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Select your full forward on the team of the decades?

Brian Keyes

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Brian Keyes

Select your full forward on the team of the decades?

Billy O’Dwyer (60s) Played and won his only All-Ireland final appearance.

 

Kieran Purcell (70s) Played in four All-Ireland finals, winning three. Three All-Stars.

 

Christy Heffernan (80s) Played in four All-Ireland finals. Won two. One All Star.

 

Henry Shefflin (90s) Played in 13 All-Ireland finals, including replays. Holder of ten All-Ireland medals, eleven All-Stars and three times Hurler of the Year (All national records). 

 

DJ Carey (2000s) Played in nine All-Ireland finals. Won five All-Irelands, nine All-Stars and was Hurler of the Year twice.

 

Richie Power jnr (2010s) Played in nine All-Ireland finals, including replays. Won six All-Irelands and two All-Stars.

 

After six weeks of voting in print and online, the Kilkenny hurling public’s final nominations for the team of the last sixty years are now known.
Selecting a team for each decade, now all the nominations for the various positions are known. Voting is now open online at www.kilkennypeople.ie and you can also fill out the form in this week's Kilkenny People.

 

The players  nominated have their club crests showing, All-Irelands won and All Stars showing. Please note for this vote, Billy O'Dwyer is wearing the crest of where he went to school, St Patrick's de la Salle. This would have been where he played his first competitive hurling in the city, a native of the Kennyswell area. Billy played his club hurling with Faughs of Dublin.

By filling out the form and entering you are in with a chance of attending the gala function at Gowran Park to honour the final fifteen who win the popular vote. This time we ask you to mark the box beside the player you choose in each position. Should a player be leading in two positions, its the position that he has gained the most votes in will be his winning one. Second place in the other position will be chosen. Closing date for the final votes is Friday, August 21. Entries to Team of the Decades, Kilkenny People, 34 High Street, Kilkenny.