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Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly retires from inter-county hurling

By Jonathan Cullen Tue 2nd Dec

Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly retires from inter-county hurling
Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly retires from inter-county hurling


Tipperary and Mullinahone forward Eoin Kelly has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.

During a 15 year Senior inter-county career, Eoin won 2 National Hurling League medals, 5 Munster Senior Hurling medals (2008 and 2011 as captain) and 2 All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals (2001 and 2010 as captain).

Eoin has also won six All-Star awards, two Railway Cup medals (2001 and 2013), an All-Ireland Colleges medal with St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny in 2000, a Fitzgibbon Cup medal with LIT in 2005, 2 Munster Minor Hurling medals – 1997 and 1999 and 2 Munster Under 21 medals in 1999 and 2003 (as captain).

At club level to date with Mullinahone, Eoin has won 1 County Senior Hurling title, 10 South Senior Hurling medals along with 3 County Intermediate Football medals.

In 63 Senior inter-county championship appearances with Tipperary, Eoin scored 21 goals and 368 points.

Tipperary v Kilkenny - Allianz Hurling League Division 1A

Statement on behalf of Tipperary hurler Eoin Kelly

December 2, 2014

Having announced my retirement from the Tipperary senior hurling team after fifteen seasons, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the many people who have supported me during my career.

Those fifteen years playing with my county have provided me with experiences and memoires that will live with me forever.

I have been honoured to wear the famous Blue and Gold with, and against, some of the greatest players in the country and I am very lucky to call many of them friends.

Firstly and most importantly, I would like to thank my wife Sarah and my family for their continued support and encouragement. I would especially like to thank my parents who were my biggest supporters throughout my career.

I would also like to thank the people of Mullinahone and the many coaches and trainers who tirelessly promote hurling in our area of South Tipperary.

I would like to thank the Tipperary County board, the Tipperary Management Teams that I served under and most importantly the Tipperary people for their continued support, encouragement and loyalty.

I would like to wish the current Tipperary Senior Team every success in the forthcoming year.

‘Tiobraid Árann Abú’

Eoin Kelly

Eoin Kelly Player Profile


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