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#So so close

# so-so-close - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Another close finish at the Vuelta ends in disappointment for Nicolas Roche

That’s two top-five finishes for the Irishman in the space of three days.

# so-so-close - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Ireland's Dan Martin falls agonisingly short of winning today's Tour de France stage

Nicolas Roche and Sam Bennett were eight minutes behind.

# so-so-close - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Demba Ba almost had his Beckham vs Wimbledon moment against Arsenal tonight

The Besiktas striker is an audacious man.

# so-so-close - Friday 1 March, 2013

Derval O’Rourke was this close to a medal at the European Indoors this evening

Ireland’s Derval O’Rourke ran a season’s best in the 60m hurdle final but missed out on a medal by one-hundredth of a second.