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#Against the odds

# against-the-odds - Sunday 17 November, 2019

McCarthy: 'I guess the only surprise to everyone tomorrow will be if we win'

The Irish manager may believe his side are being written off ahead of tomorrow’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark, but he isn’t lacking in confidence.

# against-the-odds - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'We had atheists praying for him': Valerie Cox opens up about husband's life-threatening illness

The broadcaster’s husband was not expected to recover after picking up encephalitis.

# against-the-odds - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Go on my Son, Liverpool to win and other Premier League bets to consider

Some food for thought.

# against-the-odds - Saturday 20 February, 2016

"I'm going to do much better than people think" - the first-timer running in one of the toughest constituencies

Ian Noel Smyth is a first-time candidate for the Green Party in the political minefield that is Dublin Central. His Dáil run is very much against the odds – not that you’d know from talking to him.

# against-the-odds - Saturday 12 December, 2015

From The42 'I am so proud of these guys, the injuries have been horrendous' Digging Deep

'I am so proud of these guys, the injuries have been horrendous'

Pat Lam heaps praise on players after depleted squad grind out another impressive win.

# against-the-odds - Friday 11 December, 2015

From The42 Horgan: Leinster have to starve Toulon of possession Game Plan

Horgan: Leinster have to starve Toulon of possession

Former Ireland winger says Leo Cullen’s side must make the most of any opportunities that come their way on Sunday to have any hope of getting a result.

# against-the-odds - Monday 28 September, 2015

This man has lost nine fingers to frostbite ... and he's trying to climb Mount Everest

Nobukazu Kuriki lost nine fingers to frostbite in 2012 on Everest. He is the only climber trying to summit the world’s highest mountain this year.

# against-the-odds - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Amazing comeback by Tipperary as they recover from being 12 points down to beat Cork

The Premier won a high-scoring thriller at Páirc Uí Rinn today.

# against-the-odds - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Homeless & with a war blitzing their country, Shakhtar still have hope

The Ukrainian side held Bayern Munich to a scoreless draw in their Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie.

# against-the-odds - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Despite everything, one couple got married at a UN school in Gaza today

“I had planned everything: the music, the guest list, my bouquet. And here I am, getting married in a school with thousands of refugees”.

# against-the-odds - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Longford cause major shock with football qualifier win over league finalists Derry

Longford’s great run in clashes against Derry continues.

# against-the-odds - Friday 21 February, 2014

13-man UCC see off NUI Maynooth to reach Sigerson Cup final

The 2011 champions are through to tomorrow’s decider in Belfast.

# against-the-odds - Monday 20 January, 2014

Six Lotto jackpot winners? There's more chance of Bono becoming Pope...

The odds on the draw having six winners are “billions to one” — but it happened on Saturday night.

# against-the-odds - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Laois club owe millions and battle debt but contest tomorrow's Leinster final

Portlaoise manager Mick Lillis on how life on the field has helped them cope with struggles off the field.

# against-the-odds - Sunday 14 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge These bizarre food combinations will blow your MIND Against The Odds

These bizarre food combinations will blow your MIND

Ever thought about putting cream cheese with jam? You’ve been missing out.

# against-the-odds - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Report: First Leinster title for Kilcormac/Killoughey

The Offaly champions recorded a four-point win over Oulart in the provincial SHC final at Nowlan Park today.