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#Defeat

# defeat - Sunday 17 March, 2013

From The42 ‘Bit of a mixed bag’ – Captain Heaslip reflects on Irish capitulation Italian Lessons

‘Bit of a mixed bag’ – Captain Heaslip reflects on Irish capitulation

Ireland finished the Six Nations campaign with just one win from five matches.

# defeat - Saturday 16 March, 2013

From The42 Out of 10: How we rated Ireland’s players against Italy Ratings

Out of 10: How we rated Ireland’s players against Italy

Few Irish players put their hands up and took the fight [legally] to the victorious Italians.

From The42 Report: Injuries mount as Italy deliver knock-out blow to Ireland's 6 Nations 1997 Revisited

Report: Injuries mount as Italy deliver knock-out blow to Ireland's 6 Nations

Head coach Declan Kidney will be under huge pressure to vacate his role.

# defeat - Monday 25 February, 2013

From The42 Opinion: Allow Kidney his 6 Nations farewell but new coach is needed for summer tour Borrowed Time

Opinion: Allow Kidney his 6 Nations farewell but new coach is needed for summer tour

It would be pointless to have an outgoing coach take a young Irish squad to play America and Canada in June.

# defeat - Sunday 20 January, 2013

From The42 Vilanova left frustrated by Pique sending off Shocker

Vilanova left frustrated by Pique sending off

Barcelona lost for the first time this season in La Liga on Saturday night.

# defeat - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From The42 Benitez blames tiredness, not tinkering, for Chelsea loss Pensioners

Benitez blames tiredness, not tinkering, for Chelsea loss

The Spaniard also revealed that the Demba Ba transfer has yet to be officially confirmed.

# defeat - Sunday 23 December, 2012

From The42 Leinster have been bullied in their last 3 games - Keith Wood Bully Boy

Leinster have been bullied in their last 3 games - Keith Wood

The former Ireland and Munster captain believes the European champions are lost without Brian O’Driscoll.

# defeat - Friday 14 December, 2012

From The42 Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend’s European rugby Previews

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend’s European rugby

Our four provinces are facing into make-or-break weekend, here’s all you need to know.

# defeat - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

From The42 Pro12: Scarlets lock cited for tackle that left Munster forward Ronan hospitalised Up Front This post contains videos

Pro12: Scarlets lock cited for tackle that left Munster forward Ronan hospitalised

Reds forward Billy Holland said the pack would hold their hands up and take responsibility for the weekend loss.

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Lonely boy plays cat at tabletennis... and loses Finish Him This post contains videos

VIDEO: Lonely boy plays cat at tabletennis... and loses

The ultimate humiliation.

# defeat - Sunday 11 November, 2012

From The42 Heaslip holds hands up over yellow card that cost Ireland dearly My Bad

Heaslip holds hands up over yellow card that cost Ireland dearly

The newly-appointed captain admitted that he would have served his team better by staying on the field at a crucial stage.

# defeat - Monday 5 November, 2012

From The42 Pro12: Leinster coach Joe Schmidt 'massively frustrated' after fourth straight loss to Ospreys Hoodoo

Pro12: Leinster coach Joe Schmidt 'massively frustrated' after fourth straight loss to Ospreys

The New Zealander was unhappy with his side as they failed to score for 72 minutes after taking a 10-0 lead.

# defeat - Monday 22 October, 2012

From The42 Two games lost and no points gained is a recipe for elimination - Michael Bradley Heineken Cup

Two games lost and no points gained is a recipe for elimination - Michael Bradley

The Edinburgh coach summed up his side’s 33-0 defeat to Munster as ‘embarrassed again, I’m afraid’.

# defeat - Saturday 13 October, 2012

From The42 'Our aim is not Germany, our aim is Sweden and Austria' declares Trapattoni 6-1

'Our aim is not Germany, our aim is Sweden and Austria' declares Trapattoni

“Every player loses many, many games,” trumpeted the Irish manager.

From The42 Player Ratings: Racing Metro v Munster Out Of 10

Player Ratings: Racing Metro v Munster

Simon Zebo and Peter O’Mahony were the star performers in a losing effort for Rob Penney’s men in France.

# defeat - Saturday 6 October, 2012

From The42 Penney unhappy with non-try decision, curses lack of Munster pressure At A Loss

Penney unhappy with non-try decision, curses lack of Munster pressure

The New Zealander wanted a TMO at the very least when Casey Laulala crashed over late in the game.

# defeat - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

From The42 Signs of Rob Penney's rugby philosophy taking shape at Munster Shoulder Charge

Signs of Rob Penney's rugby philosophy taking shape at Munster

The Reds mixed a running game with a dogged defensive performance and were only missing the late O’Gara drop goal.

# defeat - Sunday 12 August, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Italian football player goes on hunger strike after match-fixing claims Protest This post contains videos

VIDEO: Italian football player goes on hunger strike after match-fixing claims

Emanuele Pesoli has chained himself to the headquarters of Italy’s soccer federation.

# defeat - Monday 25 June, 2012

From The42 Barry-Murphy: "The bit of inexperience counted against us but we're moving in the right direction" Defeat

Barry-Murphy: "The bit of inexperience counted against us but we're moving in the right direction"

Cork exited this year’s Munster senior hurling championship yesterday but their manager is optimistic that they can bounce back this season.

# defeat - Thursday 14 June, 2012

From The42 Allez les Bleus: Declan Kidney starts 10 Leinster players for All Blacks test Second Test

Allez les Bleus: Declan Kidney starts 10 Leinster players for All Blacks test

The Irish coach has turned to the Heineken Cup winners to make up the core of his side ahead of Saturday’s match in Christchurch.

# defeat - Saturday 9 June, 2012

From The42 'We've got to wear it' - Irish players reflect on their humbling defeat One Down

'We've got to wear it' - Irish players reflect on their humbling defeat

Jamie Heaslip took the defeat on the chin while All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was sparing with his praise.

# defeat - Saturday 26 May, 2012

From The42 Report: McGeady provides the spark as Ireland ensure fond farewell before Euro 2012 Satisfaction

Report: McGeady provides the spark as Ireland ensure fond farewell before Euro 2012

The winger made a huge impact on the friendly encounter and Richard Dunne was once again immense at the back.

# defeat - Saturday 18 February, 2012

From The42 Ireland come up short in Kenya Defeat

Ireland come up short in Kenya

A poor performance from Ireland’s batsmen ensured the first of two scheduled ODI World Cup qualifiers at Mombasa Sports Club went the way of the home side.