The first of our Irish Sporting Legends is Paul McGrath.
Paul McGrath, the Black Pearl of Inchicore is one of the greatest footballers to ever play for the Republic of Ireland soccer team. His performance in Rome in 1990 and particularly in New York in 1994 are the stuff of Irish football legends. McGrath won his first full Irish cap against Italy in 1985, last playing 12 years later, against Wales. During that time, he was often regarded as the single most influential player Ireland had in the national team’s glory days. He was capped 83 times, scoring eight goals.
The PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1993 is a former Manchester United, Aston Villa, Derby County, Sheffield United, St Patrick’s Athletic, Dalkey United professional footballer.