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Dublin: 13°C Monday 17 May 2021

Ronaldo's tanning secrets, Algeria's hurling pedigree, and all of your Comments of the Week

And JT McNamara’s former teacher pays a touching tribute to the late jockey.

IT’S BEEN ANOTHER hectic week of sport. Here’s a taster of how you reacted.

The Guru had all the answers as to why Cristiano Ronaldo looked so tanned compared to our very own Conor McGregor this week:

Ronaldo has been hitting the Ronseal hard since the Euros…

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While Fran Heavey was of a similar opinion, stating that their startling difference in skin tone, wasn’t necessarily due to Ronaldo having more exposure to the sun:

That’s not sun, that’s Sadolin.

Although Ray Taff made a very interesting point, highlighting how far McGregor has come in the past couple of years:

You know you’ve made it when Ronaldo comes to you, calls you bro and asks for photos. Not bad for a lad from Crumlin.

As Ronaldo was meeting one Dubliner, his rival Lionel Messi will be meeting plenty more when his Barcelona side come up against Celtic at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

According to Damien Murphy, he may be disappointed if he doesn’t meet one of his heroes.

That’s a great tattoo of Georgios Samaras on Messi’s right arm, didn’t know he was a Celtic fan.


As we continue to give you the lowdown of all our athletes heading to Rio, the profile of marathon runner Lizzie Lee triggered a memory in Lee Wallace’s mind:

Wasn’t she on the animal bars with Sid Snake and Lucy Leopard.

While Detective Paudie O’Donovan was onto Barry McGuigan’s Latin American alter ego:

Barry McGuigan will be facing his Mexican doppelganger from the first picture.

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This week eir Sport released footage of their brand ambassadors, Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez and Monaghan footballer Conor McManus in a keepy-uppy challenge.

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Decl@n Hanley pointed out that the hurling challenge may be closer than we initially thought:

The sliotar keepy-uppy must’ve been tough for both. Neither Algeria nor Monaghan are hurling strongholds.

It seems fitting that this week we allow Noel Malone have the final word, following the death of his former pupil, renowned Irish jockey JT McNamara:

John Thomas McNamara, RIP, was a past pupil of mine and I can honestly say that he was the most devoted young man to horses and racing, even as a teenager. I remember him so well as a very popular and gentle lad at all times. However, in a very real way, school was a torture for him, as when he was in boarding school, he missed his beloved horses so much, it was devastating for him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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