"When the pressure was on in massive games, he delivered. Again and again and again."

February 13, 2018

Dublin's Bernard Brogan celebrates with the Sam Maguire Cup.
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Vinny Murphy rates Bernard Brogan as Dublin's greatest-ever scoring forward.

Winner of five All-Irelands and eleven Leinsters with the Dubs, Brogan's illustrious twelve-year intercounty career could be coming to an end as the 34-year-old has suffered a cruciate ligament injury. Former Dublin hero Vinny Murphy reckons he has been the best scoring forward ever to represent the capital:

"If we have seen the last of Brogan in a sky blue jersey, then he'll be remembered as a Dublin Hall of Famer," he writes in The Irish Daily Star. "Dublin have the greatest team in their history but a few stand out.

"Stephen Cluxton, Diarmuid Connolly, Paul Flynn and Brogan are up there with the best players ever to come out of the capital. To me, Connolly is Dublin's number one forward in terms of skill and talent. He can do things that very few players ever have been able to do.

"But Brogan is Dublin's greatest scoring forward. And he'd edge Connolly in terms of consistency too. Nobody could question Brogan when it came to the crunch. When the pressure was on in massive games, he delivered. Again and again and again."



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