12 of the best images from another busy week of sport

Aintree, Manchester United and Augusta were in the spotlight this week.

1. McIlroy gets his Masters bid going in One Direction at the Par-Three tournament

Source: Matt Slocum

2. The great AP McCoy is hailed by fans at Fairyhouse on Tuesday after his last ever race on Irish soil

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

3. Steven O’Brien rises highest to catch the ball on a night when Tipperary landed only their second ever Munster U21 football crown.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

4. Shamrock Rovers Stephen McPhail gets the ball away before Evan Finnegan of Cabinteely challenges in their EA Sports Cup clash.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

5. The lads are back in town. Arnie and Jack before the honorary tee off at the Masters on Thursday.

Source: Matt Slocum

6. Katie Walsh gets a celebratory hug from her brother Ruby after winning the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

7. Come here Tim! Aston Villa’s manager is embraced by mascot Hercules Lion before Tuesday’s match against QPR

Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

8. Oh the relief! Tyrone manager Fergal Logan reacts after they land the county’s first Ulster U21 title since 2006.

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Source: Lorcan Doherty

9. Rising high. Munster’s Darren Sweetnam gathers the ball during squad training in Cork IT.

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

10. Tommy Griffin is lifted high by the PS Chorca Dhuibhne players after yesterday’s Hogan Cup win

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

11. Many Clouds (far right) at the water jump en route to winning the Grand National at Aintree.

Source: Peter Byrne

12. Celebration time for Manchester United after today’s derby win over Manchester City

Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

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