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Green Thumb/Red Thumb: It’s the sporting week in comments

Choc Ice love, table tennis Hawk-Eye and Rocky’s long, long run. You lot were in top commenting form this week.

Students Michael Barry, Bill Costello, Nathan Jappy and James Reynolds Foley [with Mayo supporter Eanna Foley] from Scoil Mhuire National School show.
Students Michael Barry, Bill Costello, Nathan Jappy and James Reynolds Foley [with Mayo supporter Eanna Foley] from Scoil Mhuire National School show.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

THE UPCOMING ALL-IRELAND battle between Dublin and Mayo dominated the thoughts of many of you out there but there were plenty of great stories that brought out your best comments.

Here are some of our favourites.

We posted a piece that revealed Rock Balboa’s famous training run in Rocky II would have been 30 miles long. Christopher Reynolds was less than impressed:

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Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to FC Basel in the Champions League sparked a lot of mirth in the comments section below our match report. This was the pick of the bunch:

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Laois GAA club Shanahoe came up with their own, stripped down, version of Hawk-Eye [hint: a genial chap with 'score' and 'miss' on either side of a table tennis paddle. Finbar O'Rourke contacted us to praise the eagle-eyed adjudicator:

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Commenter Dave Mac was quick to the draw [just beating 'Ivy Mike' to it] when we reported that Rory Gallagher had left the Donegal GAA backroom team:

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As part of our scene-setting ahead of tomorrow’s All-Ireland football final, we charted Mayo’s road to Croke Park. Phil O’Meara played the spammer before delivering a nice punchline:

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RTÉ flashed up a bizarre clip of a local shop in the middle of Friday’s Airtricity League coverage of St Patrick’s Athletic and Dundalk. The subliminal clip certainly affected Adrian MacPartland:

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