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#Close Call

# close-call - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Lily Allen 'grateful to be alive' after gas explosion in Glastonbury caravan
# Close Call
# Close Call

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

Jun 21st 2015, 3:37 PM 21,106 Views 14 Comments

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
# Carrick-on-Shannon
# Carrick-on-Shannon

'Serious injury' avoided after pipe bomb is found in Leitrim

Jun 19th 2015, 2:44 PM 13,293 Views 15 Comments

It was found in a woodland area this morning.

# close-call - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

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

14 times everything inexplicably worked out just fine

May 20th 2015, 9:30 PM 10,934 Views 3 Comments

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
# Close Call
# Close Call

Dissidents blamed as significant bomb 'intended to kill' found in Belfast

May 2nd 2015, 8:19 AM 12,458 Views 54 Comments

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

# close-call - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

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

Unlucky photographer gets VERY close to the action at Cheltenham

Mar 11th 2015, 4:41 PM 7,345 Views 6 Comments

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
# Free Falling

Watch the incredible moment skydivers were almost hit by a plane

Feb 9th 2015, 3:57 PM 41,842 Views 29 Comments

Heart. In. Mouth.

# close-call - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?
# Close Call
# Close Call

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?

Dec 16th 2014, 4:00 PM 13,049 Views 123 Comments

“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

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

Scotland came agonisingly close to beating the All Blacks earlier

Nov 15th 2014, 8:22 PM 10,906 Views 13 Comments

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

# close-call - Thursday 13 November, 2014

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

Luckiest pedestrian ever has unbelievable close call with colliding vehicles

Nov 13th 2014, 7:28 AM 2,589 Views 2 Comments

You couldn’t have coordinated this.

# close-call - Thursday 6 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 6th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,001 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Mechanic almost ruins classic Mustang, makes a brilliant save at the last minute

Oct 24th 2014, 7:37 AM 2,998 Views 0 Comments

A lucky, lucky man.

# close-call - Saturday 18 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 18th 2014, 7:00 PM 5,446 Views 1 Comment

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

# close-call - Monday 22 September, 2014

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

Luckiest cyclist in Russia has insanely close call with car and lorry

Sep 22nd 2014, 8:44 PM 27,516 Views 21 Comments

Our NERVES.

# close-call - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Homeless man in Athlone escapes being tipped into bin truck
# Close Call
# Close Call

Homeless man in Athlone escapes being tipped into bin truck

Sep 4th 2014, 4:05 PM 15,322 Views 25 Comments

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

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

This cricket commentary booth was almost destroyed by a rogue projectile

Aug 25th 2014, 6:53 PM 2,752 Views 0 Comments

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
# Close Call
# Close Call

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

Jul 24th 2014, 10:45 PM 22,378 Views 50 Comments

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

# close-call - Sunday 29 June, 2014

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

Insanely lucky pedestrian narrowly avoids falling crane

Jun 29th 2014, 2:40 PM 5,852 Views 1 Comment

Our NERVES.

# close-call - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 26th 2014, 10:22 PM 3,256 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 26th 2014, 12:04 PM 13,942 Views 25 Comments

This is both amazing and nerve-racking.

# close-call - Saturday 22 March, 2014

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

Roscommon reach fifth U21 Connacht football final in a row

Mar 22nd 2014, 6:58 PM 5,186 Views 0 Comments

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

# close-call - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 18th 2014, 6:04 PM 13,949 Views 24 Comments

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

# close-call - Saturday 8 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 8th 2014, 9:50 PM 3,991 Views 5 Comments

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

# close-call - Saturday 15 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 15th 2014, 9:11 PM 18,982 Views 20 Comments

Waterford had dominated the opening period.

# close-call - Monday 3 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 3,296 Views 2 Comments

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

19 shots off target but Dzeko makes one count as City pip Palace
# League Leaders
From The42
# League Leaders

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

Dec 28th 2013, 5:18 PM 2,428 Views 2 Comments

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

# close-call - Saturday 23 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 4,008 Views 6 Comments

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

# close-call - Friday 22 November, 2013

If Sexton wasn't fit, Jackson would have started - Joe Schmidt
# Close Call
From The42
# Close Call

If Sexton wasn't fit, Jackson would have started - Joe Schmidt

Nov 22nd 2013, 3:14 PM 4,057 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Skydivers record terrifying collision between two planes

Nov 5th 2013, 6:00 PM 26,827 Views 21 Comments

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

# close-call - Saturday 19 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 19th 2013, 7:20 PM 5,110 Views 5 Comments

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

Watch this terrifying American Le Mans Series crash
# Woah
From The42
# Woah

Watch this terrifying American Le Mans Series crash

Oct 6th 2013, 10:02 AM 3,463 Views 3 Comments

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

# close-call - Monday 9 September, 2013

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

WATCH: Crazy compilation of close-calls with trucks

Sep 9th 2013, 5:21 PM 1,219 Views 1 Comment

Will you MIND!

# close-call - Friday 30 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 30th 2013, 3:19 PM 13,020 Views 73 Comments

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

Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him
# Swim Away!
From The Daily Edge
# Swim Away!

Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him

Jul 24th 2013, 9:13 AM 3,667 Views 1 Comment

We’re going to need a bigger… everything.

# close-call - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Eight injured as plane lands nose-first in New York
# Close Call
# Close Call

Eight injured as plane lands nose-first in New York

Jul 23rd 2013, 11:56 AM 17,323 Views 24 Comments

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

# close-call - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Relive the closest finish in Tour de France history
# Close Call
From The42
# Close Call

Relive the closest finish in Tour de France history

Jul 21st 2013, 11:39 AM 3,069 Views 7 Comments

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

# close-call - Thursday 13 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 13th 2013, 10:00 PM 16,147 Views 21 Comments

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

# close-call - Friday 24 May, 2013

Did an Irishman just produce the greatest finish in the history of motor racing?
# Close Call
From The42
# Close Call

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

May 24th 2013, 7:59 PM 9,290 Views 16 Comments

If it isn’t, we’d like to see better?

# close-call - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Enda Kenny 'egged' at UCD
# Close Call
# Close Call

Enda Kenny 'egged' at UCD

Nov 29th 2012, 1:31 PM 33,290 Views 177 Comments

The protesters missed though.

# close-call - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Ulster Bank League: Lansdowne stay top as they return to winning ways in Clontarf
# Club Rugby
From The42
# Club Rugby

Ulster Bank League: Lansdowne stay top as they return to winning ways in Clontarf

Nov 11th 2012, 9:15 AM 724 Views 0 Comments

A second-half comeback gave Mike Ruddock’s side the victory while Garryowen stayed in touch with a win over Shannon.

# close-call - Friday 28 September, 2012

PRO12 Report: Ulster obliterate Cardiff Blues with seven-try salvo
# Inspired
From The42
# Inspired

PRO12 Report: Ulster obliterate Cardiff Blues with seven-try salvo

Sep 28th 2012, 9:15 PM 1,715 Views 0 Comments

There were two tries apiece for Tommy Bowe and Nick Williams on an emotional night at Cardiff Arms Park.