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15 of our favourite images from the past week in sports

All the best pics from the World Cup, GAA, Wimbledon and Fota Island.

1. Mikko Ilonen is the star at Fota Island as he claims the Irish Open title

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

2. Graeme McDowell did his best to ensure a home success but came up just short

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

3. Portugal’s Bruno Alves leaps to kick the ball ahead of USA player DaMarcus Beasley

Source: Marcio Jose Sanchez

4. Galway and Kilkenny players collide in a battle for possession in Tullamore last Sunday

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

5. It’s the Joe Show for Galway as Canning saves them at the death with a glorious point from the sideline in front of Kilkenny fans

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

6. Billy Holland and Robin Copeland battled to ensure Emerging Ireland won the IRB Nations Cup final against Romania


7. Netherlands win over Chile is sealed with Memphis Depay netting in Sao Paulo last Monday

Source: Wong Maye-E

8. Luis Suarez falls to the ground against Italy after being embroiled in yet another biting controversy 

Source: Hassan Ammar

9. Lionel Messi has been scoring goals for fun for Argentina and he also had the banter with Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama

Source: Adam Davy

10. Dublin U21′s Eoghan O’Donnell and Chris Crummey battle in the air in Mullingar against Westmeath

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

11. Children play soccer on Ipanema beach in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil

Source: Mike Egerton

12. Good times continue for Limerick hurling as their minor side got the better of Cork to win last Thursday’s Munster semi-final

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

13. What a week for Algerian soccer as fans celebrate their qualification from Group H for the knockout stages of the World Cup

Source: AP/Press Association Images

14. The crowds gather on Murray mount to watch Andy in action at Wimbledon

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15. Inside on the court the defending champion does the business against Spanish opponent Roberto Bautista Agut

Tennis - 2014 Wimbledon Championships - Day Five - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

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