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4 Connacht titles in-a-row and a rugby resurgence - Mayo's 2014 sporting highlights

There was the usual heartbreak for Mayo fans but also a lot of positives.

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1. The Mayo footballers won their fourth straight Connacht senior football title

Andy Moran lifts the trophy Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

2. Despite losing in the All-Ireland semi-final to Kerry, Cillian O’Connor (pictured), Colm Boyle and Keith Higgins won Allstar awards

Cillian O'Connor and Ciara Ruddy Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

3. And they had four men on the International Rules panel with Aidan O’Shea, Colm Boyle, Lee Keegan and Kevin McLoughlin making the cut

Aidan O'Shea Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

4. The Mayo minor footballers also won a Connacht title and made an All-Ireland semi-final

Cian Hanley lifts the trophy Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

5. Hurlers David Kenny and Ciaran Charlton were named to the Christy Ring Champions 15 team

Nathan O'Malley File photo of a Mayo hurler. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

6. Ballina’s Dave Heffernan broke into the Connacht starting team

Dave Heffernan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

7. Achill Island made the Connacht junior club football final where they were defeated by Aran Islands

General Veiw the Gaelic Football Pitch Source: Tom Honan/INPHO

8. Cillian O’Connor was also the top scorer in this year’s All-Ireland championship with 5-36

Cillian O'Connor scores his side's opening goal from a penalty Source: James Crombie/INPHO

9. Former international Gavin Duffy stepped away from rugby and did some training with the Mayo footballers

Gavin Duffy Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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