GAA opens Hall of Fame


GAA:Players from the football and hurling teams of the millennium have been inducted into a new GAA Hall of Fame, along with Offaly footballer Tony McTague and Limerick hurler Eamon Cregan.

The Hall of Fame, which will be housed in the GAA Museum at Croke Park, will have two players inducted on an annual basis.

“Former players have a special place in the history of the GAA and nowhere is this captured better than in the GAA Museum where their achievements are highlighted and revered,” GAA president Liam O’Neill said this afternoon.

“This new facility will serve as a permanent reminder to the greatness of the players who adorned our game at the highest level. It is important that these players are remembered not only by those who were lucky enough to see them, but crucially by those who did not have that privilege.

“This is one way of assisting in that process and I congratulate them and their families.”

Football team of the millennium:Dan O'Keeffe (Kerry); Enda Colleran (Galway), Joe Keohane (Kerry) Seán Flanagan (Mayo); Sean Murphy (Kerry) JJ O'Reilly (Cavan), Martin O'Connell (Meath); Mick O'Connell (Kerry), Tommy Murphy (Laois); Seán O'Neill (Down), Sean Purcell (Galway), Pat Spillane (Kerry); Mikey Sheehy (Kerry), Tommy Langan (Mayo), Kevin Heffernan (Dublin).

Hurling team of the millennium:Tony Reddin (Tipperary); John Doyle (Tipperary), Nick O'Donnell (Wexford), Bobby Rackard (Wexford); Paddy Phelan (Kilkenny), John Keane (Waterford), Brian Whelahan (Offaly); Jack Lynch (Cork), Lory Meagher (Kilkenny); Christy Ring (Cork), Mick Mackey (Limerick), Jim Langton (Kilkenny); Eddie Keher (Kilkenny), Ray Cummins (Cork), Jimmy Doyle (Tipperary).

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