St Patricks Day: Five best Irish players of the professional era

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, it’s time to celebrate all that is Irish. And in tribute to the Emerald Isle, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 greatest players ever to have pulled on the green in the professional era.

Feel free to give us your take on the rankings or point out any glaring omissions in the forum below.

5. Gordan D’Arcy

He had several re-inventions, from wonderboy speedster out wide, to explosive outside centre, to gritty and innovative No12 and he established himself as one of the world’s most effective midfield men in an Ireland jersey over a massive 16-year career and played a big role in the 2009 Grand Slam success.

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