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11 Irish Athletes Whose Names Are Constantly Butchered By Non-Irish Commentators

11 Irish Athletes Whose Names Are Constantly Butchered By Non-Irish Commentators
By Mikey Traynor

Complaining about British and American commentators and their mispronounced Irish names is something we all take great pleasure in.

There is something uniquely Irish about hearing a Sky Sports, or BBC, or even ESPN commentator try their best to say a name that looks like some sort of Countdown conundrum puzzle to them, and instantly being filled with rage.

Here are 11 Irish athletes who are regularly the victims of this most terrible crime.

Mark Kinsella


How we say it: Mark KINsella
How they say it: Mark kinSELLA

Andy Keogh


How we say it: Andy Kyo
How they say it: Andy KEE-O

Gary Doherty


How we say it: Gary Doherty
How they say it: Gary Dockerty or Gary Dough-Hurty

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David Meyler


How we say it: David Miler
How they say it: David Mayler

Kevin Moran


How we say it: Kevin More-un
How they say it: Kevin moRAN

Cathal Pendred


How we say it: Cah'l Pendred
How they say it: Cat-hall Pendred or CaTall Pendred

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Donncha O'Callaghan


How we say it: Donaca O'Callaghan
How they say it: Donche-a O'Callaghan or Don'cha (wish your girlfriend was hot like me?) O'Callaghan

Tomás O'Leary


How we say it: Tomaws O'Leary
How they say it: Tomasz (Rosicky) O'Leary

Padraig Harrington


How we say it: Pawrig Harrington
How they say it: Padrayg Harrington

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Bernard Dunne


How we say it: Bernerd Dunne
How they say it: BerNARD Dunne

BONUS

Connacht


How we say it: Conockt
How they say it: ConnAWT or Connowt

Drogheda United


How we say it: Drohida United
How they say it: Drog-Heeda United or Drogeda United

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See also: The Irish Player Names On ISS Pro 98 Were Utterly Hilarious

See also: Video: Americans Do Their Best To Pronounce Irish Names, Fail Miserably

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