Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Setback

This year
Six Nations over for Beirne but Sexton, Herring, and Sheehan recovering well
The Munster lock faces up to three months on the sidelines after ankle surgery.
Allaho to miss Cheltenham due to abdominal bleed
A rare problem has surfaced for Willie Mullins’ chaser.
Mark Walsh sidelined after weekend fall at Leopardstown
The top rider had only just returned to action following a spell out.
Injury blow for Ireland and Liverpool striker as comeback date pushed back
Leanne Kiernan was due to return this month but is instead in a protective boot with early April target for return.
Man Utd’s Christian Eriksen likely to be out until ‘late April or early May’
The Denmark international left Old Trafford on crutches on Saturday after a challenge from Reading’s Andy Carroll.
'We picked the team which we thought was good enough to win' - Andy Friend defends selection
Connacht must now travel to Benetton for last 16 Challenge Cup match.
Rafael Nadal to be sidelined for at least six weeks with Australian Open injury
A scan in Melbourne on Thursday showed the Spaniard suffered a tear to the iliopsoas muscle in his left hip.
Italy's Garbisi to miss start of Six Nations with knee injury
The out-half is expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks.
Last year
Connacht's Thornbury set to miss rest of season after crushing injury blow
It’s the latest major injury setback for the former Irish U20 international.
Knee injury set to rule Coleman out of Cork senior hurling plans for 2023
The 2017 All-Star is set to be sidelined.
Chelsea’s Armando Broja out for rest of season after rupturing cruciate ligament
The Albania international was hurt in a collision during a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.
'It doesn't look positive' - Chelsea forward suffers knee injury in friendly
Armando Broja screamed out in pain before being taken off on a stretcher.
Robbie Henshaw ruled out until early 2023 following wrist surgery
In better news for Leinster, Jordan Larmour and James Lowe are both expected to train fully this week.
Senegal beat Qatar to leave World Cup hosts on brink of early exit
The African champions had opened with a 2-0 loss to the Netherlands.
All Blacks veteran Perenara tears Achilles tendon
New Zealand coach Ian Foster has confirmed the scrum-half ruptured his Achilles tendon in last weekend’s draw with England.
Germany striker Werner ruled out of World Cup with ankle injury
Flick will name his 26-man squad for the tournament on 16 November.
Rassie gives worrying Snyman update as Munster sign lock cover
The Munster second row has been sidelined for over a year with a re-ruptured ACL in his left knee.
England and Chelsea defender Reece James set to miss World Cup with knee injury
Chelsea say the 22-year-old is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks.
LIV Golf suffers blow as players denied ranking points
The Saudi-funded breakaway recently spoke of a new strategic alliance with the MENA Tour.
Setback for Stockdale as Ulster wing goes for scan on his ankle
The 26-year-old had only just returned from a year out of the game.
Dublin star forward suffers another significant knee injury
Nicole Owens is set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Emile Smith Rowe set for spell on sidelines after surgery on groin issue
The 22-year-old has managed just 48 minutes of football across four substitute appearances so far this season.
Pressure increases on David Moyes as he comes unstuck against former club
Everton earned a big win over West Ham today.
Kerry's Joe O'Connor set for lengthy absence due to ACL injury
The Austin Stacks midfielder was Kerry captain for the 2022 season.
Knee surgery rules Ireland striker Adam Idah out for Armenia and Scotland games
Norwich boss Dean Smith confirmed Idah suffered a setback on his return.
Disappointment for Irish trio as Burnley's unbeaten start ends
Josh Cullen, Dara Costelloe and Luke McNally were all involved tonight.
Northern Ireland's hopes of reaching Euro knockout stages all but end after Austria loss
Goals from Katharina Schiechtl and Katharina Naschenweng sealed the win for Austria.
Ireland's tour gets off to a terrible start after Maori All Blacks stun visitors
Ireland lost 32-17 to the Maori All Blacks in Hamilton this morning.
Another blow for the All Blacks with Will Jordan latest to be hit by Covid
The Kiwis have now recorded six positive tests within their group.
Big blow for All Blacks as Covid-19 hits camp before Ireland clash
Head coach Ian Foster is among the four people to have tested positive.
Fans turn on Gareth Southgate as sorry England are hammered at home by Hungary
A 4-0 success was only the second time the visitors had won away against the Three Lions.
Egan set to miss Scotland clash as Kenny reveals defender was due to be captain
Ireland boss to make a number of changes in bid to get first Nations League points on the board in crucial clash on Saturday.
Northern Ireland beaten by Gus Poyet's Greece in Belfast as Nations League woes continue
It means Northern Ireland are still without a win after 11 attempts in the Nations League.
Ireland underage international among 8 players released by Wolves
Conor Carty is on the lookout for a new club.
Burnley survival hopes suffer big blow following loss to Aston Villa
It was a first defeat for Mike Jackson after taking over as caretaker manager at Burnley.
Olympic champion Kellie Harrington won't compete at World Championships
The Dubliner has been ruled out through injury.
Key All Blacks prop Moody out for the year
The star ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament during the Crusaders’ 27-23 loss to the Auckland Blues.
Achilles injury concern for Tipp's McGrath as he awaits scan
The All-Ireland winning forward was forced off in the first half yesterday against Clare.
Southampton's teenage defender backed to recover from horror injury
James Ward-Prowse says the Saints’ players will give Tino Livramento all the support required.
South African World Cup winner ruled out for the rest of the season with injury
Montpellier’s Cobus Reinach has a shoulder injury which is a blow to their European Champions Cup and domestic double hopes.