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# Contrasting Fortunes

Last year
No place for sentiment as groundbreaking Irish players left on other side of history
All time
Favourable result for Republic of Ireland, but the North's World Cup hopes suffer blow
Saints starting from scratch after a winter of discontent leaves a bitter taste
Harrington in the hunt and Sharvin just a shot further behind, but McIlroy misses cut at Scottish Open
Irish duo close in on Olympic place in Lanzarote, Lanigan-O'Keeffe falls short at World Cup
Everton into 2nd as Blades become first top-flight team in 118 years to be winless after 26 December
Hazard injury adds to Real Madrid misery in shock defeat, while Atletico join Real Sociedad atop La Liga
Ryan De Vries the late hero as Sligo seal big win and heap more misery on Derry
Tribesmen top Division 1 after handing relegated Kildare a seventh straight defeat
Despite a year of strike threats, we took millions more journeys on public transport
Who were the biggest winners and losers from Deadline Day?
'It's a different atmosphere' - Clark glad to put relegation woes to one side and focus on Ireland
Spieth crashes out as aggressive McIlroy stays in the mix
3 winners and 3 losers from the January Transfer Window
Newcastle win fourth straight game as Liverpool stumble once again
Tiger in the hunt as Harrington falls away in California