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Flicks, flips and Davy Fitz:’s alternative sports awards

We’re just back from the trophy shop and have the Brasso and polishing cloth nearby.

1. The John Mullane award for dignified celebration of the year:


Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald reacts at the final whistle as Clare win the all-Ireland. INPHO/Morgan Treacy

2. The Liam Brady award for an inauspicious final outing for your country

You can’t write your own ending, as Ronan O’Gara well knows. His final game for Ireland, against Scotland, was a grim affair but he signed off on a higher note with Munster.

YouTube credit: RBS 6 Nations

3. Loltastic Meme of the year

Eden Hazard kicked a ball boy and the internet went crazy:


4. The Stan Staunton award for most awkward press conference of the year

Mick McCarthy on his reaction to Martin O’Neill’s appointment as Ireland boss.

YouTube credit: Meatloaf Daly

Mick told us he would be happy to share his award with Noel ‘Kinger’ King…


You can check out his post-match interview with Tony O’Donoghue here >>>

5. The Kevin Moran award for possessing more than one sporting talent

Sean Cavanagh makes a nifty tackle against Monaghan that surely impressed new Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt:

YouTube credit: Gav Dip

6. YouTube most visited in offices, apart from Zlatan’s goal?

Stephanie Roche wangs in this classic for Peamount United:

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7. The Hot Air award for defying gravity and leaving us in awe

David Nofoaluma scored the greatest Rugby League try of forever with this epic bounding score:

YouTube credit: tugga87

8. The Ray Houghton award for unexpected, yet legendary Movember entry


Pat McCarry of is in actual awe of Tommy ‘TV3′ Martin’s lip-tickler. SPORTSFILE/Stephen McCarthy.

9. The Michael O’Hehir prize award in recognition of the year’s best shemozzle

This ding-dong between Longford and Wexford lured in a usually peace-loving Maor Uisce.

YouTube credit: kilkennyfootball

10. The BOD award for rugby wizardry

Welcome back Quade…


… but Zeebs still wins.

YouTube credit: Jimmey O’Shea

11. The Joe Brolly award for moral outrage that stumps Pat Spillane

Collected, once again, by the former Derry footballer for his reaction to Sean Cavanagh’s rugby tackle:

YouTube credit: RTÉ

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