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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Cruel

Last year
2022
# Cruel
Missed penalty proves costly as Canada fall to undeserved Belgian defeat
Michy Batshuayi’s first-half goal settled a game Belgium did not deserve to win.
All time
# Shock
'She's done rowing in Ireland proud and she can hold her head high knowing what she's done'
Rowing team chief Fearghal O’Callaghan reflected on a ‘bittersweet’ day.
# Sidelined
Dan Leavy's season is over after undergoing a knee procedure
The 26-year-old has been dealt another tough injury blow.
# Cruel
More injury woe as another knee setback rules Leitrim star out in Australia once again
Fremantle are ‘devastated’ for Áine Tighe, who is unlikely to feature in 2021 after suffering a medial meniscus tear.
# Cruel
Another setback for Joey Carbery as Munster out-half ruled out indefinitely
The 24-year-old first suffered his ankle injury over a year ago with Ireland.
# last chapter
Leinster hopeful of McFadden return before contract expires
The 34-year-old is set to retire from professional rugby in October.
# Cruel
Big blow for Leinster's McFadden as injury rules him out for six weeks
Meanwhile, centre Conor O’Brien will be absent for several months.
# Cruel
Retiring France centre Fofana ruled out of World Cup
Uncapped Pierre-Louis Barassi has been called up.
# Cruel
Major blow for Wales as Gareth Anscombe ruled out of the World Cup
The 28-year-old suffered an ACL injury against England yesterday.
# Cruel
Ireland's Sean O'Brien has been ruled out of the World Cup
The 32-year-old will undergo hip surgery and miss six months of action.
# Unlucky
Major Six Nations blow for Wales as Faletau fractures his arm
The 28-year-old was making his Bath comeback from another broken forearm.
# Cruel
Outrage in New Zealand as six baby seals found decapitated
The crimes have been described as “disturbing, brutal and violent”.
# No Luck
'He's gutted' - O'Brien breaks his arm during Ireland's win over Argentina
The 31-year-old suffered the injury in the first half at the Aviva Stadium.
# Cruel
Killer blow as Cheetahs edge Connacht at the death with last minute kick
A Niel Marais penalty in the last minute denied Connacht what looked set to be a historic victory in South Africa on Saturday.
# Cruel
Watch: Dramatic 95th minute equaliser denies Dinamo Minsk first title in 13 years
An incredible stoppage time equaliser meant BATE Borisov denied Minsk their first league title since 2004.
# North Africa
Tunisia to end 'inhuman' forced anal examinations on 'suspected homosexuals'
Foreign and local rights groups have condemned the practice of the forced exams as “cruel” and “inhuman”.
# Cruel
Cathal Sheridan breaks leg in AIL game days after signing short-term Munster contract
Meanwhile, Keith Earls and Dave Kilcoyne are following return to play protocols ahead of the trip to Paris.
# eye opening
Police have seized four owls in Armagh
Members of the public have been encouraged to come forward and report any similar offences.
# RWC doubts
Disaster for Wales as Halfpenny and Webb suffer injuries in Italy win
Both players picked up what looked like serious injuries.
# Housing Crisis
"It's just cruel" - 80-year-old man with one leg has been living on daughter's couch for last year
George Chalkley is sharing a house with seven others, despite being a “high priority” for Dublin City Council’s housing section.
# South Carolina
Man arrested for animal cruelty after Staffie found with mouth taped shut
Warning: This article contains a graphic photo of the dog’s injuries.
# Out cold
This guy's ingenious mates just tricked him into getting stuck on a lamppost
“Oh, guess this is my life now”.
# Cruel
Someone in Florida keeps slashing pelicans' pouches so they starve
“They have a slow and agonising death until they starve to death.”
# Cruel
Major blow for Connacht as Bundee Aki ruled out for up to 10 weeks
The 24-year-old centre will undergo surgery on his ankle next week.
# Cruel
12 weeks out for Leinster's McLaughlin as frustrating season continues
The back row will be sidelined after picking up a shoulder injury against Connacht.
# my heart
Lad wakes up his roommate mid-slumber and scares the utter bejaysus out of him
His reaction is quite something.
# Cruel
Horses shot and left for dead on Cork/ Limerick border
WARNING: This story contains some images of a graphic nature.
# pure evil
11 simple pranks that are just too cruel for words
Stop the madness.
# jackasses
Authorities investigating viral video of man kicking squirrel into the Grand Canyon
The shocking video emerged online over the weekend.
# ye clown
The killer clown prank returns... and it's just as terrifying as the first
A delightful start to your day.
# Ah here
CHALLENGE: Can you pronounce these baffling Irish names?
No offence intended, but if your parents gave you one of these names you have every right to hate them.
# London 2012
Olympic heartbreak as McCambridge misses out on marathon place
Caitriona Jennings, Linda Byrne and Ava Hutchinson will represent Ireland in the women’s marathon at London 2012.
# Kitchen Nightmare
Sick to his stomach: Niland laments missed opportunity against Djokovic
Irish ace was cruelly forced to retire ill due to a case of food poisoning on the biggest day of his career yestersday.