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HS Readers' Hurling Team Of The Decade - Midfielders

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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.

Next up, midfield.

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

Administrator (None) - Posts: 2198 - 20/11/2019 15:27:05    2250527

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Michael Fennelly
Daithi Burke

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 804 - 20/11/2019 15:38:57    2250529

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Noel McGrath, Michael Fennelly

Coopers_Helmet (Tipperary) - Posts: 144 - 20/11/2019 15:52:50    2250531

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Replying To Bon:  "Michael Fennelly
Daithi Burke"
Agreed expect think you mean David burke

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 1813 - 20/11/2019 15:53:49    2250532

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8. Michael Fennelly
9. David Burke

Noel McGrath had a very good year in midfield this year but overall Fennelly and Burke would be my type of midfielder, strong in the air, run all day and score too.

Brendanj (Westmeath) - Posts: 63 - 20/11/2019 15:54:13    2250534

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8. Kevin Moran
9. Richie Hogan

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2437 - 20/11/2019 15:56:25    2250535

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Replying To wexico15:  "Agreed expect think you mean David burke"
Thanks, I do indeed :)

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 804 - 20/11/2019 16:05:31    2250536

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Have to agree Michael fennelly and david burke.
Other notable mention wound be kevin Moran noel McGrath and Brendan maher

plentyofstick (Galway) - Posts: 38 - 20/11/2019 16:23:53    2250539

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Replying To Brendanj:  "8. Michael Fennelly
9. David Burke

Noel McGrath had a very good year in midfield this year but overall Fennelly and Burke would be my type of midfielder, strong in the air, run all day and score too."
If Noel McGrath isn't picked at midfield he should a spot in the half forward his vision, consistency (got a few MOTM down the years) and afaik he has scored in all bar 1 of his championship matches.

Coopers_Helmet (Tipperary) - Posts: 144 - 20/11/2019 16:33:05    2250541

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David Burke,
Richie Hogan

therealtmo (Tipperary) - Posts: 1290 - 20/11/2019 17:50:48    2250552

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8. Michael Fennelly a certainty
9. Other position depends on whether Brendan Maher is picked at wing back or not. I've picked Maher at wing back so I'm going to go with Kevin Moran here, but if Maher doesn't make it at wing back then I'd have him here ahead of moran

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 1129 - 20/11/2019 18:11:22    2250556

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Replying To 890202:  "8. Michael Fennelly a certainty
9. Other position depends on whether Brendan Maher is picked at wing back or not. I've picked Maher at wing back so I'm going to go with Kevin Moran here, but if Maher doesn't make it at wing back then I'd have him here ahead of moran"
8 Michael Fennelly
9 Tony Kelly

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 553 - 20/11/2019 19:18:17    2250569

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Yeah, I think Michael Fennelly has been the top midfielder of the decade. There are numerous contenders for his partner and I wouldn't argue against Tony Kelly. He set very high standards for himself as a teenager and while he may not have always lived up to his 2013 levels he has played several outstanding games for both club and county. Like a lot of the top players he tends to attract a lot of unfair and harsh criticism whenever he under-performs.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 119 - 20/11/2019 21:34:37    2250584

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Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "8 Michael Fennelly
9 Tony Kelly"
Agreed, Kelly marginally ahead of Burke and Moran for me.

McFan88 (Limerick) - Posts: 374 - 21/11/2019 08:27:06    2250611

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Would Kelly not have had his best days at Centre forward rather than midfield?

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 1129 - 21/11/2019 09:49:07    2250621

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Replying To 890202:  "Would Kelly not have had his best days at Centre forward rather than midfield?"
True, he mostly has number 11 on his back but even then he floats all over the place and operates like a midfielder, which I believe is his best position.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 119 - 21/11/2019 12:29:25    2250658

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Fennelly
Brendan Maher

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2766 - 22/11/2019 19:30:50    2250930

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