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Brian O’Driscoll leaves the Aviva Stadiumpitch after his final international appearance in Ireland

March 8th 2014. Test number 140. New world record. Just another game.Reporter: “That Italian game, I was watching you and, honestly, it looked like yo(...)

Ireland all-rounder John Mooney  acknowledges the crowd after receiving a standing ovation for scoring 96 in a One-Day International against Scotland at Malahide.  Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

What might have beens in Ireland defeats are not usually the source for highlights of the year, but for Irish cricket a defeat to Scotland in a dead r(...)

First place winner and new world record holder Dennis Kimetto of Kenya poses on the podium after the 41th BMW Berlin Marathon. Photograph: Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images

“If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it...” E(...)

 Republic of Ireland’s John O’Shea (left) celebrates with (r-l) Jeff Hendrick, James McClean and Jon Walters after his  equaliser in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

There were echoes of Ibaraki, 2002, about Ireland’s draw in Gelsenkirchen but just about everything about October’s late equaliser seemed somehow mor(...)

Rory McIlroy shows off the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open  at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake. Photograph: Getty

When the clock ticks over to midnight on December 31st, as Auld Lang Syne rings out from the pubs and while people are hugging, kissing, and making so(...)

Cork’s Rhona Ní Bhuachalla (left) and Val  Mulcahy (13) and team-mates celebrate   after their remarkable win over Dublin in the 2014 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Cork 2-13 Dublin 2-12, Croke Park, September 28thIf you didn’t know better, you’d say the Cork women were possibly doing this out of boredom. That win(...)

 LeBron James (number 23) of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots   against the Washington Wizards on November 26th, 2014. Photograph:  Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images

Although the Miami Heat became the first team since the Boston Celtics ’87 vintage to appear in four consecutive NBA finals series, there was a sense(...)

 Joseph O’Brien celebrates winning the Irish Derby on  Australia at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Advent Calendar #1 Maybe time will result in a proper appreciation of Australia’s talent. The regally-bred son of two classic winners always ran again(...)

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