What appeared to be a successful day concludes on an ominous note

 Cliff Avril (56) of the Seattle Seahawks tackles Aaron Rodgers (12) of the Green Bay Packers during the  NFC Championship game  at CenturyLink Field  in Seattle, Washington. Photo:  Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Cheese party host left speechless as Seattle Seahawks swoop for victory

Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich. Valeriano Di Domenico/Inpho

After a liquid lunch, the ladies give it bit of Stephanie Roche in the back garden

Everton’s predicament this season has been bothering Vinny. Seamus Coleman has been a wonder going forward but if Vinny was in charge he’d remind him of his primary duty – defending. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

Shrieking woman ruins attempt to achieve a PB on the promenade

 Joan and Aideen Goggin  with passengers on a Cork bus demanding that   a tradition of bus drivers dressing as Santa be reinstated. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Having entertained his passengers all day, the burly busman has a final trick up his sleeve

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Burly busman and his buddies try to fathom a great sporting injustice

Christmas trees awaiting  a good home. Photo: Bart Maat/EPA

Burly bus driver abandons his chariot to right a grievous wrong

The late Dessie Hughes: “Dessie was Dessie to everyone, from the well-heeled to the down at heel and all those in between.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Thoughts of his new fitness regime disappear as he raises a toast to National Hunt hero Dessie

The new-look Darren Clarke shows the fruits of his fitness regime. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

Inspired by golfer Darren Clarke, the burly busman vows to shed a few stone by St Stephen’s Day

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