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REVEALED: The Roscommon sporting Mt Rushmore

Selectors John Caulfield and Shane Curran joined us on Friday's OTB AM to decide upon the four sp...

REVEALED: The Roscommon sporti...

REVEALED: The Roscommon sporting Mt Rushmore

Selectors John Caulfield and Shane Curran joined us on Friday's OTB AM to decide upon the four sportspeople for Roscommon's sporting Rushmore.

Amid much debate and discussion, here are the final four that the lads settled on this morning.




One of the few names John and Shane agreed upon from the outset, Jimmy Murray was an instrumental member and captain of Roscommon's All-Ireland winning football teams of the 1940s.

"He was a fabulous character," explained Curran, "we'd never come back from a match and not call into his pub."

A Roscommon icon, he was an accepted choice by all.


GAELIC FOOTBALL - Dermot Earley 

Roscommon Roscommon fans with a flag in memory of the late Dermot Earley senior. Picture credit: Sportsfile

Another legend of Roscommon GAA, Dermot Earley was part of county teams that won five Connacht titles. Throughout it all, he won two All-Star awards to go with them.

"What he achieved, I believe he had more influence than anyone in that great team of the late 1970s and '80s," argued John Caulfield. "He was the #1 player at that time, he was the guy."


RUGBY - Jack Carty


With professional sportspeople few and far between among this morning's contenders, Jack Carty's rugby exploits with Connacht and Ireland stand out all the more.

"It is a unique achievement that he has playing for Ireland," explained Caulfield. "I think he has to be there really."



Roscommon 17 March 2013; St Brigid's goalkeeper Shane Curran celebrates with Frankie Dolan. Picture credit: Sportsfile

Another figure from Roscommon's GAA history, Frankie Dolan was a certainty for Shane Curran.

An All-Ireland club winner with Curran at St Brigid's, Curran reckoned him woefully underrated for the talent he displayed.

"We won an All-Ireland together and he is one of the greatest players I've played with," he explained.


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

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