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Poll: What do you think was the best match in sport in 2013?

Ireland v New Zealand? Cork v Clare? Portugal v Sweden? Dublin v Kerry? You decide.

Action from Ireland v New Zealand in November.
Action from Ireland v New Zealand in November.
Image: INPHO/James Crombie

IT WAS A year that did not disappoint in serving up a share of epic matches across a variety of sports.

Choosing the best from 2013 isn’t an easy task.

Even trying to decide on a shortlist proved tricky for us and there were a few brilliant battles that failed to make the cut.

Here’s the top 10 that we nominated in no particular order after trying to factor in entertainment value, skill levels and the significance of the contest.

So sports fans, tell us what do you think was the best match in sport in 2013?

And if we’ve made a glaring mistake in omitting a game, let us know as well.

Poll Results:

Dublin and Kerry clashed in an epic All-Ireland football semi-final (706)
The tryfest between the All Blacks and South Africa in the Rugby Championships. (588)
St Thomas and Loughgiel Shamrocks finished all square after a classic at 1-25 to 3-19 back in February (400)
Clare and Cork share out eight goals in the All-Ireland hurling final replay (222)
Ireland and New Zealand at the Aviva in November. Heartbreaking finale but an amazing game. (139)
Watford, Leicester and the craziest Championship playoff game ever last May (52)
Ronaldo v Zlatan and Portugal v Sweden lived up to expectations in the second leg of their World Cup playoff (49)
An amazing comeback by Miami Heat to defeat San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA finals (35)
Huge drama in college football with Auburn's stunning 34-28 victory over Alabama in the Iron Bowl (21)
Sligo Rovers win another FAI Cup final in a madcap finale against Drogheda United (12)

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