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#Close Call

# close-call - Saturday 29 August, 2015

From The42 ‘West Ham were three hours away from appointing Rafa Benitez’ Close Call

‘West Ham were three hours away from appointing Rafa Benitez’

The former Liverpool boss eventually opted to join Real Madrid to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

# close-call - Thursday 27 August, 2015

From The42 Herrera was nearly subbed last night before impressing in number 10 role, says LVG Close Call

Herrera was nearly subbed last night before impressing in number 10 role, says LVG

After a bad start to the game, the Dutchman was pleased with his impact further up the pitch.

# close-call - Friday 31 July, 2015

With one day until the college grant deadline the SUSI website is back up and running

Head of communications with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) Graham Doyle says that all applicants should now be able to access their website.

# close-call - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Lily Allen ‘grateful to be alive’ after gas explosion in Glastonbury caravan

She warned festival-goers to be careful with gas stoves.

# close-call - Friday 19 June, 2015

‘Serious injury’ avoided after pipe bomb is found in Leitrim

It was found in a woodland area this morning.

# close-call - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge 14 times everything inexplicably worked out just fine Will Be Grand

14 times everything inexplicably worked out just fine

Just when it looks like it’s all over, it turns out OK.

# close-call - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Dissidents blamed as significant bomb ‘intended to kill’ found in Belfast

The PSNI said the incident “has all the hallmarks of a dissident republican terrorist attack”.

# close-call - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From The42 Unlucky photographer gets VERY close to the action at Cheltenham Close Call

Unlucky photographer gets VERY close to the action at Cheltenham

The snapper has been taken to the race course medical centre.

# close-call - Monday 9 February, 2015

Watch the incredible moment skydivers were almost hit by a plane Free Falling This post contains videos

# close-call - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

‘Sickened by the threats’: Will Senators reject water charges?

“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”

# close-call - Saturday 15 November, 2014

From The42 Scotland came agonisingly close to beating the All Blacks earlier Close Call

Scotland came agonisingly close to beating the All Blacks earlier

Scotland will have to wait for their first ever win against the All Blacks.

# close-call - Thursday 13 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Luckiest pedestrian ever has unbelievable close call with colliding vehicles Too Close

Luckiest pedestrian ever has unbelievable close call with colliding vehicles

You couldn’t have coordinated this.

# close-call - Thursday 6 November, 2014

From The42 Open Thread: What Irish team would you pick to face South Africa on Saturday Your XV

Open Thread: What Irish team would you pick to face South Africa on Saturday

Joe Schmidt has fewer and fewer players to choose from, but there are still big calls to be made.

# close-call - Friday 24 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Mechanic almost ruins classic Mustang, makes a brilliant save at the last minute Action Man

# close-call - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From The42 5 talking points as All-Ireland finalists Castlebar defend Mayo crown against Ballintubber Close Call

5 talking points as All-Ireland finalists Castlebar defend Mayo crown against Ballintubber

Since 2009 Castlebar and Ballintuber will have made six county final appearances between them in the five years.

# close-call - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Luckiest cyclist in Russia has insanely close call with car and lorry Close Call

# close-call - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Homeless man in Athlone escapes being tipped into bin truck

Staff at the waste management company had been instructed to check in every bin before emptying it and a worker spotted him asleep inside one.

# close-call - Monday 25 August, 2014

From The42 This cricket commentary booth was almost destroyed by a rogue projectile Close Call

This cricket commentary booth was almost destroyed by a rogue projectile

Mitchell Johnson’s six nearly blew out this commentary box window.

# close-call - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Turns out Earth survived near-miss from a solar storm back in 2012

Modern civilization could have been “knocked back to the 18th century.”

# close-call - Sunday 29 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Insanely lucky pedestrian narrowly avoids falling crane Close Call

# close-call - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The42 14-man Antrim push Armagh all the way in Ulster U21 quarter-final Close Call

14-man Antrim push Armagh all the way in Ulster U21 quarter-final

Stevie McDonnell’s side move on to play Donegal in the provincial semis next week.

From The Daily Edge Unbelievable footage shows construction worker’s lucky rescue from raging fire Rescue Me

Unbelievable footage shows construction worker’s lucky rescue from raging fire

This is both amazing and nerve-racking.

# close-call - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From The42 Roscommon reach fifth U21 Connacht football final in a row Close Call

Roscommon reach fifth U21 Connacht football final in a row

There was nearly late drama in Sligo but the 2012 champions held on.

# close-call - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From The42 ‘Christ, here we go again’: Rob Kearney on the nervous TMO wait in Paris Close Call

‘Christ, here we go again’: Rob Kearney on the nervous TMO wait in Paris

The Irish fullback was convinced Damien Chouly’s late score would be allowed.

# close-call - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From The42 Ireland’s Neil Seery gains plaudits but loses points decision on UFC debut Close Call

Ireland’s Neil Seery gains plaudits but loses points decision on UFC debut

The Dubliner took his highly ranked opponent the distance in London this evening.

# close-call - Saturday 15 February, 2014

From The42 Second half showing sees Tipperary beat Waterford in Allianz Hurling Division 1A Close Call

Second half showing sees Tipperary beat Waterford in Allianz Hurling Division 1A

Waterford had dominated the opening period.

# close-call - Monday 3 February, 2014

From The42 Johne Murphy determined to keep Munster on top after missing Ireland’s call Close Call

Johne Murphy determined to keep Munster on top after missing Ireland’s call

The winger was disappointed to miss out on the Irish squad for the Six Nations but is channelling his energies towards the Pro12.

# close-call - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From The42 19 shots off target but Dzeko makes one count as City pip Palace League Leaders This post contains videos

19 shots off target but Dzeko makes one count as City pip Palace

Manuel Pellegrini’s side have climbed to the Premier League summit after a nervy home win.

# close-call - Saturday 23 November, 2013

From The42 Painful memories of blowing a 21-7 lead against the All Blacks Flashback

Painful memories of blowing a 21-7 lead against the All Blacks

David Wallace recalls a harrowing defeat against New Zealand that marked Richie McCaw’s Test debut.

# close-call - Friday 22 November, 2013

From The42 If Sexton wasn’t fit, Jackson would have started – Joe Schmidt Close Call

If Sexton wasn’t fit, Jackson would have started – Joe Schmidt

The Ireland coach admits that the Ulster out-half is unlucky to miss out, with versatility needed on the bench.

# close-call - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Skydivers record terrifying collision between two planes Close Call

Skydivers record terrifying collision between two planes

Two planes collided at 12,000 feet and incredibly, everyone survived.

# close-call - Saturday 19 October, 2013

From The42 ‘We got out of jail’ admits O’Connor as Leinster survive late scare Close Call

‘We got out of jail’ admits O’Connor as Leinster survive late scare

Former Ulster player Pedrie Wannenburg looked to have clinched a late point when he touched down near the Leinster line.

# close-call - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From The42 Watch this terrifying American Le Mans Series crash Woah

Watch this terrifying American Le Mans Series crash

Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the high-speed incident.

# close-call - Monday 9 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Crazy compilation of close-calls with trucks Keep On Truckin'

WATCH: Crazy compilation of close-calls with trucks

Will you MIND!

# close-call - Friday 30 August, 2013

Close call for minister and senator as large branch misses them by inches at Dáil

Minister of State Joe Costello, Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan and his brother Michael Coghlan were standing under the tree when a large branch fell.

# close-call - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him Swim Away! This post contains videos

Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him

We’re going to need a bigger… everything.

# close-call - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Eight injured as plane lands nose-first in New York

The plane carrying 150 people collapsed on landing at La Guardia airport.

# close-call - Sunday 21 July, 2013

From The42 Relive the closest finish in Tour de France history Close Call This post contains videos

Relive the closest finish in Tour de France history

Just 8 seconds seperated Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon after 3285km of racing.

# close-call - Thursday 13 June, 2013

From The42 Ireland U20s’ semi-final dreams dashed by mighty New Zealand Close Call

Ireland U20s’ semi-final dreams dashed by mighty New Zealand

Mike Ruddock’s men staged a late fightback but went down fighting at the Junior World Championships.

# close-call - Friday 24 May, 2013

From The42 Did an Irishman just produce the greatest finish in the history of motor racing? Close Call This post contains videos

Did an Irishman just produce the greatest finish in the history of motor racing?

If it isn’t, we’d like to see better?

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