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Tiki-taka Whelan, Brazil's Inception and all the week's best sporting comments

Including Mario Balotelli’s ironing technique and every Wexford stereotype you can imagine.

IRELAND’S SEARCH FOR footballing heroes and heroines fell somewhat short of the mark this week but the ride was fun, for the most part, until goals flowed in the wrong direction.

There was a book deal for ‘The Notorious’, a Major for Rory McIlroy to celebrate, Dunga headed back to Brazil [again] and Mario Balotelli got some ironing done. Here are some of your best comments from the past seven days.

Golf - Rory McIlroy Photocall - Stormont McIlroy meets Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) at Stormont Castle. Source: Niall Carson

Paul Geraghty was thinking of cats, pigeons and Rio 2016 as he posted this comment about McIlroy’s Open success.

Hope he is knighted before he represents Ireland in Olympics, some craic that :)”

Ted O’Dalaigh was quick off the mark as we reported news that someone in the German camp had broke the World Cup trophy.

Neuer finally dropped something.”

Ahead of Sligo Rovers’ second leg against Roseborg, Dave Sharp got in a slight dig over the Norwegians sacking their manager.

Fear will do that to a club!!!”

Carlos Dunga was back in the manager’s chair in Brazil and Kieran Fanning’s mind was almost blown.

It appears to be Brazil manager you have to have been Brazil manager before … Managerception”

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INTERCEPTION Leo can't get his head around it either.

A so-called fact by a commenter going by the name Run and Jump after Usain Bolt announced an appearance at Brazil’s Copacabana Beach.

FACT: The Mano-A-Mano race is named after the bard of Copacabana, Barry Mano-A-Manilow.”

Owen Lynch was sticking to the stereotypes as Wexford sought a move of their All-Ireland SHC quarter final to Croke Park.

They can get back to picking strawberries and spuds on Monday and look forward to the Opera Festival.”

Bojan signed for Stoke City, via Barcelona, and ‘Kilbur’ jumped in with this gem:

Glenn Whelan is gone the other way apparently.”

Glenn Whelan Tiki-taka Whelan. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Mario Balotelli gave his Instagram followers a little dance as he multi-tasked by reading Zlatan’s autobiography and ironing a shirt. Shane Kearney, understandably, only had eyes for the ironing technique.

The iron is almost glued to the shirt, god almighty ’twill be burnt.”

‘Johnny’ was very, very pumped after hearing about McGregor’s book deal.

I’m gonna take this book down in the first chapter. This book hasn’t got a chance. It’s weak, it’s a soft back. I’m gonna break its spine.”

This is how it would sound if Morgan Freeman read the LeBron ‘homecoming’ letter

Frank Lampard sorry for 9-11 jibes, plans memorial visit

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