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Tallest ever footballer / hurler.....?

  • 07-04-2019 5:47am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭ Road-Hog


    O’halpins come to mind.....that ‘santy’ Guy was 6’ 8’’ or something and ’’osacky’’ was massive also.......


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  • Registered Users Posts: 137 ✭✭ Deiselurker


    Mark Foley Cork hurler from 1990 All Ireland winning team would be one of the tallest.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,930 jr86


    Both o'hAilpins are about 6"6

    Michael Cussen immediately springs to mind - he'd be a good 6"7

    St Thomas's hurlers in Galway currently have a sub who would be a good 6"7 anyway


  • Registered Users Posts: 957 BloodyBill


    Road-Hog wrote: »
    O’halpins come to mind.....that ‘santy’ Guy was 6’ 8’’ or something and ’’osacky’’ was massive also.......

    Saying their names like that is bad form and a bit racist


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,743 ✭✭✭ Heres Johnny


    BloodyBill wrote: »
    Road-Hog wrote: »
    O’halpins come to mind.....that ‘santy’ Guy was 6’ 8’’ or something and ’’osacky’’ was massive also.......

    Saying their names like that is bad form and a bit racist

    Give it up, stop trying to be offended


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,968 ✭✭✭ blindside88


    Tommy Dwyer the former Carlow Footballer was 6 foot 7. I’d say that puts him up there


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,478 ✭✭✭ Lu Tze


    Michael Quirke (Kerry) was also 6'7" (according to wiki anyways(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,794 ✭✭✭ Squall Leonhart


    Think John Harrington, Wexford County team footballer in the 90s was 6'6". Passed away suddenly this year aged only 51.


  • Registered Users Posts: 896 ✭✭✭ whatnext


    There was a guy that played midfield for Carlow, that I remember being a good bit taller than everyone one else on the field, mid to late 80’s.
    I would have seen him up against Hayes and McEntee for Meath, Hayes was 6’4” I think and this lad was a good bit taller. Nearly sure his name was O’Dwyer or Dwyer.

    Just seen post above naming him Tommy Dwyer


  • Registered Users Posts: 957 BloodyBill


    Give it up, stop trying to be offended

    Their names are Setanta and Aisake. It is definitely patronising and racist to mix up their name in a jokey manner.
    I'm not offended at all. I'm a conservative and totally against the social justice warrior agenda but It's just stupid and wrong to do this.
    Kyle Hayes is 6'7.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,528 ✭✭✭ Motivator


    BloodyBill wrote: »
    Their names are Setanta and Aisake. It is definitely patronising and racist to mix up their name in a jokey manner.
    I'm not offended at all. I'm a conservative and totally against the social justice warrior agenda but It's just stupid and wrong to do this.
    Kyle Hayes is 6'7.

    Did you complain to RTÉ when Marty Morrissey, Cyril Farrell et al. used to refer to them in such a manner? Give it a rest you clown.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ puzl


    I'm fairly tall at around 6'4" and Michael Cussen made me feel tiny when I stood beside him. 6'7 is very tall... The guy is over 2 meters.


  • Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭ copperhead


    from recent times wexfords matty forde was 6ft 5


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,350 ✭✭✭ Rasputin11


    BloodyBill wrote: »
    Their names are Setanta and Aisake. It is definitely patronising and racist to mix up their name in a jokey manner.
    I'm not offended at all. I'm a conservative and totally against the social justice warrior agenda but It's just stupid and wrong to do this.
    Kyle Hayes is 6'7.

    6'3 seems to be his reported height. Which having seen him up close a few times, is about right.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,199 ✭✭✭✭ rossie1977


    Niall Murray played minor for Roscommon https://www.irishrugby.ie/u20/niall-murray/


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭ Road-Hog


    Motivator wrote: »
    Did you complain to RTÉ when Marty Morrissey, Cyril Farrell et al. used to refer to them in such a manner? Give it a rest you clown.

    Cyril used to refer to setanta as ‘santy’.........I’ve never come across anyone else called ‘setanta’ has anyone else...?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭ Road-Hog


    BloodyBill wrote: »
    Saying their names like that is bad form and a bit racist

    Can you elaborate please especially regarding the racist bit......last time I checked the o’halpins were Irish....?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,833 ✭✭✭ 6541


    Liam McHale, hup Mayo !


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    BloodyBill wrote: »
    Saying their names like that is bad form and a bit racist


    Get a grip man!

    Santy was/is Setanta's nickname with his friends and clubmates.

    How the fk is it racist?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    puzl wrote: »
    I'm fairly tall at around 6'4" and Michael Cussen made me feel tiny when I stood beside him. 6'7 is very tall... The guy is over 2 meters.

    Cork footballers 5/6 years ago were huge fkers.

    They came into the bar for their dinner after a game in CP around then and it was like being among a race of giants!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,248 ✭✭✭ twowheelsonly


    6541 wrote: »
    Liam McHale, hup Mayo !

    Was going to mention him as well. Kieran Donaghy is a big man as well. Must be 6'5 or 6'6.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,351 ✭✭✭ threeball


    Johnny Glynn is 6' 6" and not a lanky 6' 6". The guy is monstrous. Paws like baseball mitts.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 499 ✭✭ Joe Daly


    Walter Walsh kilkenny, Ray Cummins Cork.


  • Registered Users Posts: 879 ✭✭✭ brocbrocach


    Road-Hog wrote: »
    Cyril used to refer to setanta as ‘santy’.........I’ve never come across anyone else called ‘setanta’ has anyone else...?
    ....

    There was a Louth hurler back in the day... A bit of a legend, real dog in him.

    Brian Begley, dual player with Limerick, was a giant of a man.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,373 ✭✭✭ Duffy the Vampire Slayer


    Road-Hog wrote: »
    Can you elaborate please especially regarding the racist bit......last time I checked the o’halpins were Irish....?

    They are. They also happen to be mixed race, unlike most Irish people.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    They are. They also happen to be mixed race, unlike most Irish people.


    I'm sure Leo and the others are working on that :)

    (Not that he will directly contribute obviously....)


  • Registered Users Posts: 879 ✭✭✭ brocbrocach


    Road-Hog wrote: »
    Can you elaborate please especially regarding the racist bit......last time I checked the o’halpins were Irish....?

    They are. They also happen to be mixed race, unlike most Irish people.
    Well he managed to make a dog's dinner of their very Irish surname too so I'd say he's just not great with names. He don't let it hold him back though, new threads Agogo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,373 ✭✭✭ Duffy the Vampire Slayer


    Well he managed to make a dog's dinner of their very Irish surname too so I'd say he's just not great with names. He don't let it hold him back though, new threads Agogo.

    Setanta is also a very Irish name, but a lot of people seem to be ignorant of the fact.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,636 ✭✭✭ feargale


    Kieran Donaghy 6' 5"


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,133 ✭✭✭ Stevecw


    Tommy Dwyer the former Carlow Footballer was 6 foot 7. I’d say that puts him up there
    My father often talks about him, won man of the match v Dublin in a championship game in 1988 too seemingly.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 173 ✭✭ MilfordBud


    Darach Honan is a big boy.


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