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#Final Countdown

# final-countdown - Friday 17 May, 2013

Parisse and Stade eager to emulate Clermont and beat Leinster up

The abrasive Clermont and Glasgow Warriors packs are a blueprint for the French challengers.

# final-countdown - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Pro12: Battle-scarred Best calls for Ulster improvement

Ulster took their foot off the pedal after 50 minutes last night.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Handball world championships: Glory awaits Brady in final act

Paul FitzPatrick looks forward to tonight’s men’s singles final where Cavan’s Paul Brady will look to win his fourth World Handball title against Luis Moreno.

# final-countdown - Saturday 22 September, 2012

EA Sports Cup: Rovers look to Ciaran's killer instinct

With four goals in six starts since coming back from injury, striker Ciaran Kilduff can fire Shamrock Rovers past Drogheda United.

From The42 All-Ireland Final 2012: Here are some of our favourite Mayo and Donegal YouTube clips Nostalgia This post contains videos

All-Ireland Final 2012: Here are some of our favourite Mayo and Donegal YouTube clips

Ahead of the big game tomorrow, we recall some of the sides’ finest moments.

EA Sports Cup: Cooke ready to test Rovers' new Laws

Mick Cooke is hoping to finally take home a cup winners’ medal when Drogheda United take on Shamrock Rovers this evening.

# final-countdown - Friday 21 September, 2012

Laws targets cup win for Kenny

Brian Laws wants to bring home some silverware in his first game with Shamrock Rovers, but says that all of the credit belongs to his predecessor.

# final-countdown - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Mayo boss James Horan on Donegal: 'There are a lot of similarities'

“We’re a different animal now,” says the Mayo chief ahead of Sunday’s big showdown.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Aidan O'Shea (Mayo) on...

The Connacht champions midfielder talks to TheScore.ie on coping with Donegal’s midfield challenge, the confidence from beating Dublin and his pre-game routine.

# final-countdown - Monday 17 September, 2012

'It's over 40 hours a week' -- Jim McGuinness hoping his hard works pays for Donegal on Sunday

The Ulster champions’ manager admits he couldn’t do such a demanding job if it wasn’t for the support of his wife and family.

# final-countdown - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Your All-Ireland Football Final Build-Up Pic of the Day...

These young students know who they’ll be shouting for next weekend.

# final-countdown - Thursday 16 August, 2012

From The42 Tipperary unchanged for All-Ireland semi-final Team News

Tipperary unchanged for All-Ireland semi-final

Shane Bourke and Eoin Kelly have both been left out, despite their recent eye-catching performances.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Boylan: 'I always said, there is a certain madness in Meath football. You can’t take that out of us.'

The Royals’ former manager looks ahead to Sunday’s final.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Murray battles past Ferrer to reach semis again

The Scot will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Philipp Kohlschreiber earlier today.

# final-countdown - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Letter from Kiev: Great expectations as city awaits climactic showdown

Miguel Delaney describes the significant sense of anticipation throughout the Ukrainian capital ahead of tonight’s big game.

# final-countdown - Saturday 30 June, 2012

From The42 Euro 2012: Buffon not ready to alter prediction Mind Games

Euro 2012: Buffon not ready to alter prediction

Miguel Delaney is in Kiev finding the Italian captain quite happy to let Spain carry a favourite’s burden.

Euro 2012: Prandelli full of respect for defending champs

The Italian boss says, ‘Spain are not boring in any shape or form.’

# final-countdown - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Confident Garrycastle will put it up to Cross again - McNulty

Laois manager Justin McNulty accepts that this afternoon’s All-Ireland Club SFC final replay is too hard to call.

# final-countdown - Saturday 17 March, 2012

The road to Croker: here's the story so far for Crossmaglen and Garrycastle

Is it to be Crossmaglen’s year yet again? Or will there be a new name on the All-Ireland club football roll of honour come 5pm this evening?

# final-countdown - Friday 16 December, 2011

Watch: Presidential hopefuls face-off in final debate before Iowa vote Final Countdown This post contains videos

Watch: Presidential hopefuls face-off in final debate before Iowa vote

Poll frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney saw their conservative credentials questioned in a fairly low-key affair unlike previous debates.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

No Galvin as Kerry name side for All-Ireland decider

Kingdom boss Jack O’Connor leaves Finuge man on the bench in favour of Donnchadh Walsh for much-anticipated Dublin showdown.

# final-countdown - Monday 12 September, 2011

Murph's sideline cut: welcome to my world

“I love the fact that I went into a pub in town and a man I have never heard talk about the GAA was urgently asking me whether the Dubs are going to do it.”

# final-countdown - Friday 2 September, 2011

From The42 'No goalfest in this year's All-Ireland decider' Final Countdown This post contains videos

'No goalfest in this year's All-Ireland decider'

Derek Lyng and Eamonn Corcoran offer their thoughts on this weekend’s hurling showdown.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

From The42 In video: Ryan ready for Cats challenge Final Countdown This post contains videos

In video: Ryan ready for Cats challenge

Premier boss last night named his side to face Kilkenny this weekend. He knows what lies ahead.

# final-countdown - Friday 12 August, 2011

Premier League power rankings (Part IV): Can anyone knock United off their perch?

With the start of the new Premier League season imminent, find out who has topped our power rankings table.

# final-countdown - Monday 18 July, 2011

Recap: how the Tour de France is shaping up after 15 stages

We examine how the likes of Nicolas Roche and Alberto Contador are performing as the competition enters its final week.

# final-countdown - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Focus: the last three Ulster football finals revisited

As Donegal and Derry prepare to do battle, we take a look back at the recent history of the championship.

# final-countdown - Friday 8 July, 2011

From The42 WATCH: Lar Corbett and Tony Browne gear up for Munster decider Final Countdown This post contains videos

WATCH: Lar Corbett and Tony Browne gear up for Munster decider

Munster and Tipperary clash on Leeside this weekend. Two of the county’s heroes expect a real showdown.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Tsonga stuns Federer, as Djokovic topples Tomic in Wimbledon quarters

Is it a changing of the guard? The Swiss superstar was defeated despite winning the opening two sets – the first time that’s happened to him at a Grand Slam.

# final-countdown - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Ward joins Moylette in European Championship final

The 20-year-old is guaranteed to win a silver medal at least.

# final-countdown - Saturday 28 May, 2011

From The42 Down Wembley Way: looking back at London’s European Cup finals Final Countdown This post contains images

Down Wembley Way: looking back at London’s European Cup finals

This weekend is the sixth time that the final of Europe’s premier club competition has been held at Wembley. How well do you know your history?

# final-countdown - Friday 27 May, 2011

The Bootroom: what Alex Ferguson must do to out-wit Guardiola

The master will have to out-wit the apprentice if Fergie’s to secure another Champions League title tomorrow. But how can he do it?

From The42 Keep the red flag flying: 10 great moments from Manchester United in the European Cup Final Countdown This post contains videos

Keep the red flag flying: 10 great moments from Manchester United in the European Cup

We’re less than 24 hours away from the most-anticipated game in European football. United have been here before.

From The42 The Magnificent Seven: European Cup final moments Final Countdown This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: European Cup final moments

This week’s column looks back at seven moments of magic from the European Cup Final. Do you agree with Niall’s choices?

From The42 Munster and Leinster name starting XVs for Magners League showdown Final Countdown

Munster and Leinster name starting XVs for Magners League showdown

Danny Barnes starts at outside centre as McGahan names unchanged side.

# final-countdown - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Confidence key for both United and Barca, says Trapattoni

The Republic of Ireland boss gives his verdict on this year’s Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona. Who does he think will bring home the trophy?

# final-countdown - Saturday 21 May, 2011

Leinster fans ready themselves for a very different kind of rapture

With hope in their hearts, Leinster fans have travelled en masse to Cardiff in search of history.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

From The42 Rocky Road: How Porto and Braga booked their places in Dublin Final Countdown This post contains images

Rocky Road: How Porto and Braga booked their places in Dublin

It has been a long road to tomorrow night’s Europa League Final. We take a look at how the two teams made it this far.

# final-countdown - Monday 16 May, 2011

From The42 For one night only: "Dublin Arena" gets Europa League makeover Final Countdown This post contains images

For one night only: "Dublin Arena" gets Europa League makeover

We sneak a peek inside the new-look Aviva Stadium ahead of Wednesday night’s game between Braga and Porto.

# final-countdown - Friday 13 May, 2011

From The42 The Magnificent Seven: FA Cup Finals Final Countdown This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: FA Cup Finals

Man City and Stoke have a lot to live up in tomorrow’s FA Cup Final. We take a look at seven of the best.