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Last month
May 2023
# Connacht Bow Out
'We created something really special... that fighting spirit, that’s the DNA of this team'
Connacht were left to rue their missed opportunity after pushing Stormers close in the URC semi-finals.
Last year
# missed opportunity
We left Liverpool alive in the title race by not winning – Pep Guardiola
Jurgen Klopp admits his side must win their final seven league games if they are to win the title.
# missed opportunity
Hovland wins in Dubai after blunder at the 18th proves costly for McIlroy
Victory was within reach before McIlroy found the water.
All time
# missed opportunity
Celtic kept quiet by Livingston again as Hoops squander chance to go top
Greek striker Giorgos Giakoumakis missed a stoppage-time penalty at Parkhead.
# missed opportunity
Solskjaer defends decision to leave out Ronaldo after Everton draw
The Red Devils have now won just two of their last six games in all competitions.
# missed opportunity
'It was not the smartest decision - a mistake that is on me'
Connacht captain Paul Boyle regrets the decision not to take a last minute kick at goal and secure a losing bonus point last night.
# missed opportunity
Barcelona slump to surprise defeat at Getafe
Jaime Mata scored the only goal of the game as Ronald Koeman’s side failed to capitalise on Real Madrid’s home loss to Cadiz.
# missed opportunity
Abject Celtic crash out of Europa League after late collapse against less-than great Danes
Odsonne Edouard scored from the penalty spot to level the tie with seven minutes left. And then everything fell apart for Neil Lennon’s side.
# big miss
'It was a schoolboy error' - Hogg apologises to Scotland team-mates
The new captain had a prime opportunity to score a second-half try.
# missed opportunity
'You've got to guarantee the ball goes down': O'Driscoll says Stockdale error was unforgivable
Jacob Stockdale passed up the opportunity to score a crucial try during Ulster’s Champions Cup defeat to Leinster on Saturday.
# missed opportunity
Barnes late strike shocks Tottenham at Turf Moor
Harry Kane made a goalscoring return to the side, but Spurs missed their chance to cut the gap on league leaders Liverpool and Manchester City.
# missed opportunity
Another twist in the Premier League title race as Liverpool frustrated by Leicester
Sadio Mane gave the Reds the perfect start, before Harry Maguire equalised.
# missed opportunity
Woodward laments England's failure to kick goals in All Blacks defeat
The World Cup-winning coach added that current boss Eddie Jones ought to feel “cranky”.
# missed opportunity
Harrington left to rue disastrous third round as Cabrera Bello claims stunning Scottish Open
The Dubliner had been well in contention until Saturday’s implosion but he rallied to finish five shots off the Spaniard.
# missed opportunity
Wasteful United are made pay for missed chances as Anderlecht grab late equaliser
It’s delicately poised ahead of the return leg in Manchester after Leander Dendoncker powered home with just a few minutes remaining.
# missed opportunity
Bournemouth left frustrated as Harry Arter misses penalty
The Ireland international missed a golden opportunity to win it late on for the Cherries against Southampton.
# missed opportunity
Zlatan misses penalty as Man United left frustrated by 10-man Bournemouth
Andrew Surman was sent off, while others were fortunate not to be dismissed in a heated affair.
"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?
However the earned income tax credit still lags behind the €1,650 automatic deduction available to PAYE workers.
# missed opportunity
Cork again fail to capitalise on Dundalk's defeat with scoreless draw at home to Bohemians
The Leesiders are still five points behind the league leaders.
# missed opportunity
Lack of killer instinct costs Galway against 10-man Derry
It may be a precious point for the home side they really should have claimed all three.
# missed opportunity
The reason Wenger passed up the chance to sign West Ham's free-kick king Payet
The Frenchman’s lack of consistency earlier in his career cost him the chance of a move to Arsenal.
# missed opportunity
Munster must be ruthless in Europe - Foley
“We thought we should have won last week and we’ll probably go away from this (game).”
# missed opportunity
One of the most unrealised talents in football is looking for a new club this summer
French playmaker Yoann Gourcuff is on his way out of Lyon.
# costly
The awkward moment when forgetting you're on a 147 break costs you £30,000
Poor Ding Junhui.
# missed opportunity
O'Shea happy to lead 'the best team in Heineken Cup history' in home quarter-final race
Quins’ losing bonus point at the Aviva could prove decisive in the end.
# missed opportunity
Sexton leads Racing to second Champions Cup win but no bonus point in Treviso
Racing may rue leaving Italy with only four points.
# missed opportunity
Toulon hold off spirited Scarlets but don't get bonus point
Toulon were only able to pick up four points at home to the Scarlets.
# missed opportunity
South Africa blow late chances to let All Blacks off the hook
South Africa had two great opportunities to snatch a win in Wellington.
# missed opportunity
€1 million export deal for Dragon's Den reject
Mullingar native lands export deal despite being turned down by Dragons.
# missed opportunity
Ten-man Gunners held by Southampton
Midfielder Mathieu Flamini was sent off as Arsenal dropped two points at St Mary’s meaning they could be replaced at the top of the table by Man City tomorrow.
# missed opportunity
Slippy ball the reason Paddy Jackson opted out of drop goal - Declan Kidney
The pivotal moment arrived with Ireland on the French 22 and leading 13-3 on the scoreboard.
# missed opportunity
Reaction: Kidney draws no comfort
The Irish coach admitted he was disappointed with a draw in Paris and is already looking ahead to Scotland’s visit to the Aviva.