Thursday 8 December 2016

POLL: Vote for your favourite GAA image of 2016 from Sportsfile's Season of Sunday's

Published 21/11/2016 | 16:07

Sportsfile have released their eagerly anticipated 'Season of Sunday's' book and we are giving you a chance to vote for your favourite from these 19 images that have made it into the must-have memento. Vote for your favourite below:

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1. Band of green under Black Mountain. With Casement Park out of commission, Corrigan Park hosts Antrim’s qualifier with Limerick. The visitors fully embrace the unfamiliar surroundings


2. Back to family. Dublin stalwart Denis Bastick carries his son Aidan following All-Ireland victory.


3. Next drill lads, the overhead catch. Local Galway children Robert Noone, brothers Conor and Cian Geoghegan and Danny Morrissey are the figures fine-tuning their skills before the Salthill encounter with Cork


4. Seeing eye to eye. Meath’s Pádraic Harnan gets a helping hand from Dr Anne Marie Gilsenan to replace a contact lens during the clash with Dublin. Clarity eludes the Royals


5. Millimetres and centimetres. Bill Maher of Tipperary pips Kerry’s Darran O’Sullivan to the ball in the Munster football final. The duel is not as close on the scoreboard but, remarkably, Tipp’s season takes off after this


6. An unmistakable silhouette. Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh is instantly recognisable as he and Donie Kingston of Laois listen to referee Pádraig O’Sullivan before their Portlaoise duel


7. Time for family. Laois defender Mark Timmons carries his nine-year-old daughter Kathlyn – boots ’n all – on her Communion Day after they had seen off Wicklow’s challenge


8. Flying Kerryman. Goalkeeper Brian Kelly takes no chances and punches the ball clear while team-mate Shane Enright keeps tabs on Roscommon’s Diarmuid Murtagh. Kerry flex their muscles at Croke Park


9. Any spare cups? The Connacht League trophy takes pride of place in the hospitality sector in Tuam. Connacht Council secretary John Prenty and Galway Co Board chairperson Noel Treacy are among the diners


10. Lost in the Monaghan mist. Colm Cooper cuts a lonely figure on a wet day in Clones, though he bags six points for his troubles as Kerry collect two


11. Steaming up. Monaghan kitman Francis McGinnity uses the heating facilities in Clones to dry the team’s gear before the match against Jordanstown


12. Back on track for real. If there were doubts about Mayo’s title aspirations following their early setback to Galway, they are well and truly put to rest with a quarter-final win over Tyrone. Aidan O’Shea and Cillian O’Connor grasp the significance


13. Back to family. A dejected Andy Moran, left, plays with his daughter Charlotte on the pitch following All-Ireland defeat.


14. Pitch perfect. Croke Park ground staff apply the finishing touches to the pitch markings before the All-Ireland minor and senior football finals


15. In time-honoured tradition. The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, also framed by the black and amber, meets the defending champions before the parade


16. Young guns growing in stature. Ciarán Kilkenny, left, and Brian Fenton celebrate a nail-biting win and move up the leadership scale on the back of memorable campaigns


17. Challenging the Cats’ aerial supremacy. John McGrath battles in the air with Kilkenny defenders Shane Prendergast, left, and Cillian Buckley


18. Invasion of the Hill. Amid the blue flares Mayo fans make their presence felt and bring more colours to Hill 16. The tension and expectations rise as the two teams march behind the Artane Band before throw-in


19. Keeping things in perspective. Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy plays with his daughter Lola Rose on the Croke Park pitch following his county’s exit to Dublin. Will he be back?


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