Published 17/01/2012 | 05:00
Five who moved in
One of the trio that boosted Mick O'Dwyer's second coming to Kildare when he made his move in 1998 from his native Tipperary. One of the best man-markers of his time and an All Star corner-back.
Followed his father into Kildare for the second coming and like Lacey made an impact in 1998. Who can forget his points against Kerry in the 1998 All-Ireland semi-final.
The third of the triumvirate, Murphy came from Cork and his importance was reflected in the goal against Meath that ended a 42-year provincial famine.
A backbone of Carlow club Eire Og's dominance in Leinster in the 1990s, he had a brief spell with Kildare after joining Clane.
An All-Ireland medal winner with Meath in 1996, Sheridan crossed the border briefly after joining club side Kilcock following a station transfer with his job in the Garda Siochana.
Resident in Cork where he served as an army officer, Fahy made some impact in the 1990 All-Ireland final.
Has there been a more influential transfer in the GAA in modern times? What a loss to Kildare over the price of an airplane ticket. What a gain for Cork over many years.