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

Featuring Gareth Bale’s insurance, BOD’s trick or treat and Chris O’Dowd in the (bicycle) saddle.

Ireland fan William Oxley from Portlaoise, Co. Laois, gets behind the Boys in Green.
Ireland fan William Oxley from Portlaoise, Co. Laois, gets behind the Boys in Green.
Image: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

NOEL KING’S ‘this conversation is incorrect’ Roy Hodgson’s NASA monkey battled it out for the best/baffling sporting comments of the week.

You guys were in flying form too, however. Here are some gems that graced our comments section this week.

Darrell Cushion muses on a couple of key reasons why the Aviva stadium would be less than half full for Ireland’s game with Kazakhstan

In fairness lads, there’s a whole bunch of tickets available at €35 quid too. €75 is fecking ludicrous mind you. You’d want to be getting on as a sub as part of that ticket package.

‘YourAuldLady’ wanted full value for money from Gareth Bale’s €91m insurance package

Is there 3rd party fire and theft with that and a courtesy player to get them to the end of the match?

Dermot O’Shea believes the producers of the new Lance Armstrong movie slipped up by casting Chris O’Dowd as the Texan cyclist

David O’Doherty would’ve been a better pick, given his vested interest in Lance.

YouTube credit: David O’Doherty

An NFL player made a right prat of himself when botching a potential touchdown by celebrating too soon. Carcu Sidub commented:

Weeeeee…. D’oh!

imageA clip of an absolutely insane piece of skill from Brian O'Driscoll [during the Lions Tour] got John Craven excited

The things I'd do to be Amy Huberman.....

Jimmy Magee jumped to Michelle Smith's defence when he claimed she was 'tested more often than Shergar'. Here are a couple of the best responses:

Jimmy would want to be tested, never mind Shergar.

"Ya, they used a gun instead of a needle to test Shergar."


Ireland football fans will be heading back to Poznan in November as the FAI set up a friendly with Poland. 'Silverharp Harp' quipped this beauty:

Careful lads, ye might be met at the airport by a bunch of angry women holding ginger haired toddlers looking for maintenance."

VIDEO: Aussie Rules player baffled by ‘lunatics’ playing hurling

November friendly hands Ireland fans chance to revisit Poznan

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