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#So Close

# so-close - Saturday 28 May, 2022

'This is the one we desperately wanted to win, and we've come within 60 seconds of it'
# So Close
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# So Close

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

May 28th 2022, 9:22 PM 16,256 Views 39 Comments

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

# so-close - Sunday 10 April, 2022

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 50,624 Views 12 Comments

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

# so-close - Saturday 4 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 4th 2021, 7:31 AM 13,238 Views 3 Comments

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

# so-close - Sunday 1 August, 2021

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

Kurt Walker narrowly beaten by American opponent in medal fight

Aug 1st 2021, 7:12 AM 8,989 Views 5 Comments

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

# so-close - Friday 28 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 28th 2020, 1:08 PM 1,916 Views 4 Comments

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

# so-close - Saturday 7 December, 2019

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 4,128 Views 2 Comments

The teenager was just 0.4 seconds from the podium.

# so-close - Friday 18 October, 2019

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 6,417 Views 2 Comments

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

# so-close - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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 4,171 Views 9 Comments

Dutch champion Fabio Jakobsen claimed victory on stage four.

# so-close - Thursday 25 July, 2019

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 6,114 Views 0 Comments

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

# so-close - Monday 1 April, 2019

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

Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster

Apr 1st 2019, 3:28 PM 27,790 Views 36 Comments

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

# so-close - Thursday 19 July, 2018

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

Derry City fall agonisingly short of famous turnaround in Belarus

Jul 19th 2018, 7:15 PM 7,231 Views 4 Comments

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

# so-close - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

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

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

May 23rd 2018, 4:58 PM 8,093 Views 15 Comments

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

# so-close - Monday 14 August, 2017

Louis Oosthuizen isn't letting a career Grand Slam of second places get him down
# So Close
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 5,046 Views 2 Comments

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

# so-close - Sunday 6 August, 2017

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 5,288 Views 1 Comment

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

# so-close - Friday 21 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 21st 2017, 6:10 PM 32,206 Views 47 Comments

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

# so-close - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Waterford football boss - 'Hopefully it'll turn for them, one of these days it'll turn for them'
# So Close
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 11,375 Views 2 Comments

Tom McGlinchey praised his players efforts against Cork.

# so-close - Sunday 16 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 16th 2017, 7:27 PM 12,099 Views 18 Comments

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

# so-close - Friday 9 September, 2016

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 29,973 Views 36 Comments

Members of Swords ambulance crews assisted in the delivery.

# so-close - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 23rd 2016, 9:42 PM 23,140 Views 41 Comments

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

# so-close - Thursday 18 August, 2016

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 24,360 Views 26 Comments

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

# so-close - Sunday 17 April, 2016

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

These famous roles were almost played by completely different actors

Apr 17th 2016, 5:30 PM 42,590 Views 27 Comments

The history of film is full of near misses.

# so-close - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

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 6,394 Views 2 Comments

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

# so-close - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

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 13,773 Views 36 Comments

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

# so-close - Monday 22 June, 2015

'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 7,554 Views 1 Comment

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

# so-close - Monday 25 May, 2015

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

Pádraig Harrington came agonisingly close to qualifying for the US Open

May 25th 2015, 6:49 PM 6,190 Views 4 Comments

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

# so-close - Monday 11 May, 2015

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 7,428 Views 9 Comments

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

# so-close - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 28th 2015, 10:45 PM 4,977 Views 1 Comment

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

# so-close - Monday 27 April, 2015

Eden Hazard and 4 more players Manchester United memorably missed out on
# So Close
From The42
# So Close

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

Apr 27th 2015, 1:39 PM 9,088 Views 16 Comments

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

# so-close - Thursday 16 April, 2015

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 15,127 Views 15 Comments

The company isn’t giving up hope.

# so-close - Saturday 28 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 28th 2015, 1:44 PM 4,372 Views 0 Comments

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

# so-close - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Ireland's Kevin Phelan narrowly misses out on Joburg Open title but pockets €80,000
# So Close
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 3,796 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford man finished in a tie for second.

# so-close - Friday 23 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 23rd 2015, 10:49 AM 21,355 Views 26 Comments

Surprisingly, second only to a city in North America

# so-close - Friday 16 January, 2015

Video shows moment SpaceX rocket crashed down on ocean barge
# So Close
# So Close

Video shows moment SpaceX rocket crashed down on ocean barge

Jan 16th 2015, 6:39 PM 16,324 Views 11 Comments

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

# so-close - Monday 29 September, 2014

Kid attempts bicycle jump, fails miserably
# So Close
From The Daily Edge
# So Close

Kid attempts bicycle jump, fails miserably

Sep 29th 2014, 7:27 AM 2,071 Views 0 Comments

He had it all set up and everything!

# so-close - Monday 28 July, 2014

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

Little Scottish boy tries to race marathon runners... and it ends in a faceplant

Jul 28th 2014, 7:47 AM 8,508 Views 6 Comments

He ALMOST won.

# so-close - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

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 2,641 Views 1 Comment

This is waaay too close for comfort.

# so-close - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 24th 2014, 12:28 PM 5,646 Views 3 Comments

SIT ON IT.

# so-close - Thursday 19 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 19th 2014, 10:53 AM 3,375 Views 0 Comments

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

# so-close - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat
# Hair's Breadth
# Hair's Breadth

Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat

May 24th 2014, 3:30 PM 6,586 Views 22 Comments

The Arklow tally shows Tom Curran at 6.23 per cent. There are six seats for the taking.

# so-close - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Irishman Dan Martin suffers final turn crash in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
# Heartbreak
From The42
# Heartbreak

Irishman Dan Martin suffers final turn crash in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Apr 27th 2014, 6:39 PM 5,416 Views 5 Comments

The 27-year-old was sitting second coming into the sharp left-hand corner.

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