Photos of the Week

Week ending 27th November 2021. Images selected by the picture desk

Ireland players share a joke with Ciara Griffin ahead of what will be her last game for Ireland.
 

SUPERSTAR
Ireland Women's Rugby Captain's Run, RDS, Dublin 19/11/2021.
Ireland players share a joke with Ciara Griffin ahead of what will be her last game for Ireland.
Picture : Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Groom Liam Hayes and his horse NANANINETY waiting in their stable ahead of the Boomerang Shaving & Horse Country Store Handicap Hurdle.
 

ROOM WITH A VIEW
Groom Liam Hayes and his horse NANANINETY waiting in their stable ahead of the Boomerang Shaving & Horse Country Store Handicap Hurdle.
Picture : Healy Racing

On a cold frosty morning a Goldfinch is about to land on a feeder in a garden in Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland.
 

Coldfinch
On a cold frosty morning a Goldfinch is about to land on a feeder in a garden in Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Picture : David Creedon

Lisgoold's   player Kieran Cashman celebrates with supporters after defeating   Kilbrittain in  the Co-Op Superstores LIHC final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh
 

CELEBRATION
Lisgoold's  player Kieran Cashman celebrates with supporters after defeating  Kilbrittain in the Co-Op Superstores LIHC final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
Picture :  Dan Linehan

A beautiful late afternoon sky reflected on the calm water near Ballingeary, Co. Cork.
 

STILL WATERS
A beautiful late afternoon sky reflected on the calm water near Ballingeary, Co. Cork.
Picture : Denis Minihane

Irish Examiner Readers' Photography Competition Weekly Winners 

Our two winners this week will join our other weekly winners for the final at the end of 2021 with a €1,000 prize to the winner and €250 for each of two runner-ups. For more details and to enter the competition click here

Old bicycle with a lot of history on one of Ballycotton beaches in Co.Cork.
 

Old bicycle with a lot of history on one of Ballycotton beaches in Co.Cork.
Picture : Julia Gorka, Cork

Fly me to the moon - starling murmuration in Nobber, Co. Meath.
 

FLY ME TO THE MOON
Starling murmuration in Nobber, Co. Meath.
Picture  : Ruth Kelly, Meath

Pat Connolly, Kildare ploughing in the vintage trailer class on his 1940 International Standard tractor at the Watergrasshill ploughing match on the lands of Aileen and Noel Hurley at Ballinaltig, Co Cork.
 

VINTAGE PAT
Pat Connolly, Kildare ploughing in the vintage trailer class on his 1940 International Standard tractor at the Watergrasshill ploughing match on the lands of Aileen and Noel Hurley at Ballinaltig, Co Cork.
Picture : Dan Linehan

Police take security measures around the site as demonstrators gather around Nord Train Station to protest against mandatory Covid-19 vaccine, in Brussels, Belgium on November 21, 2021
 

READY FOR ACTION
Police take security measures around the site as demonstrators gather around Nord Train Station to protest against mandatory Covid-19 vaccine, in Brussels, Belgium on November 21, 2021
Picture : Dursun Aydemir

A Grey Heron after catching a River Lamprey on the Annacotty Weir, in the lower reaches of the River Mulkear, Co Limerick
 

LUNCH
A Grey Heron after catching a River Lamprey on the Annacotty Weir, in the lower reaches of the River Mulkear, Co Limerick.
Picture : Brian Arthur

A man takes a walk along the Ramp Boreen Walk with a backdrop of a mural of a Kingfisher in Tallow, Co Waterford.
 

A man takes a walk along the Ramp Boreen Walk with a backdrop of a mural of a Kingfisher in Tallow, Co Waterford.
Picture :  Dan Linehan

Window display at J Casey Furniture on Oliver Plunkett Street on Friday 19th November 2021.
 

CHRISTMAS HAS ARRIVED
Window display at J Casey Furniture on Oliver Plunkett Street on Friday 19th November 2021.
Picture : Larry Cummins