Submarines after Annalise Murphy – It’s your Comments of the Week
Submarines after Annalise Murphy – It’s your Comments of the Week

Submarines after Annalise Murphy – It’s your Comments of the Week

Wow. What a week for Irish sport.

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The last seven days have had it all. Highs and lows for sport both at home and abroad. And of course comments to go along with it all.

The standout low was Michael Conlan’s exit from the Olympics on Tuesday. A lot has been said about the fight and it’s controversial result, but David Ahern is waiting until the experts weigh-in before forming an opinion:

While Sean Healy felt that anything that could go against Irish athletes, would go against Irish athletes:

Of course, Annalise Murphy did do well. Very well. John O’Reilly weighed in on the unfortunate timing of her fantastic achievement:

Similarly, it was a bittersweet day for Waterford’s Thomas Barr yesterday, who put in a great shift, but finished 0.05 seconds off the podium. Michael Kenny drew a hopeful comparison, though.

Outside of the Olympics, the Premier League got back up and running next week and one of the weekend’s highlights was Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Arsenal. As usual, some Liverpool fans are jumping the gun a bit, like Chocolatito:

With another week and a half of transfer window, rumours of moves are rife. Everton manager Ronald Koeman said that Aidan McGeady doesn’t feature in his plans, which leaves him at a crossroads, leading to this gem from Brian Les:

It was also a big week for the GAA, with the All-Ireland hurling final contenders being decided last week. One of the key talking points was a big hit from Tipp’s Paudie Maher on Galway’s Joe Cannning. Barra O’Riagáin reckons if you don’t like it, switch channel:

There was a touching moment after the Waterford and Kilkenny match, as Pauric Mahony was consoled by a Kilkenny fan after the match. On an unrelated note, kjholt had something in his eye…

UFC 202 will be taking place tomorrow night and there was some commotion at the press conference, where Conor McGregor lost his temper. Some people are suggesting that Nate Diaz has gotten to him, in a familiar fashion, according to Don Dealgan:

UFC featherweight questioned the veracity of the altercation, saying it was “as fake as Pamela Anderson’s tits“. Martin Kenny took issue with that:

And finally, Ryan Lochte and other U.S. swimmers reported to police that they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio. Eyepopper has, rightly or wrongly, been speculating as to who it might be:

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