15 of our favourite images from the past week in sports

Snaps from the World Cup, the Cork City Sports, the Leinster hurling, Wimbledon and the Europa League.

1. Time to celebrate

Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero lets out a joyous roar after their World Cup semi-final penalty shootout win.

Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

2. Down Memory Lane

There’s big plans in the pipeline to redevelop the RDS and Leinster trio Luke Fitzgerald, Matt Connor and Sean O’Brien reminisced about the venue during the week

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

3. Getting Fired Up

Julio Cesar and David Luiz bellow out the Brazilian national anthem and hold up a jersey in the absence of injured teammate Neymar. That passion didn’t serve them well as they crashed to a 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat.

Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

4. Rising High

A general view of the womens pole vault at Tuesday’s Cork City Sports.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

5. A Night To Remember

German fans savour that amazing 7-1 victory over Brazil.

Source: AP/Press Association Images

6. Hands Up

Ireland’s Danielle Hill competing in the Women’s 200m backstroke heats at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Drodrecht in Holland on Wednesday.

Source: Joep Leenen

7. Sent Tumbling

Arjen Robben falls to the ground after being hacked down by Martin Demichelis.

Source: Martin Meissner

8. Shaking Hands

A victorious Henry Shefflin donning a Dubs jersey with a vanquished Anthony Daly donning a Dubs bainisteoir top.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

9.  Final Beckons

Argentina’s players wheel away in celebration as their qualification for the World Cup final is confirmed.

Source: EMPICS Sport

10. Reaching Out

Novak Djokovic dives to get to the ball en route to defeating Roger Federer in last Sunday’s decider at Wimbledon.


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11. Agony Of Defeat

A distraught Brazilian fan watches on during Tuesday’s humiliating defeat.

Source: AP/Press Association Images

12. In The Sand

Christina Sandu of Romania competing in the long jump at Tuesday’s Cork City Sports.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

13. Returning Hero

James McClean amongst the Derry City fans on Thursday during their Europa League first qualifying round match against Aberystwyth Town.

Source: Ben Evans/Huw Evans Agency

14. Breaking Out

Kerry minor goalkeeper Shane Ryan takes centre stage during their celebrations after last Sunday’s Munster football final against Cork.

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

15. Watching The Main Main

Lionel Messi has plenty Netherlands players for company as he dribbles with the ball during Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final.

Source: Martin Meissner

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