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WHO ARE THE TOP 10/20 WEXFORD FOOTBALLERS THIS CENTURY

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IM SURE THIS HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE, BUT WE NEED A CHALLANGE NOW TO EASE THE BORDOM

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2013 - 19/03/2020 21:09:05    2274118

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "IM SURE THIS HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE, BUT WE NEED A CHALLANGE NOW TO EASE THE BORDOM"
Matty
Lyng
Brian Malone
Colm Morris
Daithi waters
David Murphy
Red Barry
Banville
Adrian flynn
Brosnan
Graham molloy
Philip Wallace
Masterson
Eric Bradley
Paddy Colfer
Michael Furlong
Shane Roche
Adrian Morrissey
John Hegarty
Niall Murphy

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3034 - 19/03/2020 22:23:55    2274128

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This starts off promising, and then turns into a Ross District special!!

rossytilidie (Wexford) - Posts: 257 - 23/03/2020 09:55:03    2274338

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Replying To rossytilidie:  "This starts off promising, and then turns into a Ross District special!!"
Give us your list then...

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3034 - 23/03/2020 11:49:17    2274360

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Replying To wexico15:  "Matty
Lyng
Brian Malone
Colm Morris
Daithi waters
David Murphy
Red Barry
Banville
Adrian flynn
Brosnan
Graham molloy
Philip Wallace
Masterson
Eric Bradley
Paddy Colfer
Michael Furlong
Shane Roche
Adrian Morrissey
John Hegarty
Niall Murphy"
Leigh o brien have to be on it , easy to forget lads

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 236 - 23/03/2020 21:40:27    2274432

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Replying To Lockerroomboy:  "Leigh o brien have to be on it , easy to forget lads"
Scott Doran RIP should be on any list.

logger (Wexford) - Posts: 255 - 24/03/2020 12:52:48    2274458

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Replying To logger:  "Scott Doran RIP should be on any list."
jason lawlor

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2013 - 24/03/2020 14:36:53    2274477

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Would any of the great Duffry Rovers team that won seven county titles in a row from between 1987 to 1993 if I'm correct merit inclusion on that list?

Deisewexican (Waterford) - Posts: 30 - 24/03/2020 15:17:23    2274485

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Replying To Deisewexican:  "Would any of the great Duffry Rovers team that won seven county titles in a row from between 1987 to 1993 if I'm correct merit inclusion on that list?"
By this century I took it as 2000 onwards, I could be wrong.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3034 - 24/03/2020 15:48:27    2274488

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Leigh O'Brien definitely has to be on the list. He was still active post-2000, and was actually joint-sixth top scorer in the championship in 2000.

Other players that haven't been mentioned that were unsung heroes include Ciaran Deely, David Fogarty and Diarmuid Kinsella.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 676 - 24/03/2020 17:38:20    2274505

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In the infinite tedium of this 'lock-down' I got thinking whether I could devise a XV of footballers who either didn't play senior for Wexford at all, or didn't get a fair crack of the whip. Some I came up with it featured at junior level for the county, but all of them have been/were rock solid for the clubs for years.

Tom English (Ballyhogue)

Mel Doyle (Starlights)
Darren O'Reilly (Horeswood)
Danny Gardiner (Castletown)

Collie Molloy (Castletown)
Michael Hanrahan (Sarsfields)
Kenny Clooney (St.Anne's)

Tom Sheehy (Castletown)
Brendan Doyle (Glynn)

Pedro Travers (Naomh Eanna)
David Shannon (Horeswood)
Tommy Boland (Kilanerin)

Peter Atkinson (Bunclody)
Patrick Whitty (Adamstown)
Fran Simpson (St.Anne's).

Anyone have their own suggestions?

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 676 - 25/03/2020 11:34:09    2274585

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Replying To wexico15:  "Give us your list then..."
To be fair, when you look back through it, there's not too many to add to that list, in kind of ranking order I'd go with:

1. Mattie Forde - Wexford's answer to Messi
2. Red Barry - Smartest footballer we've seen in Wexford
3. Ciaran Lyng - Class act on his day
4. David Murphy - Solid no. 6, Leigh O'Brien / G Malloy not far behind in terms of quality at 6
5. Colm Morris - Ageless, very smart and dogged defender
6. Graham Molloy - Class at both 3 and 6
7. Philip Wallace - Just about keeps GM out of the no. 3 spot, mainly due to prbably lacking pace for the corner
8. Paddy Colfer - Really really good player, better than he got credit for, and very versatile
9. Brian Malone - Appearances say it all, never the "standout" player maybe but again very versatile and rarely played a bad game club or county
10. Leigh O'Brien - Savage Footballer, Savage Brain
11. PJ Banville - Undoubtedly talented, I feel we never saw the best of PJ
12. Daithi Waters - Had an unbelievable 2/3 years - The likes of Fogarty / Bocky had longer and steadier careers but when in his prime Dathai was hard stopped
13. John Hegarty - Class Footballer, not as good as Mattie / Lyng / PJ though, savage sub to bring in
14. Adrian Flynn - In as starter, could play at half back just as easily
15. J Cooper - Masterson a more modern keeper, and athlete but Johnny Coopers was a great goalkeeper for the time that was in it
16. Eric Bradley - The second starter in midfield - We had so many good midfielders, but not too many class midfielders, Eric on his day was top drawer though
17. Diarmuid Kinsella - Could have went for a host of other midfielders but versatility wise DK gets the nod
18. Adrian Morrissey - Again, lucky to be starting but lack of out and out half backs gets him in, as well as being a v good player
19. Ben Brosnan - Ben had one great season, and 2/3 good seasons, very good player and impact sub to have but lacking the class of some of the aforementioned forwards
20. John Hudson - The Forgotten one, could win a game single handedly on his day, didn't do it for years though, maybe Mattie being so good took slightly from him, where as Lyng / PJ / Red etc. fitted the bill better

Starting with the following
1. John Cooper 2. Colm Morris 3. Philip Wallace 4. Graham Molloy 5. Brian Malone 6. David Murphy 7. Adrian Morrissey 8. Dathai Waters 9. Eric Bradley 10. Adrian Flynn 11. Paddy Colfer 12. Red Barry 13. Ciaran Lyng 14. PJ Banville 15. Mattie Forde

16. Ben Brosnan
17. Leigh O'Brien
18. John Hegarty
19. Diarmuid Kinsella
20. John Hudson

rossytilidie (Wexford) - Posts: 257 - 25/03/2020 15:34:29    2274633

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OK HERE IS MY TEAM HAVING SPOKEN TO 2 X MANAGERS, JOHN COOPER, MORRIS WALLACE MOLLOY, BRIEN MALONE, MURPHY LEIGH O BRIEN, WATERS BRADLEY, BEN COLFER RED, LYNG PJ BANVILLE MATTIE, SUBS MASTERSON FLYNN, JOHN HUDSON, ADRAIN MORRESSY,AINDREAS DOYLE,JOHN HEGARTY

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2013 - 29/03/2020 16:52:27    2274972

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How about a best XV limited to just one player per club? I posted my hurling attempt in the relevant forum, so here's my football:

Ivan Meegan (Ferns St.Aidan's)

Michael Furlong (Adamstown)
Graeme Molloy (St.James)
Niall Murphy (Bannow Ballymitty)

Darragh Breen (Naomh Eanna/Nemo Rangers)
David Murphy (St.Mary's Rosslare)
Colm Morris (Castletown)

Robert Hassey (Davidstown-Courtnacuddy)
Brian Malone (Shelmaliers)

Adrian Flynn (Gusserane)
Paddy Colfer (Clongeen)
Redmond Barry (St.Anne's)

Ciaran Lyng (St.Martin's)
PJ Banville (Horeswood)
Matty Forde (Kilanerin).

Blessed that so many smaller clubs have produced county quality players in recent time.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 676 - 30/03/2020 23:35:45    2275063

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "OK HERE IS MY TEAM HAVING SPOKEN TO 2 X MANAGERS, JOHN COOPER, MORRIS WALLACE MOLLOY, BRIEN MALONE, MURPHY LEIGH O BRIEN, WATERS BRADLEY, BEN COLFER RED, LYNG PJ BANVILLE MATTIE, SUBS MASTERSON FLYNN, JOHN HUDSON, ADRAIN MORRESSY,AINDREAS DOYLE,JOHN HEGARTY"
Not sure about wallace and colfer. Scott Doran would have to be in it. Looks about right tho.

dumptruck1 (Wexford) - Posts: 194 - 29/04/2020 17:27:27    2277031

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Replying To dumptruck1:  "Not sure about wallace and colfer. Scott Doran would have to be in it. Looks about right tho."
colfer is ranked very highly by his peers

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2013 - 30/04/2020 22:27:21    2277157

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Ivan meegan,
Morris
Molloy
Malone
Flynn
Murphy
O brien
Colfer
Bradley
Doran
Red
Morrisey
Matty
Banville
Lyng

One club one man team

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 236 - 01/05/2020 01:08:12    2277170

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Forgot Ben brosnan

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 236 - 01/05/2020 01:09:38    2277171

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