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GAA stars with soccer credentials
« on: July 04, 2013, 11:48:12 PM »
GAA stars who gave up playing soccer to represent their county
Niall Morgan(Tyrone)played with Dungannon
Shane Supple(Dublin)played with Ipswich
Ciaran Lyng(Wexford)played with Leicester
Graham Geraghty had trial with Arsenal,Anthony Tohill had trial with Man Utd
Ryan McCluskey,Rory Gallagher,Shane McCabe(Fermanagh) all played for Portadown
PJ Banville(Wexford)played with Waterford Utd
Cian Mackey(Cavan) played with Monaghan Utd
Martin Reilly(Cavan) played with Burnley
Alan Murphy(Mayo)played with Galway Utd,Shamrock Rovers
Emyln Mulligan)Leitrim)played with Sligo Rovers
Paul Cahallane(Laois)played with Celtic
Eric Bradley(Wexford)played with Waterford Utd
Gary Connaughton(Westmeath)&Shane Curran(Roscommon) both played in goal for Athlone Town

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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 12:52:09 AM »
GAA stars who gave up playing soccer to represent their county
Niall Morgan(Tyrone)played with Dungannon
Shane Supple(Dublin)played with Ipswich
Ciaran Lyng(Wexford)played with Leicester
Graham Geraghty had trial with Arsenal,Anthony Tohill had trial with Man Utd
Ryan McCluskey,Rory Gallagher,Shane McCabe(Fermanagh) all played for Portadown
PJ Banville(Wexford)played with Waterford Utd
Cian Mackey(Cavan) played with Monaghan Utd
Martin Reilly(Cavan) played with Burnley
Alan Murphy(Mayo)played with Galway Utd,Shamrock Rovers
Emyln Mulligan)Leitrim)played with Sligo Rovers
Paul Cahallane(Laois)played with Celtic
Eric Bradley(Wexford)played with Waterford Utd
Gary Connaughton(Westmeath)&Shane Curran(Roscommon) both played in goal for Athlone Town

To be fair, Cake always fancied himself a roaming centre-back too.

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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2013, 04:44:52 AM »
How many 'gave up' soccer, or did they have it forced on them (at the level mentioned here)?
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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013, 06:39:42 AM »
Arsene Wenger regrets bitterly that he didn't have the services of Geraghty to complement his other blond bombshell,Denis Bergkamp.One can only marvel at the sacrifices of the likes Niall Morgan,exchanging the glamour of Dungannon Swifts for the anonymity of Tyrone GAA

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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013, 09:00:31 AM »
You forgot the most famous of them all, Kevin Moran (Dublin & Man U & Ireland)
Niall Quinn (Dublin minor hurler)
Shane Long (Tipp Minor hurler)

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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2013, 09:03:50 AM »
John (BA) Convery, Glasgow Celtic, Portadown and Down hurlers.

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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2013, 09:14:42 AM »
Cillian Sheridan (Celtic, Plymouth, CSKA Sofia, St. Johnstone, Kilmarnock) and Cavan minors.
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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013, 09:30:24 AM »
Graham Geraghty
Gaelic football: Meath
Soccer: Kentstown Rovers
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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2013, 09:52:37 AM »
Tohill actually played with Derry City too

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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2013, 10:19:36 AM »
GAA stars who gave up playing soccer to represent their county
Niall Morgan(Tyrone)played with Dungannon
Shane Supple(Dublin)played with Ipswich
Ciaran Lyng(Wexford)played with Leicester
Graham Geraghty had trial with Arsenal,Anthony Tohill had trial with Man Utd
Ryan McCluskey,Rory Gallagher,Shane McCabe(Fermanagh) all played for Portadown
PJ Banville(Wexford)played with Waterford Utd
Cian Mackey(Cavan) played with Monaghan Utd
Martin Reilly(Cavan) played with Burnley
Alan Murphy(Mayo)played with Galway Utd,Shamrock Rovers
Emyln Mulligan)Leitrim)played with Sligo Rovers
Paul Cahallane(Laois)played with Celtic
Eric Bradley(Wexford)played with Waterford Utd
Gary Connaughton(Westmeath)&Shane Curran(Roscommon) both played in goal for Athlone Town

To be fair, Cake always fancied himself a roaming centre-back too.

Johnny Lafferty (Tyrone) - Finn Harps and Dergview.
Colin McCullagh (Tyrone) - Omagh Town.
James McCartan (Down) - Glenavon.
Ryan Henderson (Armagh) - Linfield and DC.
Cunningham (Armagh) - Portadown.
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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2013, 10:23:14 AM »
Cian Mackey played with Monaghan Utd and was then offered a full time deal by Cork City in 07 but turned it down due to the Gaelic. Spent a season with Armagh City in the Irish League too.

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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2013, 10:39:10 AM »
goldenyears :P

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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2013, 10:53:22 AM »
GAA stars who gave up playing soccer to represent their county
Niall Morgan(Tyrone)played with Dungannon
Shane Supple(Dublin)played with Ipswich
Ciaran Lyng(Wexford)played with Leicester

Graham Geraghty had trial with Arsenal,Anthony Tohill had trial with Man Utd
Ryan McCluskey,Rory Gallagher,Shane McCabe(Fermanagh) all played for Portadown
PJ Banville(Wexford)played with Waterford Utd
Cian Mackey(Cavan) played with Monaghan Utd
Martin Reilly(Cavan) played with Burnley
Alan Murphy(Mayo)played with Galway Utd,Shamrock Rovers
Emyln Mulligan)Leitrim)played with Sligo Rovers
Paul Cahallane(Laois)played with Celtic
Eric Bradley(Wexford)played with Waterford Utd
Gary Connaughton(Westmeath)&Shane Curran(Roscommon) both played in goal for Athlone Town

Lyng was with Preston. Brendan Devenny played with Finn Harps, Portadown.

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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2013, 10:58:15 AM »
Donegal's David Walsh was with Luton Town in his youth.

A few Donegal players have had spells with Finn Harps: Brendan Devenney, Declan Bonner and (I think) Barry McGowan.

Packie Bonner lined out at midfield in the county colours in his youth. Declan Boyle played some intercounty in the early 90s before heading to Celtic and then a long League of Ireland career.


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Re: GAA stars with soccer credentials
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2013, 11:25:21 AM »
Larry Reilly - Barca, Brazil.
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