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These Are The Irish Sportspeople With The Most Instagram Followers

These Are The Irish Sportspeople With The Most Instagram Followers
By Kim Morrissey Updated
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Have you ever wondered who holds the most followed Instagram accounts in Ireland? Who the most followed Irish athletes are on Instagram, well we have all that information for you right here.

Instagram is currently one of the biggest social media platforms available and its feed suits each individual persons tastes, whether that is beauty, celebrity sports or just keeping connected with school friends.

Instagram is a way to stay connected to what you care about, each person's account is tailored to them, and their feed is based on what they like to watch, read and interact with.


One area that has a huge following on Instagram is sports, sports fans can follow their favourite sports, sports teams, athletes and accounts to stay updated with all the latest news.

We set out to discover who were the most followed Irish athletes on Instagram, here is our top 10 list.

Who Takes The Top Three Spots For The Most Followed Irish Athletes On Instagram?

The Most Followed Irish Athlete on Instagram is...

1 - Conor McGregor

Followers: 46.4m

10 July 2021; Conor McGregor before his lightweigh fight with Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Photo by Thomas King/Sportsfile

Conor McGregor is the most influential and followed Irish athlete on Instagram.

The MMA fighter has created quite a following for himself on the platform, as of July 2023 the proud Irish man has amassed a following of 46.4million.

McGregor is very active on the platform, uploading posts and stories regularly to keep his followers updated with his lavish life, whether that is going to the most popular events, promoting his various businesses, or showing off his lavish homes, cars and his loving family.

His account name is @thenotoriousmma on Instagram.

2. Becky Lynch

Followers: 5.6m

In second place on most followed Irish Athletes On Instagram list, we have Irish WWE star Becky Lynch.

Often referred to as 'The Man' Lynch has amassed quite the following during her time appearing on WWE.

The wrestler from Limerick boasts over 5.6 million followers on her personal account. The content she shares on her page is mainly WWE related.

However, she does often share personal pictures with her family including snaps with her husband Colby Daniel Lopez who is also a wrestler. His stage name is Seth Collins.

Her account handle is @beckylynchwwe.

3. Finn Bálor

Followers: 4.6m

Wrestler Finn Bálor finds himself in third place on the most followed list.

The WWE superstar originally from Bray, Wicklow often offers his followers a glimpse into the WWE lifestyle, showing videos of himself fighting in the ring and also highlights from the events, even offering backstage content on some occasions.

He also offers a glimpse into his home life, often uploading photos of himself with family members and friends.

His account @finnbalor has garnered 4,600,000 followers.

Who Else Features On The List?

Golfer Shane Lowry, professional boxer and Olympic gold medalist Katie Taylor, footballer Katie McCabe and rugby player Conor Murray also appear on the list of most followed Irish athletes on Instagram.

The Most Followed Irish Athletes on Instagram

Rank Athlete Sport Instagram followers Instagram Handle
1 Conor McGregor Mixed Martial Arts 46,200,000 @thenotoriousmma
2 Becky Lynch Wrestling 5,600,000 @beckylynchwwe
3 Finn Bálor Wrestling 4,600,000 @finnbalor
4 Sheamus Wrestling 3,400,000 @wwesheamus
5 Rory McIlroy Golf 2,600,000 @rorymcilroy
6 Robbie Keane Football 639,000 @robbiekeane
7 Katie Taylor Boxing 538,000 @Katie_t86
8 Caoimhin Kelleher Football 506,000 @caoimhinkelleher98
9 Brian O'Driscoll Rugby 361,000 @brianodriscoll
10 Shane Lowry Golf 274,000 @shanelowrygolf
11 Conor Murray Rugby 250,000 @conormurray9
12 Johnny Sexton Rugby 247,000 @sexton_johnny10
13 Matt Doherty Football 206,000 @mattdoherty20
14 Katie McCabe Football 200,000 @katie_mccabe11
15 Peter O'Mahony Rugby 200,000 @peteomahony



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