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Sports Feature
2015

1ST PLACE WINNER
Sports Feature 2015

LIGHTING UP THE FAIRWAY

by Matt Browne

Rory McIlroy, Team Europe, plays from a bunker as the morning sun lights up the 8th fairway, during the fourball matches, at the 2014 Ryder Cup, Day 1, Gleneagles, Scotland

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READY FOR BATTLE

By Ramsey Cardy

Carl Frampton weighs-in for his IBF superbantamweight World title fight against Kiko Martinez

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HELL ON EARTH

By John C Kelly

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald heads for the dressing room after the final whistle, following the loss to Tipperary in the Waterford Crystal Cup Final

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A TEARFUL ENDING

By Brendan Moran

Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell sheds a tear following defeat by England in the women’s rugby World Cup semi-final in Paris

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DEAR JOHN

By David Maher

John O’Shea, Republic of Ireland, celebrates after scoring his side’s equalizing goal with James McClean, Jeff Henderick and Stephen Ward. 2016 Championship Qualifier Gelsenkirchen, Germany

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PAIN OF DEFEAT

By Brendan Moran

A tearful Alan Brogan, of Dublin, leaves the pitch with his son Jamie, after defeat by Donegal in the All-Ireland Football Championship Semi-Final

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RESPECT STARTS AT AN EARLY AGE

By Ray McManus

Players from Ferns GAA Club, including three-year-old Paudie Moynihan, third from left, shake hands with the Camross GAA Club, Co Laois, players after their game

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SWIMMER'S SHOWER

By Tom Honan

A swimmer washes after competing in the Liffey Swim in Dublin

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GIRO GUNMEN

By Justin Kernoghan

Team Garmin race past a masked loyalist gunman mural in East Belfast as the Giro d’Italia 2014 takes place throughout Ireland

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BOD ROAR

By James Crombie

Brian O’Driscoll and Fergus McFadden celebrate at the final whistle, after Ireland beat France to win the 2014 RBS Six Nations Championship

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RED ROSE

By Donall Farmer

Cork captain Anna Geary, prior to being presented with the cup, after her side won the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final

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STAR AND SAM ARRIVE HOME

By Domnick Walsh

All-Ireland Football winner Kieran ‘Star’ Donaghy holds the Sam Maguire Cup, as the Kerry team arrive in Denny Street, Tralee, with 30,000 fans showing up to welcome them home

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LETTING OFF STEAM

By Cathal Noonan

Horses are lead back into the parade ring, after competing in the Lexus Steeplechase, during the Leopardstown Christmas Festival.

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FATHER AND SON

By Alan Betson

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin, with his son Henry, celebrating victory over Tipperary in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final 2014 replay