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Hurling legend Doyle dies (80)

GAA president Christy Cooney has led tributes to hurler John Doyle, who has died.

The 80-year-old, suitably nicknamed The Legend, was widely regarded as one of the game's all-time greats.

The former Tipperary star, who went on to serve in Seanad Eireann, won eight All-Ireland medals, a feat matched only by his inter-county rival Christy Ring.

Mr Cooney said Doyle, whose club team was Holycross Ballycahill, made an immense contribution to the GAA throughout his life.

"He is regarded as one of the best defenders ever to grace the game," he said.

Mr Doyle is survived by his wife Ann, two sons and five daughters.