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Henshaw stars and John Joe's return - Westmeath's 2014 sporting highlights

Plus, Athlone made their return to the Premier Division and Garrycastle won another senior football title.

But what about [insert your county here]? Don’t worry, we’ll be producing a series of articles that will cover every county in Ireland – even yours – over the next few weeks. See the ones we’ve already covered here.

1. Athlone returned to the top tier of Irish football (albeit for one season)

The two teams make their way out for the start of the game Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

2. John Joe Nevin made his return to the ring after an injury lay-off

John Joe Nevin celebrates after a first round knockout Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

3. Robbie Henshaw starred as Ireland completed a November series clean sweep

IrelandÕs Robbie Henshaw Source: Inpho/Billy Stickland

4. Joe Ward continued his dominance of Irish light-heavyweight boxing with a fourth straight title on National Elite Finals in March

Joe Ward 17/10/2014 Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

5. Conor Gilsenan signed for London Irish and has made a couple of appearances in the English Premiership

Conor Gilsenan celebrates Source: THOMAS BIANCHIN

7. Dessie Dolan starred as Garrycastle won another county senior football title

Ger Brennan with Dessie Dolan Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

8. Marist Athlone reached the Leinster colleges football final

Conn O'Ceallachain is tackled by Brian Stack and Sam Omukoro Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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