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Dundalk ageing us all and Bonner Maher to save Syria - It's Comments of the Week

Plus, why we should cherish our national games.

Updated 19:55

DUNDALK PRODUCED ANOTHER outstanding European performance on Thursday to snatch a last-gasp draw against AZ Alkmaar. David Panda Byrne posted this comment before the match, you can only imagine how he felt after the game:

Gutted can’t be there, damn you work, bit of step up from the away trips to Kildare County and Kilkenny City, roll on St Petersburg in November.

But smithers described how he suffered through the final few minutes:

Think I aged about 10 years for the last nine minutes, well done Dundalk.

Ciaran Kilduff celebrates scoring the equaliser Source: Karel Delvoije/INPHO

After it was revealed that Tipperary’s All-Ireland winning forward Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher was heading to Syria for six months in a peace-keeping role, Ray Laffan thinks he knows how he was offered the position:

Syria: ‘help needed things are getting out of hand’. UN: ‘don’t worry we’re sending in de Bonner’.

We went down memory lane this week, and did minute-by-minute coverage of the 2006 All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Mayo, as live. Eamon Maguire was straight down the local bookies:

I’ve a nice quid on Dublin here.

A revolutionary new format for golf was announced this week, with Australia set to host the inaugural World Super 6 Perth. Lorcán Coyle seems to have the inside track on the finer details:

There is also rumours of a windmill on the 18th.

Spring weather Mar 31st 2015 Source: Andrew Matthews

As Dutch journalist Gerard de Jong gave an outsiders perspective of hurling, Michael M shared his experiences too:

Nobody and I mean nobody external I have ever brought to a game, can get their head around the fact that fans mix together without a care or worry in the world. A facet that a nation and organisation should hold dear.

Tipperary fans cheer on their team Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

When the victorious Kilkenny team brought the O’Duffy Cup on a visit to Crumlin’s Children Hospital on Monday, Michael Tynan summed up how we all felt:

Great to share a happy moment, well done the Kilkenny feline cats. True champs.

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