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GAA Top 20: Murray, McManus or 'Nudie' - who is the greatest Monaghan footballer of the last 50 years?

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Three-time All-Star Eugene 'Nudie' Hughes helped Monaghan to three Ulster titles and a National League between 1979 and 1991

Three-time All-Star Eugene 'Nudie' Hughes helped Monaghan to three Ulster titles and a National League between 1979 and 1991

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Three-time All-Star Eugene 'Nudie' Hughes helped Monaghan to three Ulster titles and a National League between 1979 and 1991

Of the 12 All Star awards won by Monaghan, Eugene ‘Nudie’ Hughes and Conor McManus have won six between them in a 3-3 split.

Who comes first? McManus, whose career still has some way to run, is certainly one of the best forwards of his generation, but we have opted for ‘Nudie’ at this stage on the basis of his versatility.

He won All Star awards at right-full back (1979) and left full-forward (1985 and 1988), joining an exclusive club reserved for players who have been honoured in both defence and attack.