Paul Galvin dropped a bombshell last night, announcing his retirement from intercounty football after Kerry's loss to Dublin in the Allianz Football League at Croke Park. The twitter reaction was wide and instantaneous.
Surprised Paul Galvin has retired.We didn't care about the threads he wore. As long as he ripped it up in a Kerry jersey. Best of luck 2 him
— Sinéad Kissane (@sineadkissane) February 1, 2014
Good luck to Paul Galvin. A great player on one of the greatest teams of all time.
— Michael Foley (@MickFoley76) February 1, 2014
Eamonn Fitzmaurice leads the tributes to the retired Paul Galvin: ''There was certainly no half measures with him.'
— Philip Lanigan (@lanno10) February 1, 2014
Well Paul Galvin would have to bow out in his own style. He drove us demented in Cork but what a warrior. The summer will be duller now...
— Éamonn Murphy (@EamonnMurphy19) February 1, 2014
The historians will acknowledge that Paul Galvin made an extraordinary contribution to the world of Gaelic Games and male sartorial tastes
— Paudie Palmer (@PaudieP) February 1, 2014
— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) February 1, 2014
— Jerome Quinn (@JeromeQuinn) February 1, 2014
Paul Galvin wasn't everyone's cup of tea but I enjoyed his eccentricity as an individual and thought he was an outstanding footballer.
— Edwin McGreal (@edmcgreal) February 1, 2014
Paul Galvin's retirement is massive loss to @Kerry_Official. Must be shock to management after all the talk of his predicted move to no. 6
— Aonghus Ó hEochaidh (@Aonghusohe) February 2, 2014
He once said to me he'd never feel a proper Kerry footballer until he'd 3-4 All-Irelands. Anyone doubt now @pgal10 was proper Kerry player?
— Tony Leen (@tonyleen) February 1, 2014