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22-07-2020, 19:02   #46
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McGrath would be up there in fairness.

Cracked out our Euro 88 game against England the other evening (ITV commentary for some reason). Ron Atkinson said McGrath was probably the best defender in the tournament. Couldn't get over us playing him in centre-mid
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22-07-2020, 19:27   #47
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He was from Belfast, which is in Ireland, not Britain, as can clearly be seen from aerial photographs.
he identified as british so has to be excluded
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22-07-2020, 19:39   #48
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George Best was as british as finchely
"You can't be an Ulsterman without being an Irishman", who said that?

Ian Paisley.

If that dirty bigot could call himself an Irishman, then so was George Best.
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22-07-2020, 19:47   #49
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Pat O'Callaghan - double Olympic Gold Medalist Amsterdam 1928 & Los Angeles 1932
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"You can't be an Ulsterman without being an Irishman", who said that?

Ian Paisley.

If that dirty bigot could call himself an Irishman, then so was George Best.
if best saw himself as irish , thats good enough for me , i dont think he did however

if he is irish

he is out in front as the best ever sports person from this country - island
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22-07-2020, 19:50   #52
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Roy Keane is a ballbag's ballbag.

Pat O'Callaghan is Ireland's first Gold Medal Olympian.
Two Golds in the hammer-throw and an all-round great athlete.
Also was successful away from sport.
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Nordies don’t count. Irish only.
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We could have won that world cup..
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Brian O'Driscoll, recognised as one, of, if not the best centres to have ever played.
Maintained high standards throughout for club and country, and held in extremely high regard internationally.
And I know the usual "rugby is only played by a few posh lads" will be incoming but the question asked was greatest sportsperson not most popular sport.
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22-07-2020, 19:57   #56
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Its between Taylor and Padraig Harrington for me. I think with what KT has done she edges it but I will always have a soft spot for Paddy.

Imo Katie Taylor isn't close to being on the list. There were only 900 females registered for boxing in the UK in 2009, I'm presuming Ireland only had a fraction of that.

It's like being the best at something in your local town.

You can't compare that to being one of the best in the world out of the hundreds of millions that play football.
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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

Any objections?
Agree, nobody close imo for what he achieved. People who disagree just dislike him personally, simple as that
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Roy Keane is not even the best footballer. In this order
1. Liam Brady
2. Paul McGrath
3. John Giles
4. Roy Keane
Liam brady ok, debate to be had.. mcgrath and giles.. come off it!
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Rory McIlroy.

4 Majors and constantly bothering the number one in the world spot.
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Harrington without a doubt.

First Irish (as in non nordie) to win a major.
First European to win a major in 27 attempts.
Then he goes and defends the Open championship the next year.
The first European to do that in 102 years

Then he just goes and does what no European had done in 78 years and win the PGA.

The above coupled with his numerous other tour wins makes him hands down the best.
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