Kerry’s Best Football Team Since 1999

Updated: March 18, 2017
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A book could be written on great Kerry teams.  SportsNewsIRELAND looks the players who’ve graced the green and gold since the Turn of the Millennium.

  1. DIARMUID MURPHY – Kerry haven’t beaten Dublin in the championship since his time and he was involved as a selector with the county up until 2016.

  2. MARC O SE – A footballing defender and attacking corner-back, his retirement last year ended 23 years of his family’s involvement with the senior set-up.

  3. MICHAEL McCARTHY – A specialist full-back that gave Kerry defensive assuredness, he won four All-Ireland crowns in a glittering career.

  4. TOM O’SULLIVAN – The 2009 All-Ireland Final Man of the Match, he picked up five national titles in the Kerry jersey.

  5. SEAMUS MOYNIHAN – A defensive rock as Kerry came out of the shadows at the turn of the century, always more comfortable in the half-back line.

  6. TOMAS O SE – A natural wing back moved in to allow others, the former Footballer of the Year was a key presence on the 40.

  7. AIDAN O’MAHONY – He was already Kingdom royalty before he started Dancing with the Stars, O’Mahony was a warrior for 14 years for Kerry.

  8. DARRAGH O SE – A natural fielder in the middle of the park, O’Se’s longevity in the Kerry shirt ensured repeated success and six All-Ireland titles.

  9. ANTHONY MAHER – An engine in Kerry’s midfield, his strength allowed his side turnover possession and feed a hungry attack.

  10. PAUL GALVIN – A fashion icon and controversial figure at times, Galvin had the natural ability to display his talents on the field and owned the number 10 shirt.

  11. DECLAN O’SULLIVAN – With naturally talented players around them, O’Sullivan possessed equal ability but also leadership to glue them together.

  12. DONNACHA WALSH – The modern winger, he can sweep behind the half-back line before showing quickly the other end while his passing is pin-point perfect.

  13. COLM COOPER – Could complete his remarkable All-Ireland collection with Dr. Crokes on St. Patrick’s Day, Cooper’s movement and shooting was a joy to behold.

  14. KIERAN DONAGHY – The award-winning writer will return to action this year.  A Basketball player who revolutionised Kerry in the last decade.  What do you think about that?

  15. JAMES O’DONOGHUE – Blighted with injuries recently, the 2014 Footballer of the Year is only hitting his peak and could represent Kerry’s best chance of taming Dublin.

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