In total we listed nearly 70 players in the different areas and the task was to select what we might consider the top 15.
The full-backs that we selected were Diarmuid O’Sullivan in the right corner, not his natural position but one that he played in before going on to be great number three.
On to the three half-backs and on the right the choice is Tom Cashman, an absolutely brilliant hurler who was a also a top midfielder, he shades it ahead of John Gardiner.
Again, little or nothing to separate them but we selected Gerald and John Fenton, both were different types of players, one with a great cutting edge, the other a great stylist.
On the left it’s fairly clear that Jimmy Barry-Murphy has to be in the team, one of the true hurlers who could change the course of a game in an instant, he gets it ahead by a close margin from Tony O’Sullivan. And it was so difficult to omit the Na Piarsaigh man.
Again, a toss of a coin and Horgan nicks it just by an inch ahead of Deane.
Charlie McCarthy, Ray Cummins, Patrick Horgan.