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YouTube Top 10: because Paul O’Connell shouldn’t give up the day job

The Munster boys as shop assistants, Novak Djokovic is proposed to by a young boy and remembering Duffer.

10. Introducing Elverys’ newest employees – Munster trio Paul O’Connell, Keith Earls and Conor Murray. By the looks of things, the lads aren’t quite cut out for careers in retail.



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9. At Flushing Meadows this week, Novak Djokovic was proposed to by a young boy. His response?  To invite the lad onto the court for a rally. What a guy.



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8. The Paralympic Games officially kicked off last night with the opening ceremony and following on from Channel 4′s brilliant ad, Samsung have made this, entitled: ‘Sport doesn’t care who you are’:



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7. Personally, I’d be fine if I never heard of Carly Rae Jepsen and her hit ‘Call Me Maybe’ again. However, certain members of TheScore team have pushed hard for this clip’s inclusion. So, enjoy. Or not.



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6. After seeing this, mountain biking in Nepal is going on the bucket list.



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(h/t: The Guardian)

5. Showing how stupid a footballer can look when he doesn’t pull off a Panenka penalty, Udinese’s Maicosuel chips straight into the hands of Beto as the Italian side go out of the Champions League qualifiers for the second year running.



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4. Watch a truly cracking goal from Irish striker Simon Cox from Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup game between Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic. Despite Cox’s best effort the Championship side went down 4-1 at the City Ground.



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(h/t: James Dart)

3. To celebrate Donegal’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final win over Cork, here’s Rory Gallagher, formerly of the Revs but now a regular fixture in Charlie’s bar in Lanzarote, and his Senegalese partner Jimmy singing a tribute to the great Jimmy McGuinness. Class.



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(h/t: Balls.ie)

2. Irish sprinter Jason Smyth is the fastest Paralympian on the planet. The Derry native, who is visually impaired, is looking to retain his 100m and 200m titles at the London Paralympic Games.

Watch the 25-year-old tell his story in the short video below:



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1. Arguably the greatest winger to ever don an Ireland shirt, Damien Duff announced his international retirement last Friday so we’ve dug up a goal that will live long in our memory. His strike (and celebration) against Saudia Arabia in the 2002 World Cup.



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