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Dublin: 13°C Monday 17 May 2021

Football silverware and track gold - Leitrim's 2014 sporting highlights

Leitrim U21 footballer Feilim McHugh is a firm favourite thanks to his driving test antics.

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. After clinching a historic first FBD League title in 2013, the Leitrim footballers retained it with a one-point win against Roscommon

Shane Foley and Fergal Clancy celebrate after the game Shane Foley and Fergal Clancy celebrate another big day for Leitrim. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

2. It was a good year too for the U21 footballers – they beat All-Ireland champions Galway to reach a first provincial final in 16 years, before losing out against Roscommon

Felim McHugh is surrounded Source: Mike Shaughnessy/INPHO

3. It’s not strictly sport, we know, but Feilim McHugh (pictured above) gave us one of the year’s best laughs when he told his dad he’d failed his driving test — and filmed the reaction

Source: ruairidoc/YouTube

4. Aughawillan ended a 20-year wait for the county title and then shocked Tubbercurry in what was the first provincial win by a Leitrim side since 2005

5. Emlyn Mulligan and Gary Reynolds helped Connacht clinch a first Interprovincial football title since 1969

Football fan Joe Regan joins Emlyn Mulligan and Gary Reynolds for a photo as they left the trophy This photo of Mulligan and Reynolds, expertly photobombed by Joe Regan, is one of our favourites of the year. Source: Mike Shaughnessy/INPHO

6. Laura Reynolds flew the flag in the 20km walk at the European Championships

Unfortunately the race ended in disappointment as the London 2012 Olympian did not finish.

Laura Reynolds Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

7. Irish athletics celebrated the career of Ballinamore native Colin Griffin as the two-time Olympian announced his retirement

Colin Griffin Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

8. On the track, Eanna Madden won 200m gold and 100m silver at the National Championships …

Joint winners David Hynes and Eanna Madden with their gold medals Madden, right, pictured with joint winner David Hynes after the two could not be separated in the 200m. Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

9. … while Carrick clubmate Ger O’Donnell took gold in the 110m hurdles and bronze in the 400m hurdles

See more of our county-by-county highlights series here >

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Niall Kelly

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