WHEN DONEGAL WON Sam Maguire in 2012, Patrick McBrearty, Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden led the line in the 2-11 to 0-13 win over Mayo.
Both Murphy and McFadden scored 1-4 at Croke Park that day and McBrearty, who had just turned 19, played a part in McFadden’s goal and kept Mayo’s best defender – arguably – Keith Higgins busy.
Last night on SportsJoe.ie, Donegal’s three were acknowledged as the best full-forward line in Kevin McGillicuddy’s ‘The definitive list of the best GAA trios of the last 25 years’.
All winning lines of the pitch were from 1990 onwards – hence the name – and the winning trio had to have won the All-Ireland to be considered.
Arguably the hardest working trio of all, with their chasing and lung-busting determination to defend and attack.
Murphy and McFadden both finished the game with 1-4, 0-3 from frees, which is always a good day’s work.