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Friday 20 October 2017

DUBLIN BUS/THE HERALD DUBS STARS HURLING TEAM 2013

Alan McCrabbe in action against Shane Durkin. Both men are Dub All Stars for 2013
Alan McCrabbe in action against Shane Durkin. Both men are Dub All Stars for 2013

Here is the Dublin Bus/The Herald Dubs Stars hurling team for 2013.

GOALKEEPER: Gary Maguire (Ballyboden St Enda's)

Tops of the town for some time now. Grace under pressure.

 

RIGHT CORNER-BACK: Stephen O'Connor (Ballyboden St Enda's)

Excellent athlete. Good footballer too. Quick feet, soft wrists.

 

FULL-BACK: Peter Kelly (Lucan Sarsfields)

All-Star quality. Another super seasons of Sundays. Not even the breeze gets by him.

 

LEFT CORNER-BACK: Jack Doughan (Kilmacud Crokes)

Talented troubadour. Impressive energy. Never far from the pitch of the ball.

 

RIGHT HALF-BACK: Shane Durkin(Ballyboden St Enda's)

Brings consistency to the craft. And elegance too. Makes the sliotar talk to Joe.

 

CENTRE HALF-BACK: Robbie Lambert (Lucan Sarsfields)

Priceless presence in the pivotal position. Made critical contribution to Lucan's memorable campaign.

 

LEFT HALF-BACK: Conor Robinson (Ballyboden St Enda's)

Here's to you, Mr Robinson, a delightful artist and man-of-the-match in the county final.

 

MIDFIELD: Niall McMorrow (Ballyboden St Enda's)

Versatile, Velvet touch. Mobile. Doesn't spare the cooking oil.

 

MIDFIELD: Johnny McCaffrey (Lucan Sarsfields)

Genial Johnny. Was polishing the timber all year. He shone like Mr Sheen.

 

RIGHT HALF-FORWARD: Conal Keaney (Ballyboden St Enda's)

Still producing the Special K. Delivered when it mattered most in the county final.

 

CENTRE HALF-FORWARD: Shane Stapleton (St Patrick's (P))

Nimble, inventive hurler. Knows where the chimney pot is. A scorer-in-chief.

 

LEFT HALF-FORWARD: Paul Winters (St Brigid's)

Stylish, hard-working player. Noble vision. Doesn't need Sat Nav to find a yard.

 

RIGHT CORNER-FORWARD: Paul Ryan (Ballyboden St Enda's)

The accuracy of Phil 'the power' Taylor. Can hit the dart-board from any part of the room.

 

FULL-FORWARD: Alan McCrabbe (Craobh Chiaráin)

That old McCrabber magic. The toast of Donnycarney. The Craobh is in his heart.

 

LEFT CORNER-FORWARD: Adam McGreal (Crumlin)

Balance. Beautiful first touch. A gem of a hurler.

 

SUBSTITUTES

Alan Nolan (St Brigid's): A knight of the Poc Fada. Brave as they come. Superb shot-stopper.

Cormac O'Brien (Ballinter St John's): A Marlay Marvel. His conviction at the back mirrored a memorable season for John's.

Darren Kelly (Craobh Chiaráin): Majestic in the quarter-final against Ballinteer.

Robbie Mahon (Craobh Chiaráin): Quick thinking and elusive on the feet. Brought so much to the Craobh boiler-house.

Shane Ryan (Crumlin): Exciting performer. Can turn a quarter chance into a Big Mac.

Aidan Roche (Lucan Sarsfields): Sharp corner forward. Can bend the sliotar around the trees.

Kevin O'Reilly (Lucan Sarsfields): Out at the 12th Lock, this man can walk on water. A hurling God of the Fair City.

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