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Niall Quinn sculpture at Cristiano Ronaldo Airport and Ian Turner's Cross - It's Comments of the Week

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IT’S BEEN ANOTHER busy week of sport both at home and abroad.

Here’s what you lot had to say.

This week, Madeira Airport was renamed Cristiano Ronaldo Airport after their most-loved son. There was also a bust unveiled in his honour.

The sculpture has raised a few eyebrows, however, with many questioning its likeness to the 32-year-old.

Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Airport Source: Armando Franca

Lorcán Coyle noticed a rather interesting resemblance however.

I don’t understand why they’ve put a bust of Niall Quinn in an airport named after Ronaldo

We ran an interview with Limerick winger Ian Turner on Friday. The Corkman returned to Cork City last year but he made just 14 appearances for City last season, all of them as a substitute.

The 27-year-old then headed for Limerick in pursuit of regular football and ahead of facing his former side on Friday, Turner insists there’s no hard feelings and he doesn’t hold any bitterness against the club.

Ian Turner reacts after being fouled Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Cormac Costello isn’t so sure.

He says there’s no bitterness but it’s obvious Turner’s Cross. Ahem.

Sunderland winger Duncan Watmore saved the lives of three pensioners in Barbados this week as he was involved in a boat crash.

The 23-year-old came to the rescue and pulled the passengers to safety while the boat was sinking into the water.

Robert O’Rourke was on the ball with this one.

Watmore can he do?

Ireland lost to Iceland in an international friendly at the Aviva on Tuesday.

Phil O’Meara gave us a good laugh with this one in our liveblog.

Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson celebrates scoring a free kick with teammates Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Looking at the Icelandic team surnames.
“Go on my son” indeed…

Ireland international James McClean has been through a rollercoaster of emotions in this past week. From the deaths of two close friends to lining out in the green jersey, but he found some time to make a genuinely heartwarming gesture in between.

The Oxford Bulls are a Derry-based football team made up of young players with Down Syndrome. The side had been struggling to find opponents to play against, so McClean got a few friends together and formed a side to take them on.

The commenters said said what was on everyone’s minds.

4OYards: What a top bloke.
John Fitzpatrick: Nice gesture by the James and his mates – shows a touch of class
Ciara Baines: The people of Derry are lucky to have this lad. He does so much for them. Top bloke.

Meath referee Cormac Reilly is set to take charge of a Mayo game for the first time since the controversial 2014 All-Ireland semi-final replay this Sunday.

In that match in 2014, Reilly needed a Garda escort after the match. He received strong criticism from Mayo supporters and players alike during, and after the game which they lost to Kerry.

Dave was more interested in the picture the news though.

Cormac Reilly leaves the field with a garda escort after the game Source: James Crombie/INPHO

That cop lying down after a feed of doughnuts

Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye this week said he had opened discussions about a potential boxing bout against Jimi Manuwa, who’s currently ranked fourth in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division.

David Haye v Tony Bellew - The O2 Source: Nick Potts

Keith Grant isn’t too impressed at the prospect.

Poor mans Mayweather vs McGregor, used to like Haye but he’s just annoying now, back to free fight nights on the Dave Channel with ya

Munster scrum coach Jerry Flannery gave a fascinating interview on Sky Sports ahead of their Champions Cup quarter-final with Tolouse this weekend.

He spoke in-depth about this year in the Munster camp, what it’s like working under Rassie Erasmus and about the death of his late friend Anthony Foley.

Stephen Cunningham described Munster rugby perfectly with this comment.

I’m from Connacht but always supported Munster probably cause they were on TV never seen anything from Connacht. Lived in limerick for four years and the love of Munster rugby down there was something felt at home. Even now with Connacht doing well, I still follow Munster. The passion and pride they have I don’t see the same with Connacht rugby. Looking forward to Saturday.

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