A – Aviva Stadium As well as hosting the Six Nations, November internationals and Euro 2016 qualifiers, the Lansdowne Road ground held the FAI Cup finals — won by St Patrick’s Athletic and Raheny United.
B – BOD Ireland’s greatest rugby player of the professional era hung up his boots in May but went out on a high by winning the Six Nations championship and the Pro12 final.
C – Cody The Kilkenny senior hurling manager won a 10th All-Ireland title — eventually defeating Tipperary after a replay.
D – Davy Russell The Irish jockey had three winners on the final day of Cheltenham including his first Gold Cup victory with Lord Windermore.
E –Eamonn Fitzmaurice Managed Kerry to their 37th All-Ireland SFC title in September.
F –Five world titles in-a-row We’re talking about Katie Taylor, who continued her dominance in women’s boxing by winning a fifth consecutive gold medal in South Korea in November.
G – Götze As in Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Götze — sprung from the bench to score Germany’s winning goal in the World Cup final.
H – Hogan Kilkenny’s star midfielder Richie was rewarded for his performances in Kilkenny’s All-Ireland-winning side with Hurler of the Year.
I – Ireland’s U19s ’The History Girls’ made it all the way to the last four of the UEFA European Championships under manager Dave Connell.
J – James O’Donoghue After winning his first All-Ireland title, the 24-year-old Kerry forward got his second Allstar and won Footballer of the Year.
K – Keane Ireland skipper Robbie won the MLS Cup and the league’s MVP award while his namesake Roy was never far away from the news throughout 2014.
L – La Decima Real Madrid lost out to city rivals Atletico Madrid in La Liga but were European champions for the tenth time.
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M – McGregor The Irish UFC fighter’s star continued to rise as he returned from a knee injury to make light work of Diego Brandao and Dustin Poirier.