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Top Current Footballers Who Never Made An All Star Team

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Replying To monaghanmad:  "The left foot merchant. Too easy to shut down on the big days as he's to predictable. Quite easy for the top corner backs to mark. That's why he never got an all star."
What big days? The 5 Ulster Finals hes won in his 20s?

2 years ago he gave one of the great displays ever seen by an away player down in Kerry, where they know a top footballer, kicking 10pts on the day.

'Quite easy for the top corner backs to mark" haahaha

ManusFromHeaven (Donegal) - Posts: 268 - 23/03/2020 14:19:18    2274381

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Replying To monaghanmad:  "The left foot merchant. Too easy to shut down on the big days as he's to predictable. Quite easy for the top corner backs to mark. That's why he never got an all star."
Colm McFadden was all left foot and it didn't stop him winning an All Star and being championship top scorer in a supposedly defensive team in 2012.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6784 - 23/03/2020 14:21:24    2274382

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Replying To midlands:  "He's not a current player but I always considered Limerick's John Galvin to the the best player never to have got an All-Star. He went toe to toe with some of the best midfielders, including Dara O Se, and was never found wanting."
Should have won one in 2010. Didn't get it as imo Paddy Keenan was given a token one after what had happened n the Leinster final

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 346 - 23/03/2020 14:35:41    2274384

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Ross munnelly . Was unbelievable from 03 to 08 and still playing today. Amazing player

Malonemagic (Laois) - Posts: 644 - 23/03/2020 17:12:01    2274400

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Replying To ManusFromHeaven:  "Patrick McBrearty.

Has played in 2 All Ireland finals, 5 Ulster Senior Titles, in purple patches has been as good as any inside forward in Ireland but as yet no All Star.

Had a shoe in All Star taken in 2018 by a bad injury in the Ulster Final and is still getting back to that level."
That's amazing. For me he's been the best footballer in Ulster for a few years now (recent time out with injuries aside).

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2837 - 23/03/2020 17:51:25    2274410

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Definitely Kevin McLoughlin from Mayo. Should probably have got one in 2012 and 2017. Never gets injured either. Even this year he's been one of our best players in the league.

Another one from Mayo is Seamus O'Shea. Don't think he's ever got a nomination but has been a key player in many of our big championship games over the last decade.

MayoDan (Mayo) - Posts: 185 - 23/03/2020 21:30:24    2274429

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Replying To tiobraid:  "That's amazing. For me he's been the best footballer in Ulster for a few years now (recent time out with injuries aside)."
Hes not even the best footballer in Donegal, That would be Mr Murphy

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 370 - 23/03/2020 21:54:18    2274434

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Replying To Concerned_Supp:  "The thread is current footballers?

John Heslin."
ger egan

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1209 - 24/03/2020 12:07:23    2274454

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Hes not even the best footballer in Donegal, That would be Mr Murphy"
Not a chance in my opinion. Murphy was but for me if I was a Donegal man McBrearty and McHugh are the men now. No doubt Murphy is the leader of that team but for me McBrearty is their match winner.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2837 - 24/03/2020 16:15:12    2274493

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Replying To MayoDan:  "Definitely Kevin McLoughlin from Mayo. Should probably have got one in 2012 and 2017. Never gets injured either. Even this year he's been one of our best players in the league.

Another one from Mayo is Seamus O'Shea. Don't think he's ever got a nomination but has been a key player in many of our big championship games over the last decade."
I'm 99% sure he was nominated at least once.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2837 - 24/03/2020 16:16:49    2274494

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Shane Walsh should have had one in 2018 instead of Ian Burke. Burke was very good, but Walsh was excellent in more of our games and was the main reason we turned around the Connacht final.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 703 - 24/03/2020 16:27:16    2274497

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Replying To ManusFromHeaven:  "What big days? The 5 Ulster Finals hes won in his 20s?

2 years ago he gave one of the great displays ever seen by an away player down in Kerry, where they know a top footballer, kicking 10pts on the day.

'Quite easy for the top corner backs to mark" haahaha"
I've seen him damage Monaghan a few times, notably brilliant against them in the 2014 Ulster Final.

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 841 - 26/03/2020 08:48:18    2274693

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Replying To ManusFromHeaven:  "Patrick McBrearty.

Has played in 2 All Ireland finals, 5 Ulster Senior Titles, in purple patches has been as good as any inside forward in Ireland but as yet no All Star.

Had a shoe in All Star taken in 2018 by a bad injury in the Ulster Final and is still getting back to that level."
When mcbrearty got injured in 2018 I remember being very deflated. His form that season was really good. Excellent against Kerry in Killarney, excellent against Galway in letterkenny, an outrageous second half against Dublin in the league, then was injured for a few games before being decent against mayo. Leading scorer in Ulster championship and was all set for super 8s. It was so disappointing for him. Didn't even get an Irish news Ulster all star!!!

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 273 - 28/03/2020 00:28:59    2274864

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Replying To Ulsterchamps_32:  "When mcbrearty got injured in 2018 I remember being very deflated. His form that season was really good. Excellent against Kerry in Killarney, excellent against Galway in letterkenny, an outrageous second half against Dublin in the league, then was injured for a few games before being decent against mayo. Leading scorer in Ulster championship and was all set for super 8s. It was so disappointing for him. Didn't even get an Irish news Ulster all star!!!"
We have never seen enough of paddy McBrearty unfortunately, I seen his brother Stephen at minor level and thought he was unreal.

I often think if Jim McGuinness had brought paddy on earlier in the 2014 final we could have been in trouble, I often wonder if mayo had beat us in the semifinal would Jim have started paddy in the final.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10738 - 28/03/2020 03:04:27    2274870

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Replying To MayoDan:  "Definitely Kevin McLoughlin from Mayo. Should probably have got one in 2012 and 2017. Never gets injured either. Even this year he's been one of our best players in the league.

Another one from Mayo is Seamus O'Shea. Don't think he's ever got a nomination but has been a key player in many of our big championship games over the last decade."
Mayo Dan I agree with you on mcglogholin but Seamie O'Shea was only ever a squad player unfortunautly.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10738 - 28/03/2020 03:08:38    2274871

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Replying To 97Cavans:  "Niall Morgan (Tyrone)

Paddy McGrath (Donegal)
Davy Byrne  (Dublin)
Chrissy McCaigue (Derry)
Donal Keogan (Meath)
Mickey Quinn (Longford)
Kevin McKernan (Down)

Gary Brennan (Clare)
Kieran Hughes (Monaghan)

Shane Walsh (Galway)
Damien Comer (Galway)
Enda Smith (Roscommon)
Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)
Jamie Clarke (Armagh)
David Tubridy (Clare)"
Kevin Mckernan won an all star in 2010

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1836 - 28/03/2020 08:55:26    2274876

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All-Stars appear to be based on who reaches and wins AI's. In last few years you have situations where guys are given All Stars (AS) even though they do not play in position given. Now on best players! every county has at least one good player but most of these never get a AS, or indeed a mention. Now you do not win an AS-it is given out. You win matches.

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2128 - 28/03/2020 11:02:15    2274879

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A few has mentioned Enda Smith for us but I'd have Cathal Cregg and Niall Daly before him.

All-Stars are no longer individual awards as nowadays your team especially a "lesser county" has to reach the All Ireland semi final for a player to get one

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2330 - 28/03/2020 16:43:30    2274900

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Eoghan Ban Gallagher, John Small, Ryan McAnaspie, Shane Walsh, Jamie Clarke, Dennis Bastick, Ruairi Deane, Brian Hurley, Jarlaith Og Burns, Paul Kerrigan, Luke Connolly, Rian O Neill, Mark Collins, Shaun Patton.

* One of my favorite players to watch full pelt is Sean Powter, horrible luck with injuries, but a star in the making.

I know many would think Kerry will pick up the scraps once Dublin regress this year, but i actually think it could be Cork or Galway who might dominate the next era, Armagh are coming as well, but wouldn't be a fan of Geezer as a manager. Donegal wont be fearing anyone either.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3316 - 28/03/2020 19:38:02    2274921

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Replying To browncows:  "All-Stars appear to be based on who reaches and wins AI's. In last few years you have situations where guys are given All Stars (AS) even though they do not play in position given. Now on best players! every county has at least one good player but most of these never get a AS, or indeed a mention. Now you do not win an AS-it is given out. You win matches."
Exactly, which is why a lot of us have lost interest in the A/Ss years ago.

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 94 - 29/03/2020 16:33:17    2274971

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