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GAA retirements, head injuries in rugby and bizarre contracts - It's Comments of the Week

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George North missed five months of action two years ago after suffering four blows to the head between November 2014 and March 2015.
George North missed five months of action two years ago after suffering four blows to the head between November 2014 and March 2015.
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WORLD RUGBY SAID they were disappointed this week, at how Northampton handled a head injury which left George North motionless on the pitch against Leicester last year. But no sanctions were handed out.

This was also a week where a contract was leaked from the St Brigid’s club in Dublin which sent social media into a frenzy. Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Cristiano Ronaldo all made the cut for the FifPro world XI.

Here’s what you had to say.

Dave Murray had this to say when he discovered World Rugby’s decision on Northampton’s treatment of the incident which resulted in a head injury for George North last December.

I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed.

The FifPro World XI was announced this week. But James Lenihan’s eye was caught by something else at the ceremony in Switzerland.

I couldn’t read the article got too distracted by Dani Alves Tuxedo.

Wales rugby star Shane Williams linked up with Glenswilly GAA club to give Gaelic football a go as part of the AIB’s ‘The Toughest Trade.’ James had this to say about it all.

Probably trying to stay fit in case Gatland parachutes him into the Lions again….

Social media went into overdrive after a player-coach contract from within the St Brigid’s club in Dublin, was leaked. Alan O’Rourke summarised it with this movie reference.

1st rule of Brigid’s club: you DO NOT talk about Brigid’s club.

Clemson shocked Alabama in college football’s championship game this week with the winning touchdown coming in the final seconds. D.Geasley made a prediction on the back of the game.

They’ll make a movie of this, but then again they make a movie of everything!

Donegal suffered a few high profile retirements in their senior football squad this week. Cathal Kelly chose this moment to throw a pun out there.

My emotions have been Toyed with

Ireland’s record goalscorer Robbie Keane has been linked with a move to Shamrock Rovers and damien o brien had this to say about the speculation.

From Hollywood and rodeo drive to the square of a Saturday afternoon. Can’t see why Claudine wouldn’t be urging Robbie to sign

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