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Sports Action
2021

1ST PLACE WINNER
Sports Action 2021

FOGGY SEMI-FINAL

by James Crombie

Fog descended during the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final between Mayo and Tipperary. Usually a sold-out fixture, this year’s match was held behind closed doors.

2ND PLACE
FULL THROTTLE

By Piaras Ó Mídheach

Conal Keaney of Ballyboden St. Enda’s (right) is shouldered by John Small of Ballymun Kickhams during the GAA Dublin Senior Football Championship final at Parnell Park.

3RD PLACE
ON TO A QUINNER

By Sam Barnes

Sarah Quinn of St. Colman’s South Mayo AC, left, on her way to winning the Senior Women’s 60m Hurdles event during day two of the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Athletics Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown, Dublin.

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THROUGH THE FOREST

By Seb Daly

A sudden glimpse of the runners and riders as they race down the back straight during the KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin.

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LONG HAIR, DON’T CARE

By Oisin Keniry

Olivia Costello takes a tee shot during the Ireland Girls and Boys Faldo Series at Glasson Lakehouse, Killinure, Co. Westmeath.

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MAXIMUM EFFORT

By Ramsey Cardy

James Tracy, with the support of his Leinster team-mate James Ryan, holds on tight during the Heineken Champions Cup match between Leinster and Benetton in Treviso, Italy.¸

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SPRAYCATION

By Sam Barnes

Professional Irish wakeboarder David O’Caoimh gets airborne during a training session at Ballyhass Wake Park in Cork.

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LIMITLESS

By Bryan Keane

Paracyclist Aidan Mullane goes full throttle at the Cycling Ireland Time Trial National Championships in Limerick.

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MUTANT WAVE

By Niall Carson

A surfer braves terrifying waves caused by Atlantic swells in Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo.

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FOOT IN TOUCH

By Billy Stickland

Munster’s Keith Earls seems sure of scoring a try, unaware that his foot is in touch.

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HOME STRAIGHT

By David Fitzgerald

Davy Russell races up the home straight on Envoi Allen to win the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle during Cheltenham Racing Festival at Prestbury Park in England.

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EYES ON

By Eoin Noonan

Stephen Lynch of Passage is tackled by Jamie Gleeson and PJ Fanning of Mount Sion during the Waterford County Senior Hurling Championship semi-final match at Walsh Park, Waterford.

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YoGAA

By Tommy Dickson

Corofin’s Kieran Molloy pressures James Webb of Oughterard during the Galway Senior Football Championship in Pearse Stadium, Galway.

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LIGHT CHIP

By Brendan Moran

James Morrison of England chips onto the 18th green as the light fades on day one of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Galgorm, Northern Ireland.

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0:02 Seconds

By Sam Barnes

Paul Robinson of St. Coca’s AC, Kildare (left) dives for the finish line to win the Men’s 1500m final, beating Sean Tobin by 0.02 seconds during the Irish National Senior Athletics Championships in Dublin.