Best GAA Players – Our Top 12 Gaelic Footballers


Who are the best GAA players you have ever seen playing Gaelic football?  While everyone will have their own opinions on the best Gaelic footballers presently and down through the years, this is a short list of some of our own favourite and top Gaelic footballers which we have seen in action.

This will also be an open-ended feedback discussion thread so you the visitor can also mention who you think is your own best or top Gaelic footballers by entering a comment in the comment box section provided at the end of this page.

Our Top 12 Gaelic Footballers

  • Jack McCaffrey - Dublin
  • Stephen Cluxton - Dublin
  • Bernard Brogan - Dublin
  • Michael Murphy - Donegal
  • Paul Flynn - Dublin
  • Dermot Early – Roscommon (RIP)
  • Shane Walsh - Galway
  • Michael Meehan - Galway
  • Declan O Sullivan - Kerry
  • Colm Cooper - Kerry
  • David Clifford - Kerry
  • Kieran Donaghy - Kerry

Video Overview

Other players that really stood out for us as excellent Gaelic footballers in recent years that a worth a special mention also are as follows:

  • Brian Fenton (Dublin)
  • Ciaran Kilkenny (Dublin)
  • Conor McManus (Monaghan)
  • Lee Keegan (Mayo)
  • Keith Higgins (Mayo)
  • Andy Moran (Mayo)
  • Johnny Doyle (Kildare)
  • Dermot Early (Kildare)
  • Ciarán Whelan (Dublin)
  • Ciarán McDonald (Mayo)
  • Mattie Forde (Wexford)
  • Paul Mannion (Dublin)
  • Sean Kavanagh (Tyrone)
  • Dean Rock (Dublin)
  • Tomas o’Se (Kerry)

View also: Our list of equipment supports for Gaelic drills here

Have Your Say!

As mentioned already, this is an open-ended discussion so feel free to nominate your own best Gaelic football players by leaving a comment in the comment box section provided below (email addresses are not published)



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