James English is currently plying his trade at Shelbourne, but made his name in the amateur ranks.
One 50 goal plus season at Darndale certainly courted attention and the striker also had spells with Kilbarrack United and Ayrfield, a club he currently coaches at.
English elected to do his My Best#11 for the JSP and picked players he played with at amateur level.
GOALKEEPER -Dano Henry
One off the best shot stoppers in the AUL for years not only a great keeper one off my mates who I played along time beside as kids right up to seniors.
LEFT FULL – Shane Gillard
A wonderful left foot gives his all to the team and 100% effort for 90 minutes. Any team would love to have this fella he’s class act. Another one who I played with from underage to seniors.
CENTRE HALF – Sean Field
This fella is an absolute class player who has won a lot trophies in his time. His attitude is second to none. Playing with him was deadly. Sean filled the team with confidence at Darndale when we won the double.
CENTRE HALF- Stephen Caffery
Stephen was just a different level when he sign for Darndale. It was just great to have his experience around the place. He was an unbelievable player who again was always 100% effort and just an out and out baller. He get’s in even though he took my peno in the cup final.
RIGHT FULL- Lee Scully
Hard as nails! Would go true a brick wall to win the ball. He wasn’t the fastest right full but what he gave the team was 1000% effort in every match when he wasn’t injured.
CENTRE MIDFIELDER -Ian Ivory
What a player he was! He made me a much better player when I went to senior football. He was just on a different playing field to everybody else. His passing, his movement and just all around game was a level above. He was class player who did the lot in his time. The perfect player.
CENTRE MIDFIELDER-David Kelly
Another class act when I was at Darndale Rovers with him. This fella just never stopped. He gave the team the engine. He’s a great player and one nicest fella you will meet in the game.
LEFT WING- Philly Kenny
Philly is another who has one the best left foots I seen. He was always up for a challenge no matter what it was. For a winger loves a good tackle and one of the good mates I played with.
RIGHT WING– Mark Townley
One the quickest players I’ve ever played with. Every team was scared to play against him because he just ripped them apart. Rally excellent player.
BEHIND THE STRIKER-Jonner Mealdey
Where do I start? What a player. He’s just one them players every team would love have. Another who just never stops, an excellent player who could find that key pass in a game. Just all around class act.
CENTRE FORWARD — Andrew ‘Giggsy’ Hand
Unlucky to not get in. Gavin mcguiness Brain Malone John Forester