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10 of Mayo's best sporting moments in 2013

There were plenty of reasons to be cheerful despite another All-Ireland heartache.

The senior footballers won the Connacht title


Cillian O’Connor scores one of his two hat-tricks in the championship summer as London are blown away. INPHO/James Crombie

More All-Ireland heartache followed but four players won Allstar awards


Lee Keegan, Aidan O’Shea, Keith Higgins and Colm Boyle with their 2013 GAA GPA All-Star awards. Paul Mohan/SPORTSFILE

Their minor counterparts went a step further by winning the All-Ireland


The young county footballers were too good for their Tyrone counterparts in September. INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Ballina’s Gavin Duffy played in the famous Heineken Cup win over Toulouse


The 16-14 victory over the four-time European champions is the province’s greatest ever result. INPHO/Billy Stickland

Castlebar Mitchells captured the AIB Connacht senior club football title


Donal Newcombe lifts the cup after his side triumphed over St Brigid’s. INPHO/Mike Shaughnessy

There was intermediate football success for Kiltane in the Connacht championship


‘We’re back’ declared the club’s official Twitter account after they returned to winning ways this year. Credit: @KiltaneGAA

Aidan O’Shea and Jason Doherty won Sigerson Cup medals with Dublin IT

Here’s O’Shea running amok under the high ball against DCU in the semi-final:

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O’Shea also appeared with these three chaps in Ireland’s International Rules series win over Australia


Lee Keegan, Kevin McLaughlin and Colm Boyle celebrate victory over the Aussies in the second Test.INPHO/James Crombie

Derek McDonnell was named on the Christy Ring Cup team


Fellow hurlers Brian Hunt, Sean Regan and Shane Morley were nominated but McDonnell made the team. INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Cora Staunton inspired Carnacon to All-Ireland success

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The star forward also scored 4-8 in Mayo’s championship clash with Westmeath earlier in the season.

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Patrick McCarry

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