The year is 2399, and Jean-Luc Picard dreams of his old ship, destroyed three decades ago, and his dear friend, the android Data, dead 20 years now. Dreams turn to nightmare, and Picard awakens, old and defeated, in his French château.
There was no sign of a European hangover from league leaders Dundalk FC as they put 10 man Finn Harps to the sword at Oriel Park last night.
Jason McClelland’s early winner ended depleted UCD’s 11-match losing streak.
Cork City are still looking for their first league win since May after they were held to a scoreless draw by relegation threatened Finn Harps in a tight encounter at Finn Park last night.
Finn Harps ended a run of five straight defeats with a victory at Finn Park over north west- rivals Sligo Rovers to move above UCD at the foot of the table. Goals for Nathan Boyle in each half did the trick for the Donegal side.
Shamrock Rovers kept hot on the heels of Dundalk at the summit of the Premier Division with a deserved victory over relegation-threatened Finn Harps at Finn Park.
Cork City’s woes continued as a 76th-minute equaliser from captain Keith Cowan secured a draw for Finn Harps at Turner’s Cross last night.
Winless Finn Harps remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier Division as St Pat’s notched only their second win on the road thanks to a first-half strike from Conor Clifford and a disputed second-half penalty from Mikey Drennan in Ballybofey.
Finn Harps 3 Cork City 4
Goals from Roberto Lopes, Dylan Watts, and Aaron Greene had this game won by half-time as Shamrock Rovers breezed past Finn Harps in Tallaght to go top of the Premier Division ahead of Bohemians on goal difference.
In this sports writing game we’re always told not to get too far ahead of ourselves but come on, who now isn’t thinking about the knockout stages of the World Cup?
Goals in either half from Ronan Murray and Georgie Kelly saw Dundalk overcome Finn Harps at Oriel Park last night to book their place in the FAI Cup quarter-finals.
The Portuguese has emphasised he has a one-game-at-a-time philosophy.
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England 2 Malta 0: Wayne Rooney’s team-mates have rallied to his defence after he was booed on England’s Wembley return.
US Open champion Novak Djokovic is honoured to be considered among the greats of the game and has warned his rivals he has many years left in him yet.
Conversations at Davos typically focus on the thousands of wealthy and powerful folk who trek to the Alps every January for the World Economic Forum.
The European Union has promised to reinforce passenger screening for Ebola at airports in the hardest-hit West African nations and coordinate a common approach for the deadly virus at EU entry points.
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Ellen was a normal, healthy 12-year-old until she and her family had the flu vaccine, as recommended by medical staff so they could visit a cousin in hospital.
Europe's Health and Consumer policy chief today rejected claims that EU policy was to blame for the horse meat scandal.
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This is new for football, what it has with Messi and Ronaldo.
“He was so far in front he could have sent a postcard to the other guys.”
A 21-year-old man has been found dead inside the tiger den at the Copenhagen Zoo with throat wounds, police said today.
It was once sport’s great secret shame, premature celebration.
MICHAEL NOONAN has come mid-table in a ranking of EU finance ministers.
Rafael Nadal fears Novak Djokovic has a psychological advantage heading into tomorrow's Wimbledon final.
WITH little enough to keep us going at all these days, weeks like the one Rory McIlroy and Conor Niland gave us mean all the more. But even in better times, the life-affirming rallies known as Irish sporting bandwagons have been good to us.
SWEDEN’S finance minister Anders Borg has come out in favour of low corporation tax rates, saying raising them would be dangerous for the Swedish industry.
GERMANY’S Nazi government was so angry about a dog trained to imitate Hitler that it started an obsessive campaign against its Finnish owner, according to newly discovered documents.
IT is overwhelmingly in Britain’s national interest for Ireland to have a stable economy and banking system, British Chancellor George Osborne said yesterday.
THE morning after the night before, as we all saw recently, is never the best time to be too definite about anything of real importance.
RAFAEL NADAL swatted the challenge of Tomas Berdych to claim his second Wimbledon singles title on Centre Court and rip away Roger Federer’s standing as the world’s dominant force.
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The European Commission delivered bad news for fishermen today - belt-tightening is needed again next year to give endangered fish stocks a chance to recover.
THE EU fisheries chief, Joe Borg, has proposed scrapping fish quotas and instead telling vessels how many days they can spend fishing.
Europe’s fisheries chief today suggested scrapping annual catch limits – the backbone of the controversial Common Fisheries Policy for a quarter of a century.
ROGER FEDERER survived another epic final to win his sixth Wimbledon and record 15th grand slam title against a gallant Andy Roddick yesterday.
ANDY RODDICK produced one of the best performances of his life yesterday to triumph over hot favourite and home hope Andy Murray and set up another final showdown with Roger Federer tomorrow.
Sweden’s Robin Soderling came from 4-1 down in the final set to down 12th seed Fernando Gonzalez in a riveting battle of the big hitters to reach the French Open final today.
Scientists are unaware of the state of nearly two-thirds of Europe's fish stocks, the European Commission admitted this afternoon.
IRISH fishermen met the European Fisheries Commissioner Joe Borg yesterday as they warned that proposed fishing cuts would threaten many livelihoods.
ALMOST 90% of stocks in European waters are overfished because neither fishermen nor the authorities are observing EU rules.
Roger Federer will team up with Bjorn Borg for a doubles match in China later this year – and could face a dream left-handed pairing of John McEnroe and Rafael Nadal.
Roger Federer admitted losing his Wimbledon crown to Rafael Nadal was the toughest defeat of his career.
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