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9 of Wicklow’s best sporting moments in 2013

Lions, seagulls and silverware (oh my) — there was lots for Wicklow sports fans to smile about this year.

Wicklow native Leo Cullen lifted the Amlin Challenge Cup with Leinster

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INPHO/Dan Sheridan

And a few days later, he got his hands on the RaboDirect Pro12 title too (that’s him in the lion’s head)

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INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Kilcoole’s Fionnuala Britton won 3000m bronze at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg

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INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Rob Hogan was crowned world champion — at speed golf

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Siobhán Kavanagh

Kevin O’Connor’s late goal ensured that Bray Wanderers stayed in the Airtricity League Premier Division

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INPHO/James Crombie

In cricket, Isobel Joyce became only the second woman to win 100 Irish caps

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INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

And brother Ed made it a family double as the Joyces won men’s and women’s player of the year at the annual Cricket Ireland awards

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INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Bray BC’s Adam Nolan won his third straight national boxing title, beating Willie McLaughlin in a thrilling final…

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INPHO/Cathal Noonan

…and although 2013 was a relatively quiet year for his clubmate, reigning world and Olympic champion Katie Taylor won a remarkable fifth gold at the European Union Championships

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INPHO/Ryan Byrne

See more of our county-by-county sporting highlights here >

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