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Here hair here: does Shane Byrne actually have the greatest 'do in sports?

The former Leinster and Ireland man has been honoured for his glorious mullet. Check out our guide to see who Byrne beat to claim his prize.

SHANE BYRNE HAS been praised for his sporting prowess many times in the past, but today it’s his glorious mullet that’s getting all the attention.

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker topped a survey of Irish sports fans carried out by Brylcreem Paste to find out which sports star had the best haircut of the last 40 years.

Leaving our qualms about the methodological rigour of such a survey aside for a moment, the news of Byrne’s award did get us thinking. Was his mullet genuinely the best hairstyle of the last 40 years? Or did Byrne only get the nod because Troy Polamalu wasn’t free to come to the awards ceremony?

Here are some of our favourites.

Here hair here: does Shane Byrne actually have the greatest 'do in sports?
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  • Shane Byrne

    Source: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
  • Troy Polamalu

    Source: Gene J. Puskar/AP/Press Association Images
  • Jason Lee

    Source: Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport
  • David Ginola

    Source: David Hewitson/Press Association Images
  • Ciaran McDonald

    Source: ©INPHO/Andrew Paton
  • Andre Agassi

    Source: MASSIMO SAM/AP/Press Association Images
  • Manny Ramirez

    Source: JAMES A. FINLEY/AP/Press Association Images
  • Carlos Valderrama

    Source: Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport
  • Alexi Lalas

    Source: Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport
  • David Beckham

    Source: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • Venus Williams

    Source: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport
  • Don King

    Source: Toby Melville/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • George Best

    Source: PA NEWS/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • Bjorn Borg

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • Paul McGrath

    Source: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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