We started with the automatics, and in Eddie’s view, they were Brian Corcoran, Jimmy Barry-Murphy, Gerald McCarthy, Ray Cummins, and Patrick Horgan.
After slotting in the first five, it got tough. He decided to pick on the basis of the players’ primary positions for Cork.
With Corcoran at six, Ronan Curran couldn’t be accommodated and, interestingly, Eddie went with Nemo dual corner-back Brian Murphy and Bishopstown’s Johnny Crowley on one flank, with the more traditional John Horgan and Denis Coughlan duo on the left.
“Tom had some engine, very consistent. I can’t understand how he never got an All-Star.”