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# countdown - Today’s News


# countdown - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Ferris, Ryan and Bowe in Schmidt’s thoughts as World Cup planning begins

The Ireland coach pointed out that he has just 10 games to get his Six Nations champions ready for next year’s rugby showcase.

# countdown - Saturday 22 February, 2014

# countdown - Friday 21 February, 2014

Twickenham selfie! Ireland’s women get set for England challenge Countdown This post contains images

# countdown - Saturday 30 November, 2013

From VIDEO: Turkey farm gets ready for Christmas Countdown

# countdown - Saturday 12 October, 2013

‘My wee girl said, “Daddy where’s your medal?” She’s used to me coming home with something all the time’

Belfast boxer Tommy McCarthy launches his world championship challenge in Kazakhstan next week.

# countdown - Monday 24 June, 2013

In pictures: Ryan Giggs surprises Rachel Riley on special episode of Countdown

The episode of the popular Channel 4 show will air tomorrow.

# countdown - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

1 year out, World Cup’s countdown clock unveiled in Rio Rio

1 year out, World Cup’s countdown clock unveiled in Rio

’365 Dias’ means ’365 Days’ you guys.

# countdown - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Lions ‘ready to play’ after added pressure of open day

Forwards coach Graham Rowntree noted that the extra eyes scrutinising his pack’s line-out is exactly what the squad needs.

# countdown - Monday 18 February, 2013

# countdown - Monday 31 December, 2012

From Poll: Are you venturing out to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you venturing out to celebrate New Year’s Eve?

With more organised events than ever before to help people ring in the New Year, do you plan on leaving your house to celebrate it?

# countdown - Friday 28 December, 2012

‘Zlatan’ earns his place in the Swedish dictionary

It won’t be long now before he’s accepted on Countdown.

# countdown - Monday 3 December, 2012

From Drumroll please: And the headliners for Dublin’s New Year’s Eve festival are… Countdown

Drumroll please: And the headliners for Dublin’s New Year’s Eve festival are…

Clue: one is a Dublin singer and the other is a Kildare/Dublin indie rock band.

# countdown - Monday 24 September, 2012

Ryder Cup: Six of the best from Europe

The Ryder Cup has provided lots of memorable moments and we look at some of Europe’s finest moments.

# countdown - Friday 21 September, 2012

Clarke: I may lead the team out, but Andy Moran’s still the captain

The Mayo goalkeeper paid tribute to his side’s absent talisman in the build-up to Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Donegal.

# countdown - Monday 17 September, 2012

Olazabal seeks right words for Ryder Cup

Europe’s skipper will produce a more serious speech than his preprocessor nick Faldo, he says, note and is expected to make a reference to his late Ryder Cup partner Seve Ballesteros.

# countdown - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

SHC final countdown: Here are our 7 favourite Joe Canning YouTube clips

Ahead of the big game, we bring you some of the Galway star man’s best moments.

# countdown - Friday 15 June, 2012

LIVE: Euro 2012, day 8

Moving swiftly on… It’s back to Group D later this evening and we’re all over it, throughout the day, so open up the Viscounts and get that kettle on. It was all just a bad dream, after all…

# countdown - Thursday 14 June, 2012

LIVE: Euro 2012, day 7

What, it’s been a week already? All the nerve-jangling build-up to Ireland’s clash with Spain is nestled safely in here.

# countdown - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Poll: Where are you watching the match tonight? Countdown This post contains a poll

Poll: Where are you watching the match tonight?

We want to know where you’ll be when Robbie sticks the ball in the Croatia net?

# countdown - Thursday 7 June, 2012

# countdown - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

2 days to Euro 2012: How well do you know Giovanni Trapattoni?

Watch a fascinating documentary on how the youngest manager in Serie A history became one of the most decorated.

# countdown - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

3 days to Euro 2012: Faces in the crowd

Were you in Stuttgart wearing a flat cap in June, 1988?

# countdown - Monday 4 June, 2012

4 days to Euro 2012: Imagine if we had actually won something!

Ireland were given a hero’s welcome when they returned from Germany in ’88.

# countdown - Saturday 2 June, 2012

6 days to Euro 2012: Ronnie Whelan’s ‘shinner’

The ex-Liverpool midfielder’s volley against the Soviet Union remains one of the most memorable goals in the country’s history.

# countdown - Friday 1 June, 2012

7 days to Euro 2012: Spain are perennial underachievers no more

After a quarter century of early exits, tiki-taka brought Spain their first European title in 44 years.

# countdown - Thursday 31 May, 2012

8 days to Euro 2012: Who stuck the ball in the English net?

Ireland’s last appearance at the Euros encompassed one very special day in Stuttgart.

# countdown - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

9 days to Euro 2012: If Greece can do it…

In a series of events that shocked the world of football, Otto Rehhagel’s side secured victory at Euro 2004.

# countdown - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

10 days to Euro 2012: Shane MacGowan’s Rockier Road to Poland

The Pogues front man has given his support to the Boys in Green the only way he knows how.

# countdown - Monday 28 May, 2012

11 days to Euro 2012: Spain’s great escape in Bruges

The Iberians needed two goals in injury time to rescue a 4-3 win against Yugoslavia and qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2000.

# countdown - Sunday 27 May, 2012

12 days to Euro 2012: The singalong with Gaybo

Before Jack’s Army departed for Germany in ’88, they made a special appearance on The Late Late Show.

# countdown - Saturday 26 May, 2012

13 days to Euro 2012: Ireland denied a clear penalty in Russia draw

Tony Galvin was “decapitated by the goalkeeper” but the Irish were not awarded a penalty that may have taken them to the semi-finals.

# countdown - Friday 25 May, 2012

14 days to Euro 2012: The man behind the flag

Think you’re a hardcore fan? You haven’t met Davy Keogh.

# countdown - Thursday 24 May, 2012

15 days to Euro 2012: First-timers Latvia upset the Germans

The Baltic nation were expected to roll over for Rudi Voller’s side. That didn’t happen.

# countdown - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

16 days to Euro 2012: The road to Germany ’88

Thank you, Gary Mackay.

# countdown - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

17 days to Euro 2012: Manuel Amoros’ moment of madness

Long before Zidane v Materazzi, Denmark’s Jesper Olsen learned the hard way about getting on the wrong side of a Frenchman.

# countdown - Monday 21 May, 2012

18 days to Euro 2012: England’s penalty woes

What is it about them and shootouts?

# countdown - Sunday 20 May, 2012

19 days to Euro 2012: We miss you, Zizou

The French playmaker was undoubtedly one of the greatest of his generation.

# countdown - Saturday 19 May, 2012

20 days to Euro 2012: Are you ready?

It’s nearly time to get the tricolour bunting down out of the attic.

# countdown - Friday 18 May, 2012

Letter from Munich: darkness on the edge of town as ‘real final’ in city’s beerhalls

Miguel Delaney spent the day at the magnificent Allianz Arena… far from the madding crowd.

21 days to Euro 2012: Italy come good the second time of asking

The 1968 European Championships was decided by a replay after Yugoslavia held the hosts to a 1-1 draw in Rome.

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