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#close but no cigar

# close-but-no-cigar - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Michael Ryan says Tipp tried their 'absolute best' and salutes 'heart-breaker' Joe Canning

For a third year in succession, only a point separated Galway and the Premier in an All-Ireland semi-final.

# close-but-no-cigar - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'We rattled them and there wasn't the gap that was on the scoreboard in the end. It was very close'

Carlow gave Monaghan a huge fright in the qualifiers tonight.

# close-but-no-cigar - Sunday 16 April, 2017

As Cuba emerges from economic hibernation, opportunity knocks for Irish firms

But don’t expect anything to happen quickly in the Caribbean nation.

# close-but-no-cigar - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Rory McIlroy moves to number two in the world but falls short on final day at Bay Hill

Marc Leishman took victory as the Northern Irishman finished two shots further back.

# close-but-no-cigar - Thursday 3 November, 2016

7 players who were unlucky to miss out on a football All-Star this year

These footballers were close but missed out on individual honours.

# close-but-no-cigar - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Derek McGrath: 'It was heroic. It was epic. They gave everything inside their soul.'

The Waterford manager nearly saw his side claim a momentous win.

# close-but-no-cigar - Monday 6 May, 2013

From The42 120 of 121 voters decide LeBron James is the NBA MVP So Near This post contains videos

120 of 121 voters decide LeBron James is the NBA MVP

The Miami Heat star thinks the missing vote must have been ‘a writer out of New York.’