinkelly- Paddy Bradley (@PaddyB14) December 1, 2014