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Off The Record: Five stories you may have missed over the weekend

Just in case you’re not an internet addict, here are some of the more quirky sports-related moments that happened over the past few days.

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 our favourites…

#JUNGLE BIRD In case you missed it, Jungle Bird made an appearance at the weekend’s game between Navy and Notre Dame at the Aviva Stadium. This somewhat eccentric individual initially gained a degree of fame when he made a similarly unexpected appearance at the US Open in June.

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Also, check out the pic below in which he poses with Action 81 impresario and occasional contributor Emmet Ryan (@action81).

#WOW Who said lower league football has to dull, boring and devoid of creativity? Playing for Swiss club Dardania Lausanne, Dominique Niederhauser gave the handful of spectators watching a moment they’ll surely remember forever, with the the stunning effort below.

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h/t 101 Great Goals

#PARDEW We’re not sure what inspired this video featuring Newcastle manager Alan Pardew in a tribute by one of the club’s more eccentric German fans, nor do we really want to know. Still, if cringeworthy so-bad-they’re-good clips are your thing, you should enjoy it.

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#PISTORIUS The South African Paralympic athlete was beaten in the 200m Final last night, with considerable controversy ensuing. In case you missed it, here’s what all the fuss was about.

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#DUBLIN-MAYO Yesterday’s All-Ireland SFC Semi-Final produced its fair share of memorable moments, but the pic below – of a Mayo player, obscured by the shade, attempting to block Diarmuid Connolly’s shot - is likely to be one of the game’s abiding images.

Image Credit: Cathal Noonan (@CathalIRL)

Read: Irish Eye: Clark shows Trapattoni what he’s missing>

Read: Talking Points: Mayo 0-19 Dublin 0-16, All-Ireland SFC semi-final>

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