Ridiculous sportspersons names


#201

I read somewhere she was 11 when she moved over?!
I had also stated something similar re Jo Konta in another thread and nobody branded me racist


#202

Look mate, successful immigrants (and emigrants for that matter) will be claimed with unabashed enthusiasm as one of our own. There is lads playing Rugby for us that hardly knew where Ireland was on the map before they moved over here, yet they are regularly touted as Orish legends. We’ll claim anyone when it suits us, we’re claiming Obama FFS.
At least this girl grew up here, she is as entitled to be considered Irish as any of us. If we’d only known that one of the knock on effects of our loose immigration policy in the 90’s would be a few decent athletes we might never have closed the door.


#203

To imerese herself in a true Irish rearing she has done what generations of Irish people have done before and emigrated to the UK.


#204

Relocated to the UK four years ago…


#205

If you want to be a succesful Irish athlete in most sports it would seem you need to leave the country sadly.


#206

I know mate and I don’t agree with it and as I said previously it has nothing to do with race…it just gets on my wick how the term ‘irish’ can be used and bandied about so loosely


#207

Apart from stick stick


#208

Conor Leehane


#209

Larissa Muldoon


#210

Kendra Cocksedge


#211

Kenny Pigman


#212

Dick Pound (WADA)


#213

Armagedon Draughn


#214

Just scored for Dover mate.


#215

Equanimeous Tristan Imhotep J. St. Brown


#216

Talented dude.


#217

Paul Heckingbottom


#218

Fionn O’Riain-Broin.


#219

Wigan centre-half Cheyenne Dunkley


#220

German Ski jumper Andreas Wank.