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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# close but no cigar

Last year
# close but no cigar
Adidas technology confirms Ronaldo did not touch ball for Portugal goal
Bruno Fernandes’ cross did not meet the striker’s head before finding its way into the net.
All time
# close but no cigar
After trailing Kilkenny by 16 points, Dublin produce epic comeback but fall just short
Kilkenny are into the Leinster SHC final while Dublin head for the qualifiers.
# close but no cigar
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
'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
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
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
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
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.
# So near
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.’