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10 of Mayo’s best sporting moments in 2013

There were plenty of reasons to be cheerful despite another All-Ireland heartache.

The senior footballers won the Connacht title

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Cillian O’Connor scores one of his two hat-tricks in the championship summer as London are blown away. INPHO/James Crombie

More All-Ireland heartache followed but four players won Allstar awards

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Lee Keegan, Aidan O’Shea, Keith Higgins and Colm Boyle with their 2013 GAA GPA All-Star awards. Paul Mohan/SPORTSFILE

Their minor counterparts went a step further by winning the All-Ireland

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The young county footballers were too good for their Tyrone counterparts in September. INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Ballina’s Gavin Duffy played in the famous Heineken Cup win over Toulouse

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The 16-14 victory over the four-time European champions is the province’s greatest ever result. INPHO/Billy Stickland

Castlebar Mitchells captured the AIB Connacht senior club football title

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Donal Newcombe lifts the cup after his side triumphed over St Brigid’s. INPHO/Mike Shaughnessy

There was intermediate football success for Kiltane in the Connacht championship

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‘We’re back’ declared the club’s official Twitter account after they returned to winning ways this year. Credit: @KiltaneGAA

Aidan O’Shea and Jason Doherty won Sigerson Cup medals with Dublin IT

Here’s O’Shea running amok under the high ball against DCU in the semi-final:


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O’Shea also appeared with these three chaps in Ireland’s International Rules series win over Australia

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Lee Keegan, Kevin McLaughlin and Colm Boyle celebrate victory over the Aussies in the second Test.INPHO/James Crombie

Derek McDonnell was named on the Christy Ring Cup team

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Fellow hurlers Brian Hunt, Sean Regan and Shane Morley were nominated but McDonnell made the team. INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Cora Staunton inspired Carnacon to All-Ireland success


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The star forward also scored 4-8 in Mayo’s championship clash with Westmeath earlier in the season.

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