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11 of our favourite images from the past week in sports

All the best pics from Fota Island, the GAA and the World Cup.

Ireland’s Oisin Heffernan sits dejected on the ground after their IRB World Championship semi-final 

Oisin Heffernan dejected Source: INPHO/Photosport/David Rowland

 Armagh’s Connor Devlin avoids Derry’s Brendan Rogers

Connor Devlin with Brendan Rogers Source: Presseye/William Cherry/INPHO

 Carlow Manager Anthony Rainbow on the sideline at Dr Cullen Park

Anthony Rainbow dejected on the sideline Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

US goalkeeper Tim Howard instructs his team-mates

Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2014 - Group G - Ghana v USA - Estadio das Dunas Source: Gavin Barker

 Lorraine Ryan of Galway, Aisling Thompson of Cork and Mags D’Arcy of Wexford

Mags D'Arcy, Aisling Thompson and Lorraine Ryan 17/62014 Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

 Clare’s David McInerney and Stephen Moylan of Cork 

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David McInerney and Stephen Moylan Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Ireland’s Paddy Butler carries the ball in a maul against Uruguay

Paddy Butler carriers the ball in a maul Source: FFR.RO/INPHO

The view at Fota Island for this week’s Irish Open 

Padraig Harrington putting for a birdie Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Australia’s Tim Cahill narrowly avoids the leg of Dutch defender Ron Vlaar 

Brazil Soccer WCup Australia Netherlands Source: Martin Meissner

Spain’s Sergio Busquets holds his head after failing to score a sitter against Chile

Brazil Soccer WCup Spain Chile Source: Christophe Ena

Uruguay striker Louis Suarez after scoring against England 

Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2014 - Group D - Uruguay v England - Estadio Do Sao Paulo Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

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