1. Gerry McLoughlin
McLoughlin was a tough, uncompromising character who toured with the Lions in 1983 and was part of the Munster side in 1978 who beat the All Blacks. He also scored a famous try against England as Ireland marched to the 1982 Triple Crown.
2. Keith Wood
Wood is one of the greatest hookers world rugby has ever seen, certainly one of the best of the modern era. His sold work at line-out, and scrum was accompanied by an array of skills and speed no other hooker could match. He had a great nose for the try line, scoring 15 tries in his 58-cap career, and could also kick the ball well when he was required to do so.
Wood was one of the key figures in the 1997 Lions side that defeated South Africa, and he was still first choice for the Lions when they toured Australia four years later when his performance in the first Test was one of his best at international level.
3. Paul Wallace
Wallace really earned his fame for his performances against the mighty Os du Randt on the 1997 Lions tour. As the smaller man, Wallace had to summon every ounce of ability and strength to get the better of the huge South African.
For Ireland he won 42 caps and is part of an Irish rugby dynasty alongside brothers Richard and David.