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# Hard Luck

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Hard Luck
Cruciate blow for Tipperary football captain Sweeney
The All-Star attacker suffered the injury during a Division 3 loss to Down.
Last year
2022
# Hard Luck
Mark English narrowly misses out on World 800m final after impressive run
Meanwhile, Louise Shanahan came fifth in her 800m heat in Oregon.
All time
# Hard Luck
National Lottery regulator could be asked to appear before Oireachtas Committee
The lengthy wait for a winner has led to some calls for greater scrutiny of the lotto system.
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Irish sailing finish Race 12 in first place but just fall short of medal final spot
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are in 13th place overall in the men’s 49er class.
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Huge blow for Tipperary as two-time All-Ireland winner suffers cruciate injury
Aishling Moloney is set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines.
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Japan coach sorry for her players after 'cruel' penalty ends World Cup dream
Lieke Martens’ late spot-kick sent Japan crashing out of the Women’s World Cup at the hands of Netherlands.
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'It was always going to be a massive ask': Gregan misses out on Worlds final spot
The Dubliner finished in sixth place in the 400m semi-final.
# Hard Luck
Mark English fails to qualify for 800m semi-finals at the World Championships
English finished in fifth place in heat five.
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A superfan spent nearly €7,000 on Adele concerts... and they all got cancelled
The universe does not want this woman to see Adele.
# Hard Luck
Toulon's owner paid a very classy gesture to Clermont fans after the Champions Cup final
See, Mourad Boudjellal isn’t completely evil.
# Bad Beat
The excruciating randomness of gambling on rugby summed up in one betting slip
This slip proves that the bookies know more about rugby than everyone except Joe Schmidt.
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The 10 players unlucky to miss out on a football or hurling Allstar
The 2014 hurling and football Allstar teams were officially announced last night in the capital.
# Hard Luck
Government set to overturn rejection of Labour senator from banking inquiry
Independent senator Seán Barrett and Fianna Fáil’s Marc Mac Sharry were both recommended to sit on the inquiry meaning the government lost its majority.
# Hard Luck
Companies 'fire their best workers during recessions'
High-skilled – but high wage-earners – are among those most likely to be let go, finds Columbia University research.
# Hard Luck
Fourth place finish sees Puspure miss out on semi-finals
The rower came up short in her single sculls quarter-final this morning.