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Dublin: 2°C Wednesday 14 April 2021

Five things we learned this weekend

One Irish star is spot-on in Russia, we’re one game closer to crowning new world champions in baseball and it’s all trick and no treat for Brett Favre.

1. Favre is hurting this morning – in more ways than one

The 41-year-old Vikings quarterback had his jaw dislocated in the defeat to the New England Patriots yesterday.

Meanwhile, trick-or-treaters across the states spent their Haloween dressed as the veteran QB who is being investigated by the NFL for sending explicit pictures of himself to a female Jets staffer. There’s a SFW example here. For those not in the office – here’s the rest.

2. Dane Swan could make a switch to the GAA

The Collingwood man took to the round ball like a playtpus to water, and was hailed Down Under this weekend after his impressive International Rules Series – which saw Australia run out 10-point aggregate winners.

3. He’s back

Martin Sludden officiated over this farce in July when Louth were denied a famous Leinster SFC final victory by his incompetence. Yesterday he returned to action.

4. The Giants will probably be World Series Champions

The rag-tag bunch San Francisco are one game away from an historic title after a win in Texas.

5. Aiden McGeady is settling in with Spartak Moscow

The Ireland winger hit a crucial penalty as his new club came from behind against FK Rostov in the Russian Premier League on Saturday. After crossing to set up the goal to make it 1-1, the former Celtic man took the spotter that earned all three points.

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