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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07: Heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali trains for his fight against Oscar Bonavena on December 7, 1970 in New York, U.S.A. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Athletes with Irish connections

Yahoo Sports

St. Patrick’s Day is here and has us thinking about everything Irish. With America’s melting pot of cultures, its no surprise that Irish blood can be found in many Americans. We’ve found some of the more notable athletes who have a bit of Irish blood, a few of them may catch you off guard.