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# surprise

Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Chaotic finish sees Motherwell earn a point away to Celtic
Jonathan Obika’s last-gasp equaliser cancels out David Turnbull’s 86th-minute penalty.
Last month
November 2023
FAI unaware of Fifa's decision to close investigation of racism case in Irish U21s match
Jim Crawford has been speaking to the media following the announcement of his squad to face Norway and Italy.
This year
Rodgers hails Irish star: 'He's probably one of the biggest surprises in my career'
Liam Scales, who was called up to the Ireland squad during the week, has impressed since breaking into the Celtic first team.
Cork camogie manager steps down weeks after All-Ireland win
Matthew Twomey had been in charge since November 2021.
Lana Del Rey announces Dublin gig next Friday with tickets on sale tomorrow
Del Rey surprised her Irish fans today with the news that tickets would go on sale tomorrow at 9am, with prices starting from €69.70.
Ed Sheeran announces surprise 3Arena gig at the end of March
This mini-tour, to promote a May album release, will be Sheeran’s only shows in Europe this year.
Klopp baffled after Chelsea's spending spree surpasses €550 million
The London club’s actions have raised questions over how they will meet Financial Fair Play requirements.
Last year
Germany suffer shock World Cup elimination
A 4-2 victory over Costa Rica was not enough to secure a last-16 spot.
South Africa put on a show to take gold over Olympic champions Fiji
In the women’s final, Faith Nathan scored two of Australia’s four tries in their 22-12 victory over Fiji.
Barca's top-four finish in danger after shock defeat to strugglers Cadiz
The relegation battlers won 1-0 at Camp Nou.
'It was a complete shock. It's heartbreaking for him, he had more to offer'
Premier great Padraic Maher confirmed the ‘heartbreaking’ decision to hang up his hurley today.
All time
'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain
The 32-year-old said Alun Wyn Jones offered him a few words of advice last night.
Substitute Adomah hits late winner as QPR stun promotion-chasers Watford
Charlie Austin had earlier cancelled out Troy Deeney’s penalty opener for the Hornets.
Head coach Bowen leaves Reading after appointment of new boss
He had been reported to be ready to return to his role as director of football once the club hired Veljko Paunovic as their new manager.
Late drama leaves Barcelona stunned in Copa del Rey
Inaki Williams scored a dramatic 93rd-minute winner for Athletic Bilbao.
Man United sign former Watford striker Ighalo on loan from Chinese Super League club
The Red Devils are bringing in the 30-year-old on loan from Shanghai Shenhua as cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.
Laois set to appoint four-time All-Ireland winning Kerryman as manager
Mike Quirke will take the reins from John Sugrue.
'It’s been a mad couple of days, and I’m still trying to get my head around it'
Jack Byrne can create history this week by becoming the first domestic player to play competitively for Ireland in almost 35 years.
Guthrie and McLoughlin contribute 1-10 as Donegal inflict first defeat on Dublin in 11 months
Karen Guthrie and Geraldine McLoughlin were the key attackers for Maxi Curran’s side.
Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15
Ireland kick-off their Six Nations campaign with a massive clash against England on Saturday.
Leroy Sane left out of Germany's World Cup squad while goalkeeper Neuer makes the cut
The PFA Young Player of the Year will not be going to the World Cup in Russia.
The star of Damo & Ivor surprised a huge fan in Dublin on Christmas morning and it was lovely
Well played.
9 stats on Martin O'Neill's Ireland that might surprise you
There are a couple of good potential pub quiz questions in here.
Scorpion appears on Baggot Street building site in Dublin today
The DSPCA says it has called in experts to identify the species of the creature, who has been nicknamed JP by the staff there.
Taoiseach found Ali's death the most difficult celebrity loss to take this year
The Taoiseach also said he believed UFC fighter Conor McGregor is a superstar.
WATCH: Credit Union surprises 'ordinary people doing extraordinary things' in Cork
This is lovely.
Good news for Ireland as Wales drop points at home to Georgia
Perhaps the Boys in Green’s 1-0 win at home to Vladimir Weiss’ side was not so bad after all.
This mammy in Galway had the loveliest reaction when her kids returned from Australia for her 60th
Oh sacred heart.
This Irish girl in Australia planned the best surprise for her mam's 40th birthday
Daughter of the year!
A wedding band from Wexford pulled off the soundest surprise for this couple
They wanted a very specific song played.
The moment this Mam discovers she's having a boy and not a girl is utterly priceless
Amazing timing.
This Irish lad's surprise homecoming for his mammy's birthday is going global
Brian Byrne has been living in Tel Aviv, and surprised his whole family.
These students surprised their teacher with two kittens after finding out her cat had died
Her reaction is SO sweet.
A Cork lad in the Philippines got the greatest birthday present ever from his best mate
Such PALS.
Huge shark jumps three metres onto fishing boat
The shark died after fishermen sprayed it with fresh water and bashed it on the nose with a wooden bat.
Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage
The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.
A Waterford radio station surprised a widowed father with a trip to London
As one texter said: “All the feels”.
These activists paid an awkward visit to the Dublin offices of a US vulture fund
The Irish Housing Network said it took over the reception area of Blackstone’s Dublin offices for close to an hour.
This Dublin man proposed to his girlfriend with a big flash mob on Grafton Street
Are Irish men becoming…romantic?
Irish Marvel illustrator proposes to girlfriend by drawing cartoons of their relationship
He showed the images at a surprise birthday he threw for her.