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11 of Donegal’s best sporting moments of 2013

No inter-county silverware, but plenty in the ring, rugby field and on the road.

Maria McCambridge romped to victory in the Dublin marathon

And gave us the most ‘awwww’-inspiring photo of the year in the process.


©INPHO/James Crombie

Glenswilly did the county proud

Though the rural club couldn’t manage to see off their cross-border rivals Ballinderry in the Ulster decider.


©INPHO/Kieran Murray

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


©INPHO/Donall Farmer

So did young Murphy


©INPHO/James Crombie

Chloe Magee kept the Raphoe flag flying on the world stage


©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

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


©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

What was your north-west moment of 2013?

See more of our county-by-county sporting highlights here >

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