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YouTube top 10: because one GAA backheel isn't enough

With some more GAA backheel magic, synchronised marching and Alex Ferguson getting intimate with a reporter, this week’s 10-video countdown is a mix of the current and the classic.

10. Darren O’Sullivan’s stunner against Limerick at the weekend may have stolen the headlines, but as Louth GAA were keen to let us know on Twitter, Mark Brennan tried something similar against Cavan waaaaay back in 2006.

9. After FC Twente had a man sent off for diving during their Dutch Super Cup clash with Ajax last week, captain Peter Wisgerhof decided to mock the referee’s judgement by attempting to execute the most blatant dive in footballing history. Mission accomplished.

8. Here’s the quick-wittedness of the Seattle Mariners’ Brendan Ryan earning a rare infield triple. That extra Weetabix can make all the difference.

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7. The Pumas and the Griquas squared off in South Africa’s Currie Cup last Friday, and the match turned out to be a stormer. Here’s Pumas wing Deon Schultz using his silky soccer skills to kick-start an epic (if ill-fated) Pumas comeback.

6. Taxi for… England’s Tom Hampton. This is not how you go about warming up in style.

5. Manchester United were in Washington to face Barcelona last weekend. In the midst of the pre-match media scrum, Alex Ferguson found the time to pick a journalist out of the crowd and communicate a very special message: “You and your newspaper can f**k off.”

4. Japanese synchronised marching: come for the novelty, stay for the escalating sense of tension.

3. Is this real? Is it even possible? And even if it were, who would attempt it? Answers (so long as they’re not of the “It’s fake; I can tell by the pixels” variety) on a stamped, addressed envelope.

2. The National Athletics Championships are on this weekend. Hope, pray that we don’t see a repeat of this pole-vaulting miscue of yesteryear.

1. The Ladies Irish Open is on at Killeen Castle this weekend and is well worth a visit, especially to see accidents like this unfold before your very eyes. It’s the embarrassed silence that lifts this into the Hall of Fame.

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