Along with a framed certificate from the Kilkenny city council, the All-Ireland medals fetched €40,000.

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Chelsea’s Ivorian striker Didier Drogba after yesterday’s game with Sunderland, following which   Chelsea were officially crowned the 2014-2015 Premier League champions. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/ AFP

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Chelsea players paid tribute to departing striker Didier Drogba by carrying him off the pitch after 26 minutes at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Getty Images

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A set of three early 20th-century All-Ireland Hurling Final medals won by a Kilkenny player made €40,000 – way above the estimate of €10,000-€15,000 –(...)

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Pictured at the funeral of Circuit Court judge Katherine Delahunt at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, from left, Supreme Court Justice John Mc Menamin, Court of Appeal president  Sean Ryan, Sarah O Hagan, Circuit Court judge John O’Hagan and Finbar Fox SC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Polish fans set off flares before the Group D qualifier against the Republic of Ireland  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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The Ireland players line up before kick-off in the 1-1 draw with Poland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

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Poland’s Slawomir Peszko scores his side’s goal to put the home team under pressure. Photograph: Reuters/PaulChilds 7:42

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