Famous Irish Athletes

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Clifton Wrottesley
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Birthdate: August 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Born into an aristocratic family, Clifton Wrottesley was the son of a former ice racer. The talented skeleton racer has also competed for the British and Irish bobsleigh teams. His fourth rank at the 2002 Winter Olympics has been Ireland’s best in the game. He also trades in wine and property.

 2 
Henry Shefflin
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Birthdate: January 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
 3 
Joe Canning
(Hurler)
Joe Canning
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Birthdate: October 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portumna, Ireland
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 4 
Davy Fitzgerald
(Hurler Manager)
Davy Fitzgerald
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Birthdate: August 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sixmilebridge, Ireland
 5 
Sonia O'Sullivan
(Track runner)
Sonia O'Sullivan
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Birthdate: November 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cobh, Ireland
 6 
Anna Geary
(Camogie player)
Anna Geary
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Birthdate: July 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
 7 
Lee Chin
(Hurling)
Lee Chin
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Birthdate: October 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wexford, Ireland
 8 
Brian Cody
(Hurling manager)
Brian Cody
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Birthdate: July 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kilkenny, Ireland
 9 
Derval O'Rourke
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Birthdate: May 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Oliver St. John Gogarty
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Birthdate: August 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1957
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T. J. Reid
(Hurler)
T. J. Reid
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Birthdate: November 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
 12 
Eoin Cody
(Hurler)
Eoin Cody
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Birthdate: September 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ballyhale, Ireland
 13 
Eamonn Coghlan
(Middle distance runner)
Eamonn Coghlan
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Birthdate: November 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Drimnagh, Dublin, Ireland
 14 
Ashling Thompson
(Camogie player)
Ashling Thompson
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Birthdate: March 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
 15 
Gearóid Hegarty
(Irish Hurler)
Gearóid Hegarty
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Birthdate: August 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland

Apart from being a senior Gaelic footballer from Limerick, Gearóid Hegarty later also gained fame as a hurler, winning honors such as the All Stars Hurler of the Year. The son of retired hurler Ger Hegarty, Gearóid was born with sports in his blood. He also has an All-Star Award in his kitty.

 16 
Cian Lynch
(Hurler)
Cian Lynch
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Birthdate: January 3, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Patrickswell, Ireland
 17 
Richie Hogan
(Hurler)
Richie Hogan
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Birthdate: August 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
 18 
Eddie Brennan
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Birthdate: October 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
 19 
Leon Reid
(Track and field sprinter who competes for Ireland)
Leon Reid
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Birthdate: July 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bath, England
 20 
Martin Sheridan
(Irish-American Athlete)
Martin Sheridan
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Birthdate: March 28, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bohola, Ireland
Died: March 27, 1918
 21 
Declan Hannon
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Birthdate: November 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Croagh, Ireland
 22 
Liam Cahill
(Hurling manager)
Liam Cahill
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Birthdate: October 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ballingarry, Ireland
 23 
Anthony Nash
(Hurler)
Anthony Nash
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Birthdate: October 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kanturk, Ireland
 24 
Alistair Cragg
(Athletics competitor who races for Ireland and competes most often over 3000 metres and 5000 metres)
Alistair Cragg
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Birthdate: June 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
 25 
John Flanagan
(Olympic athlete)
John Flanagan
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Birthdate: January 9, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: June 3, 1938
 26 
Maeve Kyle
(Irish Athlete)
Maeve Kyle
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Birthdate: October 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kilkenny, Ireland
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Sonia O'Sullivan
(Irish Former Track and Field Athlete)
Sonia O'Sullivan
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Birthdate: November 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland