Cork’s Alan Cadogan and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary clash in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Alas, yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final at headquarters didn’t live up to the billing

Peamount’s Chloe Mustaki: Awarded the Sportswoman of the Month award for her own performances and for leading the Republic of Ireland’s U-19 squad to wins over Spain, England and Sweden.  Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Chloe Mustaki and gallant Irish U-19 squad punch well above their weight

Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke in action at  Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. “There’s Darren Clarke,” said Peter Alliss, “well, what’s left of Darren Clarke”.

Alliss’s gets all culinary as Garca hits a paella of an approach shot

We’ll Leave It There So – broadcasting legend Bill O’Herlihy – with the panel of John Giles, Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady – ahead of the World Cup Final as he prepared for his final broadcast for for RTÉ Television. Photo: Steve Langan/Inpho

Farewell to a monumentally magical month and . . . a great broadcaster

Nigel de Jong was seen by Johnny Giles as the only plan to stop  Argentina’s Lionel Messi. Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Tears from country and western fans, Argentinians and Brazilians – it’s been emotional

Ill-advised: Neymar appears in an ad for 7-UP. Oh dear.

Mary Hannigan looks at the fallout from that Brazilian defeat to Germany

A Brazil fan reacts while watching a broadcast of the  World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Is this the worst Brazil side ever, they asked before kick-off. We soon had our answer

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (red) on her way to defeating Estelle Mossely of France to win the 2014 European Elite Women’s Championships 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena, Bucharest, last month. photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

Dual winners for June Sportswoman of the Month after spectacular achievements

Victoria Beckham and Samuel L Jackson: Wimbledon buddies. Photograph:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic was second to George Hamilton for the weekend’s top performance

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