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Six iPhone apps for Ireland's sports stars

Pittsburgh Steelers’ star Troy Polamalu has his own smart phone application. Or rather his hair does. Which Irish stars could follow suit?

PITTSBURGH STEELERS SAFETY Troy Polamalu has a lot of hair. A lot of hair.

So much in fact that the NFL star insured his famous do for $1 million before shampoo company Head & Shoulders featured him in commercials stateside. They’re actually pretty funny.

And now, there’s a new iPhone app for those wanting to achieve his Sideshow Bob look. It’s not yet available on this side of the Atlantic but the  iTunes store desciption explains:

It’s not a big deal to have a smart phone anymore, but it’s a ridiculously big deal to have Polamalooza on your smart phone.

Make your man-do fuller and thicker with funny little pictures, track progress for instant smack-talking opportunities and test your gridiron knowledge for extra yardage.

Helpfully, Head & Shoulders also those of amongst us with short attention spans, big digital hair and smart phones:

Please remember, texting and Polamaloozing is not recommended when operating a motorized vehicle.

So, for gridiron fans, you can download a celebrity digital toupee – but what can we here in Ireland offer the iTunes Store? Here’s six Irish sport stars who should have their own app.

Six iPhone apps for Ireland's sports stars
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  • Damien Duff

    The Duffer is a notorious man for the cot. Download his specially developed sleep-monitoring device which also always you to skip the daily lie of setting the alarm and then pressing the snooze button over a dozen times. Source: INPHO/Donall Farmer
  • Paul Galvin

    Design your own trendy tattoo with this 'Lixnaw Ink' etch-a-sketch application. Also useful for designing dickie bows. Source: Inpho
  • George Hook

    Tap in an opinion on a rugby game you've just witnessed - this app will then magically translate it into the opposite of what everyone else thinks. May start arguments. Source: INPHO/Billy Stickland
  • Tadhg Kennelly

    Follow this Aussie Rules convert around the screen as he heel-toes it about the screen in a celebration jig. Turn upside down for the Sydney Swans version.
  • Hooperman

    Shamrock Rovers' mascot is a popular figure in south Dublin. Get style tips and behind-the-scenes gossip from one of the scene's big partiers.
  • Brian Cody

    The Kilkenny manager elucidates on topics as wide and vaired as 'Gossip Girl: modern feminist tome or meta-narrative farce?' to 'the future of ground hurling in a post-Celtic Tiger Ireland'. Savage stuff, indeed. Source: Inpho

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