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All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« on: April 28, 2020, 04:56:46 PM »
Has anyone else been keeping an eye on the formation of these teams?

Over the last 40 years, The Sunday Game has brought the GAA football and hurling championships into your homes.

And now, we want you to help us choose the best XV in each code of the TV era - picking the best XV from All-Star winners of the Sunday Game era (1979-present)


They've already voted for the goalkeeper and both full back and half back lines.  And voting is open for midfield.

The team so far is:

1. Cluxton
2. Paídí
3. Moynihan
4. Marc O'Sé
5. McCaffrey
6. Keegan
7. Tomas O'Sé
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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2020, 05:04:59 PM »
Has anyone else been keeping an eye on the formation of these teams?

Over the last 40 years, The Sunday Game has brought the GAA football and hurling championships into your homes.

And now, we want you to help us choose the best XV in each code of the TV era - picking the best XV from All-Star winners of the Sunday Game era (1979-present)


They've already voted for the goalkeeper and both full back and half back lines.  And voting is open for midfield.

The team so far is:

1. Cluxton
2. Paídí
3. Moynihan
4. Marc O'Sé
5. McCaffrey
6. Keegan
7. Tomas O'Sé

Already looks like  farce - would prefer they picked players who actually played in the positions

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2020, 08:30:52 PM »
Has anyone else been keeping an eye on the formation of these teams?

Over the last 40 years, The Sunday Game has brought the GAA football and hurling championships into your homes.

And now, we want you to help us choose the best XV in each code of the TV era - picking the best XV from All-Star winners of the Sunday Game era (1979-present)


They've already voted for the goalkeeper and both full back and half back lines.  And voting is open for midfield.

The team so far is:

1. Cluxton
2. Paídí
3. Moynihan
4. Marc O'Sé
5. McCaffrey
6. Keegan
7. Tomas O'Sé

Half the backs from one family.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2020, 08:33:17 PM »
Keegan very good no doubt but not best ever territory imo. Marc O’Se the same.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2020, 08:44:50 PM »
Marc O'Se is probably the most overrated player of the past 20 years.

Karl Lacey should be a shoe in on that team.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2020, 09:31:34 PM »
Slight bias towards the second twenty years so far.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2020, 09:37:48 PM »
Id have Tomas, I'd give Paidi a pass as he was really before my time.... Marc tho? That's just funny, tho not half as funny as the fact he has a POTY award and the Gooch none


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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2020, 10:00:12 PM »
Philip Jordan simply has to be no 7.......why play tomas there when he was 5 all his life......

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2020, 11:29:03 PM »
Keith Higgins left back for me.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2020, 12:13:27 AM »
Marc O'Sé  ;D

I suppose having the surname helps!

Keegan can't be considered - no All Ireland medal (and Intermediate Club medals don't count). Without an AI medal you are nothing in Gaelic football!

There were decent defenders in the Great Meath and Cork teams of the late 80's early 90's.


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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2020, 09:37:09 AM »

These are via public vote?

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2020, 09:43:24 AM »
Philip Jordan best half back of his generation. Farcical not to include him. It's a team picked on who is best connected in Donnybrook. 

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2020, 09:49:29 AM »

These are via public vote?

Yes, selections are by public vote. They are moving one line at a time. If a player has an All Star in two different positions they can obviously only be picked for one. For example Paídí was picked in the full back line and so was excluded from being picked in the HB line. They are at midfield now in both the football and hurling teams. 

In fairness, the hurling team is a similar mess. FB line doesn't include any Kilkenny men - Corcoran, Lohan, O'Sullivan. Tommy Walsh is the only Kilkenny man in back 6.
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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2020, 09:51:39 AM »
Philip Jordan best half back of his generation.
That would likely be Tomás Ó Sé in most peoples book to be fair.


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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2020, 10:07:05 AM »
Marc O'Sé  ;D

I suppose having the surname helps!

Keegan can't be considered - no All Ireland medal (and Intermediate Club medals don't count). Without an AI medal you are nothing in Gaelic football!

There were decent defenders in the Great Meath and Cork teams of the late 80's early 90's.

Definitely recency bias at play. Martin O'Connell and Stephen O'Brien are two examples from the teams you mention who were as good as _almost_ any.