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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Twitter reacts to Richard Dunne's retirement from international football

Published 31/07/2014 | 22:14

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Republic of Ireland Squad Training - Monday 14th October...14 October 2013; Republic of Ireland's Richard Dunne, left, and Robbie Keane during squad training ahead of their 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Group C, game against Kazakhstan
Republic of Ireland Squad Training - Monday 14th October...14 October 2013; Republic of Ireland's Richard Dunne, left, and Robbie Keane during squad training ahead of their 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Group C, game against Kazakhstan

Teammates past and present were quick to pay tribute to Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne, who announced his retirement from international football this evening.

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Dunne who represented Ireland 80 times and scored eight goals, had been involved in Republic of Ireland squads since under 15 level . Many of those teammates were quick to heap praise upon his career.

Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given paid tribute to Dunne: "Congrats to Richard Dunne on his Irish career, 1 of the best Irish defenders ever to pull on the green jersey . Be a big los

Nottingham Forest forward and Republic Of Ireland fellow international Simon Cox said: "Sad to hear of Richard Dunne's retirement from international football. What a hero he has been for the country a true warrior."

Kevin Kilbane wrote "Congratulations #RichardDunne on a wonderful international career. One the best Irish Defenders ever. I was was lucky to be a teammate"

Snooker star Ken Doherty also paid tribute to Dunne: "Sorry to see Richard Dunne retire from Int Football, great servant for Ireland over the years, he will b missed."

Football journalist Mark Ogden wrote of the former Republic of Ireland star "Saw Richard Dunne against Russia in Moscow in 2011. One of best displays I've ever seen. Will retire an Irish legend because of that game."

See below for more tributes to Dunne

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