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Gallery: 25 of the best images from 'A Season of Sundays 2015'

Published 17/11/2015 | 21:12

20 September 2015;
The shackles are off. Wonderful, chaotic scenes in the Dublin dressingroom as the players let their hair down after a year of outstanding achievement - and sacrafice.
Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book
20 September 2015; The shackles are off. Wonderful, chaotic scenes in the Dublin dressingroom as the players let their hair down after a year of outstanding achievement - and sacrafice. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE

Photography agency Sportsfile has today launched the 2015 edition of its yearly collection ‘A Season of Sundays' charting the greatest images for the world of gaelic games over the past 12 months.

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The 19th edition of the book captured the agony, ecstasy and energy of the GAA calendar year which culminated in the All-Ireland triumphs for the Dublin footballers and the Kilkenny hurlers.

A Season of Sundays 2015, sponsored by Carroll’s is now available at all good bookstores nationwide and online at www.sportsfile.com.

Below are some of the best images from the book:

8 February 2015;
A clean sweep, Cusack Park steward Séamus McLoughlin, from Moate, tidies the ground before the Westmeath-Galway league game.
Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
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8 February 2015; A clean sweep, Cusack Park steward Séamus McLoughlin, from Moate, tidies the ground before the Westmeath-Galway league game. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
3 January 2015; Lights, Camera, Action. Monaghan pose for an early-season team photo ahead of their Dr McKenna Cup game against Jordanstown in the impressive surroundings of Castleblayney. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
4 January 2015; Under the shadow of the Sperrins. Supporters are dwarfed by their surroundings at the Owenbeg centre of Excellence in Dungiven as Derry set the pace against Donegal. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
7 February 2015; Conserving energy. The Páirc Tailteann floodlights remain unlit - all the better to appreciate the magnificent skyline - but tickets are selling ahead of a Meath home win over neighbours Kildare. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Climb any mountain. Eoin Bradley and Seán Leo McGoldrick ascend the Celtic Park steps ahead of a successful Ulster outing against Down. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
27 June 2015; A bit of light reading. Donegal midfielder Neil Gallagher studies the match programme while on the treatment table before his team's successful Clones test against Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
21 June 2015; Firmly rooted. One of the stars of the championship, Conor McManus, embraces Laura Finlay, from Ballybay, following Monaghan's Ulster win over Fermanagh in Cavan. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
5 April 2015; Plenty to ponder. Meath's Conor Gillespie, whose 2014 season was ruined by a cruciate ligament injury, is in reflective mood as he waits alone to speak to the print media following his team's win over Cavan in Navan. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
5 July 2015; 'You've got to be kidding ref'. Mark Collins of Cork, third from right, reacts with utter disbelief to referee Pádraig Hughe's decision to award Kerry a penalty in the counties' Munster final draw. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
25 July 2015; Blade runner? He covered every blade as a player but on this Saturday evening he's tending to it on wheels. Former Tipperary hurler Pa Bourke prepares the Semple Stadium pitch for the next day's triple-header following Kildare's shock qualifier victory over Cork. Picture credit: Piaras Ó Mídheach / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
27 September 2015; Trigger pulled. Valerie Mulcahy of Cork is all balance and poise as she prepares to shoot in the ladies football senior final. Dublin's Sorcha Furlong closes in. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
21 January 2015; Schmoking. The Cavan players raise the ambient temperature in Breffni Park as they stand for Amhrán na bhFiann before pipping Fermanagh by a point. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
20 September 2015; A general view of Croke Park overnight. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
11 January 2015; Bunting in place means showtime. Paddy McGowan of Leitrim and Galway's Donal O'Neill contest a throw-in at Mohill. The hunched scoreboard operator reminds us that it's mid-winter. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
11 January 2015; The greenhouse effect. New Wexford football manager David Power finds his bearings ahead of his team's win over Wicklow in Gorey. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
11 January 2015; Media centre. Kildare manager Jason Ryan does the post-match interviews following an O'Byrne Cup win over UCD in Newbridge while, next door, Pat Costello and Peter McConnon round up their radio analysis for Kfm. Picture credit: Piaras Ó Mídheach / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
8 August 2015; The Wild West way. Mayo's Aidan O'Shea celebrates his exquisite goal against Donegal at Croke Park. Talk of his Connacht final exhibition of full-forward play being a flash in the pan is buried. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
4 January 2015; Aim for the skies. Eddie Hoare bisects the posts in front of a stunning backdrop as Galway make the most of a visit to the Enniscrone-Kilglass club to beat Sligo. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
20 September 2015; The shackles are off. Wonderful, chaotic scenes in the Dublin dressingroom as the players let their hair down after a year of outstanding achievement - and sacrafice. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
6 September 2015; Kilkenny backs to the wall - a novel experience. Rackard Cody, the Kilkenny kit man, places streamers on the victorious players. Even in the dressingroom, there is an aura about the black and amber. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
6 September 2015; A moment in time. Kilkenny and Galway hurlers walk in the pre-match parade and Irish people the world over connect with home. Tension palpable, this is the All-Ireland hurling final. A day like no other. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
5 September 2015; Into the light, still in the limelight. The saga surrounding Diarmuid Connolly's involvement in the semi-final replay against Mayo runs until the early hours of the morning of the game. His appeal goes to the GAA's Disputes Resolution Authority who clear him to play despite his red card in the drawn game. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
8 March 2015; Airborne for a calcium test. Johnny Buckley's bones stand up to the strain of Eoin Cadogan's attempted clearance. Kerry endure a chastening day by the Lee against a rampant Cork. Picture credit; Eoin Noonan / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
7 June 2015; Still fine-tuning. Waterford manager Derek McGrath continues to issue instructions, even as his charges prepare for the pre-match photo ahead of their Munster assignment against Cork. It works. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE
21 February 2015; The B team? Joe Fitzpatrick leads his Laois team-mates from the B dressingroom at Dungarvan for the second half of a game that would run away from them. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE This image may be reproduced free of charge when used in conjunction with a review of the book "A Season of Sundays 2015". All other usage © SPORTSFILE

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