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Current in football - Michael Murphy.

Past - Hmm, there's a lot to choose from but I'll go for the Bomber.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 294 - 24/03/2020 17:27:33    2274502

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "went from wexford to nearly every dublin game and countless vincents games just to watch connelly, the club final v corafin ranks in my mind as the greatest display by any person on a gaa pitch"
Connolly never played a club final against Corofin. He played a semi final in Tullamore, which Corofin won and Liam Silke did a very good man-marking job on him that day.
I think you're referring to his performance against Castlebar. He was incredible that day. Playmaker in the first half with some outrageous passes. Then he took some incredible scores in the second half and finished with a big tally from play.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 707 - 24/03/2020 17:41:39    2274506

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Shane Walsh, Keith Higgins, Micheal Murphy, Rory Beggan

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 192 - 24/03/2020 17:58:44    2274511

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Connolly never played a club final against Corofin. He played a semi final in Tullamore, which Corofin won and Liam Silke did a very good man-marking job on him that day.
I think you're referring to his performance against Castlebar. He was incredible that day. Playmaker in the first half with some outrageous passes. Then he took some incredible scores in the second half and finished with a big tally from play."
Crissy mckaigue had a great game on Connolly as well a few years ago where he kept him scoreless (I think) while scoring a few himself.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10774 - 24/03/2020 18:19:13    2274515

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Cian Lynch in hurling, Jack McCaffrey in football

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 623 - 24/03/2020 19:14:36    2274537

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Crissy mckaigue had a great game on Connolly as well a few years ago where he kept him scoreless (I think) while scoring a few himself."
Yeah your right there, it was nearly as good as philly mac schooling the gooch while doing a bit of damage at the far end too.

Monkeycatcher (Meath) - Posts: 115 - 24/03/2020 20:02:20    2274542

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In hurling I like Tony Kelly of current players. And John Mullane and Jimmy Barry Murphy of past hurlers.

In Football I always liked Andy Moran of Mayo of the current players. Bomber Liston of Kerry of past footballers.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 892 - 24/03/2020 20:35:46    2274546

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bernard brogan for me

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - Posts: 828 - 24/03/2020 21:16:59    2274550

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Replying To Monkeycatcher:  "Yeah your right there, it was nearly as good as philly mac schooling the gooch while doing a bit of damage at the far end too."
True, of course Gooch was not long back from a broken knee and the wrong side of 30 at the time.

What the 2015 final had to do with me addressing another poster about Connolly I don't quite know.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10774 - 24/03/2020 22:10:40    2274553

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I'd take Conor McManus in a snip.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4237 - 24/03/2020 23:39:58    2274558

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Greg Blaney from Down, hard as nails but an excellent player. Peter Canavan who had balls of steel and great courage as well as immense talent. Larry Tompkins of Cork (Kildare) another superb player. Seamus Moynihan, Bernard Flynn, Liam Hayes.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9221 - 25/03/2020 00:53:08    2274560

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Fenton and Clifford. Past .....Paul Galvin and Frank Mc Glynn. You could add many more in fairness. Personally I like many players from many different counties and as I thought about this many came back to me but I picked based on who would I like playing for Tyrone if possible and that's why I went for Fenton and Clifford and I picked Galvin and Mc Glynn as they were 2 great warriors and serious work horses for their teams.

seanie_boy (Tyrone) - Posts: 4207 - 25/03/2020 08:38:04    2274567

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Past :
Hurling......Dan Shanahan Waterford
Football.....Mickey Lyndon Down

Present :
Hurling........Walter Walsh Kilkenny
Football.......Michael Murphy Donegal

katser (Galway) - Posts: 859 - 25/03/2020 09:10:54    2274571

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In Football - Loved especially watching Galvin, Declan O'Sullivan, Conor McManus, Ryan McHugh, Mugsy and all time favourite was Gooch.

In Hurling I love watching Tony Kelly and I like the look of Rory O'Connor from wexford.

Meathmaverick (Meath) - Posts: 85 - 25/03/2020 10:17:06    2274577

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Brian Whelahan.......that Offaly team broke my heart on many occasions. they always looked like they were playing hurling to pass the time while waiting for a pint to settle. Effortless.

Gooch. Everything seemed simple. Never fumbled, simple passes but delivered perfectly every time, never looked to be sprinting but seemed to be quicker than everyone around him, looks small but could catch the high ball, left or rght over the bar....but never miles up in the air....just enough. No wasted effort. Economy in everything he did.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1202 - 25/03/2020 11:13:33    2274582

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Brian Whelahan.......that Offaly team broke my heart on many occasions. they always looked like they were playing hurling to pass the time while waiting for a pint to settle. Effortless.

Gooch. Everything seemed simple. Never fumbled, simple passes but delivered perfectly every time, never looked to be sprinting but seemed to be quicker than everyone around him, looks small but could catch the high ball, left or rght over the bar....but never miles up in the air....just enough. No wasted effort. Economy in everything he did."
Very true of the Gooch.

seanie_boy (Tyrone) - Posts: 4207 - 25/03/2020 11:45:16    2274588

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Used be Sean Cavanagh, but after his "punditry" debuts in the last couple of years I've gone off him completely.

Current - Michael Murphy, plenty of great current Dublin players but Murphy has often to drag his entire team across the line which makes him that bit more special. Also the cynicism of the current Dublin team leaves a bad taste, regardless of how individually great some of their players are.

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 5481 - 25/03/2020 11:52:54    2274591

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Patrick Horgan and Tony Kelly in hurling, James mc carthy in football

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 861 - 25/03/2020 13:10:19    2274603

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Used be Sean Cavanagh, but after his "punditry" debuts in the last couple of years I've gone off him completely.

Current - Michael Murphy, plenty of great current Dublin players but Murphy has often to drag his entire team across the line which makes him that bit more special. Also the cynicism of the current Dublin team leaves a bad taste, regardless of how individually great some of their players are."
A Kerry man talking about other teams cynicism, it's actually laughable, Billy Morgan got it spot on in the noughties with his comment about a certain team down south!

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 704 - 25/03/2020 14:06:20    2274616

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Conor McManus! Super player!

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 704 - 25/03/2020 14:07:18    2274617

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