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Top Current Footballers Who Never Made An All Star Team

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gaelicgab (USA) - Posts: 866 - 22/03/2020 14:11:44    2274300

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Always felt Paddy McGrath was harshly overlooked. Not a "fancy" corner back but I doubt there's too many corner forwards about that look forward to being marked by him.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6787 - 22/03/2020 14:44:54    2274303

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He's not a current player but I always considered Limerick's John Galvin to the the best player never to have got an All-Star. He went toe to toe with some of the best midfielders, including Dara O Se, and was never found wanting.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 161 - 22/03/2020 18:27:24    2274315

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Alan Cronin

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 105 - 22/03/2020 20:07:17    2274319

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Replying To midlands:  "He's not a current player but I always considered Limerick's John Galvin to the the best player never to have got an All-Star. He went toe to toe with some of the best midfielders, including Dara O Se, and was never found wanting."
Did John Quane from limerick ever get an all star? Jay's he was class also Gary Brennan from Clare.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10744 - 22/03/2020 20:30:02    2274322

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Great so see so many outside of Limerick remember Quane and Galvin.
They would make you belive you could be anyone when they played

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 681 - 22/03/2020 21:50:48    2274327

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Did John Quane from limerick ever get an all star? Jay's he was class also Gary Brennan from Clare."
John Quane was never nominated as far as I know. He was class, and had a stormer against Kerry in 1991 and again 13 years later in 2004. Just showed how good he was to last that long. Limerick mostly didn't even reach Muster finals during his time though so it was next to impossible to get noticed.

John Galvin as midlands mentioned, is probably better remembered. Limerick were competitive during his time and he deserved a few All Stars. I never saw him beaten in midfield and he regularly was up against the top teams in his time. 2010 was especially hard to understand. I believe Darragh O'Shea rated him as the best opponent he faced.

All they wanted, like any Limerick footballer, was 1 Munster medal. Galvin especially came agonisingly close on numerous years, wasn't to be thought. They just had no luck.

county man (Limerick) - Posts: 1092 - 22/03/2020 22:32:58    2274330

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martin flanagan

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1212 - 23/03/2020 07:05:29    2274334

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "martin flanagan"
The thread is current footballers?

John Heslin.

Concerned_Supp (Westmeath) - Posts: 57 - 23/03/2020 09:55:45    2274339

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Patrick McBrearty.

Has played in 2 All Ireland finals, 5 Ulster Senior Titles, in purple patches has been as good as any inside forward in Ireland but as yet no All Star.

Had a shoe in All Star taken in 2018 by a bad injury in the Ulster Final and is still getting back to that level.

ManusFromHeaven (Donegal) - Posts: 268 - 23/03/2020 09:56:44    2274340

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Meath - Graham Reilly (for 2010 alone) and Donal Keoghan
Clare - Gary Brennan
Donegal - Shaun Patton

brian (Meath) - Posts: 805 - 23/03/2020 10:30:27    2274349

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Replying To brian:  "Meath - Graham Reilly (for 2010 alone) and Donal Keoghan
Clare - Gary Brennan
Donegal - Shaun Patton"
Yep. Couldn't agree more

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16512 - 23/03/2020 10:57:38    2274352

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Drew and Ryan Wylie, both had fantastic seasons in 2018 but overall are so so consistent for Monaghan, think in 2018 championship Ryan's markers only scored 0-4 off him from play. He marked some of the best that year when we went through the back door.

But anyway Colm Cavanagh is a better full back seemly...

MonaghanGlory (Monaghan) - Posts: 688 - 23/03/2020 11:27:06    2274356

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For Mayo Kevin McLoughlin, Jason Doherty and Tom Parsons

Mfs (Mayo) - Posts: 192 - 23/03/2020 11:36:13    2274359

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Replying To ManusFromHeaven:  "Patrick McBrearty.

Has played in 2 All Ireland finals, 5 Ulster Senior Titles, in purple patches has been as good as any inside forward in Ireland but as yet no All Star.

Had a shoe in All Star taken in 2018 by a bad injury in the Ulster Final and is still getting back to that level."
Wow, can't believe he doesn't have an All Star already. One of the best in the game without a doubt

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1791 - 23/03/2020 12:11:01    2274364

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Replying To county man:  "John Quane was never nominated as far as I know. He was class, and had a stormer against Kerry in 1991 and again 13 years later in 2004. Just showed how good he was to last that long. Limerick mostly didn't even reach Muster finals during his time though so it was next to impossible to get noticed.

John Galvin as midlands mentioned, is probably better remembered. Limerick were competitive during his time and he deserved a few All Stars. I never saw him beaten in midfield and he regularly was up against the top teams in his time. 2010 was especially hard to understand. I believe Darragh O'Shea rated him as the best opponent he faced.

All they wanted, like any Limerick footballer, was 1 Munster medal. Galvin especially came agonisingly close on numerous years, wasn't to be thought. They just had no luck."
Íl never forget Darragh catching the ball as it was going over the bar in the gaelic grounds in 2004, ye should have had us that day.

Quane was great to watch as was Galvin.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10744 - 23/03/2020 12:52:48    2274368

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Niall Morgan (Tyrone)

Paddy McGrath (Donegal)
Davy Byrne  (Dublin)
Chrissy McCaigue (Derry)
Donal Keogan (Meath)
Mickey Quinn (Longford)
Kevin McKernan (Down)

Gary Brennan (Clare)
Kieran Hughes (Monaghan)

Shane Walsh (Galway)
Damien Comer (Galway)
Enda Smith (Roscommon)
Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)
Jamie Clarke (Armagh)
David Tubridy (Clare)

97Cavans (Cavan) - Posts: 98 - 23/03/2020 13:42:16    2274373

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Replying To ManusFromHeaven:  "Patrick McBrearty.

Has played in 2 All Ireland finals, 5 Ulster Senior Titles, in purple patches has been as good as any inside forward in Ireland but as yet no All Star.

Had a shoe in All Star taken in 2018 by a bad injury in the Ulster Final and is still getting back to that level."
The left foot merchant. Too easy to shut down on the big days as he's to predictable. Quite easy for the top corner backs to mark. That's why he never got an all star.

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 182 - 23/03/2020 13:42:43    2274374

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Replying To Mfs:  "For Mayo Kevin McLoughlin, Jason Doherty and Tom Parsons"
McLoughlin really? Surprised at that one. A very clever player who has been operating at the business end of the championship for a decade.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6787 - 23/03/2020 13:45:21    2274375

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Replying To ManusFromHeaven:  "Patrick McBrearty.

Has played in 2 All Ireland finals, 5 Ulster Senior Titles, in purple patches has been as good as any inside forward in Ireland but as yet no All Star.

Had a shoe in All Star taken in 2018 by a bad injury in the Ulster Final and is still getting back to that level."
Yeah Patrick was in the form of his life in 2018. Here's hoping he can get back to those levels again. In a weird way, for some players the current enforced break might not be a bad thing. e.g. for players like Kieran Gillespie, Mattie Donnelly, Cathal McShane etc

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6787 - 23/03/2020 13:47:14    2274376

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