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Some great Small men..

  • 25-02-2021 8:51am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭ thesultan


    Looking for some great Small men that played GAA. Tommy Walsh isn't a small man before he is added.
    I'll go Ger Coughlan Offaly. He was some bit of stuff.
    I'm football trying to think. Possibly James McCartan


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,136 ✭✭✭ Large bottle small glass


    thesultan wrote: »
    Looking for some great Small men that played GAA. Tommy Walsh isn't a small man before he is added.
    I'll go Ger Coughlan Offaly. He was some bit of stuff.
    I'm football trying to think. Possibly James McCartan

    John McGurk, Derry wing back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ WrenBoy


    Paul Murphy for Kerry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,203 ✭✭✭ MayoForSam


    Quote from Galway Bay FM commentator on a few vertically challenged lads playing GAA in Tuam stadium a while back "I've seen bigger men on top of a wedding cake".

    Derek Savage was a great player for many years for both Galway and my local club.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,859 ✭✭✭ Plastik


    Joe Deane, Cork. 5ft7.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭ Littlehorny


    Paidi O Shea, Peter Canavan and Martin Mc Hugh.


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  • Subscribers Posts: 16,437 ✭✭✭✭ copacetic


    Brolly, canavan, murchin, paddy Kelly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭ Littlehorny


    Richie Hogan in hurling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,620 ✭✭✭ Kevhog1988


    Tadhg Fennin kildare


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,681 ✭✭✭ ratracer


    Damien Hayes, Portumna and Galway hurler.


  • Registered Users Posts: 307 ✭✭ Exiled1


    Ger Coughlan and Brendan Keeshan
    Jimmy Doyle - best of them all
    Phil Fan Larkin, Joe Hennessy
    Charlie McCarthy
    Ollie O'Connor, Davy Clarke
    Puddin' Cullinnane
    Mick Flannelly and Frankie Walsh
    Seanie Flood


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  • Registered Users Posts: 307 ✭✭ Exiled1


    Paidi O Shea, Peter Canavan and Martin Mc Hugh.

    Paidi was no small man, built like a young bull.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,300 ✭✭✭ Quantum Erasure


    Davy Fitz


  • Registered Users Posts: 151 ✭✭ joficeduns1


    Shane Ryan for the Dubs in the midfield back about 15 years ago. Mighty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,007 ✭✭✭ Ray Donovan


    thesultan wrote: »
    Looking for some great Small men that played GAA. Tommy Walsh isn't a small man before he is added.
    I'll go Ger Coughlan Offaly. He was some bit of stuff.
    I'm football trying to think. Possibly James McCartan

    I agree with Ger Coughlan from Offaly. 5ft 5in. 5ft 6in at most.

    2 All Irelands
    2 All Stars,
    7 Leinster Championships (Offaly had none when he started out)
    Started and finished 11 Senior Leinster Hurling finals in a row which is a record.
    5 county senior hurling championships.
    Wing Back on Offaly Team of the Millenium.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭ Littlehorny


    Exiled1 wrote: »
    Paidi was no small man, built like a young bull.

    Would 5ft 8 or 9 not be considered small enough at inter county football level?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,438 ✭✭✭ FintanMcluskey


    Would 5ft 8 or 9 not be considered small enough at inter county football level?

    Are we talking about small in general population or small in athletic terms.

    The average man in Ireland is about 5’9 meaning anything below is short.

    Galway hurling’s starting team had an average height of 6”1 in recent years, does that mean below 6”1 is short on a pitch?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 618 ✭✭✭ Arduach


    Shane O'Donnell and Tony Kelly, Clare.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 618 ✭✭✭ Arduach


    Mick the rattler Byrne, Tipp, 1950s and 60s.

    Sean Flood, Wexford, 1990s.

    Seanie McGrath, Cork, late 1990s, early 2000s, played with an u14 hurl.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 618 ✭✭✭ Arduach


    Shane Ryan for the Dubs in the midfield back about 15 years ago. Mighty.

    He was neither mighty nor small :D Average player.


  • Registered Users Posts: 648 ✭✭✭ DuffleBag


    Arduach wrote: »
    Shane O'Donnell and Tony Kelly, Clare.

    Tony Kelly is 6ft ffs, surely David Reidy would've been a better pick if you were going Clare


    Seanie McGrath from Cork


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,822 ✭✭✭ lab man


    Davy hes hes deffo 5'8


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 618 ✭✭✭ Arduach


    DuffleBag wrote: »
    Tony Kelly is 6ft ffs, surely David Reidy would've been a better pick if you were going Clare


    Seanie McGrath from Cork

    Tony Kelly 6ft!!! Are you alright? Someone blowing smoke up your arse on Wikipedia, he's 5ft 9.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,534 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    Davy Fitz

    Especially rare given he is a goalkeeper.

    I always thought TJ Ryan was small too but wikipedia has him at 5'10


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,828 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below


    Plastik wrote: »
    Joe Deane, Cork. 5ft7.

    First one that came to mind. Some hurler.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 618 ✭✭✭ Arduach


    breezy1985 wrote: »
    Especially rare given he is a goalkeeper.

    I always thought TJ Ryan was small too but wikipedia has him at 5'10

    I wouldn't trust Wikipedia. I see Tony Kelly is from 'Asia' on it! Though I'd say TJ is around that height.


  • Registered Users Posts: 544 ✭✭✭ French Toast


    Jason Sherlock is down as 5'8. You'd put two of him in to that jersey.

    1377559.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,072 ✭✭✭ MfMan


    Kevin Broderick, Padraig Kelly, 2 very fine hurlers for Galway in the past, neither would be Olympic weightlifters. Currently, Evan Niland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 298 ✭✭ cantwbr1


    Sylvie Lynanne


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭ cosatron


    MfMan wrote: »
    Kevin Broderick, Padraig Kelly, 2 very fine hurlers for Galway in the past, neither would be Olympic weightlifters. Currently, Evan Niland.

    PJ molloy aswell. Was mickey Linden small or just slight build


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  • Registered Users Posts: 648 ✭✭✭ DuffleBag


    Arduach wrote: »
    Tony Kelly 6ft!!! Are you alright? Someone blowing smoke up your arse on Wikipedia, he's 5ft 9.

    Gway ta **** unless he's shrinking over the years and lost a few inches since 2013.

    https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/all-ireland-final-diary-29557264.html


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