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Top 10: McGregor now highest-earning Irish athlete on Instagram

A new study has revealed Conor McGregor as the highest-earning Irish sportsperson on Instagram, raking in a whopping €111,495 per sponsored post.

The study analysed the most followed active sportspersons from Ireland’s top sports to reveal its top ten highest-earners on Instagram.

The study conducted by Irish betting experts, Bettingtop10 Ireland, analysed the most followed athletes in the country’s most popular sports.

The Instagram profiles then tracked the highest-earning Irish athletes on Instagram based on their average earnings per sponsored post to reveal the most influential Irish athletes on Instagram.

Leading the list is Conor McGregor, with average earnings of

€111,495 per sponsored post on Instagram. The mixed martial artist has amassed a following of a whopping 46.2 million fans with the account handle @thenotoriousmma.

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He treats his followers to scenes of his fights and day-to-day engagements, spanning luxury outings to preparing a hotdog sandwich.

In second place is Becky Lynch, who can rake in €13,726 on average per sponsored Instagram post.

The most followed Irish wrestler boasts 5.6 million followers with the account handle @beckylynchwwe.

She shares her wrestling victories and philanthropic activities to the admiration of her fans on the social media platform.

Boxer Katie Taylor is in third place, earning, on average, €1,931 per sponsored Instagram post.

Her account @katie_t86 has garnered 538,000 followers who are entertained by her punching rendezvous and training content.

Swinging into fourth place is golfer, Shane Lowry, with an average Instagram earning of €986 per sponsored post.

His account @shanelowrygolf has amassed 271,000 followers who get treated to his tournament and training activities as well as family portraits.

Rounding out the top five is Conor Murray, who is projected to earn €903 on average, per sponsored Instagram post, with his account @conormurray.

Boasting 248,000 followers, he is the highest followed active Irish rugby player on Instagram.

In sixth place is soccer star Matt Doherty earning €762 per sponsored Instagram post with his 207,000 followers. Rhys McClenghan is seventh, earning €348 per sponsored post on Instagram.

Hurling star, TJ Reid, follows in eighth and is projected to earn €259 per sponsored post to his 52,000 followers, and Brian Fenton could snap €222 per sponsored post on Instagram.

Robert Heffernan is tenth, earning an average of €177 per sponsored Instagram post with his 22,900 followers.

The most influential Irish athletes on Instagram 












Instagram followers 



Average Instagram Earnings Per Post 



Conor McGregor Mixed Martial Arts  46,200,000  €111,495


Becky Lynch Wrestling  5,600,000  €13,726


Katie Taylor  Boxing  538,000  €1,931


 Shane Lowry  Golf  271,000  





Conor Murray










Matt Doherty









Rhys McClenaghan Gymnastics  70,800  




TJ Reid  Hurling  52,000  €259
 9 Brian Fenton Gaelic Football  








 Robert Heffernan  Athletics  





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