The Irish has produced some of the finest athletes over the years, from Roy Keane to Conor McGregor, who are notoriously famous for being the very best to watch in their sport and the most entertaining to listen to on the microphone. To celebrate St. Patricks Day, we have compiled a list of our favourite Irish athletes’ famous words:

Roy Keane: “So I got Robbie’s (Savage) mobile number and rang him. It went to his voicemail: ‘Hi, it’s Robbie – whazzup!’ like the Budweiser ad. I never called him back. I thought I can’t be signing that”

Conor McGregor: “Surprise, Surprise the King is back!”

Brian O’Driscoll: “Practise things you’re good at. Keep on top of things you’re not so good at but be world-class at your best. Never think, ‘I’m very good at this and that, I can leave those for a bit”

Barry McGuigan: “It’s not the size of the dog that counts but the size of the fight in the dog”

Mick McCarthy: “My initials stand for Mick McCarthy, not Merlin the Magician”

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