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68 Examples Showcasing The Absolute Ridiculousness Of Irish Sporting Photo Shoots

68 Examples Showcasing The Absolute Ridiculousness Of Irish Sporting Photo Shoots

We originally published this article in 2014 and it's interesting that in the three and a half years since, pretty much all of these photos have become unacceptable. Thankfully. Although there's still absolutely nothing wrong with the idea of the GAA President posing with a hawk.

If the man to woman ratio is 2:1 or greater then the woman must be carried like so...

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Peter Clohessy masks optional...

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Niall Quinn and Clinton Morrison unsupportive in Gary Kelly's bid to kick Lucozade Sport addiction.

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The presence of two models couldn't even distract from Ryle Nugent's terrible trousers here

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This of course helped the stethoscope industry no end

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Andrea Roche poses with unnamed, clean shaven man

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GAA greats, Barney Rock, Robbie O'Malley, Jack O'Shea and Glenda Gilson reunite for the first time in years

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When all else fails, use army tanks

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The inexplicable and illogical tactic of including a scantily clad model when promoting something completely unrelated to scantily clad models

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'Now guys I need your best lion face. Come on now, give me more lion!'

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I refer thee to the aforementioned scantily clad model tactic

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The first of many great Keith Wood photo shoot pics

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There are still only around four crisps in that bag I'd say

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Back when photo shoots were shit cool

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You can ride a Daithí to water but a pencil must be lead

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You know that whole tyres, golf and models connection??...

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Pay no attention to the Leo Cullen holding a horse in the background

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Sick of being out of the limelight, two mascots decide to throw the Setanta Sports Cup in the Liffey

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Louise Kavanagh reacts to Trap not noticing Jack Charlton was in fact just a wax model

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Seriously. What warrants this? 

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I'm pretty sure Tony Ward should have tried a lob to the back of the court here

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Ray Houghton, former footballer turned council worker

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The scantily clad model tactic now with added Giovanni Trapattoni 

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 It became a very popular tactic

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Ridiculously popular

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And when Trap wasn't available...

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Even big Jack was drafted in at one stage

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I think we've found a winner...

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Obviously a sports book about a hurling club's quest for a county title requires the scantily clad model tactic

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I'm sorry but that phone is completely impractical

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There's a lot happening here. McAteer looks slightly overwhelmed

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It's only a matter of time until GAA players start wearing their shorts like this

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Trap has been a huge loss to the advertising industry in Ireland

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It's hard to actually find a photo he's not in

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There was a Dave Kearney who lived in a shoe

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Liam O'Neill not smiling

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Liam O'Neill smiling

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 Is this scantily clad model thing actually a rule as opposed to just a tactic?

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That's a dreadful swing and I'm pretty sure that's not a regulation golf ball

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Paul O'Connell going for the suit trousers and rugby jersey look

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We all partied...

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Dublin's Ruth O'Neill with the worst attempt at catching a ball I've ever seen

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THAT MAN HAS A RUGBY BALL FOR A HEAD!

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Didn't Paddy Kavanagh request a commemorative scantily clad model in the last sentence of Lines Written?

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The lads trying not to laugh at the stadium plan made entirely of lemon frosting

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Brian O'Driscoll's brief venture into the property market

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If the man to woman ratio is 2:2 the woman must be carried like so...

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Ah the good old days...

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Go banana!

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Honey I blew up the tennis racquet

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Got milk?

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They're not a snowball's chance in hell he's going to be able to clear that hurdle

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Shane Filan  reveals he is The Stig

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Ray Houghton trying to get Toto Schillaci fat on Cornettos. Too little too late Ray!

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The lads later try to recreate the Father Dougal - Father Damo look

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Hereeeeee's Paul!

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Even the Kilmacud Sevens need a scantily clad model

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That's cheating!

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Keith Wood takes a quick drink while on a break during a busy shoot

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Back during Waterford's golden era

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Prank goes horribly wrong as Des Curran superglues ball to Nadia Forde's head

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God you'd miss Keith O'Neill

053202 And finally...

Mick Byrne pleads innocence in the case of the missing Lucozade

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Mark Farrelly
Article written by
Balls Media Audience Development Manager. Former Miss World 1997 contestant.

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