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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Comeback

This week
29th January 2023 - 3rd February 2023
# Comeback
Patrick McBrearty delivers some late drama for Donegal to stun Kerry
The concession of an opening goal on 14 minutes – a gift tucked home by Dara Moynihan – had stiffened the home side’s task.
Last year
2022
# Comeback
Munster recover from sloppy start to record bonus point victory over Edinburgh
Graham Rowntree’s men have now won three on the spin.
# Comeback
Scotland recall Finn Russell and Telea to make debut for the All Blacks
Scotland have yet to defeat New Zealand in more than a hundred years of trying.
# Comeback
'Kilkenny with Colin Fennelly as a focal point would be a way better team'
Cats’ new management team should target the Ballyhale full-forward, the GAA Weekly podcast heard.
# Comeback
Australia launch second-half rally to defeat Scotland as England survive France scare
Australia bounced back in the second half, with tries from Bienne Terita and Ashley Marsters.
# Comeback
5 years on from last appearance, Diego Costa set for Premier League return
The striker could make his debut when Wolves take on West Ham this weekend.
# Comeback
'It's about three years now since I've played for Ireland... It was tough'
Joe Hodge is ready to go again after experiencing a difficult time with injuries.
# comeback on the cards
Taoiseach says he is open to seeing Bertie Ahern return to Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin said that he has been engaging with the former Taoiseach in recent times.
# Long road back
'Honestly I was thinking about the anniversary coming up… it was tough'
Claire O’Riordan made her first competitive Ireland start in three years against Slovakia – 364 days after sustaining an horrific ankle injury.
# Comeback
David Power: 'If it is possible down the line, he will put on that blue and gold jersey again'
Colin O’Riordan has called time on his seven-year Aussie Rules career because of a chronic hip injury.
# Comeback
'Typical Seamus, he has worked brilliantly to get fit' - Lampard
The veteran Republic of Ireland full-back has not featured in the Merseysiders’ first three Premier League games.
# Comeback
Ronaldo returns in Man Utd's friendly draw with Rayo Vallecano
The 37-year-old, who missed the club’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia for personal reasons, wants to leave the club he rejoined last year.
# Comeback
Cork produce brilliant second-half rally to see off stubborn Waterford
Cork only took the lead for the first time four minutes from the end of normal time in Croke Park.
# welcome return
Back from injury to stun the Dubs on 100th Donegal game and Mark McHugh's impact
Emer Gallagher and her side are now gearing up for a semi-final meeting with All-Ireland champions Meath.
# Great expectations
Holders Netherlands have to settle for draw in Euros opener
They earned a point against Sweden while in the other group game, Portugal drew 2-2 with Switzerland.
# Comeback
Serena Williams’ Eastbourne doubles run cut short
Partner Ons Jabeur has withdrawn with a knee injury, and the American will now turn her attention to Wimbledon.
# Comeback
Folau to make international return with Tonga - and eyes up World Cup date with Ireland
Folau and former All Blacks Charles Piutau and Malakai Fekitoa have also been included in the Tonga squad following changes to World Rugby’s eligibility rules.
# Comeback
10-man Drogheda come from behind to beat Finn Harps
The Donegal side also had a man sent off in stoppage time as Drogheda claimed a 3-1 win.
# Comeback
Christian Eriksen marks emotional return to Parken Stadium with goal for Denmark
The 30-year-old had suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch during a Euro 2020 match last June.
# Comeback
Earls back in contention for Munster with derby clash against Leinster looming
The 34-year-old returned to full training this week after recovering from the thigh injury that ruled him out of Ireland’s recent Six Nations campaign.
# Comeback
'I'm happy to be back, I have no problems with my heart'
Alphonso Davies has been sidelined since December having been diagnosed with myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, after he tested positive for coronavirus in January.
# Comeback
United fight back for win in first WSL game in front of fans at Old Trafford
Ninth-placed Everton threatened to spoil the party but a penalty from Katie Zelem and Alessia Russo’s brace secured the points.
# Comeback
Israel Folau seeking international comeback with Tonga - and could face Ireland in World Cup
Folau is eligible to play for Tonga – three years after getting sacked by Rugby Australia for posting an anti-gay message on his Instagram account.
# Comeback
Fofana's fairytale return gives Leicester reminder of what they've been missing
The defender – out for seven months with a broken leg – scored to help dump Rennes out, despite the Foxes losing 2-1 in France.
# Comeback
Dan Biggar set for landmark 100th Wales appearance as Alun Wyn Jones returns
Fly-half will become the seventh Welshman to reach a century for their country.
# Comeback
Mark Hughes was not ready for football to retire him
The former Man United star was appointed Bradford City manager earlier this week.
# Comeback
Paul Ince makes winning return to management
Lucas Joao and John Swift scored second-half goals in a 2-1 Reading win.
# Comeback
8 months on from cardiac arrest, Christian Eriksen registers 2 assists as he nears Premier League return
The former Tottenham playmaker joined Brentford until the end of the season in January.
# Comeback
Tiger Woods 'a long way' from return
The 46-year-old remains confident he’ll return to top-flight competition.
# Comeback
Dave Kearney returns as Leinster name team to face Edinburgh
Meanwhile, Nick McCarthy makes his first start since returning from Munster in the summer.
# Comeback
Major boost for Connacht with Buckley set to return from injury this weekend
The 31-year-old loosehead has been sidelined with a long-term ACL injury.
# Super Mario
Balotelli gets Italy recall ahead of World Cup play-offs
Italy face off in late-March against North Macedonia and, in the case of victory, either Portugal or Turkey.
# League One
Controversial ex-Wallabies star Folau set for return to rugby union in Japan
The 32-year-old has been picked to start for Rob Penney’s Shining Arcs this weekend.
All time
# Comeback
Tiger Roll team considering Aintree return this weekend
Al Boum Photo and Champ also entered in Many Clouds Chase.
# Comeback
The Irish midfielder who promptly went from playing in the Premier League to being bedbound and 'lonely'
Will Smallbone is ready to compete again after an ACL injury put him out of action for almost a year.
# Comeback
Matt Doherty returns to the first team as Spurs held in Conte's first Premier League game in charge
The Dubliner came off the bench against Everton to make his first appearance since the opening day win over Man City.
# Comeback
Wales star Jenkins returns for clash with world champions after three-year battle
The Cardiff flanker suffered a serious knee injury during Wales’ 2018 autumn victory over the Springboks and was sidelined for 26 months.
# NBA
Chicago Bulls rally from 19-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics
DeMar DeRozan posted a season-high 37 points to help fuel the comeback.
# Comeback
Ireland U21 midfielder Smallbone makes first-team return after nearly a year out on bittersweet night
The youngster came off the bench but missed in the shootout during Southampton’s League Cup clash with Chelsea.
# Comeback
Promising back row returns to Munster training after rupturing Achilles
John Hodnett underwent surgery last November.