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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Bittersweet

Last month
October 2023
Irish debutant's big night marred by inept team display
Liam Scales was rewarded for his fine start to the season at Celtic with a first international cap.
This year
Ogbene forced off with injury but Rotherham secure Championship status
A 1-0 win over Middlesbrough means Rotherham will play in England’s second tier again next year.
Championship glory after more injury woes, World Cup hopes and 'a mental year'
‘Don’t fly too high with the highs and don’t get too low with the lows’ is Chloe Mustaki’s motto.
Evan Ferguson left on crutches following horror tackle from Fabinho
The Ireland international was forced off in the latte stages of Brighton’s 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round win over Liverpool.
Last year
Mixed feelings for Ireland's debutant after a bittersweet night
CJ Hamilton made his appearance in the defeat to Ukraine.
Rookie Evenepoel wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic as Alaphilippe rushed to hospital
The race was marred by the world champion hitting a tree in a mass fall 60km from the finish before complaining of severe back pain.
'It's so near and so far. I don't know how many chances I'll get to win the green jacket'
Shane Lowry defiant despite sense of regret at missing out on Masters glory.
Mayo star Conroy injured but NUIG hold on to reach Sigerson semi-final
Maurice Sheridan’s side advanced despite being reduced to 13 men at one stage.
All time
Mona McSharry sets new record, misses out on medal by 0.04 seconds
The Sligo native finished fourth with a time of 29.59 at the World Swimming Championships.
Watching Shels scenes from new Birmingham home, a stunning Irish rise and challenging club move
Jamie Finn has had a colourful 2021 to date, with a crucial World Cup qualifier double-header her next focus.
Ireland's Aidan Walsh presented with Olympic bronze medal
The 24-year-old made it to the presentation on crutches today.
‘I had to take unpaid leave to play in the Champions League’ – The life of an Irish female footballer
Former Peamount star Ruth Comeford on the influences that shaped her career.
'It was definitely a hard decision' - Tipp triple-threat back in Australia and missing business end here
It’s a time of mixed emotions for Orla O’Dwyer, who will be watching her camogie side in an All-Ireland quarter-final from afar.
Romelu Lukaku continues hot streak but Inter's title hopes stall
Antonio Conte’s side are now eight points behind leaders Juventus.
'The night before I put the penalty in a different place. I changed my mind against Spain'
David Connolly on the good and bad times he experienced playing for Ireland.
'I'm trying to come to terms with being unemployed' - The last days of Jack Charlton's Ireland
The iconic coach stepped down in 1995, but the end of the World Cup was the start of his troubles.
Ashley Cole's first goal since returning to English football not enough for Derby to progress
Chris Hughton’s Brighton are into the FA Cup quarter-finals following a 2-1 win.
Andre Ward slams 'old and bitter' Froch's backhanded tribute to retired rival Groves
Ward took the Nottingham man to task over his comments on now-retired rival George Groves.
Emery's Arsenal ‘feels like a new club’ - Bellerin
The defender is left with a bittersweet feeling over all the changes at the Gunners, but is impressed with new manager Unai Emery.
Keane hoping Muldoon's day in the sun can inspire bright days ahead
After a week of looking back on the John Muldoon era, Connacht have to look ahead at how they will improve next season.
'Emotional' All-Ireland club glory bodes well for a big summer with Derry
Slaughtneil’s Aoife Ní Chaiside captains Derry as they open their All-Ireland intermediate championship campaign today.
Balotelli scores last-gasp winner and then sees red as Nice go top of Ligue 1
The striker’s return to form continued today.
No world final but Irish diver still beaming after Rio qualification
His Olympic spot is in the bag and that’s all that matters for the 23-year-old right now.
Lambert was 'delighted' when Villa gave him the boot
Parting ways with the club came as a relief, the Blackburn boss has said.
Despair for Irish duo as Spanish icon Raul enjoys fairytale ending to illustrious career
Richie Ryan and Colin Falvey were part of the Ottawa Fury side that suffered defeat to the New York Cosmos.
So this guy took the break up REALLY well*
*by sawing all his and ex’s stuff in half and becoming internet famous.
Meath narrowly get past Cavan but promotion to Division 1 still eludes them
Mickey Newman kicked six points as Mick O’Dowd’s team picked up a second successive league victory.
Golden retriever has the best reaction to tasting lemon for the first time
And yet he can’t stop himself going back for more.
Ireland's Kevin Long signs new contract with Burnley after being ruled out for season
The player made his Premier League debut on New Year’s Day.
Babies taste lemons for first time in slow motion, cute explosion ensues
When life gives you lemons, let the baby try them.
Little girl has first taste of salt and vinegar crisps, reacts adorably
It goes something like: “YUM. YUCK! YUM.”
Comedian shares funny and heartbreaking tweets from dying father's bedside
Laurie Kilmartin’s father is dying from lung cancer.
Emotional bronze reward for ill Japanese ski jumper
The ski jumper may be suffering from Churg-Strauss syndrome, an illness with initial symptoms resembling asthma but potentially deadly.
Neptune Collonges takes Grand National in photo-finish
Post-race celebrations were dampened by news of two fatalities, Gold Cup champion Synchronised among them.
Mass brawl mars Santos' Copa Libertadores victory as Pelé watches on
The Brazilian side beat Penarol 2-1 to claim the trophy for the first time since the 1960s.