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# Baku

Last year
# Baku
Ferrari's issues 'difficult to understand', says Leclerc, as Verstappen capitalises
Leclerc fell 34 points behind the Dutchman in the championship standings.
# Armenia
Thousands rally in Armenia against Karabakh concessions
Karabakh was at the centre of a six-week war in 2020 that claimed more than 6,500 lives before it ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement.
# Baku
One dead and 37 injured after nightclub blast in Azerbaijan capital
The blast was caused by a leak from a tank of liquefied gas stored in the nightclub.
All time
# danger
‘Does he want to kill us?’ – Mick Schumacher's anger at team-mate
Nikita Mazepin is under fire for his performance in Baku.
# Lilywhites
'We prepared for this moment. It hurts a little but you take it on the chin'
Dundalk were knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers by Azerbaijani champions Qarabag last night.
Chelsea v Arsenal, Europa League final
We went minute-by-minute as Chelsea faced Arsenal in the Europa League final.
# Temper Temper
Sarri storms out of Chelsea's final training session ahead of Europa League final
The Blues boss appeared angry during his side’s final training session ahead of their final date with Arsenal on Wednesday.
# Controversy
'He is very important for us, on the pitch and off. We want to give him a trophy'
This week’s all-London Europa League final has been marred by Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision not to travel due to fears for his safety.
# Baku calling
Arsenal and Chelsea return over half of 12,000 ticket allocation for Europa League final
The Premier League rivals meet in Baku on Wednesday night in this year’s Europa League final.
# Formula One
Vettel on pole for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix ahead of revived Hamilton in Baku
Sebastian Vettel claimed pole for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix ahead of a revived Lewis Hamilton.
# Anger Management
'Crazy' Sebastian Vettel could face further punishment over Lewis Hamilton collision
The ‘road rage’ in Baku was still stirring heated debate 24 hours after the event.
# First-Timers
Baku and Madrid go head-to-head to host Champions League final
There will be a straight shootout between two cities with contrasting football histories for the right to host the prestigious event in 2019.
# qualifier route
Darren O'Neill into next round of Olympic qualifiers
The Kilkenny heavyweight needs to win to book a spt in Rio.
# Golden Girl
Katie Taylor is through to the European Games final as Ireland's first gold edges closer
It’s a busy day for Team Ireland in Baku.
# European Games
Medal alert! 19-year-old Irvine secures boxing silver as badminton pair add to Ireland's tally
It’s been a good day for Team Ireland in Baku.
# Baku
Katie Taylor secures her first European Games medal after another masterclass
Michael O’Reilly also progressed to the last-4 this morning, but Darren O’Neill was left disappointed by a split decision defeat.
# sugar sean
Southpaw Sean McComb keeps Ireland hot on the medal trail
However, Dean Walsh lost out in his light welterweight quarter-final.
Brendan Irvine silences home crowd to secure Ireland's first medal at European Games
It wasn’t all good news for the Irish boxers today as Dean Gardiner and Ceira Smith both lost their bouts.
# Baku
Katie Taylor impresses in first European Games bout with dominant win
The Bray boxer earned a unanimous decision victory over Denitsa Eliseeva of Bulgaria.
# Mixed Fortunes
Three boxers move within a win of a medal, while Behan claims fourth at European Games
Meanwhile, there was disappointment for boxers Michaela Walsh and Myles Casey in Baku.
The Irish brother-and-sister combo hoping to take the 2016 Olympics by storm
Living, working, travelling, and competing together takes its toll on the siblings.
# Winning
Two of Ireland's top boxers progress at European Games
Meanwhile, Longford native Derek Burnett finished joint-eighth out of 32 in Men’s Trap.
# Baku
Somehow, Team GB Kayak duo managed to accidentally jump ship metres from the finish line
And not a wave in sight.
# Baku
Ireland's Aileen Reid got a 'reality check' at the European Games today
The Derry woman fell in to a chasing pack that didn’t want to chase Olympic champ Nicola Sprig.
# preparations
Baku to host inaugural European Games
EOC president Pat Hickey told AFP that the new event was not intended to rival the Olympic Games.
# Eurovision 2012
Azerbaijan says it foiled a terrorist plot at the Eurovision
Forty people were arrested yesterday as part of investigations by Azerbaijan security services.
# Jepic
Here's your weekend sorted: Jedward go sheep shearing
Need we say any more?
# Eurovision
No luck for Jedward as Sweden sails to Eurovision landslide
Sweden’s Loreen powers to victory with ‘Euphoria’, while Jedward fail to make an impact and finish tied for 19th place.
Eurovision Song Contest 2012 – grand final
Could Jedward take a surprise victory from Ireland – or would solid songs and friendly neighbours ensure Sweden and Russia ran away with it?
# Eurovision
Anti-government protestors 'dragged away' ahead of Eurovision final
A reporter saw dozens of protesters being bundled onto buses and roughed up in Baku.
# Road to...?
Olympic bidding race down to three
Where do you want to go in 2020 – Tokyo, Madrid or Istanbul?
# Edzerbaijohn
Dancing on the streets of Baku: Jedward celebrate Euro qualification
John and Edward met some of their fans in Azerbaijan today after their Eurovision success last night.
# Edzerbaijohn
VIDEO: Jedward take on the Eurovision - Part II
# Eurovision
Jedward qualify for Eurovision final in Baku
The Irish duo were the last of ten acts announced this evening as qualifying for the final.
# Eurovision
Watch: The Russian grannies that will sing at the Eurovision song contest
This is not a joke.
# Corner man
Baku both good and bad for Ireland
After a mixed week at the World Championships, Gavin Grace takes a look at what comes next for Ireland’s Olympic hopefuls.
# Dream Alive
Comeback king Nevin into World Championship semis
There was disappointment for Darren O’Neill and Michael Conlon, however, on mixed day for Irish.
# Onwards and Upwards
O’Neill and Nevin seal their spots at London 2012
Following an shock defeat for Joe Ward, Team Ireland are back on track at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Baku.
# March on
Irish trio progress at World Championships
However, Paddy Barnes and Ken Egan both suffered surprising reversals at the World Amateur Boxing Championships today.
# Victory
Moylette rallies in final three minutes to keep up unbeaten record in Baku
St Anne’s BC man kept up Ireland’s 100% record at the AIBA World Championships in Baku, beating Latvia’s Arturs Ahmetous.