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Paul O'Connell will melt your phone - it’s Comments of the Week

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Dan reveals what happened after a fan took a cheeky selfie with Paul O’Connell.

“20 seconds later the phone melted.”

Séamus gives an informed an informed and comprehensive summary of what’s gone wrong at Wigan.

“Wigan’s decline over the past two years has been stark. They’ve gone from FA Cup winners to promotion candidates to (almost certainly) a League One side.

“Dave Whelan must rue his decision to appoint Malky Mackay as manager following the dismissal of Uwe Rösler. It ultimately cost him his position as chairman and Wigan’s regression merely accelerated during Mackay’s ill fated tenure.

“I sincerely doubt that McClean will be playing in League One next season. He’s been arguably Wigan’s best player this season and surely a Championship club or an SPL side (Celtic) will take a punt on him.

“On another note, his tattoos are still manky.”

Bluemist makes light of Jim McGuinness’ coaching style, after it was revealed that he had been brought in for Saracens’ pre-Champions Cup talk. 

“15 men behind the ball.”

Ken Donegan was not best pleased when his Champions League-viewing was interrupted earlier in the week.

“Really wanted to see this match but because our son is getting confirmation we have to go to mass instead I’m hoping the priest wants to see the game also.”

James wants Joe Schmidt back at Leinster.

“How about double jobbing with Leinster if we throw in Glendalough and the Dundrum town centre?”

David continued the Joe Schmidt love-in this week.

“Offer to evict Michael D from Aras an Uachtarain and make it available for him and his family to live in until NZ insist.”

There were some great comments in our interview with Ruth Field earlier this week, including this one by Róisín Connick.

That moment when you right a super long comment, post it the page refreshes and it’s gone :(

“I am fat. No if’s or but’s about it it.

“I have been fat since I was about seven. I can be a severe hoover when it comes to food. Stick it in front of me and I ‘ll more than likely eat it. I have no excuse as why my waist band expanded so much other than I’ve been greedy. I can admit that.

“Started making changes in January and the weight is slowly but surely going. It’s not as easy to burn those pounds as it is to put them on but you keep going.

“People are to cushioned (excuse the pun) these days, protected by a world that is making it ok to be fat and unhealthy. We rant and rave about these ‘skinny’ models but think its ok to have women who can be in the obesity range modelling letting us know its ok to have this body well it’s not.

“Your weight affects more than just yourself, you will slowly but surely begin getting the diet related sickness that will put a strain on an already exhausted health care system. Your kids, they see your diet they eat the crap you do and this affects their health and their life. Those diseases (heart issues) can lead to premauture death and that will affect those around you. You need to take responsibility for your health because no body else can do that for you.

“Small changes over time, diet exercise. Junk food is not the devil just limit your intake. We need to stop ‘protecting’ people when it is in fact making the situation a whole lot worse.

“Being fat and unhealthy is not ok.”

Despite Jurgen Klopp’s legendary status, he doesn’t compare to Sam Allardyce in the football hipster stakes, according to Sean Breen.

“Sam Allardyce is my favourite football hipster.”

David Carter pays a heartfelt tribute to Dave Billings, who passed away during the week.

“An exceptional man sums Dave Billings up perfectly. Mentor, friend, coach, father figure…this guy was special. RIP Dave.”

I LOVE MY COUNTY wishes Tipperary’s Noel McGrath well, as he prepares to undergo surgery for testicular cancer.

“As a Waterford fan, I’ll miss him on Sunday. Wonderful hurler. Hope everything goes well and he’s back in action soon. Best of luck Noel.”

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