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Foleys go from strength to strength and an U21 dynasty - Clare's 2014 sporting highlights

Can you spot yourself in this pic?

But what about [insert your fave county here]? Don’t worry, this is just the first in a series of articles that will cover every county in Ireland – even yours – over the next few weeks. 

1. It was another glorious year for the under 21 hurlers

They beat Cork to claim the Munster title.

Tony Kelly lifts the trophy Source: James Crombie/INPHO

2. A third straight All-Ireland success followed

Tony Kelly lifts the trophy Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

3. Anthony Foley took over the top job in Munster

Anthony Foley Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

4. Axel masterminded wins over Leinster and Saracens so far this season

The Final Score Source: James Crombie/INPHO

5. Never one to let her brother hog all the plaudits, Rosie Foley swam across the English channel

The 39-cap Irish international spent 15 hours and 53 minutes in the water one fine July day. A month earlier, she swam from Portumna to Killaloe to warm up.

6. Sean Hehir came 20th in the Marathon at the European Championships

Ireland's Sean Hehir after finishing 20th in the Men's Marathon Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

7. This Séadhna Morey goal forced extra-time for a Banner side with only 14 men

Seadna Morey scores a goal Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

8. Cratloe were pretty good at football

The Cratloe team celebrate in the dressing room Source: James Crombie/INPHO

9. And even better at hurling

Cratloe players celebrate at full time Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

10. But they just fell short in the Munster final

Conor Ryan dejected Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

11. Chris Bryan stayed hot on the heels of the rest of the world’s elite distance swimmers

Chris Bryan after finishing 15th overall 14/8/2014 Source: Insidefoto

12. There was this Bromance-tastic image of Shane O’Donnell consoling Podge Collins

Shane O'Donnell consoles Podge Collins Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

13. Just the seven Banner men on the u21 Hurling team of the year

Another great year for Seadhna Morey, Jamie Shanahan, Aaron Cunningham, Colm Galvin, Conor Cleary, Tony Kelly and Eoin Enright,

unnamed (1) - Copy Source: Paul Mohan/SPORTSFILE

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