Kelly calls it a day.

first_imgCurrent Tipp captain Brendan Maher was among those paying tribute to the Mullinahone clubman on last nights Extra Time programme here on Tipp FM saying Eoin was a hero for him in his youth. To eventually get to play alongside him for Tipp was a dream come true.Eoin Kelly is Tipperary’s leading scorer in championship history and the third highest scorer overall – behind the Kilkenny duo of Eddie Keher and Henry Shefflin.Tipperary County Board Chairman Sean Nugent says Kelly has left a lasting mark on hurling. Former Tipperary captain Eoin Kelly has become the latest high-profile hurler to call time on his inter-county career.The 2010 All Ireland winning captain has decided to quit the Tipp panel after a 14-year career that also featured another All Ireland win in 2001, five Munster titles, two National League winners’ medals, six All-Stars and back-to-back Young Hurler of the Year awards.The 32 year old is the latest inter-county star to announce his retirement – following his former team-mate John O’Brien as well as Kilkenny’s Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan and Aidan Fogarty.last_img

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