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GAA Hall of Fame
« on: February 11, 2013, 06:07:06 PM »
http://www.irishtimes.com/sports/gaa/2013/0211/1224329933584.html

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GAA opens Hall of Fame

Mon, Feb 11, 2013

GAA: Players from the football and hurling teams of the millennium have been inducted into a new GAA Hall of Fame, along with Offaly footballer Tony McTague and Limerick hurler Eamon Cregan.

The Hall of Fame, which will be housed in the GAA Museum at Croke Park, will have two players inducted on an annual basis.

“Former players have a special place in the history of the GAA and nowhere is this captured better than in the GAA Museum where their achievements are highlighted and revered,” GAA president Liam O’Neill said this afternoon.

“This new facility will serve as a permanent reminder to the greatness of the players who adorned our game at the highest level. It is important that these players are remembered not only by those who were lucky enough to see them, but crucially by those who did not have that privilege.

“This is one way of assisting in that process and I congratulate them and their families.”

Football team of the millennium: Dan O'Keeffe (Kerry); Enda Colleran (Galway), Joe Keohane (Kerry) Seán Flanagan (Mayo); Sean Murphy (Kerry) JJ O'Reilly (Cavan), Martin O'Connell (Meath); Mick O'Connell (Kerry), Tommy Murphy (Laois); Seán O'Neill (Down), Sean Purcell (Galway), Pat Spillane (Kerry); Mikey Sheehy (Kerry), Tommy Langan (Mayo), Kevin Heffernan (Dublin).

Hurling team of the millennium: Tony Reddin (Tipperary); John Doyle (Tipperary), Nick O'Donnell (Wexford), Bobby Rackard (Wexford); Paddy Phelan (Kilkenny), John Keane (Waterford), Brian Whelahan (Offaly); Jack Lynch (Cork), Lory Meagher (Kilkenny); Christy Ring (Cork), Mick Mackey (Limerick), Jim Langton (Kilkenny); Eddie Keher (Kilkenny), Ray Cummins (Cork), Jimmy Doyle (Tipperary).
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So who should be the next two players inducted?

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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 06:41:40 PM »
No homework for anybody if we can fill the first page of this without anybody nominating a player from their own county.

(Or, in the case of our Northern correspondents, province.)

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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 06:55:02 PM »
Good idea, if they promote it properly this could become a very prestigious honour in the years to come. Stick Michael Donellan in there at some stage for the pure brilliance of his skill, very few have come close to him in raw talent in the history of the sport.

Two seems a very small number a year, particularly when there's a massive backlog of obvious HOFers.
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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 07:00:30 PM »
maurice fitz has got to be in there (and martin mchugh!)

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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 07:01:12 PM »
DJ Carey perhaps.
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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 07:10:07 PM »
Paidi o se

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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 07:31:47 PM »
John Mullane, Eamon O'Hara

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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 07:43:59 PM »
I go with mick o connell and Sean purcell from a football point of view, if you include hurling i put in Christy ring with O`Connell

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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 07:46:25 PM »
sorry read that wrong player selected from the millennium are automatically on, i go with Jack O`Shea

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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 07:48:05 PM »
and Matt Connor, thats my 2 anyway!!

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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 08:23:33 PM »
Declan Browne.
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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 08:26:01 PM »
Enda Muldoon. Get outta that one Hardy.
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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 08:55:49 PM »
Matt Connor, Peter Canavan, Dermot Earley
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 08:59:46 PM »
Noel Skehan, JBM, Ciaran Carey
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Re: GAA Hall of Fame
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 09:02:08 PM »
One from each province for football:

Padraig Joyce
Maurice Fitzgerald
Matt Connor
Oisin McConville