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Dublin: 12°C Monday 14 June 2021

Flinging putters at Johnny Foxes and UFC stars as Junior B hurlers

The best reader comments of the sporting week include words of encouragement from Fr. Dick Byrne.

THE LAST PRIZE of 2013/14 was handed out in Rio last Sunday but readers deserve some sort of collective, burnished gold amulet for their choice comments. Kudos one and all.

‘Captain Hernia’ is not entirely convinced about Michael Darragh MacCauley’s ability to keep former Irish sprint star David Gillick quiet.

Never mind the speed he’d want to learn how to tackle first.”

Some Bit O’Red supporters were getting merrily carried away after their club defeated Norwegian powerhouses Rosenberg.

I believe this means that Sligo are scientifically definitely better than Chelsea since Rosenberg beat them just before Mourinho left the first time.”

News that Ireland had slipped to 70th in the FIFA rankings came out on the same day that FAI chief executive got a fresh €360k a year contract.

Martin O'Neil and John Delaney Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO


Commenter ‘I Love my Country’ opined:

[70]. John Delaney bought more pints on a night out in Poznan…..”

Alan McCarthy was pleased to see the Banner boys playing old-school hurling in their Wednesday win over Tipperary.

Good to see Clare seniors and u21 doing something different and have opted not to go with the traditional hand pass, instead just throwing it to each other.”

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The one and only ‘Capitaine Adebayo’ gave his reaction to Ernie Els’ woeful three-putt from within two-feet on day one of The Open.

I’d be throwing my rented red painted shafted pitching wedge in a bush and hitting Johnny Foxes.”

This was ‘Spoddgy’s Fr. Ted-related take on Meath getting their hopes up over the upcoming Leinster final against Dublin.

Dick: Yea Ted, I think you have a great chance this year.Ted: Really Dick??Dick: NOOOOO! Rofl!

Source: Jackie Lam/YouTube

Adam O’Connor is taking Football Manager as a sign that Ireland’s fortunes will improve over the coming years.

Won the World Cup 2018 with Ireland on FM 2014 so I’m hopeful.”

Former Dubs midfielder Ciaran Whelan had some semi-radical ideas for Gaelic football but ‘Harvey Kinkel’ was less than impressed.

So basically he wants to change the league to the championship and the championship to the league.”

Johnny Fitz offered a stoic, GAA-loving response to our story about UFC stars trying their hand at hurling.

With a little toughening up these lads might have a future as Junior ‘B’ hurlers…..”

Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France after breaking his leg while trying to eat a nutrition bar. Colm Coughlan brightened the mood with this:

He should have tried a powersauce bar.”

‘Tomorrow I take his head clean off!’ – McGregor is seriously pumped

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