Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

33 of our favourite Irish sports pictures of 2017

We remember the past 12 months with some of the year’s defining images.
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1. A bloodied Jamie Conlon

Source: INPHO

2. Enda Smith is heralded by the Roscommon crowd

Source: Bryan Keane

3. A post-Test Lions changing room

4. Derry City’s fearless captain Ryan McBride

Source: Tom Beary

5. More medals for Skibbereen Rowing Club

Source: Mummycooks

6. Kieran Donaghy and Aidan O’Shea share a moment

Source: James Crombie

7. New Zealand crowned Women’s Rugby World Cup champions

Source: Billy Stickland

8. Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane on hearing Ireland have drawn Denmark in their World Cup play-off

Source: Andy Mueller

9. The Lions and All Blacks celebrate a drawn Test series together

Source: Billy Stickland

10. Cora Staunton celebrates winning the All-Ireland Ladies Club Championship

Source: Oisin Keniry

11. Cork City captain Alan Bennett hoists the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division trophy

Source: Ryan Byrne

12. Conor McGregor suffers a blow from Floyd Mayweather

Source: Derek Hogan

13. Dean Rock kicks the winning score in the 2017 All-Ireland men’s football final

Source: Tommy Dickson

14. Cork captain Ciara McNamara lifts the Women’s FAI Cup

Source: Ryan Byrne

15. Derek McGrath and Dan Shanahan dejected after Waterford’s defeat in the All-Ireland hurling final

Source: James Crombie

16. Rory Best sweats it out on tour for the Lions

Source: Dan Sheridan

17. James McClean wears the number 5 shirt in honour of the late Derry City captain Ryan McBride

Source: Morgan Treacy

18. Katie Taylor celebrates defending her world title against Jessica McCaskill

Source: James Crombie

19. Rena Buckley prepares to lift the O’Duffy Cup

Source: Gary Carr

20. Micheal Donoghue shares the Liam MacCarthy Cup with his father Miko

Source: Morgan Treacy

21. Cork City complete the double by winning the FAI Cup on penalties against Dundalk at Landsdowne Road

Source: Ryan Byrne

22. Sophie O’Sullivan is presented with a medal from her mother Sonia

Source: Oisin Keniry

23. Ireland defender Megan Campbell celebrates winning the Women’s FA Cup with Manchester City at Wembley Stadium

Source: EMPICS Sport

24. A supporter celebrates the arrival of the All-Ireland hurling champions in Galway

Source: James Crombie

25. Dublin players share the Sam Maguire with Hill 16 for the third year in a row

Source: Tommy Dickson

26. Robbie Power wins the Punchestown Gold Cup

Source: James Crombie

27. Lions players watch on during a traditional welcome from Maori warriors in New Zealand

Source: Billy Stickland

28. Joe Canning slots over the winning point in Galway’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final win over Tipperary

Source: James Crombie

29. Alison Miller and Jenny Murphy dejected following Ireland’s Women’s Rugby World Cup defeat to Australia

Source: Dan Sheridan

30. #Legacy? wrist bands worn to protest the IRFU’s advertising for the position of head women’s rugby coach back in October

Source: Oisin Keniry

31. Ian McKinley becomes the first rugby player to complete a game wearing special protective goggles after losing sight in his left eye

Source: Giuseppe Fama

32. Dublin players celebrate winning the 2017 All-Ireland football championship at Croke Park

Source: Morgan Treacy

33. James McClean scores the winning goal as Ireland defeat Wales in Cardiff

Source: Ryan Byrne

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