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HS Readers' Hurling Team Of The Decade - Goalkeeper

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The end of the 2010's is fast approaching so what better time to pick our Hurling Team Of The Decade.

We're leaving that up to you, our readers, starting with the position of goalkeeper.

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HS Readers' Hurling Team Of The Decade - Defenders
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HS Readers' Hurling Team Of The Decade - Forwards

Administrator (None) - Posts: 2194 - 15/11/2019 10:00:54    2249723

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No brainer whatsoever- Eoin Murphy all day long.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 786 - 15/11/2019 11:39:41    2249732

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Replying To Bon:  "No brainer whatsoever- Eoin Murphy all day long."
Or Anthony Nash. Same amount of All Stars.

Two best goalkeepers of this decade for me.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - Posts: 472 - 15/11/2019 14:55:54    2249762

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Eoin Murphy. Anthony Nash a very close 2nd.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 544 - 15/11/2019 15:18:05    2249764

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Eoin Murphy - nobody else comes close.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 110 - 15/11/2019 18:18:30    2249780

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Eoin Murphy

therealtmo (Tipperary) - Posts: 1286 - 15/11/2019 21:26:08    2249799

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Hard to pick but ide go with Nash. I've always really liked him even back when we were only seeing brief glimpses as O' Cusacks understudy.

Murphy is amazing though and I wouldn't begrudge him it either and the relatively young man Quaid has been great the last few years and really integral to Limerick now.

Also this thread has made me realize just how long Donal Og, Cummins and a few others are out of the game it seems only yesterday they were finishing up

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 359 - 16/11/2019 02:36:10    2249820

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That Nash has the same amount of All Stars is kinda mad. Eoin Murphy all the way. Honorable mentions to Stephen O'Keefe and Anthony Nash.

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2417 - 16/11/2019 08:02:20    2249823

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Has to be Eoin Murphy, Nash is massively overrated

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 1705 - 16/11/2019 10:23:53    2249837

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Since 2010 the role of the goalkeeper has really changed. Brendan Cummins won his 5th AS in 2010 but would that skillset suit the hurling of 2019.
Eoin Murphy is without doubt a top goalkeeper he may not achieve as many AS as he deserves as KK are weaker now than at start of the decade. Enda Rowland is another top man and should have got the nomination this year.
Very little between Cummins and Murphy but Murphy for his all round game just shades it for me.

Brendanj (Westmeath) - Posts: 63 - 18/11/2019 14:50:56    2250165

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Replying To Brendanj:  "Since 2010 the role of the goalkeeper has really changed. Brendan Cummins won his 5th AS in 2010 but would that skillset suit the hurling of 2019.
Eoin Murphy is without doubt a top goalkeeper he may not achieve as many AS as he deserves as KK are weaker now than at start of the decade. Enda Rowland is another top man and should have got the nomination this year.
Very little between Cummins and Murphy but Murphy for his all round game just shades it for me."
Like you said the position has changed so it's always hard to judge 2 players from different times but for me Cummins gets it because of the changes he made to the position. He was part of a great era for hurling GKs but I think him more than anyone at the time brought the position to a new level of excellence

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 359 - 18/11/2019 15:46:28    2250178

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Recency bias will play a big part in selections on this. Eoin Murphy just about shades it given his incredible performances over the last 3 years. His first day out in 2013 was a bad one - left in 4 v Offaly and 2 were soft - he was good from 2014 on which isnt exactly the whole decade. People shouldn't forget that Anthony Nash had some excellent years in goal for Cork and has been around for longer. Stephen O'Keefe and Nickie Quaid have been the next best over the course of the decade - both of whom would be better on puckouts than Nash and Murphy imo but have not made as many high profile saves (although both are good shot stoppers also).

McFan88 (Limerick) - Posts: 371 - 19/11/2019 08:24:59    2250272

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Eoin Murphy - end of story. Not at his very best this year but the best I've ever seen - even if he hasnt been around as long as some of the other greats.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2758 - 19/11/2019 23:52:51    2250429

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Eoin Murphy - not even a contest.

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 1121 - 20/11/2019 09:30:50    2250448

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Eoin Murphy at a canter

LemonySnickett (Louth) - Posts: 82 - 20/11/2019 15:17:43    2250526

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Has to be eoin murphy.

plentyofstick (Galway) - Posts: 37 - 20/11/2019 16:20:21    2250538

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Replying To Breezy:  "Like you said the position has changed so it's always hard to judge 2 players from different times but for me Cummins gets it because of the changes he made to the position. He was part of a great era for hurling GKs but I think him more than anyone at the time brought the position to a new level of excellence"
A new level of excellence? He wasn't fit to lace the boots of Damien Fitzhenry in terms of inventiveness as a goalkeeper with puckouts and the development of the position.

Cummins had one big flaw as a goalkeeper, his shot stopping. When he made a save, it would often be saved back into the path of the forward again.

Best Goalkeeper of the 1990's - Damien Fitzhenry
Best goalkeeper of the 2000's - Damien Fitzhenry
Best Goalkeeper of the 2010's - Eoin murphy

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 1121 - 21/11/2019 10:04:04    2250625

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Replying To PortInFaithful:  "Or Anthony Nash. Same amount of All Stars.

Two best goalkeepers of this decade for me."
Nash - no chance.

Nicky Quaid for me.

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 1986 - 21/11/2019 10:41:28    2250633

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