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Pick the country’s sexiest sportsman from these 18 studs, Ireland

Paul Green can’t talk his way into this squad.

WE WOULDN’T NORMALLY be avid readers of RSVP magazine to be honest. We just flick through it because there’s no phone reception in the hairdres… eh, doctor’s waiting room. But when they asked readers to vote for the sexiest sportsman in Ireland, we sat up and took notice.

The usual suspects are there, fashion mogul Paul Galvin, the chiselled-like-a-junior-cert-woodwork-project Rob Kearney and the mammies’ favourite G-Mac. But there are also some red herrings like the retired Kenneth Egan and Na Piarsigh clubman Seán Óg Ó hAilpín.

So, with Boylesports providing the odds, here’s who is tipped for the top of RSVP readers’ “to do” list.

Graeme McDowell

The major winner is a 100/1 shot, but we still fancy him more than Adam Scott.

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Kenneth Egan

INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Rory McIlroy

INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

Robbie Keane

Natch, the captain of Ireland is super sexy. But like Rors, Ken and G-Mac he’s a long-shot to be risking money on.

INPHO/Donall Farmer

David Gillick

The only athletics star on the list, this nomination is sure to make up for missing the Olympics and stuff. Here he is about to say a bad word.

INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Joe Canning

33/1 sound like great odds to us. We’re reliably informed that JC is an icon among young ladies of a certain age these days. So if that particular phone-wielding demographic can  hijack the vote, Galway could have an All-Ireland title coming their way.

INPHO/James Crombie

Ruby Walsh

Also at 33/1, Ruby won’t be used to being the outsider.

‘He’s a ride’

Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Simon Zebo and Conor Murray

Maybe it was the moustache that made Murray (25/1) more likely to top the list than Zeebs (33/1).

INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Luke Fitzgerald

INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Shane Long

INPHO/Donall Farmer

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín

INPHO/James Crombie

Brian O’Driscoll

These days, poor old BOD is only the third hottest rugby hunk.

INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Shay Given

Joining BOD at 25/1 is the clean cut former Ireland number one with the lilting Lifford accent.

INPHO/Donall Farmer

Paul Galvin

16/1? Ah, ladies.

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

Bernard Brogan

Now we’re into the big gun, and the bookies reckon the Dublin forward is Ireland’s sexiest GAA head.

INPHO/Donall Farmer

Rob Kearney

It’s the hat right? Chicks love the hat.

©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Tommy Bowe

Dreamy, dreamy T-Bowe is odds on favourite to lift whatever crown is awarded to Ireland’s sexiest man.

Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

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