Unsung Players- Connacht Players feature prominently!
The Irish Independent recently published Unsung Heroes Football and Hurling teams, selected from a long list of nominations of top players from 1960 to 2010 who had never won All Ireland Senior Championship medals.
Connacht had five players selected on the Football team – Johnny Hughes of Galway at left half back; Dermot Earley of Roscommon at midfield, with the half forward line being comprised Ciaran McDonald of Mayo, Packie McGarty of Leitrim and Mickey Kearins of Sligo.
On the Hurling side the province had two Galway men chosen – Ollie Canning at left corner back and Joe Salmon at centre-field.
As well as being famed inter-county stars, all seven players also made their mark over the decades as members of the Connacht Railway Cup teams.
12-Mar-11 by Colette Fox – PRO