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Euro 2016, Mourinho and what is the time in Rio: Ireland's most Googled sports searches in 2016

What is COYBIG and Ireland vs New Zealand were also popular searches.

Euro 2016 was the most popular search in Ireland.
Euro 2016 was the most popular search in Ireland.

EARLIER IN THE month, Google Trends released their most popular searches throughout 2016, both globally and by country.

Euro 2016 was the top trending search Ireland. Other popular sports-related searches were Olympics at number six and Ireland vs New Zealand – the 10th most popular Google search in Ireland.

Conor McGregor made the list of most-searched famous men at number three, behind Steven Avery and Bruce Springsteen. Meanwhile, Katie Taylor stood at number four on the list of most searched women in Ireland.

Anthony Foley was the fourth most searched loss in Ireland. On the ‘what is’ list, the sports-related searches that featured were COYBIG (5th) and what is the time in Rio (8th).

Jose Mourinho, Michael Phelps and Michael Conlan were the top three most-searched sports people in Ireland, while Katie Taylor and Conor McGregor were sixth and seventh respectively.

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - Old Trafford Jose Mourinho. Source: Martin Rickett

Euro 2016, Olympics and Ireland vs New Zealand were the three most Googled sports events.

Sports Personalities (Ireland)

1. Jose Mourinho

2. Michael Phelps

3. Michael Conlan

4. Paul Pogba

5. Nate Diaz

6. Katie Taylor

7. Conor McGregor

8. Adam Johnson

9. Simone Biles

10. Thomas Barr

Sporting Events (Ireland)

1. Euro 2016

2. Olympics

3. Ireland vs New Zealand

4. Six Nations

5. UFC

6. US Open

7. McGregor v Diaz

8. Masters 2016

9. Super Bowl 50

10. Wimbeldon

Meanwhile on a global scale, Olympics was the eighth most popular Google search worldwide.

People-wise Michael Phelps (3rd), Simone Biles (5th) and Ryan Lochte (9th) all made the most-searched list.

2016 Christmas Sport Package Michael Phelps. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

On the global list of most-searched losses, Muhammad Ali (5th), Kimbo Slice (8th) and José Fernández (10th) featured.

Sporting Events (Global):

1. Rio Olympics

2. World Series

3. Tour de France

4. Wimbledon

5. Australian Open

6. EK 2016

7. T20 World Cup

8. Copa América

9. Royal Rumble

10. Ryder Cup

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