National - Longest serving GAA players

Anthony Rainbow first played for Kildare in the league in the Autumn of 1990. He retired from inter-county football in 2010.

beir_bua (Kildare) - Posts:708 - 02/11/2016 18:00:43   1930982

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Replying To CastleBravo:  "I don't think Tony Browne actually played in 2014, he played none of the league, then announced his retirement in April. It's a bit dodgy to include it in his inter county career."
yes i do think your correct on that...nonetheless he was available for 2014, trained and went to matches...i wouldnt consider that a dodgy inclusion tbh.

juniorjudge (Waterford) - Posts:370 - 02/11/2016 20:01:12   1931010

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Pat Spillane played from 1974 to 1991.. 17 years

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts:3009 - 02/11/2016 21:31:23   1931030

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Our own Stephen Melia and Seamus O'Hanlon from Louth would be well up that list.
Stephen, who unfortunately passed away last year, played county football for 18 seasons from 1984 to 2001 while Seamus played for 19 seasons from 1985 to 2003.

Drogheda Gael (Louth) - Posts:79 - 03/11/2016 12:23:23   1931180

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Replying To juniorjudge:  "tony browne 1991 - 2014 , 23 years"
Yeah correct. Sorry I was taking about football, as the thread started regarding Dick Clerkin's retirement.

David (Meath) - Posts:361 - 05/11/2016 00:36:06   1931729

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Christy Ring 1939 to 1963

He was also named as a sub on the cork team for the 1966 Munster final age 45 when he was still flying in Cork club hurling. He didn't show in the end though so 1963 would be his final game in the red jersey

dahayeser (Cork) - Posts:218 - 09/11/2016 12:05:51   1932978

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Mickey Linden played a week short of his 41st birthday in the 2003 Ulster Final.

Was still playing club football well into his 50's - legend

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts:1399 - 09/11/2016 13:10:32   1933002

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Replying To GameOfTyrones:  "Aye Sean kavanagh , a. Dillon .. Andy Moran surely ?"
Out of curiosity, why do some Tyrone people insist on spelling his name with a K?

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts:1869 - 09/11/2016 13:26:13   1933007

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Mark Breheny-Sligo and Ryan McCluskey-Fermananagh both continuing on for another season. Tough bucks!

Gael85 (Dublin) - Posts:1420 - 07/01/2017 20:50:59   1943856

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Dermot Brady entering his 17th season with Longford this year.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts:803 - 07/01/2017 21:30:16   1943867

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Out of curiosity, why do some Tyrone people insist on spelling his name with a K?"
Always wondered that myself - it's not as though he's an unknown player or anything. When he does hang up his boots and the dust settles, everyone will finally realise he's the best player Tyrone ever produced, BAR NONE!

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts:2513 - 08/01/2017 11:53:45   1943917

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Always wondered that myself - it's not as though he's an unknown player or anything. When he does hang up his boots and the dust settles, everyone will finally realise he's the best player Tyrone ever produced, BAR NONE!"
One of the greatest ever. Best footballer I've had the privelige to see.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts:3567 - 08/01/2017 14:29:02   1943935

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How many years did Tony Browne tog with Waterford?

S.Darby14 (Offaly) - Posts:9 - 28/01/2017 19:11:28   1949526

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Replying To S.Darby14:  "How many years did Tony Browne tog with Waterford?"
23

juniorjudge (Waterford) - Posts:370 - 28/01/2017 19:41:15   1949541

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