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The definitive ranking of Fr. Ted's best sporting moments

Everything from Dougal’s knowledge of Italian footballers to Jack’s days a volleyball coach.

10. After much deliberation, Dougal arrives at the conclusion that Sampras is the perfect name for his new pet due to the whole rabbit/tennis connection

Source: Fr Ted Wiki

9. Fr. Jack’s volleyball coaching past is revealed

Source: Channel 4/YouTube

YouTube: Channel 4

8. Dougal explains to Ted he may be overestimating the cultural impact of Shoot magazine

Source: Meatloaf Daly/YouTube

YouTube: Meatloaf Daly

7. Our Lady appearing at the 13th hole of Kilnettle golf course making it one of the top ten holiest shrines in the world

Source: 4OD

6. The fight at the end of the priests sports day

YouTube: Meatloaf Daly

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5. Ronaldo the cycling hamster channelling his inner Sean Kelly

4. Any appearance of Dougal’s Ireland jersey

Source: 4OD

3. The silky skills of Fr. Romeo Sensini who had 17 caps with the Vatican over 75s, looked after himself and drank only very, very fine wine

Source: Fr Romeo Sensini/Facebook

2. Dougal name checking a host of Italian footballers while giving Jack the last rites

Source: M Maloney/YouTube

YouTube: M Maloney

1. Ruud Gullit sitting on a shed in Dougal’s Advent calendar

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