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# Long road back

Last year
# Long road back
Fit-again Justin Tipuric to captain Wales in autumn internationals
The Ospreys flanker leads his country once again after an intense 15-month injury battle.
# 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.
# Long road back
'It doesn't matter if I get back playing, just get this pain out of my knee on a daily basis'
Tipperary’s Aishling Moloney is one of the country’s top ladies football stars, but she’s currently watching from afar.
# back at it
Mustaki called up to Ireland squad in Spain after two-year hiatus
The Shelbourne star is in line for a delayed debut, having been drafted in to replace Niamh Farrelly.
All time
# Long Road
'It's only when you're back that you realise what you had lost'
With injury woes in the rearview mirror, Dora Gorman is hoping to finish her first full season back at Peamount with league glory.
# Long road back
'It's probably the toughest thing I've ever had to endure - given my medical history, that's big to say'
Chloe Mustaki’s journey back from a cruciate injury sustained in March 2020 hasn’t exactly been straightforward.
# Long road back
'I should not have continued playing' - Vertonghen opens up on nine-month struggle post-concussion
The former Tottenham defender has revealed long-lasting effects of a concussion sustained in the 2019 Champions League semi-final against Ajax.
# Nicole Owens
'It's been a bumpy road back. The last six months particularly have been really, really tough'
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
Down star returns to championship action eight-and-a-half months after horror head injury
Caolan Mooney helped Rostrevor to an opening round win from midfield.
# journeywoman
'It turned out there was a tumour in the ankle... I didn't mind the physical pain, it was just mentally so draining'
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
Irish international Richard Keogh 'in a really bad way' since Derby County sacking
The experienced defender had his contract terminated a month after being seriously injured in a car crash.
# Long road back
'I know how lucky I am to be here today' - Grateful Froome focused on getting back to his best
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
5 challenges James Horan faces as he bids to turn Mayo's summer around
Roscommon dumped Mayo out of the Connacht SFC on Saturday night.
# Long road back
Living the dream, surviving the pain: has it all been worth it for Alan Moore?
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
Mickey Newman points the way for Meath in victory against Tipperary
The Kilmainham attacker missed last year through injury, but today offered a glimpse of what he has to offer in 2019.
# Long road back
Irish international Megan Campbell nearing end of injury hell
The Manchester City defender hasn’t played for 15 months.
# staying positive
'I'll be back next year' - Tribe star Conroy explains his recovery from horror injury
The Galway midfielder speaks about breaking both of his legs, the surgery and the comeback plans in a fascinating interview.
# On The Mend
'The recovery has started already' - Galway star Conroy confirms he broke both of his legs
The key midfielder suffered the horror season-ending injury in his sides’ Super 8s opener.
# Long road back
'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''
Sligo goalkeeper Noelle Gormley shares her story.
# road to world cup
'They’re looking straight past us' - Ireland star believes Norway are underestimating them
Six months on from cruciate knee surgery, Manchester City full-back Megan Campbell is nearing her return to the international fold.
# Long road back
After two years of injury hell, free agent Cazorla returns to Villarreal following Arsenal exit
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
'I looked down and Aidan O’Shea pushed my head back and said, 'Tom don’t look at it''
Mayo’s Tom Parsons is facing a lengthy period on the sidelines after a horror knee injury.
# Long road back
'I can't wait to pull on the Leinster jersey. It feels good to be a rugby player again'
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 to croker
'I've been watching from the sidelines for the past two years, wishing I was out there'
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.
# Irish Eye
Carlton's Louth star set for long-awaited return to action from cruciate injury
Ciaran Byrne will join Cork’s Ciaran Sheehan in the Northern Blues’ line-up this weekend.
# Long road back
Football's most injury-prone player prepares for yet another comeback
Abou Diaby has managed just 83 minutes of competitive action since March 2013.
# Comeback
'If it happened 20 years ago, I would have to retire' - Documentary on Cooper's road back
The Gooch made his Kerry return in this afternoon’s draw with Tyrone in Omagh.