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Siblings Playing On A Team

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Recently 5 brothers played a competitive hurling match for Sligo. Surely that must be the most brothers that ever played for a County team in a competition. Any ideas ?

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1793 - 03/01/2024 10:15:38    2518136

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Replying To eoinog:  "Recently 5 brothers played a competitive hurling match for Sligo. Surely that must be the most brothers that ever played for a County team in a competition. Any ideas ?"
You could be correct Eoin.A good few counties had 3 siblings play and I know Kerry had 4 Sheehy brothers in the 50s or 60s.Kilkenny had 3 or 4 Fennelly brothers.Now while im not 100% I think 5 Connolly bros might have played hurling for Galway.John Michael Joe Paraig and I think Gerry.Great question.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3812 - 03/01/2024 11:53:44    2518158

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Replying To eoinog:  "Recently 5 brothers played a competitive hurling match for Sligo. Surely that must be the most brothers that ever played for a County team in a competition. Any ideas ?"
6 Delaney brothers, Brian, Fergal, Niall, Ruairi, George and Pat from the Tooreen club, hurled for Mayo in the 90s.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7520 - 03/01/2024 15:06:08    2518214

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Most Dub brothers I can recall playing on the same team, and on the same day, were P.J, Mick and Vinnie Holden of Cuala.

Indeed I recall one day when the three of them attempted to engage the entire Limerick team after one of them got a sly dunt. That was 1975 or 6. Limerick had most of the team who had won the All Ireland in 1973.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2927 - 03/01/2024 15:46:27    2518228

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "6 Delaney brothers, Brian, Fergal, Niall, Ruairi, George and Pat from the Tooreen club, hurled for Mayo in the 90s."
That's great. Did they all play on the same day?

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1793 - 03/01/2024 16:22:31    2518233

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Replying To eoinog:  "That's great. Did they all play on the same day?"
Yeah. 4 league matches.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7520 - 03/01/2024 22:09:07    2518273

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