Saturday 14 December 2019

Ruthless, incredible, true warrior, the greatest: Twitter reacts to Tommy Walsh's retirement

Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin and his son Henry and Tommy Walsh, with his son Finn, with the Liam McCarthy cup. Photo: David Maher / SPORTSFILE.
Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin and his son Henry and Tommy Walsh, with his son Finn, with the Liam McCarthy cup. Photo: David Maher / SPORTSFILE.
Ger Keville

Ger Keville

The stars have been out in force to pay their tributes to Kilkenny stalwart Tommy Walsh, who retired from intercounty hurling today. The nine-time All Ireland winner made the announcement on KCLR Breakfast and team-mates and opponents have been lining up on Twitter all day to praise the top Cat.

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Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh and his son Finn with Kilkenny manager Brian Cody after the 2014 All-Ireland Final
Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh and his son Finn with Kilkenny manager Brian Cody after the 2014 All-Ireland Final
31 July 2004; Tommy Walsh, Kilkenny. Guinness All-Ireland Hurling Championship Quarter Final Replay, Clare v Kilkenny, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit; Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
28 November 2003; Tommy Walsh, Kilkenny, is presented with his All-Star award by GAA President Sean Kelly at the VODAFONE GAA All-Star Awards in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin. Football. Hurling. Picture credit; Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE *EDI*
Tommy Walsh. as a substitute during the 2014 Leinster Hurling Final
29 April 2007; Seamus Prendergast, Waterford, in action against Tommy Walsh, Kilkenny. Allianz National Hurling League, Division 1 Final, Kilkenny v Waterford, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
25 July 2004; Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh leaves the field having been sent off. Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Quarter Final, Clare v Kilkenny, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE
31 July 2005; Ollie Moran, Limerick, wins possession from Tommy Walsh, Kilkenny. Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, Kilkenny v Limerick, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
12 September 2004; Tommy Walsh, Kilkenny. Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Cork v Kilkenny, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE *** Local Caption *** Any photograph taken by SPORTSFILE during, or in connection with, the 2004 Guinness All-Ireland Hurling Final which displays GAA logos or contains an image or part of an image of any GAA intellectual property, or, which contains images of a GAA player/players in their playing uniforms, may only be used for editorial and non-advertising purposes. Use of photographs for advertising, as posters or for purchase separately is strictly prohibited unless prior written approval has been obtained from the Gaelic Athletic Association.
8 August 2004; Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh celebrates with a supporter at the end of the match. Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Waterford v Kilkenny, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / SPORTSFILE
26 June 2004; Brian Cody, Kilkenny manager, chats with Tommy Walsh before the start of the game. Guinness Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier, Round 1, Kilkenny v Dublin, Dr. Cullen Park, Co. Carlow. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
10 April 2005; John Gardiner, Cork, in action against Tommy Walsh, Kilkenny. Allianz National Hurling League, Division 1, Cork v Kilkenny, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork. Picture credit; Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
15 April 2007; Tommy Walsh, Kilkenny. Allianz National Hurling League Semi - Final, Division 1, Kilkenny v Wexford, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit; Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
31 July 2004; Tommy Walsh, Kilkenny, in action against James O'Conor, Clare. Guinness All-Ireland Hurling Championshipn Quarter Final Replay, Clare v Kilkenny, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit; Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
30 November 2007; Kilkenny All-Star Tommy Walsh and Galway's Alan Kerins in a taxi on 42nd Street. 2007 Vodafone GAA All-Stars Hurling Tour, The New York Helinsley Hotel, 42nd Street, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

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