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Jack Nicholson as Jose in The Special One Departed! It's Comments of the Week

The best of what you had to say this week.

THE DUBLIN DISTRICT Schoolboy League voted to switch to a summer season during the week and while the move has been generally welcomed, Nial de Brun said what we were all thinking.

“Going to be some craic between GAA and Soccer managers now….”

The week’s big story revolved around events at Old Trafford, with Man United sacking Louis van Gaal and appointing Jose Mourinho as his successor. It’s not quite Hollywood material yet but as ‘Lad‘ pointed out, it has all the makings of a thrilling drama.

“The Special One Departed
Jack Nicholson as Jose Mourinho
Leonardo Di Caprio as Wayne Rooney.”

Jose Mourinho Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ireland faced Netherlands at the Aviva Stadium last night and in the build-up, Carl Grace shared this lovely story about the most famous meeting between the countries.

“Can’t remember if it was the day of my grandfathers funeral or the removal but that game in 2001 when McAteer scored was on. My da, uncles, cousins all had tickets for the game. Had to give them up for obvious reasons. Anyway they eventually stumped up the courage to ask my granny could they watch the match as it was ‘an important one’. Her only condition was no swearing and no shouting or else the telly was going off. McAteer scores, the house erupts into a huge roar, everyone hugging each other and falling over the coffee table.

Its what my grandad would have wanted.”

Westmeath stunned Kilkenny in their Leinster U21 hurling quarter-final on Wednesday and for those in attendance it was a game to remember. John Carroll was one of those fortunate to witness it.

“I was at the game!! Unbelievable heart and determination shown by Westmeath…”

Or was he? Darragh O’Grady offered a different side of the story.

“John, you were at Zumba with me tonight. Stop fishing for likes.”
While Katie Taylor’s shock defeat at the World Championships made the headlines, Dubliner Kellie Harrington announced herself with an imposing performance as she won silver.
Martina Quinlan Byrne spoke for all of us in saying:
“A fantastic achievement Kellie we are very proud of you.”

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