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In pictures: Here are the 10 greatest* Irish captains

*In our opinion.

IN LIGHT OF Jamie Heaslip and Paul McGinley being confirmed as respective Ireland rugby and Ryder Cup captains, we had a mental whip-around and have come up with the 10 greatest Irish captains.

We hope that your favourite is in there, and we expect plenty of healthy debate in our comments section below.

Club and county captains are not eligible for this ultra-official top 10.

If you think  there are any glaring omissions, please let us know. Now, in no particular order:

In pictures: Here are the 10 greatest* Irish captains
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  • Mick McCarthy

  • John Giles

  • Willie John McBride

  • Paul O'Connell

  • Roy Keane

  • Kieran McGeeney

  • Karl Mullen

  • Trent Johnston

  • Ciaran Fitzgerald

  • Brian O'Driscoll

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Patrick McCarry

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