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Katie Taylor's gold and odds-defying cricketers - Wicklow's 2014 sporting highlights
Also, Leo Cullen retired and Paul McShane played in an FA Cup final at Wembley.

BUT WHAT ABOUT everyone else? 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. Paul McShane playing at Wembley in the FA Cup final

Soccer - FA Cup - Final - Arsenal v Hull City - Wembley Stadium PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

2. Katie Taylor continuing to excel and winning gold at the Europeans and Worlds

Katie Taylor celebrates winning a gold medal Octavian Cocolos / INPHO Octavian Cocolos / INPHO / INPHO

3. Leo Cullen retiring after a glittering career in rugby

Leinster Rugby TV / YouTube

4. Fionnuala Britton earning a top-10 finish in her maiden marathon at the European Track and Field Championships and also helping Ireland to earn a bronze medal at the European Cross Country Championships 

Fionnuala Britton after running in the Women's 10,000m Final Morgan Treacy / INPHO Morgan Treacy / INPHO / INPHO

5. Bray Wanderers securing another season in the top flight, with a number of excellent results, including a 1-1 draw with eventual champions Dundalk

David Cassidy celebrates Ryan Byrne / INPHO Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO

6. Isobel Joyce earning the player-of-the-match award, as Ireland Women stunned Pakistan in cricket, while twin sister Cecelia also featured in that memorable victory

Isobel Joyce Morgan Treacy / INPHO Morgan Treacy / INPHO / INPHO

7. And brother Ed was man-of-the-match as Ireland toppled the West Indies and UAE

Ed Joyce with his Man of the Match award Barry Chambers / INPHO Barry Chambers / INPHO / INPHO

8. Darren Randolph featuring in every minute of Birmingham’s 2013-14 campaign, playing a vital role as they ultimately successfully avoided relegation, while he was also a regular presence in Ireland squads 

Soccer - Sky Bet Championship - Middlesbrough v Birmingham City - Riverside Stadium PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

9. Conor McGraynor’s two goals in DCU’s Ryan Cup title win


10. Fergal Devitt signing with the WWE


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