- n. historical, 1930s A member of an Irish fascist organization led by Eoin O'Duffy.
- n. derogatory A member of Ireland's Fine Gael political party, which O'Duffy's followers joined after their own organization was dissolved.
- n. A member of the National Hockey League's New York Rangers, named for the blue sweaters they wear in away games.
“Getty Images Marian Gaborik Marian Gaborik has keyed the Rangers' early-season success and is on pace to more than double the most goals scored by any Blueshirt last season.”
“But the best way for the Rangers to reverse their power-play misfortune is simply taking advice from former Blueshirt Wayne Gretzky, who famously calculated that "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”
“The Blueshirt faithful can find hope in the three forwards who demonstrated the most longevity—Pat Verbeek (324 post-age-30 points, including 82 in his one full season in New York), Hall of Fame Canadiens legend Henri Richard (336 points) and Sergei Fedorov (445).”
“Today, he not only logs the most ice time of any Blueshirt, but more than any player in the NHL.”
“The oldest defenseman left on the roster is Steve Eminger, who might be ancient by Blueshirt standards.”
“Richards could well be on his way to becoming the next Blueshirt bust—but he would have plenty of company.”
“Yet despite blind loyalty to Enda's boys and the fact that we agreed on virtually nothing, my Blueshirt pal was still someone whose views I paid heed to and respected.”
“Ranger fans found a new target to direct their booing toward: former Blueshirt defenseman Tom Poti, who has played well for the Islanders. ...”
“It is worth considering whether the party should have focused their following five years on driving the stake through the heart of the wounded Blueshirt beast once and for all and then taken over as the main opposition party to Fianna Fail in the Dail.”
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