St. Patrick's Day is about the luck of the Irish, green beers, good times and of course great Irish names.

Sports is no different... There are great sports names that reflect the celebration each year on March 17th. Here are the top 10 St. Patrick's Day Sports Names.

  • 1

    Patty Mills

    Patty Mills is a NBA Basketball player, currently playing for San Antonio. Having played at St. Marys College, its only fitting with the name Patty Mills that you atop this list. Being from Australia, you wouldn't think he'd have such a great Irish name, but he does and it makes this list complete.

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    Ken Shamrock

    The luck of the Irish has to be with a guy who has Shamrock as his last name.  Shamrock is a world renown Mixed Martial Arts star, getting his first UFC title in 1995.  After that, he experimented in the WWF where he took his fame to a new height.

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    Vin Scully

    Vin Scully is an American sportscaster and is best known as the play by play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  One of, if not the best play by play voice in the history of MLB.

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    Paul O'Neill

    Paul O'Neill was a professional baseball player for many years, making his name with the New York Yankees.  O'neill traditionally is a great, strong Irish name and makes the cut as a great St. Patrick's Day name.

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    John Flaherty

    John Flaherty is a current sports broadcaster and retired MLB player. Need we say more... "Flaherty"...

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    Mark McGuire

    One of the original bash brothers, Mark McGuire made his name in the Major League by hitting the long ball. McGuire since his career has ended has made some lists that he doesn't want to be a part of, but this one we think he'd be ok with.

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    John McNally

    John Victor "Blood" McNally was a former NFL player and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What makes this even better is that he played for the GREEN Bay Packers.

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    Jim Kelly

    Jim Kelly is a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. Nothing says Irish and St Patrick's Day like Kelly...

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    Tom Brady

    Tom Brady. You know him, either love him or hate him, you certainly know the credentials and Brady makes this list with a true Irish name.

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    Gerald Green

    Gerald Green is a current NBA Player with the Indiana Pacers. Not really a Irish name, but the color of the day is Green, so Gerald makes the list.

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