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Best sports photography of 2010, part one

Life through a lens is a bit more fun…

IT WAS ANOTHER memorable year for sport.

And the nation’s snappers were on the sidelines to catch the best moments.

Here’s the first batch of pics as we look back at the best photographs from the the past 12 months.

Best sports photography of 2010, part one
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    Limerick's John Galvin missed out on an All Star award. Source: INPHO/Cathal Noonan
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    Right a bit... Munster out half Ronan O'Gara watches a kick at goal against Northampton. Source: INPHO/James Crombie
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    Munster's James Coughlan could sell aftershave. Source: INPHO/Morgan Treacy
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    Ronnie Whelan takes time out from RTÉ punditry to take a call. Source: INPHO/James Crombie
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    Toulouse star Byron Kelleher gets the ball away in the Heineken Cup semi-final versus Leinster. Source: INPHO/Billy Stickland
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    The Aviva Stadium opened in May. Source: INPHO/Cathal Noonan
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    Boom: Jamie Power, left, takes a punch from John Waldron in a Yanjing Fight Night bout in May. Source: INPHO/Cathal Noonan
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    JAW-DROPPING: Ospreys' winger Tommy Bowe celebrates winning the Magners League Grand Final against Leinster. Source: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    On your marks... athletes in the junior men's triathlon. Source: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Pole-vaulter Victoria Pena, ahead of the Woodies DIY Irish Senior Track and Field Championships in July. Source: INPHO/James Crombie
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    Munster's Huw Bennett and Ospreys' Adam Jones get stuck in.Source: INPHO/Billy Stickland
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    It was another memorable year for Ruby Walsh - though he ended it injured. Source: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Shamrock Rovers mascot 'Hooperman' rallies the crowd in what turned out to be a title-winning season for the Tallaght side. Source: Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
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    Joe Canning kept his eye on the ball with Galway and Portumna. Source: INPHO/James Crombie
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    Cork's Eoin Cadogan squares up with Kerry's Paul Galvin in the infamous 'fishhook' incident during the Munster SFC semi-final replay in June. Cork vs Kerry Source: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Captain Brian O'Driscoll is pictured ahead of his 100th cap for Ireland against Wales in the RBS Six Nations in March.Source: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

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