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Dublin: 11°C Tuesday 19 January 2021

Green Thumb/Red Thumb: It’s the week in comments

The men upstairs want Robbie Keane to score against Germany and the Kilkenny hurling conspiracy lives on.

Brian O’Driscoll’s “sublime” display against Cardiff had ‘D’ dreaming of more BOD magic in 2015

Simply the Greatest Irish sportsman of the modern age. If he keeps healthy I can almost hear the chant building …. ‘One more year…’

We can but dream…”

Robbie Keane got the week off to a cracking start with a lovely goal scored in training with the LA Galaxy. A commenter, going by the name ‘Jesus H Christ’, posted this

Dear Robbie,

Please do that against Germany.


That goal deserves another watch, we think:

YouTube credit: FanFootballGirl

All the ‘Game of the Millennium’ talk after the All-Ireland Hurling final did not go down well with Kilkenny-supporting Steve

What would Liam O’Neill know anyway being from Laois. He has always had an obvious hatred of Kilkenny so it’s no surprise he said yesterdays game was the best of the millennium which effectively ruled out all the Kilkenny wins of recent times. I’m sure Kilkenny are sitting back taking note of all comments like this and others since they were knocked out.”

Jennifer Hislop is a big fan of the ‘couch to 5k’ fitness programme we are featuring ahead of Run in the Dark

I did this program a few years ago. Along with weight watchers I lost 3 stone in four months. I almost died on the first day and the last day but I felt like a f*cking superhero every time I finished a run.”

Big Pat believes he is on to Ray Houghton, Ruud Dokter and their ‘extensive search’ for a new Ireland football boss

Day one of Houghton’s and Dokter’s extensive search: Studies of Wikipedia pages and Googling Martin O’Neill’s name has indicated to the FAI that, yes, he is indeed between jobs.”

Celtic fans lamented when Scott Brown was sent off for flicking a boot at Barcelona’s Neymar. Sly Lad saw the lighter side of the controversial red card

Neymar a shoe in for the Fall’on’d'Floor award.”

We reported that a GAA match was fixed between Oulu Irish Elks and the Helsinki Harps in northern Finland. ‘DGaffer63′ was inspired by Marty Morrissey with this comment

Won’t be a reindeer milked in Oulu for a week I’d say if they win!”

Katie Taylor strapped up her gloves to teach TV3 presenter Alan Hughes a boxing lesson. Rowan Walsh zinged in with an amusing take on matters

Alan Hughes?! They might as well have had her fighting a sandwich!”

imageThe pizza delivery guy forgot one, crucial item.

Mark Burke, a hurler from Sligo, was the toast of the fantasy football world after he topped the worldwide standings. Mr Mantache was not impressed

Hey fantasy football fellas, ever tried getting laid?”

This was Gerry O’Donoghue’s reaction to a superb ‘Three Stooges’ free kick routine that led to a great goal

Sneaky feckers! But that was good. I bet the Bally boys are only raging.”

A late contender for pun of the week after Bastian Schweinsteiger was named in the Germany squad to face Ireland later this month

Here’s hoping it won’t be days of Schwein and Reuses for the Germans.

Many thanks for all of your comments. Keep them coming.

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