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32 Of The Most Stirring Photos From Irish Sport In 2021

32 Of The Most Stirring Photos From Irish Sport In 2021

It was a great year for Irish sport. As it winds down, these are some of the best images of 2021 which were taken by the photographers of Sportsfile.

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20 March 2021; Romeo Parkes, left, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal with Sligo Rovers team-mate Walter Figueira, right, during a SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Dundalk at The Showgrounds in Sligo. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile


20 March 2021; A Bohemians supporter watches through a fence during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Finn Harps and Bohemians at Finn Park in Ballybofey, Donegal. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

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26 March 2021; Referee Eoghan O'Shea stops players from approaching Glen McAuley of Shelbourne during the SSE Airtricity League First Division match between Galway United and Shelbourne at Eamonn Deacy Park in Galway. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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24 May 2021; Bohemians goalkeeper James Talbot makes a save during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Dundalk at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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25 June 2021; Chris Shields of Dundalk having played his final game for the club leaves Oriel Park following the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Derry City at Oriel Park in Dundalk, Louth. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile


28 July 2021; Referee Thomas Gleeson with Kilkenny captain Harry Shine and Wexford captain Luke Murphy during the coin toss before the 2021 Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship Final at Netwatch Cullen Park in Carlow. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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8 July 2021; Han Jeongwoo of Dundalk heads his side's fourth goal during the UEFA Europa Conference League first qualifying round first leg match against Newtown at Oriel Park in Dundalk, Louth. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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23 July 2021; Team Ireland athletes bow to their Japanese hosts during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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25 July 2021; Mayo corner back Lee Keegan and his daughter Líle, aged 14 months, celebrate with the Nestor Cup after the Connacht GAA Senior Football Championship Final match between Galway and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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28 July 2021; Ireland rowers, from left, Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty embrace on the podium with their bronze medals after finishing 3rd place in the Women's Four final at the Sea Forest Waterway during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile


30 July 2021; The Ireland 4x400 mixed relay team, from left, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker, Christopher O'Donnell and Cillin Greene after their heat of the 4x400 metre mixed relay at the Olympic Stadium during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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8 August 2021; Kellie Harrington of Ireland reacts after defeating Beatriz Ferreira of Brazil in their women's lightweight final bout at the Kokugikan Arena during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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8 August 2021; Kellie Harrington's mother Yvonne and her brother Chirstopher celebrate outside their home at Portland Row in Dublin, after her Tokyo 2020 Olympics lightweight final bout against Beatriz Ferreira of Brazil. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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14 August 2021; Diarmuid O'Connor of Mayo keeps the ball in play in the build up to a Mayo point during the All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final match against Dublin at Croke Park. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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14 August 2021; Pádraig O'Hora of Mayo celebrates with his children Caiden and Mila-Rae after his side's victory over Dublin in their All-Ireland Football Championship at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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15 August 2021; Ireland captain Jason Killeen celebrates with team-mates after the FIBA Mens European Championship for Small Countries day five match between Ireland and Malta at National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

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26 August 2021; Ellen Keane of Ireland with her gold medal after winning the Women's SB8 100 metre breaststroke final at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre on day two during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile


28 August 2021; Kieran McGeary of Tyrone celebrates at the final whistle of the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Kerry and Tyrone at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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30 August 2021; Nicole Turner of Ireland with her silver medal after competing in the Women's S6 50 metre butterfly final at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre on day six during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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5 September 2021; Wexford players Chloe Dwyer, left, and Evelyn Deans dejected after their side's defeat during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Intermediate Football Championship Final match between Westmeath and Wexford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile


5 September 2021; Meath players, from left, Katie Newe, Emma Duggan, Vikki Wall and Máire O'Shaughnessy celebrate after the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship final victory over Dublin at Croke Park. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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11 September 2021; Eva Sterrit of Leinster is tackled by Kate Flannery of Munster during the PwC U18 Women's Interprovincial Championship Round 3 match at MU Barnhall in Leixlip, Kildare. Photo by Michael P Ryan/Sportsfile

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11 September 2021; Ryan O'Donoghue of Mayo is consoled by team-mate Aidan O'Shea after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Mayo and Tyrone at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile


12 September 2021; Antrim players, from left, Niamh Anne Donnelly, Becky Ellis, goalkeeper Catrina Graham and Maria Lynn celebrate after their side's victory in the All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship final against Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

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24 September 2021; Michael O'Connor of Shelbourne celebrates after scoring his side's second goal supporters and team-mates during the SSE Airtricity League First Division match against Cabinteely at Stradbrook in Blackrock, Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile


16 October 2021; Jack Carty of Connacht is caught by surprise by team-mate Bundee Aki, left, while celebrating their side's second try during the United Rugby Championship match against Munster at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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11 November 2021; Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in action against Shane Duffy of Republic of Ireland during the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying group A match at he Avivta Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

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13 November 2021; James Lowe of Ireland celebrates a turnover during the Autumn Nations Series match between Ireland and New Zealand at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile


14 November 2021; Maggie Farrelly, the first woman to referee a men's senior county final, issues a yellow card to Conor Madden, 14, of Gowna during the Cavan SFC final replay match between Gowna and Ramor United at Kingspan Breffni in Cavan. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile


20 November 2021; Ciara Griffin of Ireland is lifted by team-mates after the Autumn Test Series match between Ireland and Japan at the RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

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28 November 2021; Loughmore/Castleiney captain Noel McGrath celebrates with his father Pat after their side's victory in the Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship final replay against Thurles Sarsfields at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile


28 November 2021; Keith Ward of Bohemians celebrates his side's first goal, scored by Rory Feely, during the Extra.ie FAI Cup Final match against St Patrick's Athletic at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

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