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REVEALED | The Kerry sporting Mount Rushmore

The Kingdom sporting Mount Rushmore has been chosen, with four gaelic footballers ultimately pick...

REVEALED | The Kerry sporting...

REVEALED | The Kerry sporting Mount Rushmore

The Kingdom sporting Mount Rushmore has been chosen, with four gaelic footballers ultimately picked to represent the county in granite.

Eoin Sheahan had the picks, while Kieran Donaghy had the opportunity to make one final switch to Eoin's selection at the end - and he did just that.

So, in all its glory, here is the County Kerry Mount Rushmore:



Nineteen seasons in the green and gold, and one of the greatest footballers of all time, O'Connell was always a definite number one in Eoin's eyes.

"Mick O'Connell is Don Vito Corleone. Born on an island, and you do not mess with Mick O'Connell. He has got everything you need to be a legend - he's mysterious, he's enigmatic.

"He's also emblematic of everything you want to see in a Kerry footballer."



Four All-Ireland's as a player, eight as a manager. Kieran Donaghy said there was no question over O'Dwyer's selection here.

"He was a stylish man, he was a classy man, and he was a baller. You could tell he was a motivator from the very beginning, the way he managed that team was remarkable really."

22 September 1985; Kerry captain Paidi O'Se is held aloft alongside manager Mick O'Dwyer, right, after victory over Dublin. All-Ireland Football Final, Kerry v Dublin, Croke Park, Dublin. Football. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE



The An Ghaeltacht legend, who passed away suddenly in 2012, is widely regarded as another Kingdom great, and Eoin told us why he had to be included.

"Páidí Ó'Sé is Rocky Balboa. He has this legend status that is always going to be there, not just from his eight All-Ireland medals, but from the fact that he was absolutely hard as nails."

25 August 2002; Cork manager Larry Tompkins and Kerry manager Paidi O'Se watch the closing stages of the game. Cork v Kerry, All Ireland Football Semi - Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / SPORTSFILE



Inducted into the Ladies Hall of Fame in 2013, Curran has won an incredible 10 senior All-Ireland's with Kerry and 11 All-Stars.

Paul Galvin made an impassioned plea for her inclusion, and Kieran Donaghy went with it, making the tough decision to remove his old Kerry teammate Colm 'Gooch' Cooper.

2 March 2014; Mary Jo Curran, Kerry. Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League, Division 1, Round 4, Kerry v Cork, Pairc an Aghasaigh, Dingle, Co.Kerry. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE


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

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