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REVEALED: The South Dublin sporting Mount Rushmore

The South Dublin Mount Rushmore is as impressive a foursome to have been picked thus far in our s...

REVEALED: The South Dublin spo...

REVEALED: The South Dublin sporting Mount Rushmore

The South Dublin Mount Rushmore is as impressive a foursome to have been picked thus far in our series, but how does it compare to the northside equivalent?

The four from north of the Liffey were picked on OTB AM yesterday, and today we had representatives from soccer, GAA, boxing, and golf make the South Dublin list.

Tomorrow the full Dublin eight will be narrowed to just four - an unenviable task to say the least. Here is the South Dublin Mount Rushmore:


SOCCER - Paul McGrath

Ooh ah. McGrath is one of only six defenders to have won the PFA Players' Player of the Year award cross-channel, and spent seven seasons each at Manchester United and Aston Villa.

McGrath is also unquestionably one of the Republic of Ireland's greatest players of all time, and someone held in high esteem by the late, great Jack Charlton.

The Inchicore man earned 83 international caps, and represented the Republic at Euro '88, as well as the World Cup in 1990 and 1994.

29 May 1994; Jack Charlton has a word with Paul McGrath during the International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Germany at Stuttgart in Germany. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile



Has there ever been one figure so vital to a county's GAA success?

The manager of the Dublin senior footballers from 2012 until last year, Gavin helped the capital side to six All-Ireland titles and five National Leagues.

He was also a star player on the Dubs' team that lifted Sam Maguire in 1995, and was awarded the Freedom of Dublin by the City Council in 2019.

29 September 2019; Dublin manager Jim Gavin waves to supporters during the Dublin Senior Football teams homecoming with the Sam Maguire Cup at Merrion Square in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile


BOXING - Michael Carruth

An Olympic gold medal would be enough to get you automatically on most other county Mount Rushmores, and Carruth is deservedly in the top select here.

He won the medal in the welterweight division at the Barcelona Games in 1992 - Ireland's first boxing gold at any Olympics.

It was the country's first gold in any event since Ronnie Delany in Melbourne in 1956 - and to celebrate, the price of a pint in the country was reduced to that of '56 on Carruth's return to Dublin Airport.

11 August 1992; Olympic Champion Michael Carruth, holding his gold medal, accompanied by his wife Paula and coach Nicholas Cruz, on board the bus which drove them through the streets of Dublin during the Irish Olympic team's homecoming from the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile


GOLF - Pádraig Harrington

Those years of huge success for Harrington in 2007 and 2008 will always hold a special place in the hearts of many Irish sports fans.

The Rathfarnham native won the Open championship in both years, as well as the PGA Championship in 2008.

Harrington spent an incredible 300 weeks in the top-10 of the world rankings, and will be the captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team at next year's re-scheduled event.

23 July 2007; The Open Championship winner Padraig Harrington has a close look at his name on the Golf Champion Trophy (Claret Jug) on his arrival home at Weston airport, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Caroline Quinn / 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

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

Here is the selection of North Dublin

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