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James McCarthy

Last updated on Nov 12th, 2020 at 12:37

James McCarthy Dublin is a Rolls Royce of a footballer. The Ballymun man could easily have made the defenders list such is his versatility but its at midfield where McCarthy truly shines in a Dublin jersey. A three time all star, he, like so many great players in any sport comes alive when it matters most.

A tremendous athlete as well as a supremely talented footballer, McCarthy is often overlooked when compared with the other superstars of the Dublin team, but it is very often McCarthy that is the catalyst of the Dubs greatest performances.  

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Donal Keogan

Last updated on Sep 29th, 2020 at 11:24

Donal Keogan – Meath may no longer dine at the top table of the football championship but in their star defender Keogan they have a player worthy of his place on this list of best defenders. 

The swashbuckling defender spent much of his early Meath career playing the part of the man marker, designated to the opposition’s star forward, which resulted in his natural game being stifled.

These days though fans are used to the half-back marauding up the field, consistently aiding his attacking colleagues, adding another layer to the Meath attack. This form saw the Rathkenny man justifiably nominated for an all star in 2019, form Meath fans will hope can continue when 2020 All Ireland Championship finally gets underway.



Seanie Furlong

Last updated on Oct 17th, 2020 at 13:20

Seánie Furlong is a Gaelic footballer from County Wicklow, Ireland. He plays Gaelic football with his local club Kiltegan and has been a member of the Wicklow.

Brian Fenton

Last updated on Dec 5th, 2020 at 18:40

Brian Fenton (Dublin) is without doubt the finest midfielder in the land. The measure of the Raheny man’s greatness is the fact that he is already in the discussion as the greatest midfielder to ever play Gaelic football by the age of 27. 

He is the driving force behind the greatest team to ever play the game and has won an All Ireland every year of his senior inter-county career so far.

Fenton has proved almost unstoppable from his midfield position over recent years, with his now trademark runs from deep resulting in numerous goals for him and his team.

The towering midfielder has won man of the match awards in All Ireland finals, and was named footballer of the year in 2018, an award he will no doubt win again in the future. 

Dean Rock

Last updated on Oct 17th, 2020 at 18:58

Dublin County Football Dean Rock, the Ballymun Kickhams club-man has taken the art of free taking to new heights during his stellar inter-county career.

His percentage of successful frees in last year’s Championship was a truly exceptional 89%, nailing 32 of the 36 frees he took as Dublin secured the historic 5 in a row.

This metronome like reliability over the years has helped the Dubs keep up their relentless surge to success after success, and when he finally hangs up his boots, Rock will surely go down as one of the all-time great free takers in Gaelic football. 



David Byrne

Last updated on Nov 12th, 2020 at 13:21

David Byrne  Dublin Footballer plays his club football with Naomh Olaf.  Byrne has an impressive list of titles including 5 All Ireland SFC, 7 Leinster SFC,· 5 NFL , 1 All Ireland U21 FC , 2 Leinster U21 FC , 1 All Ireland MFC , 2 Leinster MFC .

Evan Comerford

Last updated on Nov 12th, 2020 at 13:22

Evan Comerford, Dublin senior football team Goalkeeper.