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22-07-2020, 18:25   #1
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Why is there ever a debate about who was the best Irish Sports person ever?

It is Roy Keane

There is no other Irish person close. Who ever is second, is a distant second

He is the most influential sports person in Irish sporting History, and in British football history, and one of the most influential in World soccer history

19 major titles

An inspirational force of nature with the guile, skill and will to win at all costs, he almost demanded it, and he inspired his team to do it. One of a very select few Irish sports persons to excel in the heat of battle.

He literally dragged Man utd to their first Champions league win. Putting in an inspirational performance against Juventus in the the semi finals when they were looking at certain defeat against. Diego Maradona was left slack jawed at the dominance of the performance

This is a player that would have been the first pick on any team or country in the world.

This is a guy who played in the biggest and most competitive sport on the planet

His legend will live on for centuries

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No, he’s neither.
Can you name an Irish sports star that would compare?
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I hate to say it, as I can't stand him, but conor mcgregor would certainly be up there on the list
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Keane doesn’t even have as many Olympic medals as Jack B. Yeats.
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I hate to say it, as I can't stand him, but conor mcgregor would certainly be up there on the list



Not a fcukin chance
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I hate to say it, as I can't stand him, but conor mcgregor would certainly be up there on the list
In regards to the amount of people who play football vs the people who practise MMA World wide, I don't think he can be
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Keane doesn’t even have as many Olympic medals as Jack B. Yeats.
Or Nobel prize
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