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    Quote Originally Posted by Longfordian View Post
    Sean Prunty should be in there for Wes Byrne I reckon. Hard to disagree too much with the rest, though Pip Keogh is an interesting one. I liked him but not everyone did.
    thought Pip Keogh was superb in his first season with us and was criminally underused by AM in his second season and should have never have being let go to Bray! I thought he was a brilliant passer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    A, O'Neill. P, Cherrie, G, Rogers
    S Gannon, A, Boyle, J, Coll, M, Lawlor, j, Malone, B Gartland, D, Massey
    M, Duffy, B, Byrne, T, McNulty, R, Towell, S, O'Donnell, C, Shields, G,Lawless D Horgan B, Keogh
    P, Hoban, D. McMillan, T Eviston, D. Gorman

    Any number of captains there but purely on length of service Martin Lawlor!

    Players that could technically be involved Jason Byrne, Declan O'Brien, G Bolger, S Geoghan, P Doolin. C. Hawkins, G O'Callaghan, Paul Byrne past their prime when at Oriel or not interested.

    Honourable mentions - Donal Broughan, John White, John Cleary, Martin Murray, Stephen McGuinness, Sean Maguire, James Keady, Ray Campbell, Stephen Napier, Keith Long, Mick Doohan, Stephen Kelly, Peter and Joe Hanrahan, Tony Loughlin, Jim Gannon, G Haylock, Ronan finn. Ciaran Kavanagh. Liam Dunne, Keith Ward. Paul Curran.

    By season end Sean Murray, Robbie Benson, Patrick McEleney and Dan Kelly could be first choices.

    The one player that I would have given any amount of body parts to see in Lilywhite colours is Pat McCourt!

    Trying to do a worst 11 would be an impossible and depressing task....

    Ronan Finn didn’t make your list? Surely the best ever three we had in the middle was Finn. O’Donnell. Towell ?

    For one season only in 2015. Finn was taken in to replace Towell who was expected to move but he stayed on for one more season.

    Shields was / is excellent at what he does, the ultimate team player, but on sheer skill these 3 for me were the best in the central role. Best ever left side had to be Barry Kehoe, he won 2 league titles and one cup (one double) but he gets the nod ahead of Daryl Horgan as Kehoe played and gave the same outstanding performances in some dreadful DFC seasons.

    Going back to the 70’s and 80’s a Tommy McConville by a mile the best central defender. He also had a fair collection of full Ireland caps all won while playing LOI.

    Best keeper. Tough one to pick from Richie Blackmore (3 leagues and 3 cups, 1 double) and unbeaten in Europe at home from 1976 to 1981 - ended with defeat to Liverpool in 1982, (
    missed qualifying only one season and played 2 rounds on quite a few. Also Alan O’Neill (2 leagues, 1 double) but poor record in Europe. Only one notable result, 1-1 away to Honved.

    Then we have Gary Rogers with his record equaling appearances and 3 leagues and 2 cups (1 double) has won a little less than Blackmore (for now) but he played the most ever Euro games as a GK for the club and in the group stages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezeikial View Post
    I'm working on it, but struggling whether to make Baba Osaka or Elden de Getrouwe captain. Should Mental Mickey be in the squad. Harpal Singh or Tony Cavanagh?

    So many hard choices
    What did poor Caesar Lopez do to offend you

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    Quote Originally Posted by shep View Post
    What did poor Caesar Lopez do to offend you
    He is a defo in my squad. As is Les Fridge, Paul Futcher, Nathan Wigg and Kyle Moran. Dave D'errico might make it too

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    It looks like worst ever 23 man squad would be far more interesting some shocking names getting thrown around as a joke.

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    When you see the list of names for various clubs, some damn good footballers have played in the LOI and I have been lucky enough to be attending LOI games since 96 to have seen a lot of them in action. It would make an interesting debate on a live match night on RTE. Wondering how a LOI greatest team of 1990's v Noughties V Present day would line up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oriel View Post
    Ronan Finn didn’t make your list? Surely the best ever three we had in the middle was Finn. O’Donnell. Towell ?
    One season wonder! Im not bitter at all at the way he left of course. Nah seriously while we certainly missed him when he left I will stick with my midfield selection. Drop a striker and add a midfielder if it were allowed then Id probably have included him. Paul Patterson, John Ryan, and Ian Ferguson were on the shortlist too...

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    Keepers: John Walsh, Ciaran Gallagher, James Gallagher
    Defenders : Keith Cowan, Stuart Gauld, Jonathan Minnock, Ray Kenny, Declan Boyle, Neil Fitzhenry, Shaun Holmes
    Midfielders : John G McGettigan, Donal O Brien, Fergal Harkin, Tom Mohan, Johnny Kenny, Michael Funston, Noel Melvin, Paddy McGrenaghan, Paddy McCourt, Pierce Walsh
    Forwards : Kevin McHugh, Johnny Speak, Conor Gethins

    Am sure I missed some I would include on second thoughts..

    Edit: just subbed in Shaun Holmes for Ronnie Murphy
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    Been thinking about this for a while, and keep chopping and changing, but here goes.

    Goalkeepers:
    Ciaran Gallagher, James Gallagher, Gavin Cullen

    Defenders:
    Johnny Minnock, Declan Boyle, Shane Bradley, Pascal Vaudequin, Ciaran Coll, Ray Kenny, Keith Cowan, Eloka Asokuh

    Midfield:
    Michael Funston, Fergal Harkin, Tom Mohan, Johnny Kenny, Paddy McGrenaghan, Donal O'Brien, Tony Shields, Paddy McCourt

    Forwards:
    Kevin McHugh, Conor Gethins, Johnny Speak, Stephen Parkhouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    Keepers: John Walsh, Ciaran Gallagher, James Gallagher
    Defenders : Keith Cowan, Stuart Gauld, Jonathan Minnock, Ray Kenny, Declan Boyle, Neil Fitzhenry, Shaun Holmes
    Midfielders : John G McGettigan, Donal O Brien, Fergal Harkin, Tom Mohan, Johnny Kenny, Michael Funston, Noel Melvin, Paddy McGrenaghan, Paddy McCourt, Pierce Walsh
    Forwards : Kevin McHugh, Johnny Speak, Conor Gethins

    Am sure I missed some I would include on second thoughts..

    Edit: just subbed in Shaun Holmes for Ronnie Murphy
    is this the same Ronnie Murphy that had a spell with us?
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    Pretty sure it's the same one.....
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    I'd say so.. he played for a lot of clubs. Joined us along with Noel Melvin and Pierce Walsh (I think) when Monaghan United had a meltdown and was part of getting us promoted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    I'd say so.. he played for a lot of clubs. Joined us along with Noel Melvin and Pierce Walsh (I think) when Monaghan United had a meltdown and was part of getting us promoted.
    yeah pierce walsh had two spells with us too! ronnie murphy only claim to fame with us was he was part of the last longford town squad to seek reelection in 97/98 season before the miracle happened!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    I'd say so.. he played for a lot of clubs. Joined us along with Noel Melvin and Pierce Walsh (I think) when Monaghan United had a meltdown and was part of getting us promoted.
    I was at a lecture Noel Melvin gave recently funnily enough. I knew his name rang a bell at the time, and he’d mentioned playing football then I googled him afterwards.
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    Goalkeepers:
    Ciaran Gallagher, James Gallagher, Richard Brush

    Defenders:
    Johnny Minnock, Declan Boyle, Shane Bradley, Pascal Vaudequin, Dee McNulty, Keith Cowan, Eloka Asokuh

    Midfield:
    Michael Funston, Fergal Harkin, Tom Mohan, Niall Bonnar, Paddy McGrenaghan, Donal O'Brien, Raymond Foy, Paddy McCourt

    Forwards:
    Kevin McHugh, Conor Gethins, Johnny Speak, Stephen Parkhouse, James Mulligan

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    From 1994 (when I became a regular) on.

    Barry Ryan Brendan Clarke, Trevor Wood
    Ger O'Brien, Ian Bermingham, Trevor Croly, John McDonnell, Packie Lynch, Colin Hawkins, Kenny Browne
    Eddie Gormley, Keith Fahey, Martin Russell, Paul Osam, Conan Byrne, Greg Bolger, Killian Brennan, Dave Mulcahy
    Chris Forrester, Charles Mbabazi Livingstone, Christy Fagan, Trevor Molloy, Ricky O'Flaherty
    Out for a spell, got neglected, lay on the bench unselected.

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    GK Brian Murphy, Shane Supple, Dermot O'Neill

    DF Robbie Best, Jacko McDonagh, Derek Pender, Darragh Leahy, Shaun Maher, Tony O'Connor, Eamon Gregg.

    MDF Kevin Hunt, Paul Doolin, Pat Byrne, Mark Rutherford, Gino lawless, Dave Tilson, Brian Mooney, Ashley Grimes,

    FWD Glen Crowe, Jason Byrne, Turlough O'Connor, Jackie Jameson, Tony Cousins

    Straight off the top of my head (would probably change a few if I gave it further thought).
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