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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# So Close

Last year
# So Close
Agony but no choke at St Andrews for Rory McIlroy - he remains on the right track
Though the drought goes on, McIlroy’s consistency at the majors this year has been outstanding.
# Disappointment
One-run heartbreak for Ireland after record-breaking run-chase
New Zealand squeezed home with a three-wicket win in today’s second ODI.
# So Close
'This is the one we desperately wanted to win, and we've come within 60 seconds of it'
Leinster captain Johnny Sexton reflects on a difficult day for the province in Marseille.
# So Close
Heartbreak for Ireland 7s as they agonisingly miss out on first-ever Series final
New Zealand struck with the clock in the red to deny James Topping’s side.
All time
# So Close
Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary narrowly misses out on medal in blanket finish
O’Leary finished 5th in the VL3 Va’a final in a time of 52.910.
# So Close
Kurt Walker narrowly beaten by American opponent in medal fight
Walker narrowly lost his quarter-final to American Duke Reagan.
# So Close
Ireland post best result in Women's Team Pursuit to finish eighth at Worlds
The quartet of Mia Griffin, Kelly Murphy, Alice Sharpe and Lara Gillespie faced world champions Australia in the first round.
# So Close
Mona McSharry agonisingly misses out on second medal at Europeans
The teenager was just 0.4 seconds from the podium.
# So Close
Moynihan comes within inches of winning €150,000 sports car at French Open
The Irishman is in a good position heading into the weekend at Le Golf National.
# agonisingly close
Sam Bennett denied back-to-back Vuelta wins in photo finish, Roche remains in red
Dutch champion Fabio Jakobsen claimed victory on stage four.
# Nearly there
Highly-rated Cork City defender set to sign for Championship side Hull today
Sean McLoughlin’s deal is all agreed subject to a medical, says Grant McCann.
# So Close
Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster
Dan McFarland’s side were brilliant but came up just short in Dublin on Saturday night.
# So Close
Derry City fall agonisingly short of famous turnaround in Belarus
The Candystripes were just a goal away from dumping Dinamo Minsk out on their own patch.
# So Close
'I just ran out of road' - Ireland's Sam Bennett gutted after another second-place Giro finish
The Bora-Hansgrohe man was boxed out and crossed the line behind winner Elia Viviani on the 17th stage.
# So Close
Louis Oosthuizen isn't letting a career Grand Slam of second places get him down
The South African golfer posted a brilliant video having a laugh at himself on Twitter.
# disappointing finish
Good week at the Open for Leona Maguire but she's pipped for best amateur prize
A disappointing final round meant that the Cavan native missed out on an historic feat.
# So Close
Two young rowers rescued off Cork coast as they tried to row from Canada to Ireland
French-Canadian rower Joseph Gagnon and Dubliner Brian Conville were attempting to break four world records.
# So Close
Waterford football boss - 'Hopefully it'll turn for them, one of these days it'll turn for them'
Tom McGlinchey praised his players efforts against Cork.
# So Close
Paul Dunne misses out on first European Tour title after losing play-off
The Wicklow golfer was beaten by Edoardo Molinari in Morocco but still recorded his career best-ever finish.
# baby on board
Baby boy delivered in Dublin Port Tunnel
Members of Swords ambulance crews assisted in the delivery.
# So Close
Courageous draw not enough to send Dundalk through to Champions League group stages
Tonight’s second leg with Legia Warsaw ended 1-1 at the Polish Army Stadium tonight.
# Rio 2016
Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium
The niggling questions over winning athletes can add to any mixed feelings.
# So Close
These famous roles were almost played by completely different actors
The history of film is full of near misses.
# off day
Ken Doherty falls at final hurdle in bid to qualify for world championship
The Dubliner won just a single frame against Wales’ Ryan Day this evening.
# Dundalk
Goalless draw sees Dundalk's European dream come to an end
The 0-0 draw saw them exit 2-1 on aggregate.
# What Happened
'It looked like it bounced left': Johnson puts a brave face on Major three-putt terror
‘Other than that, it was a damn good week.’
# So Close
Pádraig Harrington came agonisingly close to qualifying for the US Open
Three-time Major champion misses his chance to qualify for Chambers Bay.
# Drama
Analysis: Bangor Bulldozer plays vital role as 15-man Munster fold
With just two minutes left at Kingspan Stadium, Anthony Foley’s men led by seven points.
# So Close
Irish twins agonisingly miss out on the medals at Canoe World Championships
Kildare’s Noel and Robert Hendrick finished fourth in Brazil.
# So Close
Eden Hazard and 4 more players Manchester United memorably missed out on
The Belgian star could’ve moved to Old Trafford in 2012 but Sir Alex Ferguson signed Shinji Kagawa instead.
# drone ship
Video: SpaceX rocket floats down from the sky but is still blown to smithereens
The company isn’t giving up hope.
# So Close
Heartbreak for Ireland U19s as Paul Doolin's side beaten at the death in Germany
The Boys in Green were eight minutes away from a famous victory but two late goals ended their qualification hopes.
# So Close
Ireland's Kevin Phelan narrowly misses out on Joburg Open title but pockets €80,000
The Waterford man finished in a tie for second.
# So Close
Dublin is almost the best city in the world for North Americans to live in
Surprisingly, second only to a city in North America
# So Close
Video shows moment SpaceX rocket crashed down on ocean barge
The company hopes to hone technology so that rockets can return to Earth intact for use again.
# So Close
Kid attempts bicycle jump, fails miserably
He had it all set up and everything!
# So Close
Little Scottish boy tries to race marathon runners... and it ends in a faceplant
He ALMOST won.
# racecar
Insane near-miss in a racecar doesn't even bother driver
This is waaay too close for comfort.
# So Close
The Queen didn't sit on the Iron Throne and disappointed the entire internet
# So Close
This wild throw spoiled Clayton Kershaw's perfect game last night
Dodgers pitcher struck out 15 on the way to the first “no-hitter” of his Major League career.