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Best Of Balls: 7 Pieces You May Have Missed This Week

Best Of Balls: 7 Pieces You May Have Missed This Week
By Michael McCarthy
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Here at Balls, we know you're busy people. We know you don't always get time to get through all of our wonderful content when your weekdays are consumed with repeatedly filling out Ireland teamsheets for the Euros and getting your flags prepared for the trip to France. We understand.

So, on this lonely Premier League-less Saturday afternoon, as you sit restlessly waiting for the Pro 12/Champions League feast this evening, now's your chance to sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy some of the best pieces we've put out over the last seven days.

From a world exclusive on why the chances of the Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather is as farcical as it sounds to the incredible breakthrough of Westmeath hurling, we've had something for everyone this week.


A Letter from the Future:

Manchester United fans are full of hope and wonder this week. The Special One is arriving and the possibilities are endless. Or are they? Gavin Cooney got a strange email from the future, reflecting in Mourinho's tumultuous three years at Old Trafford.

READ: A Man United Fan Emails From The Future To Explain What Happened After Mourinho Took Over



The Next Duncan Edwards?

It hasn't quite worked out that way for Phil Jones since Bobby Charlton made that crazy prediction almost five years ago. Mikey Traynor asks why:

READ: What The Hell Happened To Phil Jones' Manchester United Career?




Cutting the bullshit on McGregor V Mayweather:

It's the story that won't go away. Despite high profile American commentators keeping the story alive, Gavan Casey has information to suggest it's all just one big publicity stunt.


READ: Here's What's Really Going On With This Conor McGregor - Floyd Mayweather Farce



Are we picking our best squad?

One Irish player who hasn't joined up with the squad just yet in Keiren Westwood who plays in the Championship Playoff Final for Sheffield Wednesday today. In fact, Westwood is the only Irish goalkeeper playing regular first team football at the moment, yet looks likely to miss out on the Martin O'Neill's final 23 man squad next week. PJ Browne tried to find out why.

READ: Why Isn't Ireland's Best Goalkeeper Going To Euro 2016?



The Westmeath Miracle: 

In perhaps the biggest shock in hurling history, Westmeath somehow knocked Kilkenny out of the Leinster Under 21 Championship this week. Conor Neville took a look at the background to how something like this could happen.

READ: 'There's More Talent Here Than In Laois' - The Story Of How Westmeath Pulled Off A Major Shock



Lay off Rory:

Having saved The Irish Open, winning it, and donating his €666,000 prize to Irish charities, there's still a few who just can't get on board the Rory McIlroy bandwagon. Gary Reilly tells them to cop on.

READ: It's Time For All The Bullshit Around Rory McIlroy To End Once And For All



Get to know our future superstars:

If you want to know the future superstars of Irish rugby before all your mates, watching the Junior World Cup is vital. Conor O'Leary goes through the Irish Under 20 squad named this week and tells us who to look out for.

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