Olympics Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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List of Olympic athletes born in Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Ireland have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. These are the most prominent people from Ireland who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Ireland Olympians were born in Ireland, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Examples of athletes on this list include Francie Barrett and John Pius Boland.

This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Ireland?" and "Which Olympians were born in Ireland?"

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Adrian O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Angela Greene is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Angela Greene Died at 99 (1879-1978)

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Carey May is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Carey May age 57

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Charlie Dowdall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Christopher Barton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Christopher Barton Died at 86 (1927-2013)

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Cian O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Cian O'Connor age 37

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Ciarán Power is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Ciarán Power age 40

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Clifton Wrottesley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Con Leahy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Con Leahy Died at 45 (1876-1921)

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Darren Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Darren Sutherland Died at 27 (1982-2009)

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David Gillick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
David Gillick age 33

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David O'Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Denis Lynch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Denis Lynch age 40

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Derval O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Dick Hooper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Dick Hooper age 60

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Dinny Hannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Dinny Hannon Died at 83 (1888-1971)

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Eamonn Coghlan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Eddie Macken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Eddie Macken age 67

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Francie Barrett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Gillian O'Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Harold Cudmore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Jack McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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James Cecil Parke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
James Cecil Parke Died at 65 (1881-1946)

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James Duffy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
James Duffy Died at 25 (1890-1915)

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James McLoughlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
James McLoughlin Died at 76 (1929-2005)

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Jean Prahm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Jean Prahm age 38

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Joanne Cuddihy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Joe Kendrick, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Joe Kendrick, Sr. Died at 60 (1905-1965)

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John Joe Joyce is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
John Joe Joyce age 29

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John Pius Boland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
John Pius Boland Died at 88 (1870-1958)

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Johnny Hayes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Johnny Hayes Died at 79 (1886-1965)

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Johnny Murray is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Johnny Murray Died at 56 (1898-1954)

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Kenny Egan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Kenny Egan age 35

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Kevin McBride is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Kevin McBride age 43

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L. J. Manogue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
L. J. Manogue Died at 50 (1875-1925)

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Mark Scanlon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Mark Scanlon age 36

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Matt McGrath is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Matt McGrath Died at 66 (1875-1941)

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Michael Begley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Michael Begley Died at 80 (1932-2012)

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Michael Begley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Michael Begley Died at 66 (1872-1938)

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Michael Carruth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Nick Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Nick Sweeney age 49

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Noel Purcell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Noel Purcell Died at 71 (1891-1962)

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Olive Loughnane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland

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Paddy Duncan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Paddy Duncan Died at 55 (1894-1949)

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Pat Hooper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Pat Hooper age 64

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Patrick Leahy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Patrick Leahy Died at 49 (1877-1926)

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Patrick Ryan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Patrick Ryan Died at 83 (1881-1964)

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Paul Darragh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Paul Darragh Died at 52 (1953-2005)

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Paul Hession is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Paul Hession age 34

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Paul Kimmage is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Paul Kimmage age 54