Tributes paid as Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle passes away
Published 22/06/2015 | 23:34
TIPPERARY GAA was plunged into mourning this evening following the sudden death of legendary former hurler Jimmy Doyle.
The Thurles Sarsfields icon won six All-Ireland senior medals and seven National League crowns during a glittering intercounty career from 1957-1973.
Regarded as one of the game’s greatest ever players, Doyle also collected nine Munster SHC medals and was named on the Hurling team of the century in 1984, and the Millennium selection announced in 1999.
Tributes to Doyle were pouring in last night on social media, including a reflection from Labour’s Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly.
Mr Kelly, a Tipperary native, commented: “Very sad to hear of the passing of Jimmy Doyle, a genius on the pitch and gentleman off it.”