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# Close encounter

Last month
February 2023
# Close encounter
Bono presents Steven Spielberg with special lifetime achievement award at Berlin film festival
He described Spielberg as ‘one of the biggest big shots in Hollywood’ as he presented him with the Golden Bear award.
Last year
# Close encounter
Kerry book their place in the last four with victory over Ulster champions
It was a low-scoring encounter in Portlaoise as the Kingdom ran out one-point winners.
All time
# Close encounter
Leinster have just enough class as injury-hit Munster push them all the way
35-year-old Johnny Sexton was integral to the home side’s win as Irish rugby returned.
# Close encounter
Liverpool star on target but Senegal left frustrated
Sadio Mane could not inspire his side to victory against Japan.
# Close encounter
"I believe that there are other species": John Halligan was asked about aliens on the Late Late
The Waterford TD, known for his outspoken views, spoke to Ryan Tubridy last night.
# Close encounter
Commercial pilot flies closer to erupting volcano to give passengers a better look
The Pavlof Volcano in Alaska spontaneously erupted without warning early this morning Irish time.
# Close encounter
Connacht weather the late storm to claim dramatic victory over Leinster
Pat Lam’s side go clear at the top of the Pro12 table after tonight’s result at the Sportsground.
# Close encounter
Byrnes inspires Limerick IT to narrow Fitzgibbon Cup victory over UCD
Davy Fitzgerald’s men earned a one-point win in Group A.
# Close encounter
Fishing boat off Donegal coast nearly hit by submarine
The incident happened about 14 miles off Tory Island.
Armagh eventually show their dominance to get by Wicklow, Wexford prevail
The Model County proved too good for Down.
# The Redzone
Head, heart & the million little doubts that creep in between - The42's Super Bowl preview
This is one of the tougher Super Bowls in recent memory to call.
# powdering through
A huge comet that's as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars
The comet, known as Siding Spring, whizzed past Mars yesterday. Three NASA spacecraft had to take shelter behind the Red Planet as the close encounter took place.
# Close encounter
Wexford and Cork set for replay after nail-biting semi-final
Katriona Mackey’s first half goal looked to have booked Cork a final berth.
# whale of a time
Kayaker's encounter with a humpback whale is way too close for comfort
Whooooa dude.
# Close encounter
'There were savage questions asked of us today' - Brian Cody
The Kilkenny boss was pleased with his side’s work-rate against Limerick.
# Close encounter
Donegal through to the All-Ireland MFC semi-finals with win over Roscommon
The Ulster champions had to overcome a very defensive Rossies side.
# Close encounter
Third quarter blitz sees Donegal past Antrim in Ulster SFC semi-final
Jim McGuinness’ overcame some wayward first half shooting to run out comfortable winners.
# Close encounter
Clare edge Kilkenny in Ennis thriller
The All-Ireland champions had a point to spare over the Cats.
# Winning
Mayo make it back-to-back All-Ireland final appearances with win over Tyrone
The Connacht champions overcame a nervous start to secure a final berth.
# Close encounter
WATCH: Huge basking shark swims with kayaker in Donegal
The world’s second largest fish, a little too close for comfort.
# I heart chad
Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer
It took a lot of glitter, cardboard and sticky-back paper but Melanie Olhaus’ poster charmed the returning South African hero.