Over the past few weeks watching a lot of old GAA matches its unreal to see the difference to todays game. Its almost like 2 different games.
But if you take away the differences like tactic, fitness, lighter sliothars, better pitches etc strip it down to pure hurling ability what decade would come out on top?? Ive narrowed to the last decafe the 80s 90s and 00s. Ive selected 4 teams. A player can only play on 1 team so if a player crossed over the 80s and 90s and is in the 80s team he cant play for the 90s team…I didnt consider Dublin players as the heart mightbhave ruled the head!! Lets see what you think…
Team 80s: Ger Cunningham. John Henderson Conor Hayes Pat Fleury. Pete Finnerty. Tony Keady. Iggy Clarke. John Fenton. Joachim Kelly. Tomas Mulcahy. Joe Cooney. Nicky English. Billy Fitzpatrick. Jimmy Barry Murphy. Liam Fennelly
Team 90s: Damian Fitzhenry. Brian Corcoran. Brian Lohan. Martin Hanamy. Brian Whelehan. Ciaran Carey. Liam Dunne. John Pilkington. Paul McKillen. John Dooley. John Troy. Gary Kirby. Michael Cleary. DJ Carey. Ger Oloughlin.
Team 00: Brendan Cummins. Michael Kavanagh. JJ Delaney. Ollie Canning. Tommy Walsh. Ken McGrath. Sean Og OHalpin. Tommy Dunne .Ben Oconnor. Jerry Oconnor. Henry Shefflin. Eoin Larkin.John Mullane. Eoin Kelly (tipp) Eddie Brennan.
Team 10s: Eoin Murphy. Paul Murphy. Daithi Burke. Noel Connors. Tadgh de Burca. Brian Hogan. Paidi Maher. Noel McGrath. Mick Fennelly. Brick Walsh. Joe Canning. TJ Reid. Richie Hogan. Seamus Callinan. Patrick Horgan