# just short

Last year
# just short
Agony for Ireland after narrow defeat to Netherlands in EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers
Ireland were leading for the majority of the tie but lost out by 59-56.
# just short
'We played some unbelievable rugby and we left it all out there'
Munster hooker Niall Scannell took some pride in his side’s performance in defeat to Toulouse.
All time
# just short
Bakkies Botha's pro career ended with a comical conversion attempt
The Barbarians were beaten 49-31 by Argentina at Twickenham.
# Heartbreak
Munster come up just short after momentous effort against Toulon
The Top 14 outfit advance to the Heineken Cup final after Jonny Wilkinson kicked them to success in Marseille.
# just shy
Summer Tour Diary: Outnumbered 15 to 1 yet all you could hear were Irish voices
Jonathan Sexton admitted that he needed to strike his late penalty perfectly for Ireland to lead. He did not but was excellent otherwise.