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The moments that made us go ‘whoa!’ in 2013

From Henry to LeBron, this was a year of big, big plays.

THERE COMES A time in every sport, where you can’t just sit back and applaud, when you can’t simply wag your chin and go ‘my, wasn’t that simply fantastic’.

No. The reason we all love sport is because it shows us incredible or unbelievable events that make us go all Keanu Reeves.

In 2013, those moments of magical mayhem were:

When Stephanie Roche did this

Triple woah!

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When Rory Best coulodn’t give a hoot about his arm…

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… and Ireland (almost) beat the All Blacks


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When we realised Kilkenny wouldn’t be playing in Croke Park

Oh my word, Marty

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When Luis Suarez did this


When Luis Suarez did this


When Mayo fired four past Donegal


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When Roy Hibbert owned ‘Melo

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When Bolt met lightning


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The biggest wave ever surfed got surfed

Our swimcaps off to you, Carlos Bure.


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When the 49ers let this happen in the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl!

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When Clare’s ‘bachelors’ just refused to lose the All-Ireland final


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And everyone thought Perpignan had beaten Munster


When RVP did a volley

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When Dan Martin won a Tour de France stage


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When little Nate Robinson smacked down LeBron James

5’9″ v the 6’8″ best player of his generation… how ya like me now!

YouTube credit: NBA

When Leicester were on the brink of the playoff final

Because nobody likes penalty shoot-outs.

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When Zlatan met Cristiano in Stockholm

The best players in the world went to work.


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