Ten times dogs invaded the pitch in Ireland and stole the show
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Ten times dogs invaded the pitch in Ireland and stole the show

1. Look at this guy. Standing tall, ready to sing the national anthem

Munster GAA Football Senior Football Championship Final 5/7/2009 Cork vs Limerick Referee Rory Hickey is chased by a dog Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan Picture: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

2. This little fella chased referee Rory Hickey during a Munster GAA Football Senior Football Championship Final between Cork and Limerick...

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Munster GAA Football Senior Football Championship Final, 5/7/2009 Cork vs Limerick A dog follows the action between Cork and Limerick Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

3. But is he playing for Cork or Limerick?

National Football League 25/2/2007 Donegal Neil Gallagher of Donegal plays on despite a dog running onto the pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Andrew Paton Picture: ©INPHO/Andrew Paton

3. Neil Gallagher of Donegal plays on, despite the fact that that dog looks a bit vicious

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2, Newbridge, Co. Kildare 13/7/2013 Kildare vs Louth Ciaran Byrne of Louth removes a stray dog from the pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
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4. How cute is this? Ciaran Byrne of Louth removes a stray dog from the pitch at a GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2, Newbridge, Co. Kildare 13/7/2013 Kildare vs Louth The Wee County, ... Ciaran Byrne of Louth removes a stray dog from the pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer Picture: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

5. Wait, is he going to sacrifice him?

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2, Newbridge, Co. Kildare 13/7/2013 Kildare vs Louth Ciaran Byrne of Louth removes a stray dog from the pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer Picture: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

6. Oh, he thinks the dog is the Sam Maguire cup

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Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 17/4/2016 Kilkenny vs Clare A dog on the pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie Picture: ©INPHO/James Crombie

7. This TINY dog realises his life long dream to be an official, using the Allianz Hurling League Division Semi-Final at Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary  to show what he can do...

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 17/4/2016 Kilkenny vs Clare A stray dog makes his way onto the pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne Picture: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

8. Then the actual official spots him and he has only one option...run

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GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 1B, O'Connor Park, Offaly 25/6/2016 Offaly vs London A dog runs across the field during the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Beary Picture: ©INPHO/Tom Beary

9. This plucky dog runs across the field during a GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship match between Offaly and London. God, the wind feels good in your hair doesn't it?

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 24/7/2016 Waterford vs Wexford A small dog disrupts the Junior A challenge game between Sylane of Galway and Thurles Sarsfields on the pitch beside Semple Stadium Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy Picture: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

10. We don't know this dog's first name, but we know his middle name is Danger