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Ireland's Sporting Superstars
"For a pocket-sized country, Ireland has produced world-beaters in a wide range of sports. Here's just a few ..."
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European Footballer of the Year in 1968, this Belfast-born Manchester United winger was probably the finest soccer player ever to emerge from Ireland. Who was this genius whose top-flight playing career was cut short by 'booze and birds'?
Which controversial Belfast snooker player, known as 'the Hurricane' and described as "the one true genius that snooker has produced", became World Champion in 1972 and again in 1982, before his volatile personality, smoking, drinking and gambling finally ended his career?
One of the world's great middle distance runners during the 1990s, who was this County Cork woman who won silver in the 5000m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?
Which County Dublin-born golfer won the British Open major golf championship in consecutive years in 2007 and 2008, the only player at that time, apart from Tiger Woods, to have achieved consecutive wins in over 30 years?
Which County Wicklow-born Formula Three racing driver is best known for the Formula One Grand Prix racing team he founded and owned from 1991-2005?
Along with the legendary Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx who did it in 1974, which Irish cyclist in 1987 was only the second rider to achieve the elusive Triple Crown - winning the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Road World Cycling Championship in the same year?
Regarded by many as the best-ever Irish-born boxer, who was known as 'The Clones Cyclone' and won the WBA World Featherweight title from Eusebio Pedroza in 1985?
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Ranked as one of the top 10 rugby players of all time, who is the Leinster and Ireland outside centre who has captained both his country and the British and Irish Lions touring side?
Which Cork-born race horse trainer was voted, by the 'Racing Post' newspaper in 2003, 'the greatest influence in horse racing history'?
Voted in 2009 the third greatest Irish sportsperson ever, who was the motorcycling 'Kings of the Roads' from Ballymoney, County Antrim, who won a record 26 Isle of Man TT races before being killed in a road race in Estonia in 2000?
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