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WHO IS THE BEST IRISH AMERICAN OF ALL TIME

PAT CARROLL OF THE 70'S
GARY ALLEN OF THE 70'S
DAVE MCSWEENEY OF THE EARLY 80;S
TERRY CONAUGHTON OF THE EARLY 80'S
KEVIN LILY OF THE LATE 80'S

APPARENTLY THE YOUNGER MINORS OF THE 90'S AND 2000'S COULDN'T HOLD A CANDLE TO EITHER OF THESE GUYS

dub09 (Dublin) - Posts: 2 - 25/01/2009 00:23:33    188903

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terry connaughton was a class act . i hope you put your 100 dollars on him

kerryblue (Kerry) - Posts: 239 - 25/01/2009 16:20:47    188996

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Pat Carroll was the best. He played center field for New York with Frank McGuigan as his partner. Some other members of the team were Fran Ryder, Martin Geraghty, Seamus Donaghy, Vincent Denenny, Ollie Bracken, all of whom were County players. Some critics claimed he was short in one facet or another but his work-rate, strength, fitnes, fielding ability, and his ability to mark a more skillful player without fouling were a pleasure to watch.
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P. Rooney (USA) - Posts: 64 - 25/01/2009 22:44:37    189214

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The players mentioned were sure class acts, but the 90's and 2000 have produced far more quantity of talent. The minors have won 5 feiles in 10 years competing with the best in ireland. At the moment, teams in Gaelic park are loaded with american players. It's only a matter of time when NY will have a senior american born team.

P.Rooney (USA) - Posts: 99 - 26/01/2009 03:07:30    189292

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What about Ritchie Fleming of the late 1990's and early 2000's (Boston), or Danny Culloty (San Francisco) who actually ended up playing for Cork? Would they make a top 10 - or are we only discussing New York American Born players?

Dublinculchie (Dublin) - Posts: 324 - 26/01/2009 14:30:33    189616

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I agree with Rooney Pat Carroll was a force all the way though his years playing in the Minor Board up into junior and senior. Great man to field a ball and very tough. Probably wouldnt fare as well now with the soccerisation of Gaelic football the way he cleanly shouldered you off the ball. The diving crybabies would have a field day!

Mr.Mister (USA) - Posts: 24 - 26/01/2009 18:37:41    189987

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Danny Cullotty from san Francisco hands down!

chrin (Dublin) - Posts: 15 - 27/01/2009 00:15:32    190355

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P. Rooney!! The Feile teams never played again'st the " best in Ireland" when they won it was in the lower divisions,when they finally moved up to higher div. they stopped winning. Again, the pick of New York will not now or ever beat A division teams in the Feile,and remember these are CLUB TEAMS.

The Tan Open (None) - Posts: 8 - 27/01/2009 01:04:21    190370

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does anyone know if this is true
in the first all ireland championship minor game for ny 1976 against kerry
center forward gary allen caught a ball in the ny square and went on a solo run up the field zig zagging thru the kerry forwards and back line and with half the kerry team hanging off his back kicked the ball into the top of the net from 35 yards out after he pointed to it
an uncle of mine said it was the best solo run he ever saw ( thats from a kerry man)

dub09 (Dublin) - Posts: 2 - 27/01/2009 23:30:24    191524

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Agree with chrin, the West coast owns this one, Danny Culloty of San Francisco hands down. The man started his playing days with Shannon Rangers in San Francisco for 3 years prior to emigrating to Ireland. There he won 2 senior All-Ireland titles in midfield for Cork, 7 Munster titles, 1 National Football league title, 1 All-Ireland Junior title, 2 Munster Junior titles, 2 All Ireland U-21 titles, 2 U-21 Munster titles, 2 Cork Senior County football titles and . If another Irish-American has a trophy case full of medals like this I'd like to know! If not, I reiterate, Danny Culloty, best Irish-American footballer ever.

TOB (USA) - Posts: 24 - 28/01/2009 05:37:07    191621

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Have anyone ever heard of a Kerryman called Tommy Doyle. Yes born in chicago and thus makes him an irish american 7 yes thats right 7 all ireland senior medals . 3 all ireland u-21 medals. 9 senior munster medals, 3 national league medals. 3 senior county champoinship medals and too many medals won at junior, intermediate and senior with his club to mention. By the way did i mention that he captained kerry to victory in the the 1986 all ireland final and jeez i forget how about his all stars too. now who is the best ever irish american to play gaelic football only one answer here my friends the mighty TOMMY DOYLE

Jack (Players) - Posts: 21 - 28/01/2009 16:43:43    192324

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Jack, did some internet digging on Tommy Doyle. I had the pleasure of being at the '86 game where he captained Kerry to the Sam Maguire and agree he was a wonderful player and would definitely push Culloty out of my number one spot if he is Irish American. While I understand Wikipedia is NOT reliable as the input comes from the users, it lists Tommy has his own page and it lists his place of birth as County Kerry. I couldn't find anywhere else that lists his place of birth. Where did you establish his place of birth is in the US and who did he play for here? Thanks for the info.

TOB (USA) - Posts: 24 - 28/01/2009 17:39:55    192412

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Tommy was born in chicago along with his brother john and sisters mary and theresa when he was 9 his parents relocated to camp in west kerry where they had two more sons brendan and micheal this i know as i am very good friends with his brother brendan who lives here near me in new haven. tommy was not born in kerry as you say he was born in chicago

Jack (Players) - Posts: 21 - 28/01/2009 18:28:37    192469

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Who cares? Is there some kind of award comig up or something?

Glasheen (USA) - Posts: 4 - 28/01/2009 23:11:48    192733

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Apparantly there's $100 riding on it - so someone cares.

Dublinculchie (Dublin) - Posts: 324 - 28/01/2009 23:59:02    192778

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Danny Culloty played most of his football in Ireland. Tommy Doyle, if born in Chicago, played all his football in Ireland. Carroll, Connaughton, Lilly, Allen, O'Connor, Otero, McSweeney, McGahey, Finucane, McNamara, Healey, and all the others mentioned played in New York in the 80's when they were up against the likes of McGuigan, Donaghy, Ryder, Denenny, O'Kane, Colleran, Tomkins, Dunne, Toner, Meaney, and other outstanding players.
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P. Rooney (USA) - Posts: 64 - 29/01/2009 00:48:17    192803

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JFK

sean15 (Galway) - Posts: 32 - 29/01/2009 14:46:10    193246

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Barack Obama


Beats out JFK I think.

BrotherofLove (USA) - Posts: 4 - 02/02/2009 20:40:39    196333

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who you consider the best young americans of the 1990s/2000s..? chris clark seemed to be ready to step up to the new york squad in recent years as goes for vincent's son, brian denenny, but never seemed to get the callup..?

danm (USA) - Posts: 4 - 11/02/2009 01:30:47    203828

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Found this thread looking for info on Junior cup our NY All-Stars won in 1981. (or was it minor cup in 80? - NY won an all-ireland, anyhow). Michael O'Moriarty called both first game and replay against Galway from box above railyard stands. Pat Carroll's youngest brother here, wondering why I don't find anything on that final.

I didn't play, so can only pass on what I saw and heard. I won't be resolving question. Pat was at his athletic peak during that final. What even he never acknowledged was that the following Summer he tore up his left knee in a non-sports injury. I was there. He never acknowledged extent of injury, but if you saw him play after, you caught him at 70-80% of his previous physical abilities. The Pat Carroll of the team that defeated Galway was likened at time by O'Moriarty to Mattie McDonough at that age. He took replay throw-in out of air, soloing straight down field, leaving defenders in dust and buried it in back of net, removing any doubt about game's final outcome. He took many cheap shots from tribesman, but didn't retaliate. He has heart of a lion, as do Terry, Gary et al. Pat seemed to anticipate better, in my view.

Incidentally, he was offered center field job with Mayo, but told coach he'd go crazy living in Castlebar.

BrendanCarroll (USA) - Posts: 2 - 23/08/2020 23:33:10    2288839

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