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Topic: Irish rugby team with Viking ancestry?

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Ireland have recently beaten the no.2 favourites Australia in the rugby World Cup tournament and are looking good (fingers crossed) at getting close to the final!

Which Irish rugby player would you say has Viking ancestry and why?

20 September 2011 16:33
by Michelle

Paul O'Connell would be my first choice due to his fearless nature. It would be interesting to actually do his family research!

20 September 2011 16:45
by Philip

Has to be Shane Jennings - the surname Jennings originates in Oriel [modern day counties Louth & Monaghan], where it derived from a Norse diminutive of Jen or Jan.

26 September 2011 16:35
by Fiona