Famous Northern Irish Sportspersons

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 1 Eoin Morgan

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Northern Irish

 2 Kyle Lafferty

Kyle Lafferty
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Northern Irish

 3 Alex Higgins

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Famous As: Snooker Player
Birthdate: March 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Northern Irish
Died: July 24, 2010

Alex Higgins was a Northern Irish snooker player. Renowned for his fast play, which earned him the nickname Hurricane Higgins, Alex was one of the most iconic snooker players of his generation. Thanks to his popularity, he was also called the People's Champion and is credited with popularizing the game of snooker.

 4 Shane Lynch

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Northern Irish

 5 Joey Dunlop

Joey Dunlop
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: February 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Northern Irish
Died: July 2, 2000

 6 Steven Davis

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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Northern Irish

 7 Tony McCoy

Tony McCoy
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Famous As: Horse racing jockey
Birthdate: May 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Northern Irish
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 8 Ken Doherty

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Famous As: Snooker Player
Birthdate: September 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Northern Irish

 9 Pat Jennings

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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Northern Irish

 10 Jim Beglin

Jim Beglin
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Northern Irish

 11 Pat Eddery

Pat Eddery
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Famous As: Jockey and race horse trainer
Birthdate: March 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Northern Irish
Died: November 10, 2015

 12 Tony Dunne

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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Northern Irish
Died: June 8, 2020

 13 Dave Finlay

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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: January 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British, Northern Irish

 14 Ayeisha McFerran

Ayeisha McFerran
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Famous As: Field hockey player
Birthdate: January 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Northern Irish

 15 George Best

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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: May 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, Northern Irish
Died: November 25, 2005
Manchester United winger/midfielder George Best was the 1968 European Footballer of the Year and was placed sixth on the FIFA Player of the Century list. A skilled dribbler, the Northern Irish player was also known for his stunning good looks and his affinity for women and alcohol.