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#Final Countdown

# final-countdown - Monday 20 June, 2016

Ireland to face England in World Rugby U20 Championship final

The hosts had plenty to spare in their 39-17 semi-final defeat of South Africa.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

From The42 Time for the final round of Pro12 games, here's where you can watch your province in action TV Guide

Time for the final round of Pro12 games, here's where you can watch your province in action

All six matches will kick-off at the same time this weekend.

# final-countdown - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Old Belvedere and UL Bohemian clinch spots in AIL final

Semif-finals serve up thrilling rugby despite the difficult conditions.

# final-countdown - Thursday 17 September, 2015

'I hope both teams kill each other,' jokes Martin O'Neill on Dublin v Kerry

O’Neill to miss Croker clash and take in a game at the Rugby World Cup.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

'Older people in Galway remember us, but the young people need new heroes and new stars'

Three-time All-Ireland winner Noel Lane is ready to pass on the torch to Canning and company.

# final-countdown - Thursday 9 July, 2015

The EU have now officially received Greece's bailout proposals

But will the proposals be sufficient to see a deal being done to keep Greece in the EU?

# final-countdown - Monday 22 June, 2015

Enda Kenny says he believes a deal is possible for Greece

Finance Minister Michael Noonan earlier said he wasn’t optimistic a deal could be reached today.

# final-countdown - Saturday 30 May, 2015

O'Connell's final stand and more talking points as Munster track down silverware

Strap yourselves in, because the Pro12 final is going to be intense.

# final-countdown - Thursday 26 March, 2015

'We're running out of games': Leo Cullen fronting up for business end of the season

Friday marks Leinster’s penultimate fixture at the RDS this season, unless they can make a late push for the top two.

# final-countdown - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Old Belvedere v Blackrock: Everything you need to know about today's AIL Division 1A final

Can Old Belvedere seal a superb season with another title?

# final-countdown - Sunday 16 November, 2014

"€178 per year" .... Ministers are zeroing in on the final figure for water charges

The final package will be announced on Wednesday, but it looks like homes with more than one adult will pay €178 — no matter how many adults live in the household.

# final-countdown - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Ming dynasty: Fitzmaurice upsets Fianna Fáil to take Dáil seat

Ming-backed turf-cutter Michael Fitzmaurice picked up transfers from all over the field to pip the FF candidate to the post.

# final-countdown - Saturday 27 September, 2014

5 talking points for Tipperary ahead of today's All-Ireland hurling final replay

Paying the penalty, mind games and other issues for the Premier men to ponder.

# final-countdown - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Kilkenny and Tipp county boards returned unwanted final tickets last night

They were put up for sale on the GAA’s website.

John Gardiner column: Old rivals but there's a lot of new faces in their first All-Ireland final columnist lost his first championship decider to the Cats in ’03 before winning the next two.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Open thread: who will be the unsung hero in this year’s All-Ireland hurling final?

We know the star names — but can one of Kilkenny or Tipp’s lesser lights steal the show on Sunday?

# final-countdown - Friday 1 August, 2014

Cheika's Waratahs need to snap 10-year Crusaders streak to claim Super Rugby crown

New Zealand’s Crusaders are aiming for their eighth title since the southern hemisphere’s elite club competition began.

# final-countdown - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Higuain fires Argentina into World Cup semis

Alejandro Sabella’s side will play either the Netherlands or Costa Rica, who face off later.

# final-countdown - Friday 27 June, 2014

Burton vs. White: 9 things we learned from the fifth and final Labour hustings

There’s anger among the ‘survivors of the bloodbath’, the threat of Sinn Féin needs to be taken seriously, and Joan Burton has twice as many things to be proud of as Alex White…

# final-countdown - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Two out of Ireland's three Euro constituencies won't make first count tonight

Lynn Boylan has been voted in as MEP in Dublin, but South and Midlands-Northwest have adjourned until tomorrow.

# final-countdown - Saturday 24 May, 2014

In Photos: The painstaking and forensic process of counting the votes

Open ballot box. Take out votes. Sort out first preferences. Repeat ad nauseum.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

'Jesus, this could be the final couple of games' - Penney wants long Munster goodbye

The New Zealander has resigned himself to the fact that Glasgow have the second home semi-final spot wrapped up.

# final-countdown - Saturday 3 May, 2014

'We don’t want to be known for having won one All-Ireland. We want to get back there again'

Gearóid Ryan is ready to put his horrific injury history behind him and drive Tipp back to the top table.

# final-countdown - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From The42 This class promo will get you excited for the 2014 Allianz Hurling League Final Preview

This class promo will get you excited for the 2014 Allianz Hurling League Final

Kilkenny and Tipperary are set to renew their longstanding rivalry this weekend.

# final-countdown - Sunday 27 April, 2014

5 talking points ahead of Dublin and Derry’s National Football League final

“Lucky” Dublin, lethal Lynch and plenty more to look forward to this afternoon.

# final-countdown - Friday 25 April, 2014

Here's how Derry and Donegal will line out for the weekend's football league finals

The Oak Leaf show just one change from the side which beat Mayo in the league semis.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

'The emphasis is always about staying calm' - O'Gara on Dublin's killer comebacks

Eoghan O’Gara has thrust himself into contention for a Championship start with 3-5 in the league this season.

# final-countdown - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From The42 Sunderland captain O'Shea follows winning footsteps of Keane, Carr and Whelan Wembley Way This post contains videos

Sunderland captain O'Shea follows winning footsteps of Keane, Carr and Whelan

The Black Cats’ leader could become the seventh Irishman to lead his club to a cup win at Wembley.

# final-countdown - Monday 13 January, 2014

In late twist, Donegal County Council passes budget by a single vote

A change of mind by one Independent Councillor and the inability of another to vote, meant the budget was passed after it seemed likely to fail.

# final-countdown - Saturday 28 September, 2013

A Rebel Prayer for the All-Ireland hurling replay

A county looks to you, JBM…

Cork v Clare, All-Ireland senior hurling final match guide

One of the best hurling championships in memory will come to an end this evening (we think).

# final-countdown - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Clare win would kickstart golden era, says selector Louis Mulqueen

But they have to deal with Cork first.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Ladies first: LGFA chief delighted at retention of finals date

The ladies football showpiece is slated in for Sunday at Croke Park.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Sleepless nights for Gavin before he picks Dublin team -- Tommy Lyons

Ger Brennan the man most at risk of missing out on Sunday, says former Dublin manager.

# final-countdown - Friday 13 September, 2013

Keane edge: Galway’s camogie hopefuls hoping big-stage experience key in final

The Connacht outfit face Limerick at Croke Park on Sunday.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Against the clock: Large screens to show TDs how long they can speak for

“Your time is up deputy… ”

# final-countdown - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Open thread: who will be the unsung hero in this year's All-Ireland hurling final?

Is one of Cork or Clare’s lesser lights about to steal the show this afternoon?

# final-countdown - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

‘Revenge’ is a dish best not served for Clare — Donnellan

Clare captain doesn’t want his team-mates too fired-up for their All-Ireland final against Cork next month.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Michael D meets the London footballers before Connacht final clash

The President was in London today on the first day of his official trip to Britain.

# final-countdown - Monday 27 May, 2013

40 hours to go until property tax deadline

Around 1.1 million homeowners have so far paid the charge.