Wasted Double Potential

A lot of talk on the forum, as of recently about players having to choose one or the other when they get to senior, even at club level.
When it comes to hurlers Dublin have lost, you could include Cormac Costello, Kilkenny Lowndes etc.
Footballers not so badly damaged in comparison, except (maybe?) Rushe and Crummey.
Does anybody have an idea who else would be in this category?

Footballers weren’t damaged at all.

They got the best of Keaney before he came back. Lee Gannon. Emmet O’Chonaighle would be others.

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Hurlers have lost out on Con , Diarmuid Connolly and arguably the best of them all Conal Keaney

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Shane Ryan.

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Missed out on a few years with Dotsy aswel

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Rory O Carroll.

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Was Peter Kelly ever much good at football ? Had heard he might have been on an underage team at some point

Diarmuid probably self inflicted as well.

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Costello looked like a superstar underage in Hurling

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Mick Holden a loss to the hurlers back in the day?

Kelly was on Dublin minor football panel in 07.

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Not lost to GAA but Rugby . David Hawkshaw was a serious underage hurler and would have been a star. Personally thought he was better than Cian O Sullivan and Andrew Dunphy coming through with Brigids.

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Danny Sutcliffe was potentially a good enough footballer to have made inter county
Ross and Rory O’Carroll, David Henry, Keaney, Liam Og O hEannachain, Shane Ryan, Tomás Brady, Mark Schutte, Kilkenny, Costello, Lowndes, Con O’C, Gannon were all starting team inter county standard at hurling.

I wouldn’t agree on Danny . Might have played a few O Byrne Cup games

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He was approached but was committed to hurling. Played football in underage squads for Dublin. Hard to be sure about the full extent of his potential as he committed to hurling so early but he had the capability.

This is definitely going to turn into one of them things where the less a fella plays a code the better he seems to get at it.

Having said that Johnny cooper was a serious underage hurler

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Ask Harry Byrne. Next Dan carter according to some

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All these lads, their brother was better at hurling/ football/ fill in the blank.

It’s like the fella down the pub. Could have captained Real Madrid only for he started gargling at 13 but if it wasn’t for that…

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I always heard that yer man didn’t captain Madrid because he couldn’t speak Spanish. Never knew he was fond of a few pints

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