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Non Minor/U21s That Became Senior Stars

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Any good examples of Senior Stars that did NOT play Minors or Under 21s in Hurling or Football? Late bloomers?

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1109 - 14/11/2019 16:29:38    2249633

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Any good examples of Senior Stars that did NOT play Minors or Under 21s in Hurling or Football? Late bloomers?"
Footballers (from the irish times article last year)

Eoghan Ó Gara, Michael Fitzsimons, Harry Loughran, Shaun Patton,Karl O Connell,Gary Patterson, Ciarán Duggan, Declan Kyne, Ronan Shanahan

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2411 - 14/11/2019 16:43:25    2249637

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Kieran Donaghy the obvious one

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 11752 - 14/11/2019 16:45:52    2249639

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Replying To Breffni39:  "Kieran Donaghy the obvious one"
Im nearly sure Bernard Brogan is the more obvious one!

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 814 - 14/11/2019 16:53:51    2249641

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Replying To Breffni39:  "Kieran Donaghy the obvious one"
He played both

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 435 - 14/11/2019 17:08:25    2249645

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Replying To DUBJOHN:  "Im nearly sure Bernard Brogan is the more obvious one!"
Is it more obvious because he's from Dublin or why is it more obvious?

boman11 (Antrim) - Posts: 237 - 14/11/2019 17:10:10    2249646

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Replying To DUBJOHN:  "Im nearly sure Bernard Brogan is the more obvious one!"
Brogan played u21 with Dublin. Kieran Donaghy played minor and u21 with Kerry.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2411 - 14/11/2019 17:39:38    2249651

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Replying To DUBJOHN:  "Im nearly sure Bernard Brogan is the more obvious one!"
Might be if it was true

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 435 - 14/11/2019 17:42:38    2249652

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Can't be too sure about u21 but I'm fairly certain Brian Fenton and kevo mcmenamin didn't play minor for Dublin, also Conor Mcmanus for monaghan

boman11 (Antrim) - Posts: 237 - 14/11/2019 18:09:58    2249656

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Ryan 'Ricey' McMenamin

Wally (Tyrone) - Posts: 732 - 14/11/2019 18:33:15    2249660

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Paul Murphy from Kerry I believe.

iarmhi_an_mhaith (Westmeath) - Posts: 236 - 14/11/2019 18:41:03    2249662

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Ricey McMenamin

hannigantiptoe (Roscommon) - Posts: 39 - 14/11/2019 19:13:52    2249669

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Replying To boman11:  "Can't be too sure about u21 but I'm fairly certain Brian Fenton and kevo mcmenamin didn't play minor for Dublin, also Conor Mcmanus for monaghan"
Brian Fenton was on the Dublin 2014 U21 All ireland winning team. I think McManus played U21 but he didn't even make the minor panel.

Paul Murphy played for Kerrys u21s in 2012.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2411 - 14/11/2019 19:37:10    2249675

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Replying To ispeakwisdom:  "Brian Fenton was on the Dublin 2014 U21 All ireland winning team. I think McManus played U21 but he didn't even make the minor panel.

Paul Murphy played for Kerrys u21s in 2012."
McManus played some underage but never featured too much,
Also started out as a half back for Monaghan

MonaghanGlory (Monaghan) - Posts: 702 - 14/11/2019 21:10:55    2249690

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Karl O'Connell didn't even take up football til about 17/18 I think, got onto the senior county team about 24 if I remember right. Now he's won 2 Ulster titles and an All Star.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 874 - 14/11/2019 21:29:08    2249695

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Lar Corbett never played minor hurling for Tipp

leitrim4sam (Leitrim) - Posts: 475 - 14/11/2019 23:23:36    2249709

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Replying To patk:  "Karl O'Connell didn't even take up football til about 17/18 I think, got onto the senior county team about 24 if I remember right. Now he's won 2 Ulster titles and an All Star."
Pretty sure Drew Wylie didn't play minor or U-21 for Monaghan.

sleater (Monaghan) - Posts: 113 - 15/11/2019 11:32:27    2249731

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Johnny Doyle probably the standout guy in Kildare.

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts: 1623 - 15/11/2019 11:54:47    2249734

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Replying To oneoff:  "Might be if it was true"
Bernard Brogan didn't play minor football for Dublin (he was on the hurling panel though) but did play U21. He wasn't a star on that U21 team iirc. I think he fits the definition of a late bloomer in anyways. Started off as a senior in the mid 00s and didn't exactly set the world alight until 2009.

Michael Fitzsimons, Eoghan O'Gara and Brian Fenton didn't play minor for Dublin afaik.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13199 - 15/11/2019 12:00:28    2249735

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Replying To leitrim4sam:  "Lar Corbett never played minor hurling for Tipp"
Didn't "play" senior either just ask Tommy Walsh

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1362 - 15/11/2019 12:25:50    2249741

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