Northern Exposure

7 of Antrim's best sporting moments in 2013

Come on down, Antrim.

1. AP McCoy rode his 4,000th winner in November


Tony McCoy addresses the guests at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards recently. Pic: Davies/PA Wire

The latest milestone was passed at Towcester, on Mountain Tunes, in the colours of JP McManus.


Credit: At The Races

2. Loughgiel Shamrocks won their fourth successive AIB Ulster senior club hurling title


Pic: INPHO/Presseye/John McIlwaine

3. Paddy Barnes won silver at the European Championships in Minsk


Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

4. The Antrim U21s reached the All-Ireland hurling final


Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

They stunned Leinster champions Wexford in the last four but ultimately came up short against Clare.

5. Paddy Jackson went and did this

YouTube: SuperSofa7

Shout out to the Cork massive too.

6. Graeme McDowell had his first ever win in a regular PGA Tour event


Pic: Jon Super/AP/Press Association Images

He beat fellow former US Open champion Webb Simpson in a playoff at RBC Heritage.

7. Carl Frampton won the European title at a packed Odyssey Arena in Belfast


Pic: INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

8. Ravenhill’s class redevelopment was completed


Pic: INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

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