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Post by incontinentia on Tue 03 Mar 2015, 8:38 am

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After Harrington's win in the Honda yesterday, Shane Lowry tweeted that he was "Ireland's greatest sportsperson ever. Full stop. End of." Do you agree?

It was talked about on Today FM this morning, some popular choices are Padraig Harrington, Brian O' Driscoll, Roy Keane, Sonia O' Sullivan, Henry Shefflin, Katie Taylor and Ronan O' Gara.

Who gets your vote?
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Post by Jimmy Moz on Fri 04 Sep 2015, 2:07 pm

So on the basis that no one agreed on a winner I will assume we all go for your man Kieren Fallon lol? My boy is named after him actually but that's more down to the other half than me.

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Post by SecretFly on Fri 04 Sep 2015, 2:31 pm

Whatever you do, be careful when betting on Kieran Fallon to win it Wink

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Post by dublfcynwa on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 12:41 pm

Conor McGregor? Laugh If he loses to Aldo he would have to be considered one of the biggest frauds in Irish sports history with all the mouthing he has done.
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Post by westisbest on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 1:30 pm

He's great entertainment value

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Post by dublfcynwa on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 4:13 pm

westisbest wrote:He's great entertainment value

He's very entertaining and I hope he smashes Aldo but I would not be as confident as he is that he will beat Aldo. thumbsup
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Post by westisbest on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 6:12 pm

Will be a tough fight alright.

All that talk, puts a lot of pressure on himself.

Hopefully he will get the w.

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Post by westisbest on Sat 12 Nov 2016, 8:16 pm

A year on and McGregor running the show.

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Post by westisbest on Tue 08 Aug 2017, 10:02 pm

And still going well

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Post by incontinentia on Tue 23 Jul 2019, 11:30 pm

So has Shane Lowry cemented a top 5 spot on this list with his achievements to date?! I feel he will be the Irish GOAT by the time his career is done.

Conor McGregor no longer a part of this conversation.
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Post by rodders on Wed 24 Jul 2019, 10:56 am

incontinentia wrote:So has Shane Lowry cemented a top 5 spot on this list with his achievements to date?! I feel he will be the Irish GOAT by the time his career is done.

Conor McGregor no longer a part of this conversation.

Why, has Ireland produced some more 2 weight UFC champions? If not he's still up there.

Lowry should be on the list now but he's only one of several recent major winners and still behind McIlroy and Harrington.

Katie Taylor is out there on her own now in my opinion.
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Post by incontinentia on Wed 24 Jul 2019, 12:43 pm

rodders wrote:
incontinentia wrote:So has Shane Lowry cemented a top 5 spot on this list with his achievements to date?! I feel he will be the Irish GOAT by the time his career is done.

Conor McGregor no longer a part of this conversation.

Why, has Ireland produced some more 2 weight UFC champions? If not he's still up there.

Lowry should be on the list now but he's only one of several  recent major winners and still behind McIlroy and Harrington.

Katie Taylor is out there on her own now in my opinion.
McGregor has since been dominated by Khabib, and matters outside the octagon are likely to badly tarnish his legacy. He is nowhere near as eligible a candidate as he was 3 years ago.
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Post by Jimmy Moz on Wed 07 Aug 2019, 12:41 pm

McGregor has been good for putting us Irish on the map. But being as I am neither a fan of MMA or his behaviour outside the octagon I don't think I would put him in my top 10.

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