Mount Leinster Rangers and Mullins magic – Carlow’s 2014 sporting highlights

But what about [insert your county here]? 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. Mount Leinster Rangers triumphed in the All Ireland club hurling semi-final

Source: Presseye/John McIlwaine/INPHO

Click Here: factory direct products2. And then became the first Carlow team to feature in the All Ireland final on St Patrick’s Day

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

3. Prop Ed Byrne broke into the Leinster set-up

Source: Inpho/Billy Stickland

4. As did twin brother Bryan, a hooker who also played with Carlow RFC as a youth

Source: Inpho/Billy Stickland

5. Sean O’Brien lined out for the Fighting Cocks in a Junior B match

6. Helping Leinster to a Pro12 title was the highlight of the back row’s injury-hit year in rugby

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

7. Willie Mullins had trained 185 winners at his Closutton yard

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

8. Chief among the highlights was Quevega winning the Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham for a sixth straight year

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

9. Bernard Jackman was promoted to the role of head coach at Grenoble

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

10. Carlow Coyotes got to the final of All-Ireland League Division 2, before losing out to Cooke

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

What have we forgotten? Let us know in the comments section below.

See more of our county-by-county sporting highlights here >Foleys go from strength to strength, U21 dynasty and more of Clare’s 2014 sporting highlights

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