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QUIZ: Can you recognise these GAA players from their minor days?

This is one group of talented teens.

Colm Cooper 12/5/2002 DIGITAL Source: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

SEEING HOMEGROWN TALENT develop over a number of seasons is such a beloved part of being a GAA fan, from spotting undeniable talent at a minor level to witnessing an old favourite score the winning goal in Croke Park.

But would you be able to recognise the country’s finest players back when they were only fresh-faced and full of dreams to one day play in the All-Ireland Senior Final?

Take our quiz to find out if you can tell Aidan O’Shea from Colm Parkinson when they were young, incredibly talented teens.

Who is the Meath footballer in the middle of this picture?
INPHO/James Meehan
Darren Fay
Joe Sheridan

Brian Farrell
Graham Geraghty
Who is the Laois player on the left trying to tackle?
INPHO/Lorraine O\'Sullivan
John O'Loughlin
Colm Parkinson

Brendan Quigley
Peter O'Leary
Who is the Mayo minor in this image?
INPHO/Dan Sheridan
Tom Parsons
Enda Varley

Aidan O'Shea
Michael Conroy
Who is this butter-wouldn't-melt redheaded Kerry player?
INPHO/Lorraine O\'Sullivan
Paul Murphy
Johnny Buckley

Donnchadh Walsh
Colm Cooper
Who is this fresh-faced Dublin footballer?
INPHO/Tom Honan
Alan Brogan
Diarmuid Connolly

Stephen Cluxton
Bernard Brogan
Who is this young Kerry player surrounded by Tipperary opponents?
INPHO/Cathal Noonan
Paul Galvin
Marc Ó Sé

Paul Geaney
Aidan O'Mahony
Who is this Tipperary footballer about to jump for the ball?
INPHO/James Cromble
Brian Fox
Robbie Kiely

Michael Quinlivan
Philip Austin
Who is the Kerry player keeping a death grip on the ball here?
INPHO/Dan Sheridan
Tomás Ó Sé
Fionn Fitzgerald

Colm Cooper
Kieran Donaghy
Who is this Tyrone teenager reaching for the ball?
INPHO/Billy Stickland
Joe McMahon
Sean Cavanagh

Colm Cavanagh
Brian Dooher
Who is this Mayo player keeping the ball close to his chest?
INPHO/Dan Sheridan
Keith Higgins
Enda Varley

Lee Keegan
Cillian O'Connor
Answer all the questions to see your result!
INPHO/Tommy Dickson
You scored out of !
You dropped the ball.
You might want tickets to Croker for the All-Ireland Final, but you only know a few of the most recognisable faces. Keep your eye on the Minor Championships for future famous faces.
Share your result:
INPHO/John McIlwaine
You scored out of !
You're pretty on the ball.
You can spot a talented teenager and would know Paul Galvin's face anywhere, even if you wouldn't recognise some of his teammates before they were killing it as seniors.
Share your result:
INPHO/Ryan Byrne
You scored out of !
You're playing a blinder.
You've been watching the toughest players since their earliest beginnings, and you can spot The Gooch from a mile away, no matter how fresh-faced he is.
Share your result:

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