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Final Countdown

# final-countdown - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Sunderland captain O’Shea follows winning footsteps of Keane, Carr and Whelan

The Black Cats’ leader could become the seventh Irishman to lead his club to a cup win at Wembley.

# final-countdown - Monday 13 January, 2014

From In late twist, Donegal County Council passes budget by a single vote Final Countdown

In late twist, Donegal County Council passes budget by a single vote

A change of mind by one Independent Councillor and the inability of another to vote, meant the budget was passed after it seemed likely to fail.

# final-countdown - Saturday 28 September, 2013

A Rebel Prayer for the All-Ireland hurling replay

A county looks to you, JBM…

Cork v Clare, All-Ireland senior hurling final match guide

One of the best hurling championships in memory will come to an end this evening (we think).

# final-countdown - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Clare win would kickstart golden era, says selector Louis Mulqueen

But they have to deal with Cork first.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Ladies first: LGFA chief delighted at retention of finals date

The ladies football showpiece is slated in for Sunday at Croke Park.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Sleepless nights for Gavin before he picks Dublin team — Tommy Lyons

Ger Brennan the man most at risk of missing out on Sunday, says former Dublin manager.

# final-countdown - Friday 13 September, 2013

Keane edge: Galway’s camogie hopefuls hoping big-stage experience key in final

The Connacht outfit face Limerick at Croke Park on Sunday.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

From Against the clock: Large screens to show TDs how long they can speak for The Final Countdown

# final-countdown - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Open thread: who will be the unsung hero in this year’s All-Ireland hurling final?

Is one of Cork or Clare’s lesser lights about to steal the show this afternoon?

# final-countdown - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

‘Revenge’ is a dish best not served for Clare — Donnellan

Clare captain doesn’t want his team-mates too fired-up for their All-Ireland final against Cork next month.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Michael D meets the London footballers before Connacht final clash

The President was in London today on the first day of his official trip to Britain.

# final-countdown - Monday 27 May, 2013

From 40 hours to go until property tax deadline Final Countdown

40 hours to go until property tax deadline

Around 1.1 million homeowners have so far paid the charge.

# final-countdown - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Leinster refuse to bask in happiness as Ulster test out secret weapon

Ulster are working on a secret weapon to stump Joe Schmidt in his final game as Leinster coach.

# final-countdown - Friday 17 May, 2013

Parisse and Stade eager to emulate Clermont and beat Leinster up

The abrasive Clermont and Glasgow Warriors packs are a blueprint for the French challengers.

# final-countdown - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Pro12: Battle-scarred Best calls for Ulster improvement

Ulster took their foot off the pedal after 50 minutes last night.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Handball world championships: Glory awaits Brady in final act

Paul FitzPatrick looks forward to tonight’s men’s singles final where Cavan’s Paul Brady will look to win his fourth World Handball title against Luis Moreno.

# final-countdown - Saturday 22 September, 2012

EA Sports Cup: Rovers look to Ciaran’s killer instinct

With four goals in six starts since coming back from injury, striker Ciaran Kilduff can fire Shamrock Rovers past Drogheda United.

All-Ireland Final 2012: Here are some of our favourite Mayo and Donegal YouTube clips

Ahead of the big game tomorrow, we recall some of the sides’ finest moments.

EA Sports Cup: Cooke ready to test Rovers’ new Laws

Mick Cooke is hoping to finally take home a cup winners’ medal when Drogheda United take on Shamrock Rovers this evening.

# final-countdown - Friday 21 September, 2012

Laws targets cup win for Kenny

Brian Laws wants to bring home some silverware in his first game with Shamrock Rovers, but says that all of the credit belongs to his predecessor.

# final-countdown - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Mayo boss James Horan on Donegal: ‘There are a lot of similarities’

“We’re a different animal now,” says the Mayo chief ahead of Sunday’s big showdown.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Aidan O’Shea (Mayo) on…

The Connacht champions midfielder talks to on coping with Donegal’s midfield challenge, the confidence from beating Dublin and his pre-game routine.

# final-countdown - Monday 17 September, 2012

‘It’s over 40 hours a week’ — Jim McGuinness hoping his hard works pays for Donegal on Sunday

The Ulster champions’ manager admits he couldn’t do such a demanding job if it wasn’t for the support of his wife and family.

# final-countdown - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Your All-Ireland Football Final Build-Up Pic of the Day…

These young students know who they’ll be shouting for next weekend.

# final-countdown - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Tipperary unchanged for All-Ireland semi-final

Shane Bourke and Eoin Kelly have both been left out, despite their recent eye-catching performances.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Boylan: ‘I always said, there is a certain madness in Meath football. You can’t take that out of us.’

The Royals’ former manager looks ahead to Sunday’s final.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Murray battles past Ferrer to reach semis again

The Scot will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Philipp Kohlschreiber earlier today.

# final-countdown - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Letter from Kiev: Great expectations as city awaits climactic showdown

Miguel Delaney describes the significant sense of anticipation throughout the Ukrainian capital ahead of tonight’s big game.

# final-countdown - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Euro 2012: Buffon not ready to alter prediction

Miguel Delaney is in Kiev finding the Italian captain quite happy to let Spain carry a favourite’s burden.

Euro 2012: Prandelli full of respect for defending champs

The Italian boss says, ‘Spain are not boring in any shape or form.’

# final-countdown - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Confident Garrycastle will put it up to Cross again – McNulty

Laois manager Justin McNulty accepts that this afternoon’s All-Ireland Club SFC final replay is too hard to call.

# final-countdown - Saturday 17 March, 2012

The road to Croker: here’s the story so far for Crossmaglen and Garrycastle

Is it to be Crossmaglen’s year yet again? Or will there be a new name on the All-Ireland club football roll of honour come 5pm this evening?

# final-countdown - Friday 16 December, 2011

From Watch: Presidential hopefuls face-off in final debate before Iowa vote Final Countdown

Watch: Presidential hopefuls face-off in final debate before Iowa vote

Poll frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney saw their conservative credentials questioned in a fairly low-key affair unlike previous debates.

# final-countdown - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

No Galvin as Kerry name side for All-Ireland decider

Kingdom boss Jack O’Connor leaves Finuge man on the bench in favour of Donnchadh Walsh for much-anticipated Dublin showdown.

# final-countdown - Monday 12 September, 2011

Murph’s sideline cut: welcome to my world

“I love the fact that I went into a pub in town and a man I have never heard talk about the GAA was urgently asking me whether the Dubs are going to do it.”

# final-countdown - Friday 2 September, 2011

‘No goalfest in this year’s All-Ireland decider’

Derek Lyng and Eamonn Corcoran offer their thoughts on this weekend’s hurling showdown.

# final-countdown - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

In video: Ryan ready for Cats challenge

Premier boss last night named his side to face Kilkenny this weekend. He knows what lies ahead.

# final-countdown - Friday 12 August, 2011

Premier League power rankings (Part IV): Can anyone knock United off their perch?

With the start of the new Premier League season imminent, find out who has topped our power rankings table.

# final-countdown - Monday 18 July, 2011

Recap: how the Tour de France is shaping up after 15 stages

We examine how the likes of Nicolas Roche and Alberto Contador are performing as the competition enters its final week.

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