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List of famous athletes from Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Ireland has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Irish athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Ireland and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Ireland then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Items include everything from Stephen Dawson to James J. Braddock.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Irish athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Ireland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Ireland in order to get more information about each one.

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Sonia O'Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Carey May is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Charlie Nash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Joanne Cuddihy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Derval O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Paddy Barnes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Olive Loughnane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Niall O'Higgins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Maeve Kyle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Catherina McKiernan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Gillian O'Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Ron Delany is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Francie Barrett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Matthew Macklin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Ed Joyce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Johnny Carey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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James J. Braddock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Elisha Scott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Peter Doherty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Derek Roche is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Damaen Kelly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Eamonn Loughran is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Jamie Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Whitey McDonald is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Pat O'Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Kevin Doyle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland
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Paul Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Sam English is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Joe Toner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Eamonn Coghlan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Ray Ferris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Glenn Whelan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland
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Mick O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Paul Hession is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Bob Tisdall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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John Treacy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Darren Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Jackie Vernon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Robert Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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Alistair Cragg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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John O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland
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Richard Dunne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland
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Bernard Dunne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland

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David Forde is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland
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Stephen Dawson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland
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Stephen Elliott is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland
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Keith Fahey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland
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John Duddy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Ireland