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14 of the best pictures from A Season of Sundays 2020

It was a GAA campaign like no other with the All-Ireland prizes handed out in December.

24 YEARS ON and while the latest edition was naturally delayed, the key photographic collection of the latest GAA season has been released.

launch-of-a-season-of-sundays-2020 A dejected Noel McGrath after defeat in the Tipperary county senior football final Source: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

launch-of-a-season-of-sundays-2020 Kathryn Browne working as the HSE used Croke Park as a drive-in venue for Covid-19 testing.

The team at Sportsfile were on hand during a turbulent and strange 2020 season at GAA grounds all around the country with their efforts compilied in the latest production of ‘A Season of Sundays’.

launch-of-a-season-of-sundays-2020 Dessie Farrell after his Dublin side ran out comfortable winners over Laois.

With the All-Ireland finals only winding up in December, the usual pre-Christmas production had to be pushed back to the New Year. It was officially unveiled last night at a virtual launch by GAA President John Horan.

launch-of-a-season-of-sundays-2020 Limerick hurler William O'Donoghue at the official launch of A Season Of Sundays. Source: SPORTSFILE

Here’s a selection of the best images covering the return to play after lockdown, a season where games took place in front of small crowds or empty stands, and there were still some memorable end of season successes.

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  • Local man Martin Connolly watches a game through the gates in Tuam Stadium in Galway

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  • Young fans follow the play between Clonduff and Kilcoo in their Down club match

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  • The footballers of Milltown make their entrance at Pearse Stadium in Galway

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  • Match officials in Cusack Park in Ennis watch the streaming of a game elsewhere in the county

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  • Mayo captain Aidan O’Shea as Dublin lift Sam after the All-Ireland final

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  • Antrim’s Joe Maskey and Kerry’s Michael O’Leary in action in the Joe McDonagh Cup final

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  • Half-time team talk for the Cavan players in October from manager Mickey Graham

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  • Tipperary players celebrate after their Munster final win over Cork

 

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  • 13th March was the day the GAA suspended all activities across the country due to Covid-19

 

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  • Patrick Evans and his grandson Shane from Annascaul in Kerry watching on for a match in Edendork in Tyrone

 

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