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Hurlers With Potential But Never Quite Made It

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "I remember Pa Carey well, he had a belter of a game in drawn 1987 semi final with Cork which Limerick should have held out to win..Kieran Kingston levelled it deep in injury time..Cork won the replay easy best remembered for the greatest goal ever scored according to many by John Fenton the clip and goal were used in the Ivomec drench for cattle...Micheal O Mhuirecheartaigh was 'Pa this' 'Pa that' "Pa Carey comes away with the ball"..Pa was nice tidy no nonsense hurled.Ciaran was coming on the scene around that time and if I remember right Ciaran missed the following years Munster semi final to Tipperary after apparently a car battery exploded on him that week. Tipp won by 0-15 to 0-08 after...Mike Galligan was an awesome servant to Limerick too...gone off topic I know but just the names came to mind..Terrence 'Spider' Kenny....Paddy Kelly...great names in Limerick hurling.."
Yes indeed. Ciaran actually missed the 1991 semi final as he was still a minor in 1988

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 106 - 05/05/2021 15:24:56    2340119


Replying To Fairplayalways:  "Ide be really more hurling but would know abit about football in Offaly too...Darby was an unused sub in 1971 final I just looked it up there...I agree about players playing in literally any position...Seamus Moynihan, Aidan O'Mahony..two of the greatest footballers I seen, yet, Moynihan in particular is never mentioned too often when comparing current great teams with older teams...Mike Hassett another who could play anywhere really...that group of Kerry player are relatively for got about now outside of Kerry...that team and era had some great talent..the finest..."
And one of the finest ever to competently cover an array of positions, usually down the middle, was your fellow Offaly man, Sean Lowry from Ferbane!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 260 - 05/05/2021 16:10:53    2340127


Replying To Bon:  "That's interesting about 2002/2003 , he always hit me as a guy with huge ability."
he had, he made his debut for clare when he was only 17 in the league, must have had big promise

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 526 - 05/05/2021 22:50:12    2340188


Replying To mickhiggins93:  "jimmy coogan?in fairness played in great kilkenny team but where did he go?
richie murray was nearly as good as joe canning at his age and now is nowhere..
he epitomises where galway hurling goes wrong as he was brought in too early and then discarded
kerril wade is another one,still hurling well with sarsfields but he wont be county standard again imo..i hope he didnt lose the hunger after all he won"
I didnt think Wade was even making the Sarsfield team the last couple of years? To the best of my knowledge he isnt and hasnt scored very much for them in a good few years. Correct me if I'm wrong though

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2974 - 06/05/2021 23:03:54    2340351


Replying To preddan:  "he had, he made his debut for clare when he was only 17 in the league, must have had big promise"
One of the forgotten Hurlers in Clare hurling. Scored one of the most important goals ever.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1085 - 07/05/2021 13:26:16    2340404