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GALLERY: Sports pictures of the year

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Jon Walters celebrates scoring the second goal against Bosnia and Herzegovina in our Euro 2016 play-off at Aviva Stadium
Jon Walters celebrates scoring the second goal against Bosnia and Herzegovina in our Euro 2016 play-off at Aviva Stadium
Carl Frampton on the way to the ring for his IBF Super-Bantamweight World Title fight with Chris Avalos
Carl Frampton on the way to the ring for his IBF Super-Bantamweight World Title fight with Chris Avalos
Katie Taylor in action at the 2015 European Games, where she would win yet another gold medal
Katie Taylor in action at the 2015 European Games, where she would win yet another gold medal
Portrait of Michael Conlan, who would go on to win gold at the European Games before becoming Ireland's first ever male world champion amateur boxer later in the year
Portrait of Michael Conlan, who would go on to win gold at the European Games before becoming Ireland's first ever male world champion amateur boxer later in the year
Tony McCoy on the way to the winner's enclosure at Cheltenham after winning the Ryanair Chase on Uxizandre
Tony McCoy on the way to the winner's enclosure at Cheltenham after winning the Ryanair Chase on Uxizandre
Mark Collins of Cork reacts to Kerry being awarded a penalty in the Munster Football final
Mark Collins of Cork reacts to Kerry being awarded a penalty in the Munster Football final
Paul O'Connell walks out for the captain's run ahead of Ireland's Six Nations clash with Wales
Paul O'Connell walks out for the captain's run ahead of Ireland's Six Nations clash with Wales
Ger Aylward of Kilkenny and Daithi Burke of Galway clash in the All-Ireland Hurling final, which was won by the Cats
Ger Aylward of Kilkenny and Daithi Burke of Galway clash in the All-Ireland Hurling final, which was won by the Cats
Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire after Dublin won the All-Ireland football final
Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire after Dublin won the All-Ireland football final
Ireland's World Cup was a rollercoaster but this shot of players enjoying a rest day was one of the sports pictures of the year
Ireland's World Cup was a rollercoaster but this shot of players enjoying a rest day was one of the sports pictures of the year
The dejection of Ireland's World Cup quarter-final elimination at the hands of Argentina is etched all over Jamie Heaslip's face
The dejection of Ireland's World Cup quarter-final elimination at the hands of Argentina is etched all over Jamie Heaslip's face
Sonny Bill Williams gives his Rugby World Cup winner's media to a young fan who ran onto the pitch to celebrate with the All Blacks
Sonny Bill Williams gives his Rugby World Cup winner's media to a young fan who ran onto the pitch to celebrate with the All Blacks
Jason Smyth, who won gold in the T13 100metres at the IPC Paralympic Athletics World Championships in Doha
Jason Smyth, who won gold in the T13 100metres at the IPC Paralympic Athletics World Championships in Doha
Shane Long slams home the only goal to ensure Ireland beat World champions Germany at Aviva Stadium in October
Shane Long slams home the only goal to ensure Ireland beat World champions Germany at Aviva Stadium in October
Conor Lane participating in the Irish Open Diving Championships at the National Aquatic Centre
Conor Lane participating in the Irish Open Diving Championships at the National Aquatic Centre
Richie Towell celebrates after the FAI Cup final in which he scored the winning goal for Dundalk
Richie Towell celebrates after the FAI Cup final in which he scored the winning goal for Dundalk
Conor McGregor knocks out Jose Aldo to win the undisputed UFC featherweight title in Las Vegas in December
Conor McGregor knocks out Jose Aldo to win the undisputed UFC featherweight title in Las Vegas in December

2015 was another great year for Irish sport, here are some images that tell the story of the year

All images via Sportsfile save for the Conor McGregor picture, which comes via PA.