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Tubbercurry, the Bit O'Red in Europe and huge waves - Sligo's 2014 sporting highlights

Calry/St Joseph’s, Cathal Sheridan and the Sligo Athletic Club also feature.

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1. It’s been a busy year as Sligo is the European Town of Sport for 2014

Source: Sligo TownOfSport/YouTube

2. Tubbercurry were crowned Sligo SFC winners for the first time in 23 years with a win over St Mary’s

3. That meant captain David Kelly got his hands on a first county medal after the disappointment of losing in the 2013 final

David Kelly Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

4. And Kelly also played alongside Sligo’s Mark Breheny and Neil Ewing in Connacht’s interprovincial final win over Ulster back in February

The Connacht panel Source: Mike Shaughnessy/INPHO

5. Sligo Rovers recorded their first ever away win in Europe with a 2-1 victory over Rosenborg

Alan Keane and Danny North celebrate after the game  17/7/2014 Source: Alley, Ned

6. Calry/St Joseph’s also claimed the Sligo intermediate football championship and marked the success with visit to the grave of former team-mate Gary Dillon, who passed away in February

7. This cracker from Sligo Rovers’ Danny Ledwith

Danny Ledwith Goal Source: YouTube

8. Cathal Sheridan featured at scrumhalf for Munster in the Pro12

Cathal Sheridan Source: Simon King/INPHO

9. Sligo Athletic Club had a win in the National Road Relay championships for the second year running thanks to Emmett Dunleavy, Dermott McDermott, Alberto Sanchez and David Harper

Sligo Athletic Club Source: Facebook/SligoAthleticClub

10. After the departures of Ian Baraclough and John Coleman, the Bit O’Red got themselves a new manager in Owen Heary

Owen Heary Source: Michael Melly/INPHO

11. Pro surfer Michel Bourez on his Irish Escapade at Mullaghmore

Source: Red Bull/YouTube

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