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Dublin: 3°C Thursday 4 March 2021

#close but no cigar

# close-but-no-cigar - Saturday 31 October, 2020

After trailing Kilkenny by 16 points, Dublin produce epic comeback but fall just short
# Close But No Cigar
# Close But No Cigar

After trailing Kilkenny by 16 points, Dublin produce epic comeback but fall just short

Oct 31st 2020, 5:58 PM 34,826 Views 15 Comments

Kilkenny are into the Leinster SHC final while Dublin head for the qualifiers.

# close-but-no-cigar - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Michael Ryan says Tipp tried their 'absolute best' and salutes 'heart-breaker' Joe Canning
# Close But No Cigar
# Close But No Cigar

Michael Ryan says Tipp tried their 'absolute best' and salutes 'heart-breaker' Joe Canning

Aug 6th 2017, 7:26 PM 12,718 Views 16 Comments

For a third year in succession, only a point separated Galway and the Premier in an All-Ireland semi-final.

# close-but-no-cigar - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'We rattled them and there wasn't the gap that was on the scoreboard in the end. It was very close'
# Close But No Cigar
# Close But No Cigar

'We rattled them and there wasn't the gap that was on the scoreboard in the end. It was very close'

Jul 15th 2017, 10:22 PM 10,187 Views 13 Comments

Carlow gave Monaghan a huge fright in the qualifiers tonight.

# close-but-no-cigar - Sunday 16 April, 2017

As Cuba emerges from economic hibernation, opportunity knocks for Irish firms
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# Close But No Cigar

As Cuba emerges from economic hibernation, opportunity knocks for Irish firms

Apr 16th 2017, 8:05 AM 15,042 Views 24 Comments

But don’t expect anything to happen quickly in the Caribbean nation.

# close-but-no-cigar - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Rory McIlroy moves to number two in the world but falls short on final day at Bay Hill
# Close But No Cigar
# Close But No Cigar

Rory McIlroy moves to number two in the world but falls short on final day at Bay Hill

Mar 19th 2017, 11:32 PM 6,132 Views 2 Comments

Marc Leishman took victory as the Northern Irishman finished two shots further back.

# close-but-no-cigar - Thursday 3 November, 2016

7 players who were unlucky to miss out on a football All-Star this year
# Close But No Cigar
# Close But No Cigar

7 players who were unlucky to miss out on a football All-Star this year

Nov 3rd 2016, 7:45 AM 19,443 Views 36 Comments

These footballers were close but missed out on individual honours.

# close-but-no-cigar - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Derek McGrath: 'It was heroic. It was epic. They gave everything inside their soul.'
# Close But No Cigar
# Close But No Cigar

Derek McGrath: 'It was heroic. It was epic. They gave everything inside their soul.'

Aug 7th 2016, 7:27 PM 6,474 Views 3 Comments

The Waterford manager nearly saw his side claim a momentous win.

# close-but-no-cigar - Monday 6 May, 2013

120 of 121 voters decide LeBron James is the NBA MVP
# So Near
# So Near

120 of 121 voters decide LeBron James is the NBA MVP

May 6th 2013, 9:15 AM 1,757 Views 2 Comments

The Miami Heat star thinks the missing vote must have been ‘a writer out of New York.’