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In Pictures: Joy And Heartbreak Of Weekend's County Finals And Semi-Finals

In Pictures: Joy And Heartbreak Of Weekend's County Finals And Semi-Finals

County finals and semi-finals were played around Ireland over the weekend. Sportsfile were in Dublin, Clare, Kilkenny, Louth, Westmeath, Tipperary, Galway, Kerry, Cavan and Cork to capture the best of the action.

We've selected some of their best shots below.

27 September 2020; Conal Keaney of Ballyboden St Enda's is shouldered by John Small of Ballymun Kickhams during the Dublin SFC final at Parnell Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Paddy Small of Ballymun Kickhams is fouled by Darren O'Reilly of Ballyboden St Enda's. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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James McCarthy of Ballymun Kickhams and Declan O'Mahony of Ballyboden St Enda's go head to head as Cameron McCormack, right, looks on. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Ballymun Kickhams captain James McCarthy, centre, lifts the Clerys Perpetual Cup alongside Paddy Small, left, and John Small. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Philly McMahon of Ballymun Kickhams during the celebrations. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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Ballymun Kickhams coach Simon Lawlor leads the singing during the celebrations. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

27 September 2020; Alex Morey of Sixmilebridge and Mike Cotter of O'Callaghan's Mills during the Clare SHC final match at Cusack Park in Ennis, Clare. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Sixmilebridge coach Davy Fitzgerald celebrates with players following victory over O'Callaghan's Mills. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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Sixmilebridge head waterboy Ronan Keane celebrates. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

27 September 2020; Brian Cody, left, and Eoin Cody of Ballyhale Shamrocks celebrate following their side's fourth goal during the Kilkenny SHC final versus Dicksboro at UPMC Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Ballyhale Shamrocks captain Richie Reid, left, celebrates with the trophy and his team-mates following their side's victory. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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27 September 2020; Wayne Matthews of Ardee St Mary's kicks a point despite the attention of Thomas Sullivan of Naomh Mairtin during the Louth SFC final at Darver Louth Centre of Excellence. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

JP Rooney of Naomh Mairtin lifts the Joe Ward Cup alongside his team-mates. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

The Mullingar Town Band practise the National Anthem in a nearby car park ahead of the WestmeathSFC final between Tyrrelspass and St Loman's at TEG Cusack Park in Mullingar. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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Ronan O'Toole of St Loman's is tackled by Stephen Quinn of Tyrrelspass. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

St Loman's captain John Heslin meets manager Declan Kelly following the final whistle. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Sam McCartan, left, David Whelan, centre, and Sean Kelly of St Loman's celebrate victory over Tyrrelspass at the final whistle. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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27 September 2020; Loughmore-Castleiney supporter 'Mad Johnny' Fogarty before the Tipperary SFC final versus Clonmel Commercials at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Noel McGrath of Loughmore-Castleiney is comforted by team manager Frankie McGrath after after defeat to Clonmel. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Séamus Kennedy of Clonmel Commercials after victory over Loughmore-Castleiney. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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Clonmel Commercials captain Jamie Peters and his four year old son, Noah, with the O'Dwyer Cup. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

27 September 2020; Supporters look on prior to the Galway SHC semi-final between St Thomas and Cappataggle at Kenny Park in Athenry, Galway. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

David Burke of St Thomas following the Galway CSHC semi-final victory for his St Thomas side. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

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Dan Nevin of Cappataggle is consoled by Fintan Burke of St Thomas. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

27 September 2020; Con O'Callaghan, right, and Michael Fitzsimons of Cuala wearing a t-shirt in the warm-up before the Dublin Senior 2 Football Championship final in support of his team-mate Seán Drummond, who was injured in an accident last year. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

26 September 2020; David Clifford of East Kerry during the Kerry SFC final against Mid Kerry at Austin Stack Park in Tralee, Kerry. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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David Clifford of East Kerry celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against Mid Kerry. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Darragh Roche of East Kerry celebrates after scoring his side's second goal against Mid Kerry. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Darragh Roche, 14, of East Kerry celebrates with team-mate David Clifford after scoring his side's second goal. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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East Kerry captain Dan O'Donoghue lifts the Bishop Moynihan Cup as his team-mates celebrate. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

26 September 2020; Kevin Curtis of Kingscourt celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Cavan SFC final match against Crosserlough at Kingspan Breffni in Cavan. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Peter Corrigan of Kingscourt reacts after with Kingscourt. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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26 September 2020; Glen Rovers players make their way into the ground ahead of the Cork SHC semi-final match versus Erins Own at Páirc Ui Chaoimh. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Eoghan Murphy of Erin's Own in action against Stephen McDonnell of Glen Rovers. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Cian O'Callaghan of Erin's Own scores his side's second goal despite the efforts of Glen Rovers goalkeeper Cathal Hickey. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

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