The tributes in tweets

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - SPORT - tweet your views to @ker­ry­man_ie

Michael Fo­ley @Mick­Fo­ley76

There was a time Kieran Don­aghy was the most lethal and ex­cit­ing at­tack­ing weapon in foot­ball. That he was still a go-to guy for Kerry in his last sea­son is the great­est state­ment on a mar­vel­lous ca­reer. Great player, bet­ter fella.

Mike Quirke @Mike_Quirke

Who­ever would have thought that a bas­ket­baller mas­querad­ing as a foot­baller would turn out to be Kerry’s most im­por­tant player for more than a decade. Kieran Don­aghy was com­pletely ego­less on the field & was the epit­ome of ev­ery­thing you’d want in a team­mate. Kerry roy­alty.

Charles P. Pierce @CharlesPPierce

Good luck, Kieran Don­aghy and thanks for all the great craic on the field! #Ker­ryGAA

Ro­nan O Gara @Ro­nanOGara10

Well done @star­ry­boy14 . Easy to en­joy the after­life af­ter ev­ery­thing you have given. Leg­end . Fair play.

Dar­ran O’Sul­li­van @Dar­ran­sull86

What a jour­ney it’s been with this guy! The big man with the most in­fec­tious per­son­al­ity. Lucky enough to play with some leg­ends & he is one of them but he’s out on his own as the best team­mate you could ever have. Thanks @star­ry­boy14

Ai­dan O Ma­hony @GmailMa­hony

He wasn’t called the ‘ Star ‘ for no rea­son, epit­o­mised ev­ery­thing about be­ing a kerry leg­end on & off the field, safe to say we got to know each other very well in­side the white lines in train­ing for years all for the kerry cause,only one there. Friend for life @star­ry­boy14

Dan Kear­ney @dankear­ney48

Best of luck on your re­tire­ment @star­ry­boy14 - we all know of his bril­liance on the foot­ball field and bas­ket­ball court but what should never be for­got­ten is d way Kieran al­ways had time 4 @ Ker­ry_Of­fi­cial sup­port­ers-both young & old-n vic­tory and de­feat­top man #leg­end

Stephen Wal­lace @StephenWal14 1h1 hour ago

@star­ry­boy14 happy re­tire­ment from the green fields. It was an hon­our to have sol­diered with and against you. I’m sure the hard courts will keep you oc­cu­pied though. If not you could al­ways run for pres­i­dent! #STARFORPRESIDENT

Richard McEl­lig­ott @RichardMcELL

I don’t want to even think of a world where @star­ry­boy14 is not in the @Ker­ry_Of­fi­cial Green and Gold, so long Kieran what they said about Dick Fitzger­ald is ev­ery bit as apt about you - A King in a King­dom of Kings

Tim Moyni­han @moyni­han_­tim

It was with great sad­ness to­day that I opened a text from @ star­ry­boy14 to an­nounce his re­tire­ment from in­ter county foot­ball. A joy to watch him in ac­tion, al­ways ex­cit­ing and al­ways a plea­sure to deal with off the ball thanks for ev­ery­thing Star You are one of the best!

Deirdre Walsh @DeirdreWalsh1

Thanks for the mem­o­ries @star­ry­boy14 - you’re one of the best

John Bras­sil @ker­ryabu

Best of luck to Kieran Don­aghy on his re­tire­ment from In­ter County Foot­ball. Kieran gave us all many glo­ri­ous mem­o­ries dur­ing his year’s in the green and gold!! His skill and tal­ent was leg­endary. A true war­rior for The King­dom. Thank you Kieran

Eoin Lis­ton @EoinLis­ton

@star­ry­boy14 What a player,ex­celled for club county and coun­try. Team player in the truest sense Had it all and al­ways gave his all. Huge re­spect #En­joyandthanks

De­clan Quill @De­clanQuill

Con­grats @star­ry­boy14 on a great ca­reer. En­joy what­ever comes next

Kil­lian Young @kil­liany­oung

@star­ry­boy14 is with­out doubt a Kerry icon. Con­grat­u­la­tions on a fan­tas­tic ca­reer and It was an ab­so­lute honor to share the Kerry Jersey with you. The very best of luck in your next chap­ter. #TheS­tar

Ps. I won’t miss him pulling my jersey though!

James Wel­don @JamesWel­don1

Best of luck to @star­ry­boy14 an out­stand­ing leader with a huge heart! He has all the skills set to be a great coach look­ing for­ward to see­ing him in the green of Ire­land soon again

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