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Pat Spillane's team of the Century

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impossible task to pick 15 but yes to Michael Donnellan, Peter Canavan, Graham Geraghty, Trevor Giles, Ciaran MacDonald to name a few

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - 16/12/2016 20:53:12    1940609

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "He played well after but nowhere near the same standard. Bernard destroyed teams well before 2011 and to just say he ran amok in Leinster is laughable. Take off your Mayo hatred for Dublin glasses. Bernard Brogan after Gooch is the most lethal corner forward the last ten years.

Joyce was a great player no doubt about it doh, but for number 15 it's Bernard every time."
Lol my Mayo hatred for Dublin? Show me any post where I had a pop at Dublin for no reason. You posts are so random you don't even keep track of what other people say. I never said Brogan didn't do the business outside of Leinster, he is a class act. My point is he had a far better opportunity to do the business than Joyce did for most of his career. Oh and I was the poster defending ROC against the ramblings of a certain Dublin poster when he left the panel. Imagine that?

TheFlaker (Mayo) - 16/12/2016 22:05:26    1940617

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I'm sorry! A team of the millennium isn't worth the paper it's written on if Brian McGuigan isn't included!

Brain McGuigan was a gaelic football genius!

sam2008 (Tyrone) - 16/12/2016 22:20:18    1940622

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Cluxton
Higgins
McGee
Lacey
T o se
McGeeny
Jordan
D o se
Mcguigan
D o Sullivan
Canavan
Gooch
Murphy
B Brogan

ruanua (Donegal) - 18/12/2016 19:02:43    1940841

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Replying To sam2008:  "I'm sorry! A team of the millennium isn't worth the paper it's written on if Brian McGuigan isn't included!

Brain McGuigan was a gaelic football genius!"
Ok Brian fair enough.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - 18/12/2016 21:44:28    1940869

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Replying To Dubh_linn:  "Ok Brian fair enough."
Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Brian McGuigan has every right to be talked about in relation to the team of the century. Wonderful playmaker,would off walked on to the Dublin team of that era or current Dublin team. The only reason I didn't pick him was because he picked up a few horrific injuries over his career.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - 18/12/2016 22:36:45    1940877

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Replying To ruanua:  "Cluxton
Higgins
McGee
Lacey
T o se
McGeeny
Jordan
D o se
Mcguigan
D o Sullivan
Canavan
Gooch
Murphy
B Brogan"
Missed cavanagh at midfield

ruanua (Donegal) - 19/12/2016 16:10:30    1940984

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Just looking at the team again and my chin nearly hit the floor (again) - no Conor Gormley?

I know my previous no brainier was another Tyrone man Brian McGuigan, but even more essential to Tryone's AIF successes was the absolute rock that was Conor Gormley,

From his wonder block on Stevie McDonnell 2003, to him knocking Declan O'Sullivan half way down the Croke Park pitch in 2005 (O'Sullivan didn't touch the ball after that hit) and his all round marking, beating his man, reading of the game, toughness and never say die attitude.

Conor, in my mind was the ultimate Gaelic Footballer - an inspiration to his fellow players and Tyrone fans alike!

sam2008 (Tyrone) - 20/12/2016 04:36:21    1941072

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Good team from Pat. I don't agree with people coming on here saying there should be more from my county. Need to look beyond your own county sometimes

Charismatic (Donegal) - 25/12/2016 05:33:06    1942042

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Cluxton

Higgins
McGee
M O'Se

T O'Se
K Lacey
L Keegan

D O'Se
S Cavanagh

D Connolly
P Canavan
B Brogan

C Cooper
M Murphy
P Joyce

GalwayDownUnder (Galway) - 29/12/2016 01:30:58    1942216

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Brian McGuigan has every right to be talked about in relation to the team of the century. Wonderful playmaker,would off walked on to the Dublin team of that era or current Dublin team. The only reason I didn't pick him was because he picked up a few horrific injuries over his career."
Ok Brian,
Right you are.
Things must be pretty shi*e when you take everything so seriously.
You have a good new year now.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - 29/12/2016 14:30:34    1942239

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Ok I'll give this a go:

Cluxton

Marc
Graham Canty
Tom O'Sullivan

Tomas
Lee Keegan
Philip Jordan

Darragh
Sean Cavanagh

Paul Galvin
Declan O'Sullivan
Brian Dooher

Gooch
Star
B. Brogan

Can't find a place for Michael Murphy but he would be No 1 on the bench.

A bit Kerry heavy but the 2004-20009 team were incredible and IMO the best team we've seen so far this century. Dublin and Tyrone next obviously but in what order and how close I'll leave others to debate."
Oh! Come on Hermit, surely you could have found places for another one or two Kerry players on your team.

neverright (Roscommon) - 29/12/2016 15:20:40    1942241

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The great Tyrone and Kerry teams of the 00's have a lot of question marks hanging over them yet this Dublin team have none but our goalkeeper is the only player to make the team. Shocking from posters who believe that should be the team that Spillane picked.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - 29/12/2016 18:41:11    1942258

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "The great Tyrone and Kerry teams of the 00's have a lot of question marks hanging over them yet this Dublin team have none but our goalkeeper is the only player to make the team. Shocking from posters who believe that should be the team that Spillane picked."
Question marks?
I would agree that Dublin should be better represented. But it's not an awful team he picked.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - 29/12/2016 20:09:14    1942263

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "The great Tyrone and Kerry teams of the 00's have a lot of question marks hanging over them yet this Dublin team have none but our goalkeeper is the only player to make the team. Shocking from posters who believe that should be the team that Spillane picked."
What question marks have players from that Tyrone and Kerry team hanging over them?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - 29/12/2016 21:25:50    1942267

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I'd have pascal McConnell ahead of cluxton any day.
Cluxton is a very good kicker but not great between the sticks.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - 29/12/2016 22:32:34    1942280

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Replying To Charismatic:  "Good team from Pat. I don't agree with people coming on here saying there should be more from my county. Need to look beyond your own county sometimes"
Well said. More interesting if people can only recommend people from outside their county. Otherwise, it's as biased as parents talking about their children's achievements! Spillane's team was grand and given how passionate the man is about Kerry, remarkably balanced overall.

essmac (Tyrone) - 29/12/2016 23:04:18    1942286

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I'd have pascal McConnell ahead of cluxton any day.
Cluxton is a very good kicker but not great between the sticks."
Do you do standup as well ?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - 29/12/2016 23:08:58    1942287

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What question marks have Tyrone and Kerry? Ok before I start they were both great teams.

Tyrone never won back to backs, they never even made it to back to back all Ireland's I think the closest they ever got was 08 09 yet were beaten by a lot of average teams in their great period.


Kerry did do back to backs but they were beaten and needed a second chance to do it , who did Kerry ever beat that was good back then (ok Armagh 06 I'll give them that) but otherwise they beat every team they were expected to beat and most of them were average. The one team that asks them questions all the time in Tyrone Kerry just couldnt beat, 3 times this great Kerry team were found wanting by the same team and had no answer to beating them. Other teams did Kerry massive favours by beating Tyrone for them.


Dublin have beaten the best teams consistently over the last 6 years have done back to back and our still in their prime. Each year we've won Sam we've done it the hard way we're you've to hold your hand up and say they've beaten the best teams possible in all fairness

clondalkindub (Dublin) - 30/12/2016 08:19:15    1942300

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "What question marks have Tyrone and Kerry? Ok before I start they were both great teams.

Tyrone never won back to backs, they never even made it to back to back all Ireland's I think the closest they ever got was 08 09 yet were beaten by a lot of average teams in their great period.


Kerry did do back to backs but they were beaten and needed a second chance to do it , who did Kerry ever beat that was good back then (ok Armagh 06 I'll give them that) but otherwise they beat every team they were expected to beat and most of them were average. The one team that asks them questions all the time in Tyrone Kerry just couldnt beat, 3 times this great Kerry team were found wanting by the same team and had no answer to beating them. Other teams did Kerry massive favours by beating Tyrone for them.


Dublin have beaten the best teams consistently over the last 6 years have done back to back and our still in their prime. Each year we've won Sam we've done it the hard way we're you've to hold your hand up and say they've beaten the best teams possible in all fairness"
All true statements but if you're picking the best 15 of the last 16 years you're looking for it individual players consistency of high performance. Usually they'll come from All Ireland winners but not always. It's all about opinions.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - 30/12/2016 11:22:55    1942312

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