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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Defeat

This year
Harry Tector leads Ireland fight but Zimbabwe secure series win in a thriller
Ryan Burl (30 not out) and Luke Jongwe (four not out) ensured a 2-1 success with six balls to spare.
Last year
Connacht fall to nine-try pre-season defeat in France
Top 14 finalists Castres ran out 57-19 winners.
All time
Ange Postecoglou hails Celtic players despite defeat
The Hoops led 2-1 until the 82nd minute but ultimately lost 3-2.
Celtic boss sees ‘good signs’ after narrow Real Betis loss
Celtic were beaten 4-3 by Real Betis in their Europa League opener.
Defeat in Glasgow ends Leinster's hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final
Leo Cullen’s men came up short in Scotstoun.
Irish taekwondo star loses European Championships quarter-final
22-year-old Jack Woolley lost to eventual silver medalist Adrian Vincente of Spain.
'It was nothing to do with the defeat' - Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea duo's training ground bust-up
Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga were at loggerheads, but the manager says the issue is now resolved.
Seven scrum pens and five misses in the 22 - Leinster left with big regrets
Saracens’ pack dominated Leo Cullen’s men up front in an impressive performance.
'There are players who to this day struggle to cope with the defeat'
In this extract from ‘Behind the Lions,’ the gut-wrenching 2009 loss is recalled.
Steven Gerrard will not blame coronavirus for defeat
Rangers were beaten at home by Bayer Leverkusen.
Klopp says Liverpool need 'wonderful reaction' following FA Cup exit at Chelsea
Liverpool’s usually reliable defence was unable to stop Chelsea scoring twice at Stamford Bridge, ending hopes of a domestic double.
Bale dropped as Zidane suffers first defeat back in charge of Real Madrid away to Valencia
Gareth Bale was dropped by Zinedine Zidane as Los Blancos fell away to Valencia.
Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster
Dan McFarland’s side were brilliant but came up just short in Dublin on Saturday night.
Connacht to 'regroup' for huge Pro14 run-in after disappointment against Sale
Andy Friend’s side will fly home with regrets after their Challenge Cup quarter-final.
Arsenal 'could not control' Rennes after red card - Emery
Unai Emery felt Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ red card proved Arsenal’s undoing in a 3-1 loss to Rennes tonight.
Naomi Osaka upset in first match as world number one days after splitting from coach
Playing as world number one without a full-time coach, Osaka crashed out of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
'It's hard but we need to keep going' - Lamela calls for Spurs to bounce back quickly
Tottenham must move on from their Carabao Cup exit at Chelsea, says Argentinian Erik Lamela.
Tuchel: PSG loss to Liverpool 'not logical or correct'
The French side overturned a two-goal deficit before going on to lose to the Reds, much to the disappointment of their boss.
McGeeney's winless run in Ulster continues as 14-man Armagh fall to Fermanagh
Armagh haven’t won a single Ulster SFC game since Kieran McGeeney took charge.
Ireland U20s fail to score in the second-half as they suffer heavy beating by England
The sides were on level at the break, but England won by 48-15.
BBC 'disappointed' to lose Pro14 live broadcast rights
The screening of Ulster matches on BBC Two Northern Ireland will subsequently end.
Ireland U19s suffer qualifier setback but Euro 2017 dream still alive
They were beaten 3-0 by Sweden earlier today, but have a huge fixture on Tuesday.
'We learned about loyalty': Trump blames Democrats after humbling healthcare defeat
“I think I made a mistake, but that’s okay,” Trump told the Washington Post.
'We probably gave them a bit too much respect' - Ireland off to worrying start
Joe Schmidt’s side now have ground to make up in the Six Nations.
Rochford on goalkeeper selection as defeated Mayo players 'crestfallen' and 'devastated'
Another tough All-Ireland final loss to take.
DEFEAT: The government has lost its first vote in the Dáil
A Labour Party motion on workers’ rights was carried this evening.
'It's an incredible story for them and they fully deserved the title'
Leo Cullen and Jamie Heaslip were gracious after defeat in Murrayfield.
'Ireland was right behind us' - Lam feels the support for classy Connacht
The western province’s head coach wants his inexperienced side to learn from their defeat in Grenoble.
Poll: Could the far-right ever become a force in Ireland?
Although not winning a single region, France’s National Front party gained votes in yesterday’s election.
How the English media reacted to their 'brutal' semi-final defeat
The FA’s director of women’s football said she hoped the tournament would still represent a breakthrough moment.
'A lot of people had written us off' - O'Connor proud of Leinster effort
The head coach says Leinster ‘would back ourselves to go anywhere and beat anybody with our best lads.’
'It was a low couple of days - it's horrible to say, but it's like a bereavement'
The loss to Donegal was a tough one for Paul Flynn and his Dublin teammates to take.
'We're still in this' - Home form most important for qualification, insists O'Neill
The Ireland boss believes there was very little between the sides at Cetic Park.
Eamon O'Shea: more important things in life than winning
The Premier County boss was philosophical about another defeat to the Cats.
Pellegrini refuses to blame Joe Hart after City's home defeat to Stoke
The goalkeeper has been criticised for allowing Mame Biram Diouf to score the winner.
2013 title winners Sixmilebridge knocked out of Clare hurling championship
Last year’s Munster club finalists lost to Cratloe tonight.
Michael Carton: 'A heartbreaking performance' as Dublin hurlers take step backwards
It was a tough day at the office for Dublin yesterday in Thurles.
Ireland's McGrane loses out to Horsey in Russian Open play-off
The 43-year-old shot a final round of six-under par to put himself in contention.
Post-Suarez era starts with defeat for Liverpool
Ferhan Hasani scored a stoppage time winner for Brøndby in a friendly this evening.
5 things we learned from Munster's defeat to Toulon in Marseille
We touch on the superb performances of Zebo and Keatley, as well as costly basic errors and Toulon’s effectiveness.