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HS Readers' Football Team Of The Decade - Defenders

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We're asking readers to select the cream of the crop in gaelic football over the past decade.

Moving swiftly on. Name your best defenders...

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Administrator (None) - Posts: 2199 - 02/12/2019 13:09:56    2252676

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Replying To Administrator:  "We're asking readers to select the cream of the crop in gaelic football over the past decade.

Moving swiftly on. Name your best defenders...

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Philly mcmahon
Neil McGee
Keith Higgins
Lee Keegan
Cian O'Sullivan
Jack Mccaffery

Before Dublin posters lose their mind I'd pick James McCarthy in midfield

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 1827 - 02/12/2019 13:17:06    2252678

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2. Lacey
3. Neil McGee
4. Cian O'Sullivan
5. Keegan
6. McCarthy
7. McCaffrey

Pullhard1985 (USA) - Posts: 65 - 02/12/2019 14:11:44    2252699

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2. Philly McMahon
3. Johnny Cooper
4. Karl Lacey
5. Jack McCaffrey
6. Cian O'Sullivan
7. Frank McGlynn

Back 6 probably the most room for people to fall out over. Picked on instinct, medal hauls, and passing the eye test.

Keegan and McCarthy desperately unlucky to miss out for me.

SurelyToGod (Donegal) - Posts: 86 - 02/12/2019 14:41:47    2252717

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2-McMahon
3-Magee
4-Higgins
5-Keegan
6-Lacey
7-McCaffrey

matdon (Mayo) - Posts: 3 - 02/12/2019 15:51:50    2252730

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2. Jonny Cooper
3. Neil McGee
4. Keith Higgins
5. Lee Keegan
6. Karl Lacey
7. Jack McCaffrey

Kerry15 (Kerry) - Posts: 407 - 02/12/2019 16:29:28    2252735

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2. Philly McMahon
3. Johnny Cooper
4. Karl Lacey
5. Jack McCaffrey
6. Cian O'Sullivan
7. Frank McGlynn

Back 6 probably the most room for people to fall out over. Picked on instinct, medal hauls, and passing the eye test.

Keegan and McCarthy desperately unlucky to miss out for me.

SurelyToGod (Donegal) - Posts: 86 - 02/12/2019 17:05:14    2252742

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Lacey
McMahon
Higgins
Mcglynn
O'Sullivan
Keegan

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10247 - 02/12/2019 17:23:21    2252746

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2. Philly McMahon
3. Neil McGee
4. Karl Lacey

5. Lee Keegan
6. Com Boyle
7. Jack McCaffrey

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12849 - 02/12/2019 17:33:06    2252747

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Mick Fitz
Jonny Cooper
Philly

Lee Keegan
Cian O Sullivan
Jack.

Jimmy Mc in midfield to accommodate Keegan, trully wonderful player.

Just a ridiculous amount medals really and longevity over the decade,

Colm Boyle and Keith Higgins massively unlucky to miss out.

The Donegal & Tyrone lads are worth a shout as quality players, but for longevity over the decade its hard to look beyond that.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3172 - 02/12/2019 17:38:03    2252748

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2. Lacey
3. McGee
4. Cooper

5. Keegan
6. O'Sullivan
7. McCaffrey

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6625 - 02/12/2019 18:10:58    2252753

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2 Higgins
3 McGee
4 Lacey
5 keegan
6 Boyle
7 mcglynn

A lot of good defenders but with today's defensive systems its hard to say is it the players that are good or is it because they've so many back defending its not like years ago where players went one on one.

gallarus14 (Kerry) - Posts: 107 - 02/12/2019 21:09:04    2252802

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2. Karl Lacey
3. Philly McMahon
4. Mick Fitzsimons
5. Lee Keegan
6. James McCarthy
7. Jack McCaffrey

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 120 - 02/12/2019 22:20:21    2252821

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Lacey
Mc Gee
Higgins

Keegan
O Sullivan
Mc Caffrey

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 409 - 02/12/2019 23:02:25    2252836

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2 Philly McMahon
3 Ronan McNamee
4 Keith Higgins
5 Lee Keegan
6 Karl Lacey
7 Jack McCaffrey

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 553 - 03/12/2019 08:10:24    2252856

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McMahon
Cooper
Higgins
McCarthy
Keegan
McCaffrey

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 277 - 03/12/2019 09:38:13    2252866

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Replying To gallarus14:  "2 Higgins
3 McGee
4 Lacey
5 keegan
6 Boyle
7 mcglynn

A lot of good defenders but with today's defensive systems its hard to say is it the players that are good or is it because they've so many back defending its not like years ago where players went one on one."
That's true. Lacey was winning All Stars back before blanket defenses as a tight marking corner back. Then he evolved into a marauding centre half back in the Jimmy McGuinness days. So for me, his inclusion is a no brainer.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6625 - 03/12/2019 09:43:42    2252868

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Replying To gallarus14:  "2 Higgins
3 McGee
4 Lacey
5 keegan
6 Boyle
7 mcglynn

A lot of good defenders but with today's defensive systems its hard to say is it the players that are good or is it because they've so many back defending its not like years ago where players went one on one."
That's true. Lacey was winning All Stars back before blanket defenses as a tight marking corner back. Then he evolved into a marauding centre half back in the Jimmy McGuinness days. So for me, his inclusion is a no brainer.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6625 - 03/12/2019 09:43:42    2252869

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "That's true. Lacey was winning All Stars back before blanket defenses as a tight marking corner back. Then he evolved into a marauding centre half back in the Jimmy McGuinness days. So for me, his inclusion is a no brainer."
If we were talking 2005-2015 then yes Lacey is a no brainer but for this decade after wining and All Star in 2011 and FOTY in 2012 he didn't feature again in the nominations list before retiring in 2017. A savage footballer but for this 10 year period there are more worthy inclusions in the back 6.

TrueBlue35 (Dublin) - Posts: 160 - 03/12/2019 10:24:09    2252880

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Replying To TrueBlue35:  "If we were talking 2005-2015 then yes Lacey is a no brainer but for this decade after wining and All Star in 2011 and FOTY in 2012 he didn't feature again in the nominations list before retiring in 2017. A savage footballer but for this 10 year period there are more worthy inclusions in the back 6."
Well obviously I'll have a certain bias but for me, Karl was that good in the period you mention, that he deserves his place on team of the decade. Others have come to that conclusion as well. But look, it's an opinion and it's why we participate on these pages. Mick Fitzsimons is a super player these past few years, but in the earlier part of the decade was he at that outstanding level? I don't think so. So you could flip your argument around re: Lacey.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6625 - 03/12/2019 10:55:46    2252892

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