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Tributes to a legend

"RIP Jim Stynes. One of the great Irish sportsmen"

-- Brian O'Driscoll

"RIP Jim Stynes. We'll miss you mate"

-- CYCLIST Lance Armstrong (LEFT)

"To use a term of the Irish, we saw him in a hero light. He will be missed by Australians from many walks of life. More than anything else, he, of course, is going to be missed by his family. Their pain today must be so great. Our very sincere condolences go to his wife Sam, and his two children"

-- Australian PM Julia Gillard

"Very sad news that Jim Stynes has passed away. Condolences to all the Stynes family and friends, he was an inspiring man"

-- Shane Warne

"Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Jim Stynes, my thoughts are with his family and friends"

-- EX-CORK HURLER Setanta O hAilpín

"RIP Jim, an Irish and Australian legend"


"RIP Jim Stynes, a true inspiration on and off the field, you will be missed"

-- GOLFER Geoff Ogilvy

"We feel deeply for his wife Sam and children Matisse and Tiernan and Jim's wider family on their loss, but we are grateful for all he has done in his time with us"

-- AFL President Andrew Demetriou

"Jim Stynes -- never will a more inspiring human walk amongst us. To challenge, respect and stay true, a legacy that will for ever remain. RIP"

-- Jack Trengove, Melbourne Football Club captain