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Off The Record: 5 sporting stories you may have missed this weekend

A super pic of Papiss Cisse, a hole-in-one in Texas and Conor McGregor gives two fingers to the social welfare.

UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN glued to the internet all weekend, there’s a chance that some weird and wonderful sporting tidbits might have slipped through the cracks. Here’s a run-down of some of the stories you may have missed.

1. #OFF THE DOLE Irish MMA fighter scooped $60,000 after picking up Knockout of the Night on his UFC debut in Stockholm on Saturday night. The Dubliner is something of a character and explained what the prize money means to him during the post-fight press conference.

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2. #SNAP A Newcastle United fan took this incredible photo of Magpies striker Papiss Cisse after the Senegalese international had snatched an injury-time winner against Fulham. Captures the moment perfectly.

Credit: NUFCFistpumps (h/t: Football Cliches)

3. #GET IN THE HOLE Greg Chalmers hits a 199-yard hole-in-one on the 16th during yesterday’s final round of the Valero Texas Open. Nice.

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(Yahoo Sports Blog)

4. #BFFs The Rock and John Cena faced off at the main event of last night’s Wrestlemania 29 and Cena reclaimed the WWE Championship for the 10th time before the pair had a moment. All too amicable for our liking.


5. #MAN DOWN Armagh referee Padraig Hughes had to be stretchered off and replaced by Michael Duffy at Ballybofey after suffering a knee injury in the Allianz Football League Division 1 tie between Donegal and Dublin.

Credit: INPHO/Presseye/Donna McBride

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