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11 of Waterford’s best sporting moments in 2013

If you love your county, then you can cheer for these all over again.

1. Kelly Proper dominated Irish athletics

The Ferrybank sprinter claimed individual golds in the long jump, 100 and 200 metres at July’s national track and field championships before also running the anchor leg for her club in the 4 x 100m relay.

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2. Passage roar back to deny Ballygunner

Sorry, Ballygunner fans. This was one of the all-time great last-ditch turnarounds.

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Ballygunner had battled their way to a 3 – 13 to 1 -12 lead in the October county final, but they left Walsh Park stunned by late strikes from Sean Hogan and Conor Carey which paved the way for emotional scenes as jubilant reds left swapped the stand for the field.

3. The Blaa became a protected species

A vital source of carbohydrate for all athletes in the Deise tribe.

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4. Dungarvan Colleges win All Ireland title

And at the first time of asking too, seeing off Kilkenny CBS 1-12 to 1-7 in the All-Ireland senior Colleges senior hurling A championship decider at Croke Park.

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5. Big John O’Shea ended his 10-year wait for an international goal

Keep an eye on this lad, in 2014 he’ll probably win his 100th cap.

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6. Kevin Moran softened Kilkenny up for the rest of the country

Dodgy stomach or no dodgy stomach, this was one of the scores of the championship.



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7. Kevin Phelan tears up the US Open

The Deise son was just four shots off Phil Mickelson’s major lead at one point this summer and soon backed that display up by winning his European tour card.

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Get in the hole, boy!

8. Jack O’Donoghue captained Munster under 20s and represented Ireland at the Junior World Cup

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9. Amy Laffan sustained her push as Irish CrossFit champion

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Here she is right side up

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10. Jim Goodwin won the Scottish League Cup

This Tramore man captained St Mirren to victory over Hearts at Hampden Park on St Patrick’s day.

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11. 65 years later, the Deise’s minor hurling drought was finally ended in Croke Park

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