Statement from John O’Brien
I wish to announce my retirement from the Tipperary Hurling team. It has been an honour to have represented my county at senior level since my debut in 2001. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and made it possible for me to play, most importantly my family and friends, my club Toomevara, the management and backroom teams throughout those years which are too many to mention and also the Tipperary public. I have made many great friends over those years and I would like to wish the current panel and management team the very best of luck.
Statement from Tipperary County Board
Tipperary County Board would like to thank John O’Brien for his great contribution to Tipperary hurling over a long number of years having represented the county at minor, under 21 and senior levels and won 2 All Ireland senior hurling medals as well as 5 Munster senior hurling medals. We wish him the very best for the future.
— Brendan Cummins (@BrenCummins1) November 26, 2014
— Sportsfile (@sportsfile) November 26, 2014
— The GAA (@officialgaa) November 26, 2014
An absolute true Tipp hero.. What a top class player when he talked you listen and was such a leader on and off the pitch a gentleman #job
— bubbles o dwyer (@johnodwyer14) November 26, 2014
— Paddy Stapleton (@pasaint) November 26, 2014
— Darragh Egan (@eyeballpooper) November 26, 2014
— padraic maher (@podzo21) November 26, 2014
John O was a great servant to Tipp over the years, will be missed by everyone involved but I won't miss marking him!! #claw
— Brendan Maher (@BennyMaher) November 26, 2014
The journeys from Dublin will be a lot quieter now!! Best wishes to John O in his retirement!
— Noel McGrath (@GrathNoel) November 26, 2014
Best wishes to john O'brien on his retirement. Class act on / off field some paw on him. #respect
— Henry Shefflin (@ShefflinHenry) November 26, 2014
Such an excellent leader both on and off the field, great service to Tipp over the years, not an easy man to mark either #johnobrien
— James Barry (@jamesbarry90) November 26, 2014
— GPA (@gaelicplayers) November 26, 2014
— Seamie Callanan (@seamiecallanan) November 26, 2014
— cathal barrett (@cbarrett2107) November 26, 2014
After 14 seasons of senior hurling, John O'Brien hangs up the boots. Fantastic servant to Tipp hurling – thanks John! pic.twitter.com/kddNj9bP4j
— Tipp Supporters Club (@TippSupporters) November 27, 2014
Congrats to John O'Brien on an amazing inter-county career. 14 years of service at senior level. Tipp supporters owe him greatly. #lefties
— John Casey (@2505JC) November 27, 2014
John o brien legend is all that needs to be said .. Best wishes in retirement #job#tipp
— James Logue (@JamesLogue3) November 27, 2014
Good luck to Tipperary hurler John O'Brien on his retirement. Excellent player over long period. Well done John on big contribution to Tipp.
— Ger Ryan (@GerARyan) November 26, 2014