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Tipp in mourning after Doyle passing

TIPPERARY GAA was plunged into mourning last night after the sudden death of legendary former hurler Jimmy Doyle.

The Thurles Sarsfields icon won six All-Irelands and seven National Leagues during a glittering intercounty career from 1957-1973.

Regarded as one of the game's greatest players, he also won nine Munster SHC medals and was named on the team of the century in 1984, and the Millennium selection announced in 1999.

Tributes to Doyle (left) poured 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."

Irish Independent