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Kerrys Greatest Ever Forward

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Declan Quill, the best forward Kerry never used

keithlemon (Australia) - Posts: 920 - 03/08/2017 12:07:29    2028349

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Replying To keithlemon:  "Declan Quill, the best forward Kerry never used"
Good forward Keith but not a great ball winner.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11004 - 03/08/2017 15:32:44    2028460

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Pat Spillane for me. 8 winners medals and he had a very big influence on all those victories.His skill set was superb wherever he popped up on the field. Pound for pound not alone Kerrys greatest,but probably the best all round exponent of Gaelic football that I have seen.

Brinsley Swartz (Mayo) - Posts: 2225 - 08/08/2017 14:14:33    2031035

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Replying To Texas:  "For me, it's Mikey Sheehy. The man was a genius. He'd be my top man, ahead of Gooch and Maurice Fitzgerald.

I am very excited to see Clifford develop though. If he lives up to his potential, he could be in this conversation in 15 years time."
Yes David Clifford will be if the Aussies don't come calling

Breffnisbest (Cavan) - Posts: 397 - 10/08/2017 14:11:25    2031989

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Replying To Breffnisbest:  "Yes David Clifford will be if the Aussies don't come calling"
David is a good footballer but you can never trust minors to step it up to senior though .

We've had brilliant minors in the past like paddy curran and Barry John Walsh and they never made it unfortunately.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11004 - 10/08/2017 15:11:23    2032010

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "David is a good footballer but you can never trust minors to step it up to senior though .

We've had brilliant minors in the past like paddy curran and Barry John Walsh and they never made it unfortunately."
Yeah Kingdomboy i remember well the hype surrounding Curran and especially Walsh given his pedigree.

I guess once a name is made at such a young age they probably were expected to line out for 6 or 7 different teams through underage/senior club games, divisional sides, minor, college teams etc, id assume nowadays there is a structure in place so these type of players are managed well.

Clifford does look a class above any player from his age group at the moment and its exciting to see what he can become once the lure of Aussie rules isnt too strong.

KY4SAM2015 (Kerry) - Posts: 872 - 15/08/2017 14:05:23    2033625

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Replying To KY4SAM2015:  "Yeah Kingdomboy i remember well the hype surrounding Curran and especially Walsh given his pedigree.

I guess once a name is made at such a young age they probably were expected to line out for 6 or 7 different teams through underage/senior club games, divisional sides, minor, college teams etc, id assume nowadays there is a structure in place so these type of players are managed well.

Clifford does look a class above any player from his age group at the moment and its exciting to see what he can become once the lure of Aussie rules isnt too strong."
I know ky and only time will tell.
David is lucky in that he has excellent players all round him as well.

Hopefully the lure of oz will pass gently and keep going.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11004 - 15/08/2017 18:57:04    2033795

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Saw David kick a remarkable 3 6 for East Kerry minors v Mid Kerry his first goal was incredible but there was ever only one Mikey Sheehy his 79 performance lives in my memory as near perfection Thadhgie Lyne was another phenomenon scarcely mentioned these days

37sowhat (Sligo) - Posts: 752 - 15/08/2017 22:15:58    2033924

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Replying To 37sowhat:  "Saw David kick a remarkable 3 6 for East Kerry minors v Mid Kerry his first goal was incredible but there was ever only one Mikey Sheehy his 79 performance lives in my memory as near perfection Thadhgie Lyne was another phenomenon scarcely mentioned these days"
Welcome back 37sowhat , it's good to hear from you again on here.

We've been blessed throughout the years no they very rarely overlap, it's like you had Mikey Sheehy Maurice fitz mike frank gooch, I won't put jod in that bracket just yet but I've been lucky to have been able to support all these brilliant forwards in my time.

I never saw thady lyne unfortunately.

Ps you weren't wrong about rob o'sé stepping up, he's a lovely midfielder.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11004 - 16/08/2017 01:09:18    2033982

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Replying To Brinsley Swartz:  "Pat Spillane for me. 8 winners medals and he had a very big influence on all those victories.His skill set was superb wherever he popped up on the field. Pound for pound not alone Kerrys greatest,but probably the best all round exponent of Gaelic football that I have seen."
I would concur with every word and a tremendous man to drive on his colleagues on a team as well.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 2394 - 18/08/2017 09:42:12    2035004

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Declan O Sullivan - maybe not the best ever but a joy to watch when in full flight

imonmyway (Mayo) - Posts: 113 - 18/08/2017 11:32:36    2035057

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Replying To Breffnisbest:  "Yes David Clifford will be if the Aussies don't come calling"
Agree - Mikey Sheehy was outstanding.

traleeexile (Kerry) - Posts: 732 - 25/08/2017 12:31:43    2037514

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Clifford and O'Shea will over taken Cooper and Declan Sullivan

hamsterdean (Limerick) - Posts: 189 - 07/01/2020 07:20:50    2257889

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John Egan for me, unstoppable.

thegen (Dublin) - Posts: 24 - 17/01/2020 03:39:36    2260372

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For me it would have to be Maurice Fitzgerald, his languid style and being able to kick frees from the ground with both feet was a thing of beauty.

Johnnyprophet (Galway) - Posts: 27 - 17/01/2020 15:46:56    2260478

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i love the heading Kerrys greatest forward with
some posters only going back to the Gooch and
Maurice Fitz area i dont see any mention of Tagdie Lyne
or Paudie Sheehy Brendan Lynch all these guys and a few more
going back the years deserve a mention ,

wfkerry (USA) - Posts: 933 - 02/02/2020 17:04:30    2264506

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So Many Great players for me Mikey Sheedy first then John Egan Bomber was so crucial also

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 532 - 01/05/2020 15:30:12    2277213

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Mikey Sheehy. Pure class.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1286 - 02/07/2020 22:36:01    2282809

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Replying To wfkerry:  "i love the heading Kerrys greatest forward with
some posters only going back to the Gooch and
Maurice Fitz area i dont see any mention of Tagdie Lyne
or Paudie Sheehy Brendan Lynch all these guys and a few more
going back the years deserve a mention ,"
Maurice Fitz for me cos he could play midfield or fowards and two special feet.Only player i ever saw to take frees of the ground with both feet.Other mentions Declan John Egan Mike Sheehy Gooch and Spillane

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 51 - 07/07/2020 20:42:18    2283403

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