first_imgCONOR MCGREGOR AND The Lions lead the way in the interest levels in sport amongst Irish people in 2013.McGregor’s popularity exploded in Ireland this year with his MMA feats and that has lead to him being the number 1 most searched for sports personality on Google  in Ireland this year.He’s one of only two Irish people on the top ten list, along with former Galway hurler Niall Donoghue who sadly passed away in 2013.The hottest transfer stories of the summer lead to Gareth Bale, Mesut Ozil, Wilian, Thiago Alcantara and Wayne Rooney featuring. While the biggest managerial change of the year in England sees David Moyes and Alex Ferguson included.Oscar Pistorious is also on the Irish list and is the most searched for personality globally.The Lions lead the way in the most searched for sports team in Ireland while Dublin and Clare GAA sides also feature.The rest are all soccer teams with Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and Celtic mentioned along with Airtricity League outfits Cork City, Derry City and Drogheda United.Sports Personalities in Ireland1. Conor McGregor2. Gareth Bale3. Oscar Pistorious4. Alex Ferguson5. David Moyes6. Niall Donoghue7. Mesut Ozil8. Willian9. Thiago Alcantara10. Wayne RooneyPic: INPHO/Dan SheridanSports Teams in Ireland1. Lions2. Arsenal FC3. Dublin GAA4. Spurs5. Cork City FC6. Liverpool FC7. Celtic FC8. Derry City FC9. Clare Hurling GAA team10. Drogheda UnitedPic: Alik Keplicz/AP/Press Association ImagesGlobal Athletes1. Oscar Pistorious2. Aaron Hernandez3. Adrian Peterson4. Kevin Ware5. Lance Armstrong6. Gareth Bale7. Jason Collins8. Lamar Odom9. Ray Lewis10. Chris KellyReports link Munster to former All Black Andrew HoreIs this the best crossbar challenge you’ve ever seen?last_img read more