Repeat exams not Champions League, and Fargo Boyle rigs Cheltenham – It’s Comments of the Week

September 15, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

IT’S BEEN ANOTHER action-packed week of sport at home and abroad.

From Cheltenham to All-Ireland club finals and plenty of European football in between, there was lots up for discussion.

Here’s what you had to say.

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh.

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

It was a slow start to the Cheltenham festival for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh, and Douvan’s poor performance in the Queen Mother Champion Chase was one of the most notable.

Irishoversea had it all figured out.

On Thursday, Manchester United beat FC Rostov in the Europa League, and during play Marcus Rojo stopped for a quick bite to eat.

Marcos Rojo.

Source: Rui Vieira

With less than 20 minutes remaining, manager Jose Mourinho handed a banana to Ashley Young to pass to Rojo — who ate it on the pitch — in highly unusual scenes.

Gary Sheehan can see what’s coming next.

During the week Brazil legend Gerson said that Neymar would not even get on the bench for the Selecao side of 1970.

Under an article entitled ‘Neymar would not make Brazil ’70 side’, Padraig Mulholland gave us a laugh with this one.

On Tuesday night, Iker Casillas broke a record as he made his 175th appearance in a UEFA club competition. He made his debut in September 1999, and this week the Spaniard surpassed the previous record-holder Paolo Maldini.

Robert O Farrell said what everyone was thinking, right?

17-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz was forced to miss his side’s Champions League second leg clash against Atletico Madrid due to “important exams”.

Jim Bird got there before anyone else could say it.

Jack Kennedy celebrates winning with Labaik.

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

In other news relating young stars, 17-year-old Jack Kennedy guided Labaik to victory in Cheltenham’s opening race on Tuesday.

ktsiwot predicts big things for the Dingle teenager.

We brought you random transfer news on Tuesday — Former Chelsea, AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien has signed with Indonesia’s Persib Bandung, the highest-profile player to join a team in the country for years.

The Ghanaian 34-year-old signed a one-year contract for an undisclosed sum, but Brian Buckley is disappointed he’s not moving elsewhere.

AP McCoy.

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

A life-size bronze statue of legendary jockey AP McCoy was unveiled at Cheltenham race course on the opening morning of this year’s festival.

Now retired, McCoy stood for photos alongside the statue with his family.

Dylan Doocey made sure he didn’t miss a golden opportunity.

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Johnny Buckley lifts the cup with Amy O’Connor.

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As Dr Crokes captain Johnny Buckley accepted the All-Ireland trophy, he highlighted one of the supporters, 10-year-old Amy O’Connor who has been battling illness over the past year.

She was brought up to the podium in the Hogan Stand to lift the Andy Merrigan Cup with Buckley.

Gearoid said it all.

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