Natalya Coyle  competes in the European  Pentathlon Championships last week in Bath, England. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

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Sportswomen of Month winners Rhasidat Adeleke (Athletics) and Kate O’Connor (Athletics). Photographs: Sportsfile/Getty Images

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 Cian Lynch and his Limerick team-mates celebrate their All-Ireland win over Galway at Croke park in August. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Kellie Harrington with her gold medal from the lightweight final at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

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Ireland goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran saves from Spain’s Carlota Petchame in the World Cup semi-final shoot out   in London. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

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Sommer Lecky celebrating her  silver medal performance in the high jump at the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.  Photograph: Cathal Dennehy/Twitter

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Sommer Lecky secured high jump silver in the World Under-20 Championships on Sunday. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty

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Patience Jumbo Gula chases home Germany’s Denise Uphoff in the final of the Women’s relay in Finland. Photograph:  Ben Hoskins/Getty

The future of Irish athletics is here and it’s now, the women’s sprint relay team winning a brilliant silver medal at the World Under-20 Championships(...)