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Wikipedia Roger William Byrne (8 February 1929 ? 6 February 1958), was an English footballer and a captain of Manchester United F.
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Wikipedia Thomas Byrne, (December 1866 Dublin - 15 March 1944) was an Irish British Army soldier.
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Wikipedia James Aloysius Byrne (June 22, 1906?September 3, 1980) was a Democratic member of the U.
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Wikipedia John Joseph (Johnny) "Budgie" Byrne (13 May 1939 ? 27 October 1999) was an English professional football player.
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Wikipedia Christy Byrne was the Kildare GAA Gaelic football goalkeeper for many years.
Wikipedia Myles Byrne (1780 ? 1862) was a leader in the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and chef de bataillon in Napoleon?s Irish Legion.
Wikipedia Wayne Byrne (born May 17 1986 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish footballer who is currently playing for Monaghan United in the Eircom League of Ireland First Division.
Wikipedia John Edward Byrne (born 17 January 1972 in Dublin) is a former Irish cricketer.
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Wikipedia Paul Byrne, (born 19 May 1986 in Dublin), is a footballer, currently playing with League of Ireland side.
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Wikipedia Denis Byrne is a former Kilkenny senior hurling captain.
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Wikipedia Patrick Byrne (born 2 April 1925) was an Irish politician.
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Wikipedia Mary Gregg Byrne (born 1951, in Oberlin, Ohio) is an American portraitist, Illustrator, and landscape artist, who is best known for her watercolor paintings.
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Wikipedia Loughlin 'Locky' Byrne (1914-1941) was an Irish sportsperson.
Wikipedia Leo Christopher Byrne (March 19, 1908 - October 21, 1974) was the Roman Catholic Coadjutor Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Wikipedia Dr Jody Byrne is an Irish translation scholar and translator who specialises in scientific and technical translation.
Wikipedia John Joseph Byrne (23 September 1878 ? 29 July 1942) was an Irish politician.
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Wikipedia William (Billy) Byrne (born 22 October 1918) is an English former footballer.
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Wikipedia Michael Patrick Byrne (born 1880) was an Irish footballer who played as a goalkeeper for various clubs in the 1910s.
Wikipedia Kurtis Byrne (born 9 April 1990 in Dublin) is an Irish professional association football player, who currently plays for Scottish Premier League side Hibernian.
Wikipedia Christopher Edward Byrne (April 21, 1867?April 1, 1950) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Wikipedia Josh Byrne (born on February 15, 1984 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor best known for his role as Brendan Lambert on the ABC family sitcom "Step by Step" a role he played for six out of the show's seven seasons, with his one year disappearance being unexplained during the CBS season.
Wikipedia Mike Byrne (born February 6, 1990) is the drummer for The Smashing Pumpkins.
Wikipedia Edwin Vincent Byrne (August 9, 1891?July 26, 1963) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
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