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7 Irish sporting moments we can enjoy over and over again thanks to YouTube

Everyone’s favourite video sharing platform turns 10 today.

YOUTUBE TURNS TEN today which means, in 2023, it will be legally able to drink. Imagine how bad it will be then?

While it’s still mostly just cats doing really dull things, it has also provided us with some brilliant Irish sporting moments we can watch over and over and over again.

Here in no particular order are some of our favourites:

Just Europa

Source: Larry Ryan/YouTube

When Carlow club Mount Leinster Rangers won the Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship, they were obviously euphoric.

All except James Hickey, he was one of Jupiter’s moons.

Steph Roche’s golazo

Source: Profitsbuzz/YouTube

We doubt anybody needs to be reminded of what YouTube did for Steph Roche and the wondergoal that brought the Ireland star to worldwide attention.

Effin’ Eddie

Source: guydecervens/YouTube

I’m not sure we need to say anything about this one.

Nicky O’Connell ‘singing’

Source: The42 Video/YouTube

This went viral for a lot of reasons and to describe it as one of our favourites might be a stretch but it was certainly popular with readers of The42.

Jimmy’s Winning Matches

Source: Rory & the island/YouTube

At the other end of the scale — and you can bet that pun was fully intended — is Jimmy’s Winning Matches which had YouTube to thank for the fact it was the song of the summer in 2012.

Wee Jay Beatty

Source: SPFL/YouTube

It was thanks to everyone sharing Celtic super fan Jay Beatty’s goal via YouTube that the youngster won the Scottish Goal of the Month competition and our faith in humanity was restored.

Ronan Brick is the best goalkeeper we’ve ever seen

Source: David Brick/YouTube

Eat your heart out Donal Og!

And… Not Irish but we’re putting it in anyway because it’s still the best thing on YouTube

Source: RebellionFC/YouTube

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Steve O'Rourke

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