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22-07-2020, 18:44   #31
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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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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?
hes not even the greatest ever footballer - soccer player we have produced
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hes not even the greatest ever footballer - soccer player we have produced
George best?
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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.
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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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Jack Charlton. Won a World Cup. Beat that Roy Keane
It's a common misconception that Big Jack won the World Cup with England in 1966. He actually won it with Ireland in 1990, thanks in no small part to Packie Bonner's amazing save when Toto Schillaci tried to score for Italy in the quarter finals.
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Its clearly *insert some random GAA player from my county*.

My choice would be Keane and McGrath's lovechild.
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Jack Charlton. Won a World Cup. Beat that Roy Keane
Also, was English.
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It's a common misconception that Big Jack won the World Cup with England in 1966. He actually won it with Ireland in 1990, thanks in no small part to Packie Bonner's amazing save when Toto Schillaci tried to score for Italy in the quarter finals.
Packie parried the shot with such velocity it fell into Jack Charltons path, who had the relatively easy task of slotting past an unsighted albeit not-bald-yet Walter Zenga.
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George best?
George Best was as british as finchely


paul mc grath was a better player , at least for ireland

never saw him play but anyone ive spoken to , claims john giles was better than keane
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Our most successful Olympian does get forgotten about in these lists.
As far as I know, Jimmy Magee still protests her innocence. There are none so blind ...

Edit. He's dead isnt he? RIP memory man Jimmy Magee
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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.
People take away from what McGregor did due to MMA being a niche sport and to a point that's fair enough. But womens boxing has to be an even shallower talent pool.
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George Best was as british as finchely
He was from Belfast, which is in Ireland, not Britain, as can clearly be seen from aerial photographs.
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As far as I know, Jimmy Magee still protests her innocence. There are none so blind ...
Hes dead with years
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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
Your having a laugh, the other 3 are only legends by Irish Standards. Keane is a legend by world standards, he's one of the best players to ever play in English football.
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