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Dublin's Euro 2020 bid 'subject to licence'? It’s comments of the week

We trawl through what you the reader has said over the past seven days and pick out our favourites.

UEFA boss Michel Platini at yesterday's Euro 2020 announcement.
UEFA boss Michel Platini at yesterday's Euro 2020 announcement.
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THIS WEEK’S SPORTS pages were filled with the return of the Champions League, All-Ireland football final build-up and the FAI’s successful Euro 2020 bid…

Dublin was named as one of 13 cities which will host Euro 2020 matches on Friday. However, after ‘Garthgate’ at Croke Park earlier this summer, James jokes that it may not be a certainty just yet.

Subject to licence…”

In our piece about things you remember from All-Ireland finals during your childhood@Aoifs2707 admits losing the rag back it ’96 but managing to get away with it.

I remember when Limerick lost in 1996 I threw my shoe at the television as I was so upset and disappointed. It left a mark on the tv and to this day my mother thought it was caused by my baby sister banging on the tv with her toys. Sorry sis.”

Paddy Power erected a statue of Jim McGuinness outside Croke Park this week, but tj goggin thinks there are a few Kerryman who are equally if not more deserving.

There’s old lads living down bohereen roads in kerry with 6 or 7 medals thrown into biscuits tins.”

After their recent problems with leaked reports, Russell Berry has a laugh at the expense of Munster’s management team.

Did Foley check his spreadsheet of player rankings before releasing that statement?”

Niamh Mc Dermott Duff tells a heartwarming story about her experience with the Irish amputee football team.

My little boy lost his leg 15 weeks ago. The team just spent the whole weekend in moate as part of their,training and also to be part of a fun day our community had organised for our boy. They are incredible, amazing, inspirational people. As well as their obvious talent on the football field they are just some of the most genuine and nice people we have ever met. A credit to our country.”

Peter Pan has his own take on that famous Franklin D. Roosevelt quote.

There’s nothing to fear but fear it’s self…… And Bayern Munich.

We brought you five techniques of our own but, according to I love my County, this is best way to lose those man boobs: 

While all 5 seem logical… I’ll continue to wrap the cling film tightly around my chest for now…”

We learned a new anagram this week thanks to Robert Clifford, while Liverpool (just about) managed to earn a win in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Ludogorets is an anagram of good result. Let’s hope so.”

Cathal O’Flaherty suggests one way to get to the bottom of the alleged GAA espionage from a tree outside Fitzgerald Park yesterday.

I think a root and branch investigation is required.”

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