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BOD retires, Keane's goals and the UFC - Dublin's 2014 sporting highlights

It was also a good year for James McGee, St Vincent’s and Stephanie Roche.

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. Brian O’Driscoll winning the Six Nations championship in his final game for Ireland

Brian O'Driscoll celebrate with the Six Nations Trophy Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

2. And claiming the Pro12 final on his last appearance for Leinster before retirement — despite leaving the pitch early through injury

Brian O'Driscoll and Leo Cullen lift the RaboDirect PRO12 Trophy Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

3. Paul McGinley captains to Europe to Ryder Cup triumph

Golf - Ryder Cup Filer Source: Andrew Milligan

4. UFC Dublin sees nearly 10,000 screaming fans show up to watch the likes of Conor McGregor, Cathal Pendred, Paddy Holohan and Neil Seery win their bouts

5. And McGregor took another step to that title fight with commanding victories over Diego Brandao and Dustin Poirier

UFC 178 Mixed Martial Arts Source: AP/Press Association Images

6. Robbie Keane moved up to 13th in the list of all-time international goalscorers by taking his tally to 65 goals

Robbie Keane celebrates scoring Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

7. The Ireland captain also won MLS MVP for the first time

MLS Galaxy Sounders Soccer Source: AP/Press Association Images

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8. Fiona Coghlan, Lynne Cantwell and Paula Fitzpatrick were involved in the Ireland Women’s historic World Cup campaign

Lynne Cantwell, Fiona Coghlan, Fiona Hayes and Gillian Bourke celebrate after the game 5/8/2014 Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

9. James McGee made it to the first round of the US Open

James McGee 25/8/2014 Source: FREY

10. Dublin’s U21 footballers were crowned All-Ireland champions

The Dublin team celebrate winning after the game Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

11. While the senior footballers claimed the Leinster title before losing to Donegal in the All-Ireland semi-finals

The Dublin team celebrate in front of Hill 16 Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

12. St Vincent’s defeated Castlebar Mitchels in the All-Ireland SFC final

The Vincent's team celebrate in the dressing room after the game Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

13. Stephanie Roche made the final three for the Puskas Award

Source: eileen gleeson/YouTube

What have we missed? 

All-Ireland champs and Cillian Sheridan playing Barca – Cavan’s 2014 sporting highlights

Foleys go from strength to strength and an U21 dynasty – Clare’s 2014 sporting highlights

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