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It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

1. Heartache: Mourneabbey’s Eimear Meaney following defeat in the All Ireland Ladies Club Football Final

Eimear Meaney dejected after the game Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

2. Local lad: Wayne Rooney scores a penalty in the Merseyside derby at Anfield

Liverpool v Everton - Premier League - Anfield Source: Peter Byrne

3. Victorious: Michael Conlan punches Luis Fernando Molina during their WBO junior lightweight title fight

Conlan Molina Boxing Source: Adam Hunger

4. Pure joy: Kilmessan’s Ailbhe Lynch and Maeve O’Leary after winning the All-Ireland Junior Club Final

Ailbhe Lynch and Maeve O'Leary celebrate after the game Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

5. Winter wonderland: Sehrou Guirassy and Salih Özcan try to find the penalty spot during Cologne’s Bundesliga meeting with Freiburg

Imago 20171210 Source: Imago/PA Images

6. Leader, legend: Peter O’Mahony celebrates scoring a try against Leicester Tigers

Peter O’Mahony celebrates scoring a try Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

7. Mucky business: winning jockey Paul Townend pictured at Punchestown

Paul Townend after winning Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

8. Unbeatable: Nicolas Otamendi celebrates scoring the winning goal in Sunday’s Manchester derby

Manchester United v Manchester City - Premier League - Old Trafford Source: Mike Egerton

9. Disappointment: Fionnuala McCormack at the European Cross Country Championships on Sunday

Fionnuala McCormack Source: Sasa Pahic Szabo/INPHO

10. Festive cheer: Participants take part in the 2017 Cork Santa Cycle 

Participants on the Cork Santa Cycle Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

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