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#So Close

# so-close - Monday 14 August, 2017

Louis Oosthuizen isn't letting a career Grand Slam of second places get him down So Close This post contains videos

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.

# so-close - Sunday 6 August, 2017

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 - Friday 21 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Two young rowers rescued off Cork coast as they tried to row from Canada to Ireland 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 - Saturday 27 May, 2017

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 - Sunday 16 April, 2017

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.

# so-close - Friday 9 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Baby boy delivered in Dublin Port Tunnel Baby On Board

Baby boy delivered in Dublin Port Tunnel

Members of Swords ambulance crews assisted in the delivery.

# so-close - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

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.

# so-close - Thursday 18 August, 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 - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie These famous roles were almost played by completely different actors So Close

These famous roles were almost played by completely different actors

The history of film is full of near misses.

# so-close - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

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.

# so-close - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Goalless draw sees Dundalk's European dream come to an end

The 0-0 draw saw them exit 2-1 on aggregate.

# so-close - Monday 22 June, 2015

'It looked like it bounced left': Johnson puts a brave face on Major three-putt terror What Happened This post contains videos

'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 - Monday 25 May, 2015

Pádraig Harrington came agonisingly close to qualifying for the US Open

Three-time Major champion misses his chance to qualify for Chambers Bay.

# so-close - Monday 11 May, 2015

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 - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Irish twins agonisingly miss out on the medals at Canoe World Championships

Kildare’s Noel and Robert Hendrick finished fourth in Brazil.

# so-close - Monday 27 April, 2015

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.

# so-close - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Video: SpaceX rocket floats down from the sky but is still blown to smithereens Drone Ship This post contains videos

Video: SpaceX rocket floats down from the sky but is still blown to smithereens

The company isn’t giving up hope.

# so-close - Saturday 28 March, 2015

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 - Sunday 1 March, 2015

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 - Friday 23 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Dublin is almost the best city in the world for North Americans to live in 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 - Friday 16 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Video shows moment SpaceX rocket crashed down on ocean barge 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 - Monday 29 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Kid attempts bicycle jump, fails miserably So Close

Kid attempts bicycle jump, fails miserably

He had it all set up and everything!

# so-close - Monday 28 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Little Scottish boy tries to race marathon runners... and it ends in a faceplant So Close

# so-close - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Insane near-miss in a racecar doesn’t even bother driver Racecar

Insane near-miss in a racecar doesn’t even bother driver

This is waaay too close for comfort.

# so-close - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Queen didn't sit on the Iron Throne and disappointed the entire internet So Close

# so-close - Thursday 19 June, 2014

This wild throw spoiled Clayton Kershaw’s perfect game last night So Close This post contains videos

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.

# so-close - Saturday 24 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat Hair's Breadth

Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran looks set to miss out on Arklow seat

The Arklow tally shows Tom Curran at 6.23 per cent. There are six seats for the taking.

# so-close - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Irishman Dan Martin suffers final turn crash in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

The 27-year-old was sitting second coming into the sharp left-hand corner.

# so-close - Thursday 24 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Which of Ireland’s tourist spots made it to the final of the World Tourism Awards? So Close

# so-close - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Heartbreak for Ireland as crazy finish at Tallaght sees Germans nick points

Sue Ronan’s side almost earned a famous point against their heavyweight opponents.

# so-close - Friday 21 February, 2014

Ireland get West Indies on the ropes, but let series win slip

The West Indies attack did just enough to keep Ireland at bay in Sabina Park tonight.

# so-close - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge This determined dog really wants to get his paws on that bottle Eager Beagle

This determined dog really wants to get his paws on that bottle

Now that’s what you call determination.

# so-close - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Great Champions League £1 five-timer falls short…because of Wayne Rooney

Aguero, Ibrahimovic, Vidal and Bale all chipped in for one punter.

# so-close - Sunday 24 November, 2013

'You've got to be able to defend until the end' laments Joe Schmidt

The Ireland coach had no complaints about the veracity of the All Blacks’ late try.

# so-close - Friday 1 February, 2013

VIDEO: Phil Mickelson's birdie putt for a 59 rolled around the inside of the cup and lipped out So Close This post contains videos

# so-close - Monday 2 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Nice try: Two kids try to take the Olympic torch Cheeky This post contains videos

Nice try: Two kids try to take the Olympic torch

The kids broke through a cordon and briefly got their hands on the torch before they were shepherded away.

# so-close - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

How a gay rights activist nearly convinced FIFA to denounce homophobia

The organiser of Berlin’s annual Gay Pride Parade managed to squeeze an informal agreement out of FIFA chiefs last month.