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Gooch glory and Cluxton consoles Cavanagh - 21 of the best pics from A Season Of Sundays 2017

Sportsfile have released their annual collection of images chronicling the GAA season.

pjimage The Gooch celebrates, Galway and Waterford battle, while Cluxton consoles Cavanagh. Source: SPORTSFILE

IT’S ON THE go now for over two decades and ‘A Season Of Sundays’ remains a brilliant production for anyone looking to reflect on the GAA year.

The team of photographers at Sportsfile have again released their collection of images chronicling the highs and low, joy and heartbreak of the 2017 GAA season.

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From Colm Cooper’s joy at finally making an All-Ireland club breakthrough to the Waterford despair at missing out on Liam MacCarthy Cup, there are also appearances from Davy Fitzgerald, Rena Buckley and Andy Moran.

Here’s a preview of some of the images in this year’s book and you can get information here on how to get your hands on a copy.


1. It was a glorious St Patrick’s Day for Dr Crokes and Colm Cooper

Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

2. Kildare fan Jennifer Malone gets a selfie with manager Cian O’Neill after their league match with Clare

Kildare v Clare - Allianz Football League Division 2 Round 6

3. Davy Fitzgerald celebrates Wexford’s landmark win over Kilkenny

Wexford v Kilkenny - Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final

4. Conal Kelly, son of Louth manager Colin, keeps his eye on the ball before the Leinster opener with Wicklow

Louth v Wicklow - Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Round 1

5. Footballer of the Year Andy Moran had Kerry’s Mark Griffin for company back in February

Kerry v Mayo - Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 2 Source: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE

6. Wexford supporter John Thomas waits outside the dressing-room for autographs after their game with Limerick

Wexford v Limerick - Allianz Hurling League Division 1B Round 1

7. Seán Brennan leads the celebrations after Cuala’s All-Ireland hurling breakthrough

Ballyea v Cuala - AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Final

8. Waterford’s Thomas O’Gorman and Cork’s Michael Shields after the Rebels scraped through in Dungarvan

Waterford v Cork  - Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final

9. Tyrone’s Aidan McCrory sees his shot blocked by Derry defender Niall Keenan

Derry v Tyrone - Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final

10. A diving block by Westmeath’s Gary Greville to stop Tipperary’s Aidan McCormack

Tipperary v Westmeath - GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 1

11. Donegal goalkeeper Mark Anthony McGinley stretches to catch the ball against Meath

Meath v Donegal - GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 3A

12. Brian Cody near the end of Kilkenny’s championship road against Waterford

Waterford v Kilkenny - GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2

13. An upset in Salthill as Roscommon claim a memorable Connacht senior final victory

Galway v Roscommon - Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Final

14. Johnny Buckley in Croke Park gets the ball away under pressure from Gary O’Donnell

Kerry v Galway - GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final

15. Two of the greats of Gaelic football after the All-Ireland semi-final as Stephen Cluxton consoles Sean Cavanagh

Dublin v Tyrone - GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final

16. Galway and Waterford players battle for aerial possession in Croke Park

Galway v Waterford - GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final

17. A tough day for Waterford’s Pauric Mahony and Derek McGrath

Galway v Waterford - GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final

18. But there’s plenty Galway celebrations for Joe Canning and his nephew Jack

Galway v Waterford - GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final

19. Rena Buckley becomes the first player to captain a county to All-Ireland senior wins in both codes

Cork v Kilkenny - Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Camogie Final

20. Three-in-a-row glory for Dublin footballers Dean Rock and Ciaran Kilkenny

Dublin v Mayo - GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final

21. Mayo’s star forward Andy Moran with his daughter Charlotte after more All-Ireland disappointment

Dublin v Mayo - GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final

The42 has just published its first book, Behind The Lines, a collection of some of the year’s best sports stories. Pick up your copy in Eason’s, or order it here today (€10):

From Kerry school claiming All-Ireland title to Kildare club securing Leinster football glory

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2017 GAA club championship action?

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