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REVEALED: The North Dublin sporting Mount Rushmore

This Thursday we will complete our Mount Rushmore series when we narrow Dublin down to just four ...

Shane Hannon
Shane Hannon

12:50 21 Jul 2020



REVEALED: The North Dublin spo...
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REVEALED: The North Dublin sporting Mount Rushmore

Shane Hannon
Shane Hannon

12:50 21 Jul 2020

This Thursday we will complete our Mount Rushmore series when we narrow Dublin down to just four sportspeople.

It's far from an easy task, and whatever way you look at it, we're going to have big names missing out on the final selection.

We had Kenny Cunningham on OTB AM earlier discussing the best soccer talent to come out of the northside, while Seán Potts also joined us to go in-depth on some of the capital's finest.

We'll have the southside four picked tomorrow, and the eight will then go forward to Thursday's ultimate picks. These four are the names settled to reperesent North Dublin:

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SOCCER- John Giles

A staple of OTB Sports over the last number of years, John is widely regarded as one of the finest footballers to ever come out of this country.

He represented both Manchester United and Leeds United with distinction, earning 59 international caps too across a 20-year period for the Republic of Ireland.

It's going to be very difficult to leave John off Dublin's final four later in the week.

29 May 1999; Commentator Johnny Giles before the during the International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland at Lansdowne Road in Dublin. Photo by Damien Eagers/Sportsfile

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GAELIC FOOTBALL - Stephen Cluxton

The game was in the melting pot. It was the 2011 All-Ireland senior football final, and the Dubs had a free to win the game against Kerry right in front of Hill 16.

Up steps Parnells clubman Cluxton to slot the ball between the posts, and help Dublin to their first Sam Maguire in 16 years.

He's changed the way gaelic football is played, and completely revolutionised the goalkeeping position. Cluxton has seven All-Ireland's, and is the only player in the history of the game to captain their county to six.

18 September 2011; Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton kicks the winning point in extra time from a free kick during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Kerry and Dublin at Croke Park, Dublin. Photo by Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

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RUGBY - Brian O'Driscoll

Another regular on OTB Sports, O'Driscoll achieved so much during a stellar rugby career with Leinster, Ireland, and the Lions.

The centre captained Ireland from 2003 until 2012, is the highest try-scorer in Irish rugby history, and helped Declan Kidney's team to a historic Grand Slam in 2009.

O'Driscoll is also in the World Rugby Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2016.

19 March 2000; Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll celebrates following the Six Nations Rugby Championship match between France and Ireland at Stade de France in Paris, France. Photo by Ray Lohan/Sportsfile

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SOCCER - Liam Brady

Another player regularly in the conversations surrounding the best player ever to represent the Republic of Ireland.

Brady was capped at international level 72 times, and found success with Arsenal (winning the FA Cup in 1979), and Juventus (where he picked up two Serie A titles.)

Brady managed Celtic and Brighton after his playing career ended, and was assistant manager for the Republic of Ireland under Giovanni Trapattoni.

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Missed any of our Mount Rushmore county-by-county series? Watch back all episodes here! 

Here is Nathan Murphy's selection of Mayo

Here is Colm Boohig's selection of Cork

Here is Will O'Callaghan and Paul Rouse's selection of Offaly

Here is Shane Hannon and Gráinne McElwain's selection of Monaghan

Here is Diarmuid Lyng and Liam Griffin's selection of Wexford

Here is Neil Treacy and Jack Anderson's selection of Limerick

Here is Enda Coll and Kieran Cunningham's selection of Donegal

Here is Máire-Treasa Nic-Cheallaigh and Michael Lyster's selection of Galway

Here is Adrian Barry and Conor Moore's selection of Westmeath

Here is Ronan Mullen and Dan McDonnell's selection of Louth

Here is Alan Quinlan and Michael Quinlivan's selection of Tipperary

Here is Tommy Rooney and Hector Ó'hEochagáin's selection of Meath

Here is Conor Deegan and Donal O'Neill's selection of Down

Here is Ger Gilroy and Joe Molloy's selection of Kildare

Here is Thom Malone and Paul Howard's selection of Wicklow

Here is Dave McIntyre and Paul Fitzpatrick's selection of Cavan

Here is Arthur O'Dea and Alan Cawley's selection of Sligo

Here is Eoin Sheahan and Kieran Donaghy's selection of Kerry

Here is Cliona Foley and Shane Keegan's selection of Laois

Here is Enda McGinley and Orla Bannon's selection of Tyrone

Here is Oisin Langan and Jessie Barr's selection of Waterford

Here is Enda McEvoy and Gary Halpin's selection of Kilkenny

Here is Cahair O'Kane and Chrissy McKaigue's selection of Derry

Here is Declan Bogue and Colm Bradley's selection of Fermanagh

Here is Jamesie O'Connor and Syl O'Connor's selection of Clare

Here is Tommy Conlon and Sean McGoldrick's selection of Leitrim

Here is Aaron Kernan and Niall McCoy's selection of Armagh

Here is Brendan Hennessy and Patrick Mullins' selection of Carlow

Here is Shane Curran and John Caulfield's selection of Roscommon

Here is Ciarán Barr and Neil McManus' selection of Antrim

Here is Mickey Quinn and Denis Connerton's selection of Longford

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