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#Long road back

# long-road-back - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

'I should not have continued playing' - Vertonghen opens up on nine-month struggle post-concussion
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

'I should not have continued playing' - Vertonghen opens up on nine-month struggle post-concussion

Dec 15th 2020, 6:49 PM 8,606 Views 3 Comments

The former Tottenham defender has revealed long-lasting effects of a concussion sustained in the 2019 Champions League semi-final against Ajax.

# long-road-back - Monday 30 November, 2020

'It's been a bumpy road back. The last six months particularly have been really, really tough'
# Nicole Owens
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# Nicole Owens

'It's been a bumpy road back. The last six months particularly have been really, really tough'

Nov 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,573 Views 0 Comments

Dublin star Nicole Owens marked her long-awaited championship return with an early goal as the four-in-a-row bid roars on.

# long-road-back - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Down star returns to championship action eight-and-a-half months after horror head injury
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

Down star returns to championship action eight-and-a-half months after horror head injury

Aug 15th 2020, 3:44 PM 14,305 Views 0 Comments

Caolan Mooney helped Rostrevor to an opening round win from midfield.

# long-road-back - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'It turned out there was a tumour in the ankle... I didn't mind the physical pain, it was just mentally so draining'
# Journeywoman
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# Journeywoman

'It turned out there was a tumour in the ankle... I didn't mind the physical pain, it was just mentally so draining'

May 20th 2020, 7:55 PM 3,503 Views 0 Comments

Irish karate star Caradh O’Donovan on how a horror injury led to a rare joint disease diagnosis, and managing Crohn’s disease.

# long-road-back - Monday 4 November, 2019

Irish international Richard Keogh 'in a really bad way' since Derby County sacking
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# Long Road Back

Irish international Richard Keogh 'in a really bad way' since Derby County sacking

Nov 4th 2019, 5:21 PM 63,512 Views 58 Comments

The experienced defender had his contract terminated a month after being seriously injured in a car crash.

# long-road-back - Saturday 15 June, 2019

'I know how lucky I am to be here today' - Grateful Froome focused on getting back to his best
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

'I know how lucky I am to be here today' - Grateful Froome focused on getting back to his best

Jun 15th 2019, 4:41 PM 12,425 Views 13 Comments

Just three days after a crash that left him requiring eight hours of surgery, Chris Froome is turning his attention to a full recovery.

# long-road-back - Monday 27 May, 2019

5 challenges James Horan faces as he bids to turn Mayo's summer around
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

5 challenges James Horan faces as he bids to turn Mayo's summer around

May 27th 2019, 4:16 PM 14,309 Views 37 Comments

Roscommon dumped Mayo out of the Connacht SFC on Saturday night.

# long-road-back - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Living the dream, surviving the pain: has it all been worth it for Alan Moore?
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

Living the dream, surviving the pain: has it all been worth it for Alan Moore?

May 25th 2019, 8:00 AM 21,773 Views 7 Comments

From the Premier League to the depths of depression and back again: David Sneyd spends a weekend with the former Ireland international and his family in their Yorkshire home.

# long-road-back - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Mickey Newman points the way for Meath in victory against Tipperary
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

Mickey Newman points the way for Meath in victory against Tipperary

Jan 27th 2019, 4:33 PM 6,847 Views 0 Comments

The Kilmainham attacker missed last year through injury, but today offered a glimpse of what he has to offer in 2019.

# long-road-back - Monday 14 January, 2019

Irish international Megan Campbell nearing end of injury hell
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

Irish international Megan Campbell nearing end of injury hell

Jan 14th 2019, 6:59 PM 2,788 Views 0 Comments

The Manchester City defender hasn’t played for 15 months.

# long-road-back - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'I'll be back next year' - Tribe star Conroy explains his recovery from horror injury
# Staying Positive
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# Staying Positive

'I'll be back next year' - Tribe star Conroy explains his recovery from horror injury

Jul 31st 2018, 2:46 PM 6,301 Views 3 Comments

The Galway midfielder speaks about breaking both of his legs, the surgery and the comeback plans in a fascinating interview.

# long-road-back - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'The recovery has started already' - Galway star Conroy confirms he broke both of his legs
# On The Mend
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# On The Mend

'The recovery has started already' - Galway star Conroy confirms he broke both of his legs

Jul 26th 2018, 11:25 AM 18,261 Views 5 Comments

The key midfielder suffered the horror season-ending injury in his sides’ Super 8s opener.

# long-road-back - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''

Jun 23rd 2018, 9:45 AM 30,664 Views 3 Comments

Sligo goalkeeper Noelle Gormley shares her story.

# long-road-back - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'They’re looking straight past us' - Ireland star believes Norway are underestimating them
# Road To World Cup
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# Road To World Cup

'They’re looking straight past us' - Ireland star believes Norway are underestimating them

Jun 7th 2018, 4:06 PM 3,248 Views 1 Comment

Six months on from cruciate knee surgery, Manchester City full-back Megan Campbell is nearing her return to the international fold.

# long-road-back - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

After two years of injury hell, free agent Cazorla returns to Villarreal following Arsenal exit
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# Long Road Back

After two years of injury hell, free agent Cazorla returns to Villarreal following Arsenal exit

Jun 5th 2018, 1:48 PM 4,103 Views 4 Comments

The Spanish midfielder is set to spend pre-season training at his former club, with a view to earning a permanent contract.

# long-road-back - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'I looked down and Aidan O’Shea pushed my head back and said, 'Tom don’t look at it''
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

'I looked down and Aidan O’Shea pushed my head back and said, 'Tom don’t look at it''

May 30th 2018, 9:26 PM 31,074 Views 6 Comments

Mayo’s Tom Parsons is facing a lengthy period on the sidelines after a horror knee injury.

# long-road-back - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'I can't wait to pull on the Leinster jersey. It feels good to be a rugby player again'
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

'I can't wait to pull on the Leinster jersey. It feels good to be a rugby player again'

Apr 28th 2018, 10:00 AM 35,724 Views 4 Comments

Today marks exactly one year since Tom Daly last made a senior appearance for Leinster. He makes his long-awaited comeback in this afternoon’s Pro14 inter-pro in Galway.

# long-road-back - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'I've been watching from the sidelines for the past two years, wishing I was out there'
# Long Road Back To Croker
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# Long Road Back To Croker

'I've been watching from the sidelines for the past two years, wishing I was out there'

Sep 19th 2017, 9:00 PM 13,343 Views 3 Comments

Rachel Ruddy shares her story of triumph over adversity as Dublin aim to cross the line after three years of hurt in Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

# long-road-back - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Carlton's Louth star set for long-awaited return to action from cruciate injury
# Irish Eye
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# Irish Eye

Carlton's Louth star set for long-awaited return to action from cruciate injury

Jun 7th 2017, 3:16 PM 4,529 Views 1 Comment

Ciaran Byrne will join Cork’s Ciaran Sheehan in the Northern Blues’ line-up this weekend.

# long-road-back - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Football's most injury-prone player prepares for yet another comeback
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

Football's most injury-prone player prepares for yet another comeback

Feb 10th 2016, 5:36 PM 13,092 Views 8 Comments

Abou Diaby has managed just 83 minutes of competitive action since March 2013.

# long-road-back - Monday 6 April, 2015

'If it happened 20 years ago, I would have to retire' - Documentary on Cooper's road back
# Comeback
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# Comeback

'If it happened 20 years ago, I would have to retire' - Documentary on Cooper's road back

Apr 6th 2015, 9:45 AM 14,681 Views 5 Comments

The Gooch made his Kerry return in this afternoon’s draw with Tyrone in Omagh.