Mount Leinster Rangers' Edward Byrne and Eoin Moore of Oulart-The Ballagh (left). INPHO/Cathal Noonan
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Hurling leggings and ‘Januzaj for Ireland’ campaign begins: It’s the week in comments

It wouldn’t be a sporting week without a debate about hurlers keeping warm for winter.

NOVEMBER GAVE WAY to December this week as sport continued its relentless march towards the festive period.

Luis Suarez lit the Premier League up with a quadruple, Magic Mike joined Jonny Sexton in Paris and a hurler took to the field in snug-fit leggings. Here’s what you made of the last seven days of sport:

Eoin O’Connor was not overly impressed by Oulart-The-Ballagh full-back Eoin Moore and his leggings.

We’ve learned an important lesson here today lads. You don’t win Leinster titles in leggings.”

Jason Naughton wasn’t the only person touched by the story of eight-year-old Domhnall O’Confhaola and his Toy Show meeting with Robbie Keane.

Robbie was good with him as well. That kid was so genuine it brought me back many many years. Hope we do get to the Euros now!!”

Why do people despise Welsh scrum-half Mike Phillips? Jason Fitton may have the answer.

People hate him cos is sexy.”

Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj for Ireland?

Aodhan Ní Januaí ???”

imageThe Belgian-born footballer has yet to declare his international intentions. Martin Rickett/PA Wire/

Colm McCarthy was quick off the mark with this quip as a Newcastle fan revealed his Toon-inspired glass eye.

Why eye man?”

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt wants to play the All Blacks again soon. Ian Crowley sensed a saga.

The Lisbon treaty of rugby matches? “And you’ll keep playing them until you get the right result!”

English clubs want out of the Heineken Cup. Liam Hennelly has the new competition figured out in their absence.

Let them off. Let 4 Irish, 4 Welsh, 2 Scottish, 2 Italian and 8 French teams in to a 20 team tournament.
  • 5 pools of 4.
  • 6 matches per pool.
  • 5 x 1st place finishers in groups & 3 x best runners up.
  • Next 8 ranked teams then drop to the Amlin.


What was your favourite moment of the sporting week?

Definitively power ranking the World Cup groups based on their deathliness*

Former Dubs star Shane Ryan sings in school’s Anchorman parody

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