Hendrick’s Olympic silver and Christy Ring glory – Kildare’s 2014 sporting highlights

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1. Robert Hendrick won a silver medal at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing

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2. Ruby Walsh was the top jockey at Cheltenham for the eighth time thanks in part to Quevega

3. Jamie Heaslip was named Leinster captain this summer and helped Ireland to three wins from three in the November Internationals

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4. Not to mention winning the Six Nations

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5. Jenny Murphy and Marie Louise Reilly helped the Ireland women to inflict an historic defeat of New Zealand at the World Cup

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6. Johne Murphy helped Emerging Ireland secure the 2014 IRB Nations Cup


7. While his name sake Geordan was assistant coach as Leicester Tigers reached the semi-finals of the Aviva Premiership

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8. The Lilywhites put a disappointing league campaign behind them to win the Christy Ring Cup

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9. Two Mile House went all the way to lift the All Ireland junior club football title

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10. Johnny Doyle’s retirement was was mourned not just in Kildare but throughout Ireland

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Click Here: Chiefs Rugby Jersey11. Cian O’Neill (left) kept the best team in the country fit for their Sam Maguire run

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12. Emma Byrne won her ninth FA Women’s Cup with Arsenal

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