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GAA reveal Football 'Stars of the 80s' team

Updated: Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 17:05 | Comments

Mayo's Willie Joe Padden forms an all Connacht partnership in midfield with the late Dermot Earley
Mayo's Willie Joe Padden forms an all Connacht partnership in midfield with the late Dermot Earley

The GAA have named their Football ‘Stars of the 80s’ team - a selection of players who were prominent during the 1980s, but never won an All-Ireland medal.

In total 11 counties are represented.

Roscommon lead the way with three players, including the late Dermot Earley, who is named at midfield.

Willie Joe Padden from Mayo occupies the other berth in the middle.

Both Tyrone and Monaghan enjoy double representation. Eugene McKenna and Frank McGuigan from the Red Hand County are named at centre-half-forward and full-forward respectively

Monaghan’s Eugene ‘Nudie’ Hughes is also part of the attack, while Ciaran Murray fills the number six position.

The team will be paraded at Croke Park before the start of the All-Ireland football final on Sunday, 22 September.

Football 'Stars of the '80s' team:

Brian McAlinden (Armagh), Harry Keegan (Roscommon), Kevin Kehilly (Cork), Seamus McHugh (Galway), Jim Reilly (Cavan), Ciaran Murray (Monaghan), Colm Browne (Laois), Dermot Earley (Roscommon), Willie Joe Padden (Mayo), Peter McGinnity (Fermanagh), Eugene McKenna (Tyrone), Kevin O’Brien (Wicklow), Eugene Hughes (Monaghan), Frank McGuigan (Tyrone), Tony McManus (Roscommon) 

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