Maria McCambridge romped to victory in the Dublin marathon
And gave us the most ‘awwww’-inspiring photo of the year in the process.
Glenswilly did the county proud
Though the rural club couldn’t manage to see off their cross-border rivals Ballinderry in the Ulster decider.
So did this Donegal Daily headline
Shay Given was back keeping clean sheets again
The world of football was without the Lifford man for too long. Thanks, Middlesborough.
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Seamus Coleman captained his country and became the best fullback in the Premier League
So did young Murphy
Chloe Magee kept the Raphoe flag flying on the world stage
The brilliant Jason Quigley won World Championship silver
More than just a Donegal highlight, probably Ireland’s finest moment this sporting year.
Carl McHugh powered home one of the year’s best headers to bring Bradford to Wembley
YouTube credit: Darragh Harkin
Larissa Muldoon and Nora Stapleton helped make history by delivering a Grand Slam for Irish women
What was your north-west moment of 2013?