1. Kelly Proper dominated Irish athletics
The Ferrybank sprinter claimed individual golds in the long jump, 100 and 200 metres at July’s national track and field championships before also running the anchor leg for her club in the 4 x 100m relay.
2. Passage roar back to deny Ballygunner
Sorry, Ballygunner fans. This was one of the all-time great last-ditch turnarounds.
Ballygunner had battled their way to a 3 – 13 to 1 -12 lead in the October county final, but they left Walsh Park stunned by late strikes from Sean Hogan and Conor Carey which paved the way for emotional scenes as jubilant reds left swapped the stand for the field.
A vital source of carbohydrate for all athletes in the Deise tribe.
4. Dungarvan Colleges win All Ireland title
And at the first time of asking too, seeing off Kilkenny CBS 1-12 to 1-7 in the All-Ireland senior Colleges senior hurling A championship decider at Croke Park.
5. Big John O’Shea ended his 10-year wait for an international goal
Keep an eye on this lad, in 2014 he’ll probably win his 100th cap.
6. Kevin Moran softened Kilkenny up for the rest of the country
Dodgy stomach or no dodgy stomach, this was one of the scores of the championship.
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7. Kevin Phelan tears up the US Open
The Deise son was just four shots off Phil Mickelson’s major lead at one point this summer and soon backed that display up by winning his European tour card.
Get in the hole, boy!
8. Jack O’Donoghue captained Munster under 20s and represented Ireland at the Junior World Cup
9. Amy Laffan sustained her push as Irish CrossFit champion
Here she is right side up
10. Jim Goodwin won the Scottish League Cup
This Tramore man captained St Mirren to victory over Hearts at Hampden Park on St Patrick’s day.
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11. 65 years later, the Deise’s minor hurling drought was finally ended in Croke Park