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# So Close

Last year
Padraig Harrington pipped to Senior Open Championship title in play-off
All time
Agony but no choke at St Andrews for Rory McIlroy - he remains on the right track
One-run heartbreak for Ireland after record-breaking run-chase
'This is the one we desperately wanted to win, and we've come within 60 seconds of it'
Heartbreak for Ireland 7s as they agonisingly miss out on first-ever Series final
Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary narrowly misses out on medal in blanket finish
Kurt Walker narrowly beaten by American opponent in medal fight
Ireland post best result in Women's Team Pursuit to finish eighth at Worlds
Mona McSharry agonisingly misses out on second medal at Europeans
Moynihan comes within inches of winning €150,000 sports car at French Open
Sam Bennett denied back-to-back Vuelta wins in photo finish, Roche remains in red
Highly-rated Cork City defender set to sign for Championship side Hull today
Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster
Derry City fall agonisingly short of famous turnaround in Belarus
'I just ran out of road' - Ireland's Sam Bennett gutted after another second-place Giro finish
Louis Oosthuizen isn't letting a career Grand Slam of second places get him down
Good week at the Open for Leona Maguire but she's pipped for best amateur prize
Two young rowers rescued off Cork coast as they tried to row from Canada to Ireland
Waterford football boss - 'Hopefully it'll turn for them, one of these days it'll turn for them'
Paul Dunne misses out on first European Tour title after losing play-off
Baby boy delivered in Dublin Port Tunnel
Courageous draw not enough to send Dundalk through to Champions League group stages
Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium
These famous roles were almost played by completely different actors
Ken Doherty falls at final hurdle in bid to qualify for world championship
Goalless draw sees Dundalk's European dream come to an end
'It looked like it bounced left': Johnson puts a brave face on Major three-putt terror
Pádraig Harrington came agonisingly close to qualifying for the US Open
Analysis: Bangor Bulldozer plays vital role as 15-man Munster fold
Irish twins agonisingly miss out on the medals at Canoe World Championships
Eden Hazard and 4 more players Manchester United memorably missed out on
Video: SpaceX rocket floats down from the sky but is still blown to smithereens
Heartbreak for Ireland U19s as Paul Doolin's side beaten at the death in Germany
Ireland's Kevin Phelan narrowly misses out on Joburg Open title but pockets €80,000
Dublin is almost the best city in the world for North Americans to live in
Video shows moment SpaceX rocket crashed down on ocean barge
Kid attempts bicycle jump, fails miserably
Little Scottish boy tries to race marathon runners... and it ends in a faceplant
Insane near-miss in a racecar doesn't even bother driver
The Queen didn't sit on the Iron Throne and disappointed the entire internet