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Brendan Cummins reveals the 3 best goalkeepers he played against

We talked netminding with the double All-Ireland winner.

1. Damien Fitzhenry


Damien Fitzhenry Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Fitzhenry always looked like it was a tournament game he was playing. Like everything was cool and calm.

But getting to know his character  – I was lucky enough to be friends with the man — so I got to know the steely determination behind all that. But that guy coming out with the Wexford Creamery sweatshirt, playing the match, leaning on the hurley and looking out the pitch, looking so relaxed and calm.

2. Davy Fitzgerald


Damien Fitzhenry and Davy Fitzgerald share's a word before the start of the game 2/8/2008 Damien Fitzhenry and Davy Fitzgerald share a word before the start of the Poc Fada in 2008. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Davy was the complete opposite to Fitzhenry then. He was a bundle of energy. Really he was at war with he world and a goal going past either of those two characters really was an insult.

3. Donal Óg Cusack


Donal Og Cusack Source: James Crombie

And then you had the thinking man, which Donal really was. Without a doubt, with the ball in his hand there was a plan or a system that he was executing. So I tried to bring all of those three pieces into my game while still being myself.

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