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Happy picture, sad picture - A year of highs and lows in the GAA
For every victor, there must be a vanquished foe.

Cheerful pictures

Plenty of teams had a lot to celebrate this year and so here are some of our favourite joyful images:

UCC’s Conor Cox and David Culhane celebrate winning the Sigerson Cup

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Waterford IT’s Eoin Murphy celebrates with the cup

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PS Chorca Dhuibhne’s Seán Ó Bambaire, manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Brian Ó Raoil celebrate winning the Hogan Cup

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Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig players celebrate with the Paddy Drummond Cup

Ryan Byrne / INPHO Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO

The St.Kieran’s College team celebrate with the Croke Cup

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A Dublin supporter takes a selfie with the players after they won the All-Ireland U21 football championship

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Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin of Clare after winning the U21 hurling title

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John Miskella of Ballincollig after finally winning a Cork senior football title

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Diarmuid Connolly and Mossy Quinn celebrate the former’s goal in the All-Ireland club final

Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

Portaferry’s Ciaran Coulter celebrates with team mentor Joe Kelly after winning the Ulster club title

Presseye / John McIwaine/INPHO Presseye / John McIwaine/INPHO / John McIwaine/INPHO

Jackie Tyrell celebrates Kilkenny’s All-Ireland final win

Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

Barry John Keane celebrates winning Sam Maguire

James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

Tearful pictures

For every victor though, there must be a vanquished and the pain of losing can clearly be etched on the faces of these players.

Sile O’Callaghan dejected at the final whistle of the All-Ireland senior club final

Ryan Byrne / INPHO Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO

Shane Curran walks off the field for the final time as a player

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Donaghmore-Ashbourne’s Bryan Menton feels the pain of losing a county final

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Cratloe’s Conor Ryan in tears as his side lose out in the Munster club SHC final

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A dejected Sinead Aherne of Dublin after they lost the All-Ireland ladies senior football final to Cork

Tommy Grealy / INPHO Tommy Grealy / INPHO / INPHO

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness with his captain Michael Murphy at the end of the All-Ireland final

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Alan Brogan after Dublin crashed out to Donegal in the All-Ireland semi-final

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Aidan O’Shea feels the pain of defeat to Kerry at the same stage

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Wexford’s Lee Chin after his county was knocked out by Limerick

Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

Richie Hogan consoles Wayne McNamara after the All-Ireland SHC semi-final

Tommy Grealy / INPHO Tommy Grealy / INPHO / INPHO

Tipperary’s Shane McGrath is inconsolable after the All-Ireland final replay

Lorraine O'Sullivan / INPHO Lorraine O'Sullivan / INPHO / INPHO

Padraic Maher sums up the feeling of all those from Tipperary after the game

Lorraine O'Sullivan / INPHO Lorraine O'Sullivan / INPHO / INPHO

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