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Sports Feature
2017

1ST PLACE WINNER
Sports Feature 2017

BROTHERS IN ARMS

by Private: Stephen McCarthy

Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan of Ireland celebrate following the Men's Lightweight Double Sculls final during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

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CONLAN

By Stephen McCarthy

Boxer Michael Conlan reacts towards the judges following his Bantamweight Quarter final defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

3RD PLACE
REMEMBERING A LEGEND

By Brendan Moran

Munster's Simon Zebo sheds a tear during a minute's silence in memory of the late Munster head coach Anthony Foley before a match the day after his funeral

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SOARING

By SOARING

Ireland's Bertram Allen takes flight on Hector van D'Abdijhoeve during the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at the Dublin Horse Show.

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SAILING TO SILVER

By Brendan Moran

Annalise Murphy of Ireland is congratulated by sailing team-mate Finn Lynch after winning a silver medal after the Women's Laser Radial Medal race during the 2016 Rio Olympics

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MUCKING ABOUT

By MUCKING ABOUT

Liam Gaffney of Wicklow Rugby Club during the Provincial Towns Cup Semi-Final against Clondalkin Rugby Club.

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SLEEP BOXING

By Morgan Treacy

A spectator finds some space to rest his head during the boxing programme at the Riocentro Arena during the Rio Olympics

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A SON'S TEARS

By Lorraine O’Sullivan

CJ Stander tries to comfort Anthony Foley's son Tony after Munster's 1st game following his death

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WEIGHING UP

By Joe O’Shaughnessy

Young jockey's in the weighing room at the Omey Races on Omey Strand in Connemara in July 2016

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TOUNGE IN CHEEK

By Donall Farmer

A horse looks on from his stables during the Dublin Horse Show

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HERE'S ROY!

By Donall Farmer

Ireland Assistant Manager Roy Keane at a press conference during euro 2016

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SELFIE TIME

By Dan Sheridan

Connacht's John Muldoon celebrates with a fan after winning the Pro12 Final

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ROBBIE'S LOT...

By Colin Keegan

Former champion jockey Robbie McNamara who became a trainer after being paralysed in a fall in 2015 pictured in his yard at the Curragh Co. Kildare.

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FIGURE OF EIGHT

By Billy Stickland

The Irish Rugby Team face the All Blacks Haka in a figure of eight (his shirt number) in respect for Anthony Foley the Munster coach who died.