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Here's your Sunday treat - it's the sports pictures of the week

Some of the best snaps from at home and abroad.

Champions: Ballyboden St Enda’s pose for photgraphers after their Leinster final victory.

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Wingspan: Watford’s Odion Ighalo celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Norwich.

Source: Jon Buckle

Money shot: Caoimhin Hynes (red) connects with Martin Stokes (blue) at the National Elite Men’s Boxing Championships.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Oblivious: A fire rages near Sixfields Tavern as play continues between Northampton and Northwich Victoria during the FA Cup second round.

Source: Paul Harding

Roar of victory: Denmark’s Anders Antonsen celebrates winning the men’s singles final at the Carlton Irish Open Badminton Championships.

Flying high: Jerry Tuwai of Fiji, top, is lifted by Jasa Veremalua over the challenge of Australia’s Ed Jenkins at the Sevens World Series in Dubai.

Source: AP/Press Association Images

Up and win it: Ray Connellan and Darragh Joyce compete for the ball at the AFL Europe Talent Combine trials in Dublin.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Blowing bubbles: Natalie Coughlin begins to break the surface of the water as she comes out of her glide in the women’s 100 metre backstroke in the US Winter Nationals.

Source: AP/Press Association Images

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Perfect form: James Brown in action at the Irish Open Short Course Championships in Lisburn, County Antrim.

Source: Presseye/William Cherry/INPHO

Ground view: Runners take a jump in the Coldunell Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase during day one of the Tingle Creek Christmas Festival at Sandown Park Racecourse.

Source: David Davies

At full stretch: Connacht’s Ian Porter scores his side’s first try against Cardiff on Friday.

Source: Ashley Crowden/INPHO

Hail Mary: Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers reaches to catch the game-winning pass on the last play against the Detroit Lions.

Source: Duane Burleson

Aerial battle: Ulster’s Dan Tuohy and Edinburgh’s Alex Toolis contest possession on Friday night.

Source: Presseye/Matt Mackey/INPHO

Fireworks: Players take the field near the MLS soccer Eastern Conference cup, left, before the second leg of the championship round between the Columbus Crew and the New York Red Bulls.

Source: AP/Press Association Images

Gun show:  Leinster and Ireland rugby star Cian Healy promoting FLEXISEQ Sport, a drug-free gel designed to protect the joints in all active people.

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

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