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The Most Brothers Who Played County Senior Football

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Four Haydens played senior football for Carlow - Joe, Murt (RIP), Brendan and Colm. Sadly Murt's tragic death in 1988 came before the emergence of younger brother Colm.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1058 - 18/02/2018 22:17:57    2078156

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Replying To streaker:  "Four Meehan brothers- Tomas, Declan, Noel and Michael- played for Galway in a qualifier against Louth in 2004.

Slightly off topic, but the Galway football panel in 2016 included 3 sets of twins- the Varleys, Sweeneys and Silkes."
The Silkes aren't twins, Cathal is at least 4 years older than Liam. We had 3 sets of twins last year though, Varleys, Sweeneys and Kynes.

GalwayLurker (Galway) - Posts: 39 - 18/02/2018 23:14:14    2078173

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The Laois team that won the 1936 Leinster football title and lost the all-Ireland final to Mayo had 4 Delaney bothers in the starting line-up. Their uncle was also on the team: link

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 759 - 18/02/2018 23:31:53    2078181

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Three O'Sheas currently on the Mayo panel.

In hurling, didn't three Connolly's play for Galway?

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1535 - 19/02/2018 07:12:52    2078204

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At the moment in roscommon you have the 3 dalys 2smiths 2 creggs 2 murtaghs(3 last year) 2 stacks and 2 Lennons

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 419 - 19/02/2018 07:55:26    2078209

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Four Kernan's played for Armagh, Aaron, Tony, Stephen and Paul.

mhaith_fear (Donegal) - Posts: 70 - 19/02/2018 08:52:58    2078214

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In the 00's, Longford had 3 barden brothers - Enda, Paul & David. I think the end of Enda's intercounty career overlapped with the start of David's. Paul definitely played with both anyway.

iluvspuds (Longford) - Posts: 126 - 19/02/2018 09:21:26    2078221

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There are 5 McGoldrick brothers from Derry who play/played for the county. Barry, Sean Leo, Ciaran, Colm and Liam. 2 of their sisters also play/played camogie for Derry - Grainne and Meabh.

oakleaflad (Derry) - Posts: 8 - 19/02/2018 09:43:45    2078233

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was there three Quinn brothers playing for Meath in the sixties. The Mighty Quinn

culmore (None) - Posts: 1295 - 19/02/2018 09:55:56    2078242

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The dubs had Paul, Bernard and Alan brogan.

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12958 - 19/02/2018 09:57:16    2078245

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

I just wonder what County has the distinction of having the most brothers that played County Senior football.
I think the County Meath had 3 Lyons brother, one being Michael.Pauric and another one of them."
I think there was only 2 Lyons (Mick and Pauric) brothers who played for Meath. The younger brother Terry was a good player for Summerhill (played full back as Mick played midfield for the club) but I can't remembering him playing for the county.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 479 - 19/02/2018 10:29:21    2078255

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Replying To neverright:  "I seem to remember three brothers playing in an All-Ireland s/f between Cavan and Meath with two of them playing for Cavan and a younger brother for Meath. They may have been called Gallaghers or Maguires. Memory is failing me."
Almost spot-on there. Liam and Des (I think) Maguire played for Cavan while their brother Brendan played for Meath in the 1952 All Ireland final that went to a replay which Cavan won. Liam became a well known referee afterwards.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 358 - 19/02/2018 11:44:44    2078286

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The Mones from Clontibret in Monaghan had 5 play on the County team, Rory, John Paul, Conor, Fergal and Dessie.

Farney (Monaghan) - Posts: 667 - 19/02/2018 21:41:48    2078555

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The mcenetee in Meath have had a fair representation. Even now with two brothers on the sideline and two cousins playing. Also the late Shane rip also got a few run outs if memory serves me right.
Probably the most famous back line of all time was made up of two brothers and a first cousin, mick and Paraic Lyons and Liam harnan. The lions den as it was known, not many venture in there and came out without a few scrapes. Ask realdub )

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13843 - 20/02/2018 09:36:31    2078637

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Replying To royaldunne:  "The mcenetee in Meath have had a fair representation. Even now with two brothers on the sideline and two cousins playing. Also the late Shane rip also got a few run outs if memory serves me right.
Probably the most famous back line of all time was made up of two brothers and a first cousin, mick and Paraic Lyons and Liam harnan. The lions den as it was known, not many venture in there and came out without a few scrapes. Ask realdub )"
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Aye youse would have done with them in Breffni on Sunday.
Your back line was very porous with afew players completely of the pace

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3163 - 20/02/2018 18:26:31    2078813

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Royaldunne

Aye youse would have done with them in Breffni on Sunday.
Your back line was very porous with afew players completely of the pace"
Sunday was one of those days. Happens, nothing went right , and beforehand many myself including would have said pace and our running game was our strong point. But on Sunday we were flat and tbh looked tired. That's the beauty of football I guess.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13843 - 20/02/2018 20:05:06    2078845

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Replying To Farney:  "The Mones from Clontibret in Monaghan had 5 play on the County team, Rory, John Paul, Conor, Fergal and Dessie."
That's 6?

BaldyBadger (Cork) - Posts: 103 - 20/02/2018 20:35:58    2078855

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Replying To BaldyBadger:  "That's 6?"
Not if you know your grammar ;)

achara (Monaghan) - Posts: 306 - 20/02/2018 22:48:28    2078898

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Replying To Gleebo:  "Three O'Sheas currently on the Mayo panel.

In hurling, didn't three Connolly's play for Galway?"
John, Joe (captain) and Michael were on the 1980 all-Ireland winning team and Padraic was in the subs. Earlier that same year, 5 Connolly brothers were on the Castlegar team that won the all-Ireland club title with 2 more in the subs.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 759 - 21/02/2018 01:09:24    2078910

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4 Quigley brothers, Dan, John, Martin & Pat all started in the forwards in the 1970 All Ireland against Cork.

yelowbelly (Wexford) - Posts: 351 - 21/02/2018 10:22:22    2078938

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