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9 of our favourite sports pictures this week

From Ireland and around the globe.

Touch the Sky – Carolina Panthers quarter-back Cam Newton makes an explosive entrance against the Indianapolis Colts.

Colts Panthers Football Source: AP/Press Association Images

Ewe beauty! Ireland and Leinster rugby player Sean O’Brien promoting Friday’s EweroMillions jackpot.

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Hang time – Chicago Bulls centre Joakim Noah takes in the view after a dunk against the Orlando Magic.

Magic Bulls Basketball Source: AP/Press Association Images

Sporting gesture – Oulart The Ballagh’s Shaun Murphy consoles Stephen Bergin of Clough-Ballacolla  after their Leinster club championship match.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Textbook  - Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud keeps his eye on the ball as he grabs a late consolation goal against Bayern Munich.

Germany Soccer Champions League Source: Kerstin Joensson

POC the doc – UL did a great job of cheering up Paul O’Connell with an Honorary Doctorate this week.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Bottoms up –  Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates his victory in the Mexico Grand Prix.

Source: Christian Palma

Heroes’ welcome – Fans wait for the All Blacks to arrive at their homecoming in Auckland.

Source: Presseye/David Mackay/INPHO

Flipping delighted – Boca Juniors’ Luciano Monzon celebrates scoring against Tigre in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Source: Natacha Pisarenko

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