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Mount Leinster Rangers and Mullins magic - Carlow's 2014 sporting highlights

Carlow had a strong year on the rugby front, while there was plenty of horse racing glory.

But what about [insert your county here]? Don’t worry, we’ll be producing a series of articles that will cover every county in Ireland – even yours – over the next few weeks. See the ones we’ve already covered here.

1. Mount Leinster Rangers triumphed in the All Ireland club hurling semi-final

Tommy Mullaly celebrates with full-back Gary Doyle Source: Presseye/John McIlwaine/INPHO

2. And then became the first Carlow team to feature in the All Ireland final on St Patrick’s Day

Mount Leinster Rangers' supporters Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

3. Prop Ed Byrne broke into the Leinster set-up

LeinsterÕs Ed Byrne Source: Inpho/Billy Stickland

4. As did twin brother Bryan, a hooker who also played with Carlow RFC as a youth

LeinsterÕs Bryan Byrne Source: Inpho/Billy Stickland

5. Sean O’Brien lined out for the Fighting Cocks in a Junior B match

6. Helping Leinster to a Pro12 title was the highlight of the back row’s injury-hit year in rugby

Sean O'Brien celebrates winning Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

7. Willie Mullins had trained 185 winners at his Closutton yard

Willie Mullins Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

8. Chief among the highlights was Quevega winning the Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham for a sixth straight year

Quevega ridden by Ruby Walsh on the way to victory 11/3/2014 Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

9. Bernard Jackman was promoted to the role of head coach at Grenoble

Bernard Jackman Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

10. Carlow Coyotes got to the final of All-Ireland League Division 2, before losing out to Cooke

Gillian Cullen and Maureen Young Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

What have we forgotten? Let us know in the comments section below.

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