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Euphoria and heartbreak - 20 pictures that capture Ladies football and camogie in 2017

From smiles to tears, it’s been some year.

Ah hair! Mayo’s Sarah Rowe of Mayo and Dublin’s Martha Byrne lock horns

Martha Byrne with Sarah Rowe Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Bríd O’Sullivan and Eimear Meaney celebrate winning Cork’s fifth Division 1 League title on the bounce

Brid O'Sullivan and Eimear Meaney celebrate Source: Tom Beary/INPHO

Jumping for joy! Slaughtneil won the All-Ireland senior club camogie final in March

Chantelle McEldowney, Josie McMullan, Olivia Rafferty, Bridin McAllister and Olivia Rafferty celebrates after the game Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

A helping hand: Ashling Thompson consoles Aoife Donohue after their All-Ireland semi-final

Ashling Thompson and Aoife Donohue Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

All smiles! Caroline Kelly celebrates with young supporters after their championship win over Armagh

Caroline Kelly celebrates with young Kerry fans after the game Source: Tom Beary/INPHO

Offaly’s Michaela Morkin and Galway’s Ailish O’Reilly battle through the rain in their Division 1 League clash

Michaela Morkin with Ailish O'Reilly Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The Royals look over their kingdom: Meath were crowned All-Ireland intermediate camogie champions after a replay against Cork

Meath celebrate lifting the trophy Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Mayo players celebrate after they bring Cork’s bid for 12 All-Ireland titles in 13 years to an end at the semi-final stage

Mayo players celebrate at the end of the game Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

On its way! Cork’s Julia White slots over the winning score in the All-Ireland senior final

Julia White scores the winning point late in injury time Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Rena Buckley lifts the O’Duffy Cup, her 18th time to win an All-Ireland title

Rena Buckley lifts the O'Duffy cup Source: James Crombie/INPHO

That winning feeling! Samantha Lambert’s face said it all as Tipperary capped an unbeaten 2017 with the All-Ireland intermediate crown

Tipperary v Tyrone - TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Final Source: Cody Glenn/SPORTSFILE

Taste of victory: Dublin made it a case of fourth time lucky as they won the All-Ireland senior football title in September. Noelle Healy celebrates with the Brendan Martin Cup

Noelle Healy kisses the Brendan Martin Cup Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

High five! The losers of the All-Ireland final don’t usually do hospital visits the next morning but Mayo and Doireann Hughes were there

Tristan Gannon with Doireann Hughes Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Did that just happen? Westmeath’s Niamh Horan, Sarah King and Denise McGrath celebrate winning the All-Ireland junior camogie title

Niamh Horan, Sarah King and Denise McGrath celebrate winning Source: Gary Carr/INPHO

Two legends of the game: Cora Staunton consoles Bríd Stack

Cora Staunton consoles Brid Stack of Cork at the end of the game Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The stark contrast between winning and losing: Cora Staunton celebrates Carnacon’s sixth club All-Ireland title win while Mourneabbey’s Aisling O’Sullivan breaks down

Cora Staunton with Aisling O’Sullivan of Mourneabbey at the final whistle Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Pride of the parish: Carla Rowe celebrates with fans after Dublin’s All-Ireland final win

Carla Rowe celebrates with The Brendan Martin Cup Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

To Madrid! The first-ever camogie All-Stars tour took place this year

Meighan Farrell, Denise Gaule, Laura Treacy and Miriam Walsh Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Get it in writing! Captain Sinéad Ahene dishes out a few signatures at Dublin’s homecoming

Sinead Aherne signs autographs for young fans Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

 Kinsale’s Faye Ahern dejected after the All-Ireland intermediate club final

Faye Ahern dejected after the game Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

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