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Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby seand » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:07 am

By my count seven players have won all four league titles at Dundalk in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. Anyone want to have a stab at compiling the list before I share my list?

Incidentally nine of the current squad have legitimate claims to involvement in four title winning squads, and two of them can claim SIX titles each...



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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby colymull » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:11 am

Mountney
Shields
O’Donnell
Gannon
Massey
Gartland
Sava?
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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby El Paso » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:11 am

Sava
Gannon - 6
Gartland
Massey
Shields
Mountney
O'Donnell - 6

Rogers has 4
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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby colymull » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:12 am

El Paso wrote:Sava
Gannon
Gartland
Massey
Shields
Mountney
O'Donnell - 6

Rogers have 6?


I think Gannon might have a claim on 6?
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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby colymull » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:13 am

Double post
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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby El Paso » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:14 am

yeah forgot he was with Rovers. Unreal for a 27 year old.

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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby colymull » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:16 am

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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby seand » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:37 am

Okay, so the seven four-time winners at Dundalk are Stephen O'Donnell, Sean Gannon, Chris Shields, Dane Massey, Brian Gartland, John Mountney and Gabriel Sava. (Georgie Poynton is actually touch and go, he won 3 medals 2015-16-18 and was at Dundalk for the second half of 2014 but didn't make a league appearance and I assume didn't get a medal)

O'Donnell has six medals.... Dundalk 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, Bohemians 08, Rovers 11
Gannon has six TITLES.... Sean Gannon- Dundalk 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, Pats 13, plus one appearance for Rovers 11- don't think he was given a medal though

O'Donnell and Gannon are closing in on Owen Heary/Johnny Matthews record of seven League of Ireland titles. (I wouldn't be surprised if there's another couple of players with claims to seven titles. A good few of the Rovers' 4-in-a-row squad went on to win the treble with Derry in 89 and at least Doolin, Brady and Coady won another elsewhere, and I’d be mildly surprised if nobody else picked up 7 with Waterford winning 6 out of 8 and Cork United/Athletic winning 7 in 11).

Anyway the full list of CHAMPIONS and their medal tallies.........

Six titles:
Stephen O'Donnell- Dundalk 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, Bohemians 08, Rovers 11
Sean Gannon- Dundalk 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, Pats 13 (Rovers 11)

Four titles:
Chris Shields, Dane Massey, Brian Gartland, John Mountney, Gabriel Sava- Dundalk 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Gary Rogers- Dundalk 2015, 2016, 2018, Sligo 2012

Three titles:
George Poynton Dundalk 2015, 2016, 2018.

Two titles:
Patrick Hoban- Dundalk 2014, 2018
Robbie Benson- Dundalk 2016, 2018
Patrick McEleney- Dundalk 2016, 2018
Sean Hoare- Dundalk 2018 and a medal at Pats 2013 despite not playing a league match

First title 2018: Michael Duffy, Jamie McGrath, Karolis Chevdukas, Stephen Folan, Dylan Connolly, Sam Byrne, Ronan Murray, Daniel Cleary, Georgie Kelly, Dean Jarvis, Kristian Adorjan, Marco Tagbajumi, Ross Treacy (?)... Does anyone else sneak into contention?

Kelly incidentally wins First Division and Premier Division medals in the same season!
Lest we forget- another four who won three-in-a-row 2014-16: Daryl Horgan, David McMillan, Anyd Boyle, Darren Meenan
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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby Dundalk Wolf » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:39 am

By my reckoning, eight current players have been in the first team squad at Oriel Park for the four title-winning seasons, albeit with varying levels of first-team involvement:

Gannon, Gartland, Massey, Shields, O'Donnell, Mountney, Poynton, Sava

Gary Rogers has also won the title four times (Sligo 2012 + 3 with us), whilst Gannon & O'Donnell can lay claim to six titles each.

Gannon & O'Donnell are just one off the League of Ireland record of seven titles each, held by Owen Heary & Johnny Matthews.

Sean Gannon looks a decent bet to be breaking that record now... he's only 27!

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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby Dundalk Wolf » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:48 am

Incidentally, does anyone know categorically how many league appearances you need to make before you are eligible to receive a winner's medal?

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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby seand » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:52 am

Dundalk Wolf wrote:Incidentally, does anyone know categorically how many league appearances you need to make before you are eligible to receive a winner's medal?


I don't think there's a rule in place any more. I believe a club gets a number of medals (for some reason 25 springs to mind) to distribute as they see fit. That's why I think Gannon missed out at Rovers in 2011 but Hoare got one at Pats in 2013.

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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby Shoco » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:05 pm

seand wrote:
First title 2018: Michael Duffy, Jamie McGrath, Karolis Chevdukas, Stephen Folan, Dylan Connolly, Sam Byrne, Ronan Murray, Daniel Cleary, Georgie Kelly, Dean Jarvis, Kristian Adorjan, Ross Treacy (?)... Does anyone else sneak into contention?



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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby colymull » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:09 pm

Won’t Georgie Kelly get 2 league winners medal lads this year? Premier and 1st division!
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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby seand » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:53 pm

Just on the subject of medals, Sean Gannon's senior career honours list is absolutely ludicrous.

League finishes 1,4,1,2,1,1,1,2,1.

2011 League champion
2012 Leinster Senior Cup winner
2013 League champion
2014 League champion, League Cup winner, PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year
2015 League champion, FAI Cup winner, President's Cup winner, PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year (Leinster Senior Cup winner?)
2016 League champions, FAI Cup runner-up, PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year, UEFA Europa League group phase, President's Cup runner-up
2017 League runner-up, FAI Cup runner-up, League Cup winner, President's Cup runner-up (Leinster Senior Cup runner-up?)
2018 League champion, FAI Cup finalist, President's Cup runner-up

He’s 27, he could have another 8 years in him.

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Re: Four Time Champions- The Magnificent Seven

Postby marvin » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:40 pm

That is quite phenomenal.! I cant imagine anyone with a better record.
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