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# so-close - This year 2022

Agony but no choke at St Andrews for Rory McIlroy - he remains on the right track
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# So Close

Agony but no choke at St Andrews for Rory McIlroy - he remains on the right track

Jul 18th 2022, 6:00 AM 16,259 Views 14 Comments

Though the drought goes on, McIlroy’s consistency at the majors this year has been outstanding.

One-run heartbreak for Ireland after record-breaking run-chase
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

One-run heartbreak for Ireland after record-breaking run-chase

Jul 15th 2022, 7:50 PM 6,353 Views 14 Comments

New Zealand squeezed home with a three-wicket win in today’s second ODI.

'This is the one we desperately wanted to win, and we've come within 60 seconds of it'
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From The42
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'This is the one we desperately wanted to win, and we've come within 60 seconds of it'

May 28th 2022, 9:22 PM 16,274 Views 40 Comments

Leinster captain Johnny Sexton reflects on a difficult day for the province in Marseille.

Heartbreak for Ireland 7s as they agonisingly miss out on first-ever Series final
# So Close
From The42
# So Close

Heartbreak for Ireland 7s as they agonisingly miss out on first-ever Series final

Updated Apr 10th 2022, 12:26 PM 50,704 Views 12 Comments

New Zealand struck with the clock in the red to deny James Topping’s side.

# so-close - Last year 2021

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary narrowly misses out on medal in blanket finish
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From The42
# So Close

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary narrowly misses out on medal in blanket finish

Sep 4th 2021, 7:31 AM 13,259 Views 3 Comments

O’Leary finished 5th in the VL3 Va’a final in a time of 52.910.

Kurt Walker narrowly beaten by American opponent in medal fight
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From The42
# So Close

Kurt Walker narrowly beaten by American opponent in medal fight

Aug 1st 2021, 7:12 AM 9,003 Views 5 Comments

Walker narrowly lost his quarter-final to American Duke Reagan.

# so-close - All time

Ireland post best result in Women's Team Pursuit to finish eighth at Worlds
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From The42
# So Close

Ireland post best result in Women's Team Pursuit to finish eighth at Worlds

Feb 28th 2020, 1:08 PM 1,929 Views 4 Comments

The quartet of Mia Griffin, Kelly Murphy, Alice Sharpe and Lara Gillespie faced world champions Australia in the first round.

Mona McSharry agonisingly misses out on second medal at Europeans
# So Close
From The42
# So Close

Mona McSharry agonisingly misses out on second medal at Europeans

Dec 7th 2019, 9:02 PM 4,138 Views 2 Comments

The teenager was just 0.4 seconds from the podium.

Moynihan comes within inches of winning €150,000 sports car at French Open
# So Close
From The42
# So Close

Moynihan comes within inches of winning €150,000 sports car at French Open

Oct 18th 2019, 6:31 PM 6,429 Views 2 Comments

The Irishman is in a good position heading into the weekend at Le Golf National.

Sam Bennett denied back-to-back Vuelta wins in photo finish, Roche remains in red
# Agonisingly Close
From The42
# Agonisingly Close

Sam Bennett denied back-to-back Vuelta wins in photo finish, Roche remains in red

Aug 27th 2019, 5:26 PM 4,181 Views 9 Comments

Dutch champion Fabio Jakobsen claimed victory on stage four.

Highly-rated Cork City defender set to sign for Championship side Hull today
# Nearly There
From The42
# Nearly There

Highly-rated Cork City defender set to sign for Championship side Hull today

Jul 25th 2019, 9:40 AM 6,130 Views 0 Comments

Sean McLoughlin’s deal is all agreed subject to a medical, says Grant McCann.

Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster
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From The42
# So Close

Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster

Apr 1st 2019, 3:28 PM 27,806 Views 36 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side were brilliant but came up just short in Dublin on Saturday night.

Derry City fall agonisingly short of famous turnaround in Belarus
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From The42
# So Close

Derry City fall agonisingly short of famous turnaround in Belarus

Jul 19th 2018, 7:15 PM 7,238 Views 4 Comments

The Candystripes were just a goal away from dumping Dinamo Minsk out on their own patch.

'I just ran out of road' - Ireland's Sam Bennett gutted after another second-place Giro finish
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From The42
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'I just ran out of road' - Ireland's Sam Bennett gutted after another second-place Giro finish

May 23rd 2018, 4:58 PM 8,108 Views 15 Comments

The Bora-Hansgrohe man was boxed out and crossed the line behind winner Elia Viviani on the 17th stage.

Louis Oosthuizen isn't letting a career Grand Slam of second places get him down
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From The42
# So Close

Louis Oosthuizen isn't letting a career Grand Slam of second places get him down

Aug 14th 2017, 10:28 AM 5,058 Views 2 Comments

The South African golfer posted a brilliant video having a laugh at himself on Twitter.

Good week at the Open for Leona Maguire but she's pipped for best amateur prize
# Disappointing Finish
From The42
# Disappointing Finish

Good week at the Open for Leona Maguire but she's pipped for best amateur prize

Aug 6th 2017, 10:15 PM 5,305 Views 1 Comment

A disappointing final round meant that the Cavan native missed out on an historic feat.

Two young rowers rescued off Cork coast as they tried to row from Canada to Ireland
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# So Close

Two young rowers rescued off Cork coast as they tried to row from Canada to Ireland

Jul 21st 2017, 6:10 PM 32,226 Views 46 Comments

French-Canadian rower Joseph Gagnon and Dubliner Brian Conville were attempting to break four world records.

Waterford football boss - 'Hopefully it'll turn for them, one of these days it'll turn for them'
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From The42
# So Close

Waterford football boss - 'Hopefully it'll turn for them, one of these days it'll turn for them'

May 27th 2017, 10:50 PM 11,389 Views 2 Comments

Tom McGlinchey praised his players efforts against Cork.

Paul Dunne misses out on first European Tour title after losing play-off
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From The42
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Paul Dunne misses out on first European Tour title after losing play-off

Apr 16th 2017, 7:27 PM 12,114 Views 18 Comments

The Wicklow golfer was beaten by Edoardo Molinari in Morocco but still recorded his career best-ever finish.

Baby boy delivered in Dublin Port Tunnel
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

Baby boy delivered in Dublin Port Tunnel

Sep 9th 2016, 9:22 AM 29,992 Views 36 Comments

Members of Swords ambulance crews assisted in the delivery.

Courageous draw not enough to send Dundalk through to Champions League group stages
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From The42
# So Close

Courageous draw not enough to send Dundalk through to Champions League group stages

Aug 23rd 2016, 9:42 PM 23,155 Views 41 Comments

Tonight’s second leg with Legia Warsaw ended 1-1 at the Polish Army Stadium tonight.

Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium

Aug 18th 2016, 9:30 PM 24,376 Views 26 Comments

The niggling questions over winning athletes can add to any mixed feelings.

These famous roles were almost played by completely different actors
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# So Close

These famous roles were almost played by completely different actors

Apr 17th 2016, 5:30 PM 42,619 Views 27 Comments

The history of film is full of near misses.

Ken Doherty falls at final hurdle in bid to qualify for world championship
# Off Day
From The42
# Off Day

Ken Doherty falls at final hurdle in bid to qualify for world championship

Apr 13th 2016, 9:08 PM 6,406 Views 2 Comments

The Dubliner won just a single frame against Wales’ Ryan Day this evening.

Goalless draw sees Dundalk's European dream come to an end
# Dundalk
From The42
# Dundalk

Goalless draw sees Dundalk's European dream come to an end

Jul 22nd 2015, 10:24 PM 13,787 Views 36 Comments

The 0-0 draw saw them exit 2-1 on aggregate.

'It looked like it bounced left': Johnson puts a brave face on Major three-putt terror
# What Happened
From The42
# What Happened

'It looked like it bounced left': Johnson puts a brave face on Major three-putt terror

Jun 22nd 2015, 8:03 AM 7,571 Views 1 Comment

‘Other than that, it was a damn good week.’

Pádraig Harrington came agonisingly close to qualifying for the US Open
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From The42
# So Close

Pádraig Harrington came agonisingly close to qualifying for the US Open

May 25th 2015, 6:49 PM 6,201 Views 4 Comments

Three-time Major champion misses his chance to qualify for Chambers Bay.

Analysis: Bangor Bulldozer plays vital role as 15-man Munster fold
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Analysis: Bangor Bulldozer plays vital role as 15-man Munster fold

May 11th 2015, 1:36 PM 7,442 Views 9 Comments

With just two minutes left at Kingspan Stadium, Anthony Foley’s men led by seven points.

Irish twins agonisingly miss out on the medals at Canoe World Championships
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From The42
# So Close

Irish twins agonisingly miss out on the medals at Canoe World Championships

Apr 28th 2015, 10:45 PM 4,995 Views 1 Comment

Kildare’s Noel and Robert Hendrick finished fourth in Brazil.

Eden Hazard and 4 more players Manchester United memorably missed out on
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# So Close

Eden Hazard and 4 more players Manchester United memorably missed out on

Apr 27th 2015, 1:39 PM 9,112 Views 16 Comments

The Belgian star could’ve moved to Old Trafford in 2012 but Sir Alex Ferguson signed Shinji Kagawa instead.

Video: SpaceX rocket floats down from the sky but is still blown to smithereens
# Drone Ship
# Drone Ship

Video: SpaceX rocket floats down from the sky but is still blown to smithereens

Apr 16th 2015, 9:44 PM 15,143 Views 15 Comments

The company isn’t giving up hope.

Heartbreak for Ireland U19s as Paul Doolin's side beaten at the death in Germany
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From The42
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Heartbreak for Ireland U19s as Paul Doolin's side beaten at the death in Germany

Mar 28th 2015, 1:44 PM 4,384 Views 0 Comments

The Boys in Green were eight minutes away from a famous victory but two late goals ended their qualification hopes.

Ireland's Kevin Phelan narrowly misses out on Joburg Open title but pockets €80,000
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From The42
# So Close

Ireland's Kevin Phelan narrowly misses out on Joburg Open title but pockets €80,000

Mar 1st 2015, 5:10 PM 3,807 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford man finished in a tie for second.

Dublin is almost the best city in the world for North Americans to live in
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Dublin is almost the best city in the world for North Americans to live in

Jan 23rd 2015, 10:49 AM 21,368 Views 24 Comments

Surprisingly, second only to a city in North America

Video shows moment SpaceX rocket crashed down on ocean barge
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Video shows moment SpaceX rocket crashed down on ocean barge

Jan 16th 2015, 6:39 PM 16,341 Views 11 Comments

The company hopes to hone technology so that rockets can return to Earth intact for use again.

Kid attempts bicycle jump, fails miserably
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From The Daily Edge
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Kid attempts bicycle jump, fails miserably

Sep 29th 2014, 7:27 AM 2,085 Views 0 Comments

He had it all set up and everything!

Little Scottish boy tries to race marathon runners... and it ends in a faceplant
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From The Daily Edge
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Little Scottish boy tries to race marathon runners... and it ends in a faceplant

Jul 28th 2014, 7:47 AM 8,531 Views 6 Comments

He ALMOST won.

Insane near-miss in a racecar doesn't even bother driver
# Racecar
From The Daily Edge
# Racecar

Insane near-miss in a racecar doesn't even bother driver

Jul 16th 2014, 3:27 PM 2,652 Views 1 Comment

This is waaay too close for comfort.

The Queen didn't sit on the Iron Throne and disappointed the entire internet
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From The Daily Edge
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The Queen didn't sit on the Iron Throne and disappointed the entire internet

Jun 24th 2014, 12:28 PM 5,682 Views 3 Comments

SIT ON IT.

This wild throw spoiled Clayton Kershaw's perfect game last night
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From The42
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This wild throw spoiled Clayton Kershaw's perfect game last night

Jun 19th 2014, 10:53 AM 3,390 Views 0 Comments

Dodgers pitcher struck out 15 on the way to the first “no-hitter” of his Major League career.

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