Vote For The 2013 Irish Man Of The Year

Vote For The 2013 Irish Man Of The Year
By PJ Browne
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It's that time of year again.

The time when we give someone the dubious award of ' Irishman of the Year'. Last year, Euro 2012 Croatian-nipple-licker, Eamon Keegan, stormed the polls to take victory and become in inaugural winner.

And this year's nominees are listed below, along with the latest odds on Paddy Power (odds may change obviously) and you can vote for who you want to win at the bottom of the page.

Shane Curran - 9/4 second favourite

Who: The forty-something, All-Ireland club football title winning goalkeeper for St, Brigid's of Roscommon.


The Evidence:

His emotional interview after winning the All-Ireland club final against Ballymun.

Celebrations like this.


Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Being unafraid to show his emotional side.

Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

This epic solo run and subsequent injury against Castlebar Mitchels in this year's Connacht club final.

Simon Zebo/Paddy Jackson - 5/2

Who: The rapping Irish winger and out-half pair.



Their lip-synced version of Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'Otis'.

Davy Hare - 2/1 favourite

Who: The Longford strength and conditioning coach who threw his glasses to safety before jumping into a melee during a Championship game against Wexford.





It wasn't the only appearance of note that he made in the 2013 Championship either.

Check out his celebration in the background here.

Picture credit: Ray Lohan / SPORTSFILE
Alan Nestor - 4/1

Who: The DIT player who started a trend of naked silverware celebrations.


This possibly inspired some naked celebrations from the IT Carlow CFAI Cup winning team and the Naas U21 hurlers.


Paddy Barnes - 5/1

Who: The Irish Olympic medal winning boxer who was part of a group that 'called out' the Joyces back in April.

They even got a response from the Joyces.

Paddy also enjoys traversing the county with his Olympic medals in tow.

We'll be back during the week with further evidence for each nominee.


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