The tributes in tweets
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