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Sunday 19 February 2017

15 images from the weekend that will make you proud to be Irish

Published 14/11/2016 | 12:20

12 November 2016; James McClean of Republic of Ireland shoot's to score his side's first goal during the FIFA World Cup Group D Qualifier match between Austria and Republic of Ireland at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
12 November 2016; James McClean of Republic of Ireland shoot's to score his side's first goal during the FIFA World Cup Group D Qualifier match between Austria and Republic of Ireland at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
12 November 2016; Ireland debutants and Leinster team-mates, from left, Garry Ringrose, Luke McGrath, Dan Leavy and James Tracy following their victory in the Autumn International match between Ireland and Canada at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
12 November 2016; Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill celebrates with James McClean after the FIFA World Cup Group D Qualifier match between Austria and Republic of Ireland at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
Conor McGregor celebrates with his featherweight and lightweight belts after defeating Eddie Alvarez
12 November 2016; Conor McGregor, right, in action against Eddie Alvarez during their lightweight title bout at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden, New York. Photo by Adam Hunger/Sportsfile
12 November 2016; Kieran Marmion, left, and Niyi Adeolokun of Ireland pose for a photo following the Autumn International match between Ireland and Canada at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Jeff Hendrick, right, with team mate Robbie Brady
12 November 2016; Tiernan O'Halloran of Ireland, right, celebrates scoring a second half try with team-mates Joey Carbery and Garry Ringrose, left, during the Autumn International match between Ireland and Canada at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
12 November 2016; Harry Arter of Republic of Ireland during the FIFA World Cup Group D Qualifier match between Austria and Republic of Ireland at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Eddie Alvarez
12 November 2016; Tiernan O'Halloran of Ireland is congratulated by team-mates Garry Ringrose, left, and Joey Carbery, centre, after scoring a try during the Autumn International match between Ireland and Canada at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
12 December 2015; UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor during a post-fight press conference. UFC 194: Jose Aldo v Conor McGregor, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
12 November 2016; James McClean of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his side's first goal with team mate Robbie Brady during the FIFA World Cup Group D Qualifier match between Austria and Republic of Ireland at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
James McClean's goal in Vienna has helped Ireland climb the FIFA world rankings
12 November 2016; Conor McGregor leaves the octagon with his Lightweight and Featherweight belts after defeating Eddie Alvarez following their lightweight title bout at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden, New York. Photo by Adam Hunger/Sportsfile

Three World Cup qualifying points away to Austria, eight new faces in the Irish team that beat Canada and two world title belts for Conor McGregor.

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Here are some of the best images from a glorious weekend of Irish sport.

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