by PJ Hill
Carey’s favourite 15 is chosen by a man who has seen a lot of Faughs teams down the years. PJ Hill includes players that span almost 60 years of hurling in the parish.
1 – Chris McCormick
A very good shot stopper and his puck-outs were lengthy and well directed
2 – Danny McKinley (RIP)
A very hard tackler and a player who led by example, and a very talented hurler
3 – Alex McVeigh
A solid man of the position who shielded his goalie at a time when they could be tackled
4 – Sean McCambridge
Another who was sure and steady in his back position and always a good man to clear the danger
5 – James McCouaige
Of a more recent generation of hurlers. A man who could be slotted into many positions
6 – Joe Butler (RIP)
He always impressed with his excellent reading of the game and his ability to stop man good forwards
7 – Hugh Osborne
A solid defender who always came out on top. He left the game earlier after he emigrated as a young man
8 – James McVeigh
A player who was famous for getting ‘stuck in’. He was a great team leader and one of the club’s longest serving players who also represented his county.
9 – Liam McLoughlin
A very skilful player who was also full of running, and a man who always kept himself in great shape
10 – John McVeigh
A player whose talent shone through and one who impressed all who saw him play. He was once voted North Antrim Player of the Year
11 – Des McNeill
Probably one of the club’s best ever players, he represented his county for a number of years. He moved away to foreign shores to work but was often called back to play in big Championship games
12 – Vinnie McCaughan
Described as a very crafty player who gave many defenders a hard time. He was a great free taker who served the club well over the years
13 – James ‘Rocket’ Black
One of a number of very talented young players coming through in the club. A good leader and a top class free taker.
14 – Cahal McAuley
A strong physical player who was always a handful for the opposing defence. Also capable of grabbing the vital scores when required.
15 – Conor McBride
One of the youngest crop of present day players who is blessed with great skill and pace and one who can take vital scores, like in last year’s Intermediate Championship semi-final when his two goals sealed the win over Sarsfields.