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Brolly v Hunt and 5 more of 2014's most tedious stories

Good riddance to the news cycle with these lads in it.
Dec 30th 2014, 4:25 PM 4,071 4

SOMETIMES REPORTING ON sport can be a dream and we really do love what we do here at

Sometimes, though…  well sometimes it makes you tear your hair out.

Here are some of the reasons the news has made the perfect job occasionally become a nightmare over the past 12 months.

Has Henry Shefflin retired yet?

Just give the man a bit of space.

Henry Shefflin signs autographs for supporters Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

The world and their mothers doing the ice bucket challenge

Listen, we know it was for a good cause, but by the end of the first month surely some athletes could have thought up a better way to give money to ALS.

Wait, do we even know if they bothered giving to charity? Most of them didn’t even have ice or a bucket.


The Welsh Regions threaten to cut loose

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There was big talk and some definitive deadlines, but it was all bluster – like everything else in that mind-numbing ERC saga.

Lads arguing over which sport is the bestest

brolly hunt Source: INPHO

Whenever you hear lads complaining about a sport or saying some famous athlete wouldn’t last five minutes on the edge of the square it’s best to just doze off and think about Barney Gumble arguing with Wade Boggs about who was the finest UK prime minister.

Source: AtomicNumb3r/YouTube

Are ye Irish or aren’t ye?

What was the hold up, Jack Grealish and Mark Noble? Even Rory McIlroy’s declared for Ireland at this stage.

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Or does it even matter? Maybe we should just ease off and not put so much pressure on young lads to nail colours to one mast or the other in what can be a delicate situation.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Arsenal - Villa Park Source: EMPICS Sport

Stop the presses: Luis Suarez has eaten breakfast (still four weeks away from Barca debut)

It was a long wait while the Uruguayan was suspended.

Spain Soccer Champions League Source: AP/Press Association Images

Which stories bored the pants off you in 2014?

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