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#Close Call

# close-call - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Kerry book their place in the last four with victory over Ulster champions
# Close Encounter
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# Close Encounter

Kerry book their place in the last four with victory over Ulster champions

Jun 11th 2022, 5:55 PM 14,657 Views 1 Comment

It was a low-scoring encounter in Portlaoise as the Kingdom ran out one-point winners.

# close-call - Monday 30 May, 2022

World number one Swiatek survives scare to reach French Open quarter-finals
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World number one Swiatek survives scare to reach French Open quarter-finals

May 30th 2022, 7:44 PM 2,090 Views 0 Comments

After dropping the first set, Iga Swiatek defeated Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen.

# close-call - Monday 9 May, 2022

Yellow card for Aaron Gillane's swipe across Ronan Maher 'definitely the right call'
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# Close Call

Yellow card for Aaron Gillane's swipe across Ronan Maher 'definitely the right call'

May 9th 2022, 3:05 PM 10,872 Views 15 Comments

Jackie Tyrrell and Davy Fitzgerald both agreed that Aaron Gillane should not have been sent off for the incident.

# close-call - Sunday 17 April, 2022

Sligo survive a scare in New York to secure Connacht semi-final spot
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Sligo survive a scare in New York to secure Connacht semi-final spot

Apr 17th 2022, 9:24 PM 38,191 Views 18 Comments

Tony McEntee’s outfit secured a four-point win stateside.

# close-call - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Superb Shane Meehan goal not enough as Clare exit at the hands of Cork
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# Close Call

Superb Shane Meehan goal not enough as Clare exit at the hands of Cork

Apr 13th 2022, 9:25 PM 10,909 Views 2 Comments

Cork scored seven of the final nine scores to secure a Munster U20 semi-final spot.

# close-call - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Lewandowski brace helps Bayern overcome scare against bottom-of-table side
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Lewandowski brace helps Bayern overcome scare against bottom-of-table side

Feb 20th 2022, 4:53 PM 1,982 Views 0 Comments

Bayern Munich came back from one goal down to defeat Greuther Fuerth 4-1.

# close-call - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Egan Bernal reveals he was close to being left paraplegic in horror crash
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# Close Call

Egan Bernal reveals he was close to being left paraplegic in horror crash

Jan 29th 2022, 12:17 AM 2,557 Views 0 Comments

The two-time Grand Tour winner opens up on ‘nearly losing my life doing what I love to do most’.

# close-call - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Nathan Aspinall wins after playing through the pain at Alexandra Palace
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Nathan Aspinall wins after playing through the pain at Alexandra Palace

Dec 22nd 2021, 11:43 PM 5,126 Views 1 Comment

The two-time World Championship semi-finalist has been troubled by golfer’s elbow and tendinitis.

# close-call - Saturday 4 December, 2021

Lewis Hamilton clinches Saudi Arabia pole as Max Verstappen crashes out
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# Close Call

Lewis Hamilton clinches Saudi Arabia pole as Max Verstappen crashes out

Dec 4th 2021, 6:41 PM 7,741 Views 9 Comments

Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas came in second.

# close-call - Monday 29 November, 2021

‘Genuinely frightening’ - Stokes feared for life after choking on tablet
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‘Genuinely frightening’ - Stokes feared for life after choking on tablet

Nov 29th 2021, 10:18 AM 8,445 Views 1 Comment

The England all-rounder is preparing for the upcoming Ashes series in Australia.

# close-call - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Benzema double carries sloppy Real to victory over Shakhtar
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Benzema double carries sloppy Real to victory over Shakhtar

Nov 3rd 2021, 7:57 PM 1,594 Views 0 Comments

Benzema’s opener made Madrid the first club to score 1000 goals in the European Cup.

# close-call - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Visitor performs rescue after handler dragged into enclosure by alligator
# Gator Grappler
# Gator Grappler

Visitor performs rescue after handler dragged into enclosure by alligator

Aug 17th 2021, 4:30 PM 116,939 Views 25 Comments

The alligator yanked the staff member at Scales & Tails Utah into its enclosure during a presentation.

# close-call - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

'I just rang an ambulance and said, 'I think my father is having a heart attack''
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# Close Call

'I just rang an ambulance and said, 'I think my father is having a heart attack''

Mar 24th 2021, 5:02 PM 32,534 Views 6 Comments

Neil McManus recalls a frightening incident in 2015 when a defibrillator from the local GAA field helped save his father’s life.

# close-call - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Edouard on the double as Celtic rally to maintain winning form
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# Close Call

Edouard on the double as Celtic rally to maintain winning form

Feb 14th 2021, 3:06 PM 3,205 Views 3 Comments

The French under-21 international has scored eight times in his last six games for the Hoops.

# close-call - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Bournemouth staff member's late intervention to stop Burnley playing suspended Pieters
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Bournemouth staff member's late intervention to stop Burnley playing suspended Pieters

Feb 10th 2021, 12:26 PM 9,129 Views 3 Comments

The Dutch defender was ineligible for last night’s FA Cup tie, and both managers have praised Bournemouth’s head of media for flagging the error.

# close-call - Saturday 21 November, 2020

'I'm just so lucky I have all my teeth and both my eyes'
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'I'm just so lucky I have all my teeth and both my eyes'

Nov 21st 2020, 7:30 AM 8,712 Views 0 Comments

Wicklow star Meadhbh Deeney has made a full recovery from a serious bicycle crash and is back leading the line for her county.

# close-call - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms
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# Close Call

Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms

Oct 11th 2020, 7:54 PM 35,549 Views 34 Comments

Johnson spoke to the French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday.

# close-call - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney
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Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney

Jan 28th 2020, 3:38 PM 33,981 Views 49 Comments

The Ireland boss feels the Munster scrum-half is in great form.

# close-call - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Defi Du Seuil comes good to see off Un De Sceaux at Sandown
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Defi Du Seuil comes good to see off Un De Sceaux at Sandown

Dec 7th 2019, 4:37 PM 3,194 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile in Aintree, Walk In The Mill claimed back-to-back victories in the Randox Health Becher Chase.

# close-call - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

McIlroy pips Koepka to win PGA Tour Player of the Year award
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McIlroy pips Koepka to win PGA Tour Player of the Year award

Sep 11th 2019, 6:02 PM 9,100 Views 10 Comments

The winner was voted upon by PGA Tour members who played at least 15 official FedEx Cup events this season.

# close-call - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'It's knockout rugby, the only thing that matters is we won'
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'It's knockout rugby, the only thing that matters is we won'

May 4th 2019, 6:03 PM 16,672 Views 92 Comments

Johann van Graan hailed his side’s fight and belief after they booked a Pro14 semi-final date against Leinster.

# close-call - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Lewandowski saves Bayern from cup humiliation against second-tier side in nine-goal thriller
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# Close Call

Lewandowski saves Bayern from cup humiliation against second-tier side in nine-goal thriller

Apr 3rd 2019, 8:09 PM 7,553 Views 2 Comments

Niko Kovac’s side finished the game with 10 men and coughed up a two-goal lead in the second half.

# close-call - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Chosen Mate winner by a nose as Gordon Elliot claims victory in Naas
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Chosen Mate winner by a nose as Gordon Elliot claims victory in Naas

Feb 24th 2019, 6:31 PM 2,319 Views 0 Comments

It was also a promising afternoon for Balrath trainer Gavin Cromwell who celebrated two winners on Sunday.

# close-call - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Fiji-born Cokanasiga scores debut Test try as second-half surge sees England overcome Japan
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# Close Call

Fiji-born Cokanasiga scores debut Test try as second-half surge sees England overcome Japan

Nov 17th 2018, 5:29 PM 7,006 Views 6 Comments

England were 15-10 down at half-time and a shock looked to be on the cards.

# close-call - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Morata considered leaving Chelsea after 'disaster' debut season and World Cup omission
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Morata considered leaving Chelsea after 'disaster' debut season and World Cup omission

Sep 4th 2018, 3:41 PM 3,795 Views 0 Comments

The striker admits he considered going back to Spain or Italy.

# close-call - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Three shot dead after Zimbabwean army opens fire on protest
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Three shot dead after Zimbabwean army opens fire on protest

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 7:45 PM 18,266 Views 0 Comments

Earlier official results showed that the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party won the most seats in parliament.

# close-call - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''

Jun 23rd 2018, 9:45 AM 30,741 Views 3 Comments

Sligo goalkeeper Noelle Gormley shares her story.

# close-call - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Relief as Ireland young guns edge brave Japan to avoid U20 World Cup relegation
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# Close Call

Relief as Ireland young guns edge brave Japan to avoid U20 World Cup relegation

Jun 17th 2018, 12:02 PM 16,939 Views 35 Comments

Just about.

# close-call - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Analysis: The CJ Stander non-try that could have changed the first Test
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Analysis: The CJ Stander non-try that could have changed the first Test

Jun 12th 2018, 10:30 AM 41,334 Views 22 Comments

The Ireland number eight says he knew Rob Herring was in support but backed himself.

# close-call - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Ulster's Pro14 play-off hopes over after Thomond Park stalemate with Munster
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Ulster's Pro14 play-off hopes over after Thomond Park stalemate with Munster

Apr 28th 2018, 7:36 PM 34,725 Views 87 Comments

The northern province had a strong half-time lead but failed to score in the second 40.

# close-call - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Europa League trophy stolen and recovered hours later in Mexico, authorities say
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Europa League trophy stolen and recovered hours later in Mexico, authorities say

Apr 21st 2018, 11:14 AM 7,691 Views 7 Comments

The trophy had been on display at the football stadium in the city of Leon on Friday night.

# close-call - Friday 9 February, 2018

Ireland hang on against 14-man Italy to get Six Nations campaign up and running
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Ireland hang on against 14-man Italy to get Six Nations campaign up and running

Feb 9th 2018, 9:24 PM 39,990 Views 31 Comments

Noel McNamara’s side were fortunate to escape with the win having led 31-8 just before half-time.

# close-call - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

British doctor escapes Australian shark attack by 'punching it in the face'
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# Close Call

British doctor escapes Australian shark attack by 'punching it in the face'

Nov 14th 2017, 8:11 AM 20,875 Views 23 Comments

25-year-old Charlie Fry was surfing in New South Wales when the attack happened.

# close-call - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

28 shots on goal with no reward - the day Mayo nearly came unstuck this summer
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28 shots on goal with no reward - the day Mayo nearly came unstuck this summer

Sep 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,010 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Rochford reflects on Mayo surviving a massive scare in the qualifiers.

# close-call - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Man City's Jesus avoids surgery for eye socket fracture
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Man City's Jesus avoids surgery for eye socket fracture

Jun 15th 2017, 1:45 PM 2,437 Views 3 Comments

The 20-year-old’s recovery progress will be reassessed in two weeks.

# close-call - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Late Connolly goal puts Cork into Munster final as they survive Tipperary test
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Late Connolly goal puts Cork into Munster final as they survive Tipperary test

Jun 10th 2017, 6:44 PM 23,494 Views 24 Comments

Cork only scored a single point in the first-half but still triumphed.

# close-call - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'I thought the worst at the time': Michael Murphy's recent knee injury scare with Glenswilly
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'I thought the worst at the time': Michael Murphy's recent knee injury scare with Glenswilly

Jun 7th 2017, 5:52 PM 4,563 Views 0 Comments

Murphy says the injury he suffered in a league game with Glenswilly was “just a scare.”

# close-call - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Cork avoid shock Munster football defeat to Waterford as they claim one-point win
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# Close Call

Cork avoid shock Munster football defeat to Waterford as they claim one-point win

May 27th 2017, 8:42 PM 22,302 Views 34 Comments

The Fraher Field was the venue for tonight’s game.

# close-call - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

McKinley misses out as Conor O'Shea names Italy squad for June Tests
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McKinley misses out as Conor O'Shea names Italy squad for June Tests

May 9th 2017, 3:16 PM 6,906 Views 11 Comments

The former Leinster man was part of the Italians’ wider training group ahead of the tour.

# close-call - Friday 5 May, 2017

This incredible javelin throw almost struck a cameraman at the Diamond League
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# Close Call

This incredible javelin throw almost struck a cameraman at the Diamond League

May 5th 2017, 9:22 PM 14,041 Views 6 Comments

The cameraman doesn’t move an inch despite the javelin appearing to come straight for him.

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