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Who would you give GAA award to?

Legends and current in running for college football honour.

Image: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

THE HIGHER EDUCATION GAA (An Comhairle Ardoideachais CLG) have announced a shortlist of 60 players for the Ulster Bank Sigerson Team of the Century – as the third level colleges competition prepares to celebrate its centenary.

The final team will be decided by a selection committee under the chairmanship of Dr Mick Loftus.

Inaugural winners UCD have the greatest representation on the shortlist with 22 nominees, while UCC and UCG are next in line with 13 apiece.

Legends like Billy Morgan, Kieran McGeeney, Seamus Moynihan, Paul McGrane and Peter Canavan all feature while current players such as Dublin’s Bryan Sheehan and Galway’s Michael Meehan have been included.

Ulster Bank Sigerson Team of the Century nominations:

Goalkeepers: Johnny Geraghty (UCG/Galway), Jimmy McGauran (UCG/Roscommon/Galway), Billy Morgan (UCC/Cork), Mick O’Gorman (UCD/Monaghan).

Backs: Denis Bernard (UCC/Cork), Eugene Callinan (UCC/Tipperary/Cork), Mick Carty (UCD/Wexford), Enda Colleran (UCG/Galway), Bryan Cullen (DCU/Dublin), Jack Culleton (UCD/Wexford), Seán Óg de Paor (UCG/Galway), Eddie Devlin (UCD/Tyrone), Seán Flanagan (UCD/Mayo), Hugh Gibbons (UCG/Roscommon), Séamus McHugh (UCG/Galway), DJ Kane (UUJ/Down), Henry Kenny (UCG/Mayo), Seán Martin Lockhart (UUJ/Derry), Paudie Lynch (UCC/Kerry), Kieran McGeeney (QUB/Armagh), Mick Morris (UCC/Kerry), Séamus Moynihan (UCC/ITT/Kerry), Seán Murphy (UCD/Kerry), Martin Newell (UCG/Galway), Pat O’Neill (UCD/Dublin), Mick Raftery (UCG Mayo/Galway), Tony Regan (UCG/Roscommon/Galway, Joe Salmon (UCG/Mayo/Galway).

Midfielders: Paul Brewster (QUB/Fermanagh), Pádraig Carney (UCD/Mayo), PJ Duke (UCD/Cavan), Paddy Henry (Maynooth/Sligo), Jim McDonnell (UCD/Cavan), Paul McGrane (QUB/Armagh), Eugene McKenna (QUB/Tyrone), John O’Keeffe (UCD/Kerry).

Forwards: Greg Blaney (QUB/Down), Frank Bourke (UCD/Kildare/Dublin), James Brady (UCD/Cavan), Jim Brosnan (UCC/Kerry), Peter Canavan (St Mary’s/Tyrone), Ray Cummins (UCC/Cork), Trevor Giles (UCD/Meath), Paul Finlay (IT Sligo/Monaghan), Anthony Finnerty (UCG/UCD/Mayo), Eamonn Fitzgerald (UCC/Kerry), Maurice Fitzgerald (UCC/Kerry), Joe Kearney (UCC/Cork), Donal Keenan (UCD/Roscommon), Kevin Kilmurray (UCD/Offaly), Seán Lavan (UCD/Mayo), Brendan Lynch (UCC/Kerry), Tony McManus (UCD/Roscommon), Michael Meehan (UCG/Galway), Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran (UCD/Kerry), Paddy Moriarty (QUB/Armagh), Seán O’Neill (QUB/Down), Colm O’Rourke (UCD/Meath), Paudie Sheehy (UCC/Kerry), Jackie Walsh (UCD/Kerry).

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