Ireland’s finest post war Lions

Ollie Campbell played seven successive Tests for the 1980 and 1983 Lions and Jackie Kyle starred with the 1950 tourists - so who would you pick as Ireland's finest No10 from the 11 post war Lions tours? [more]

Ireland’s finest post war Lions

Ollie Campbell played seven successive Tests for the 1980 and 1983 Lions and Jackie Kyle starred with the 1950 tourists – so who would you pick as Ireland’s finest No10 from the 11 post war Lions tours?

We thought we’d tease you all with a suggested ‘Best Ever’ Irish Lions XV and see if you agree. We all love to be selectors, but can you top this team from the touring sides sent oversea between 1950-2009.

And if you think picking an outside-half is difficult, wait until you have to choose between Karl Mullen, Ronnie Dawson, Ken Kennedy and Keith Wood at hooker!

Every rugby fan is a selector at heart so below is a 15 to start the debate. But who would be your finest Irish Lions since the 1950 tour to New Zealand and Australia?

BEST EVER IRISH LIONS XV?

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Tom Kiernan                          1962, 1966
Niall Brophy                           1959, 1962
Brian O’Driscoll                     2001, 2005, 2009
Mike Gibson                          1966, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1977
Tony O’Reilly                          1955, 1959
Jackie Kyle                            1950
Roger Young                          1966, 1968
Syd Millar                               1959, 1962, 1968
Keith Wood                            1997, 2001
Sean Lynch                            1971
Tom Reid                               1955
Willie John McBride              1962, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1974
Fergus Slattery                      1971, 1974
John O’Driscoll                      1980, 1983
Noel Murphy                           1959, 1966

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