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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
Dec. at 99 (1879-1978)
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Carey May is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
age 59
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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
Dec. at 86 (1927-2013)
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Cian O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
age 39
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Ciarán Power is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
age 42
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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
Dec. at 45 (1876-1921)
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Darren Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Dec. at 27 (1982-2009)
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David Gillick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
age 35
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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 42
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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
age 62
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Dinny Hannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Ireland
Dec. 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 69
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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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. at 76 (1929-2005)