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11 of Dublin's best sporting moments in 2013

Was it a good year for the capital? You bet.

Robbie Keane continued his brilliant international record, joining Ronaldo and Didier Drogba on 62 goals

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INPHO/Morgan Treacy

It must run in the family — cousin Jason Byrne hit a domestic milestone, scoring his 200th League of Ireland goal

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INPHO/James Crombie

St Pat’s brought the Premier Division trophy back to the capital, the Saints’ first league title in more than 10 years

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INPHO/Donall Farmer

Malahide Cricket Club was transformed into “Fortress Malahide” to host Ireland versus England in a one-day international

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INPHO/Presseye/Rowland White

Paul McGinley was named European captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles

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Lansdowne wrapped up the AIL Division 1A title with games to spare

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INPHO/Dan Sheridan

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And before he headed off to Paris, St Mary’s alumnus Jonny Sexton bagged an Amlin/Pro12 double with Leinster

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INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Dublin’s hurlers made history, clinching the capital’s first provincial title since 1961 when they beat Galway in the Leinster final

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INPHO/Donall Farmer

And it was even better for the footballers who won the National Football League, Leinster Championship and All-Ireland treble in Jim Gavin’s first season as manager

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INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The Dubs’ dominance was reflected in the end-of-season awards where they won three hurling All-Stars, six football All-Stars, and Footballer and Young Footballer of the Year for Michael Darragh Macauley and Jack McCaffrey

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INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Finally, Barry Murphy finished off a successful year for the capital with a 50m Breaststroke European Short Course bronze medal

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Niall Kelly

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