Last week I chose my best Roscommon starting XV since 1975 and it has generated a lot of debate.

Prompted by Joe Kelly and others I am now going to attempt to pick my best National XV in that time.

Here goes:

1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
2. Harry Keegan (Roscommon)
3. John O Keeffe (Kerry)
4. Tony Scullion (Derry)
5. Tomas O Se (Kerry)
6. Kieran McGeeney (Armagh)
7. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)
8. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
9. Jack O’Shea (Kerry)
10. Peter Canavan (Tyrone)
11. Matt Connor (Offaly)
12. Pat Spillane (Kerry)
13. Colm Cooper (Kerry)
14. Padraig Joyce (Galway)
15. Mikey Sheehy (Kerry)

Best Connacht XV Since 1975:

1. David Clarke (Mayo)
2. Harry Keegan (Roscommon)
3. Gary Fahy (Galway)
4. Kenneth Mortimer (Mayo)
5. Lee Keegan (Mayo)
6. Declan Darcy (Leitrim)
7. Sean Og De Paor (Galway)
8. Dermot Earley (Roscommon)
9. Kevin Walsh (Galway)
10. Michael Donnellan (Galway)
11. Mickey Kearins (Sligo)
12. Ciaran McDonald (Mayo)
13. Andy Moran (Mayo)
14. Padraig Joyce (Galway)
15. Tony McManus (Roscommon)

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