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Fair City, the inside track on Eric Bailly and Rory McIlroy's eyes lighting up - It's Comments of the Week

Here are some of your best offerings from below the line.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be hoping to the give Sweden the perfect start against Ireland on Monday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be hoping to the give Sweden the perfect start against Ireland on Monday.
Image: Joe Giddens

AS THE WORLD mourned the death of “The Greatest” Muhammed Ali, Mags felt that he fought his toughest fight outside the ring.

32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, an awful disease & was his bravest fight. Rest easy Ali.

After the controversy surrounding the correct result of the Christy Ring Cup final between Meath and Antrim, the GAA ordered a replay in Newry, but Alan Tormey believes this series of events would have been a bridge too far, even for the residents of Carrigstown.

Fair City wouldn’t make this up.

On Tuesday, Team Ireland showed off the shiny new kit that they will be wearing at the Olympic Games later this summer, but Eamon Maguire believes Rory McIlroy may have his eye on more than a gold medal come August.

I’d say Rory can’t wait to get his hands on a bit of free gear.

Although Euro 2016 is now in full swing, club sides across Europe are building their squads for next season, with Figo murphy having the inside track on Jose Mourinho’s first signing at Manchester United, Eric Bailly.

I’m delighted we got this guy, even though I’ve only seen him in action once, in a photo, tackling Messi. He looked quality.

We have been reminiscing about European Championships gone by over the past couple of weeks, while testing your knowledge on recent tournaments with David Staed describing how we all felt about the competition in Poland and Ukraine.

I’d rather forget Euro 2012.

Ireland U20s produced a superb comeback to beat Wales in the World Rugby U20 Championships during the week and the performance was topped off by a spectacular team try that reminded Lorem Ipsum of the new Pro12 champions.

It’s like watching Connacht themselves!

Finally, we all know that if we are to beat Sweden on Monday there is one man we have to stop and Alien8 spelled it out perfectly.

There is no “i” in team – there are three in Ibrahimovic.

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