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
Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Setback

All time
# Setback
Tottenham hit by Covid-19 outbreak as players and staff test positive
It’s bad news for the Premier League club as they face into a busy period of fixtures.
# Setback
Spurs' €55 million summer signing out for rest of year with ‘very serious’ injury
Cristian Romero sustained a hamstring injury in a World Cup qualifier against Brazil last month.
# Bad news
Duane Vermeulen's Ulster arrival delayed by positive Covid-19 test
The Springbok World Cup winner was part of the Barbarians squad last week.
# Setback
Munster hit by 9 new positive Covid cases in touring party in South Africa
The positive cases will have to remain in isolation in Cape Town.
# Setback
Neymar ruled out for up to two months with ankle ligament damage
The Brazilian star will likely make his return in time for PSG’s Champions League last 16 tie.
# Setback
High flying West Ham suffer big Ogbonna blow
The defender will miss a significant part of the season after picking up a serious knee injury.
# Setback
Manchester United set to be without injured Raphael Varane for a month
The 28-year-old was forced off in the first half of Tuesday’s Champions League draw at Atalanta.
# Setback
Wales captain Jones out 'for months' with shoulder injury
Ross Moriarty will also miss the rest of the Autumn Nations series.
# Setback
Everton's 100% home record comes to an end
A late Angelo Ogbonna goal earned West Ham a hard-fought win.
# Setback
Blow for Man City as promising forward suffers fractured foot
Ferran Torres is set for a spell on the sidelines.
# Setback
Northern Ireland's World Cup dream in jeopardy after controversial loss
Ian Baraclough’s side were beaten by Switzerland.
# dejected
'We're disappointed we haven't shown up in the first game of this tournament'
Ireland Women head coach Adam Griggs believes his side are much better than they showed against Spain.
# Setback
Big blow for Ireland Women as sloppy showing sees Spain win
Adam Griggs’ side have had a worrying start to their World Cup qualifying tournament in Italy.
# Setback
Liverpool youngster ‘overwhelmed’ by support after horror injury
Harvey Elliott suffered an ankle dislocation in the win over Leeds.
# Setback
Jurgen Klopp relieved Harvey Elliott not in too much pain after ‘bad’ injury
Harvey Elliott suffered a dislocated ankle at Elland Road.
# Setback
Lacklustre Tottenham in danger of early European exit
Spurs made 11 changes from the win over Man City, with Irish international Matt Doherty making his first start of the season in the loss to Pacos de Ferreira.
# Setback
Euro blow for Shamrock Rovers as duo to miss Tallinn showdown
Hoops head coach Stephen Bradley insists they can cope with injuries as he keeps players’ focus on job at hand tomorrow night.
# Blow
Star forward Finn misses out through injury as Cork name All-Ireland semi-final team
The Rebels face an unchanged Meath side in Sunday’s showdown in Croke Park.
# Setback
Barcelona suffer further blow as Sergio Aguero sidelined for 10 weeks
The LaLiga giants are still reeling from the departure of Lionel Messi.
# Setback
Irish sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove disqualified from today's races in Tokyo
The 49er team’s harness was deemed to be overweight.
# Setback
Celtic suffer Champions League knockout with extra-time defeat to Midtjylland
A 2-1 extra-time defeat in Denmark saw the Glasgow side go out 3-2 on aggregate.
# Blow
Irish international Jason Knight ruled out of World Cup qualifiers through injury
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has confirmed that the 20-year-old will be out for ‘eight to 12 weeks’ with an ankle injury.
# Setback
Cork U20 star forward suffers devastating cruciate blow
Conor Corbett had been in stunning form for the Rebels, who were crowned Munster champions on Thursday.
# Setback
Springboks suspend training again after a new positive Covid-19 case
It’s the second time in eight days that the Boks have been hit by Covid.
# Setback
Taoiseach: 'Safest way' to return to indoor hospitality is to limit access to those vaccinated or recovered from Covid
The reopening was planned for 5 July but is to be delayed for at least two weeks.
# Setback
‘Football ain’t coming home’ – Graeme Souness leads criticism of England
Three Lions captain Harry Kane was roundly criticised after he fired another blank against Scotland.
# Setback
England's 21 June lockdown lifting to be delayed until 19 July as scientists seek to 'buy time'
UK PM Boris Johnson will make the announcement at 6pm this evening.
# Setback
Portugal send for Dalot after Covid rules Cancelo out of Euro 2020
The departure of the Manchester City player is a big blow for one of the tournament favourites.
# Setback
France captain Ollivon set for long-term absence after serious knee injury
The injury could leave the 28-year-old sidelined for up to nine months.
# Setback
Guardiola the fall guy as Man City's Champions League anguish goes on
The Catalan won the Champions League twice in his first three seasons as a senior coach at Barcelona.
# Setback
Marc Bircham's Waterford reign begins with defeat
Ronan Boyce’s early header secured a 1-0 win for Derry City.
# Report
Another off-day for Tottenham gives 'wantaway' Harry Kane more food for thought
Spurs suffered a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa, which severely hurt their Europa League chances.
# Setback
Ireland's Dan Martin loses over six minutes on Giro leader and slips back to 18th place
Martin finished in 40th place in Stage 11 of the tour.
# Setback
Barca title hopes hanging by a thread after Levante draw
Barcelona’s chances of taking the title off this season would now appear remote.
# Setback
'We're keeping them in the loop' - Munster updating Springboks on Snyman fitness ahead of Lions tour
The South African lock will have minor surgery on a fresh knee injury this week.
# Sarah Rowe
Mayo sweating on fitness of AFLW star after shoulder surgery in Australia
Sarah Rowe starred for Collingwood this season, while carrying a shoulder problem.
# Setback
Cork football squad hit by double ACL injury blow
Killian O’Hanlon and Aidan Browne are both likely to miss the entire 2021 intercounty season.
# Setback
Barcelona's shock defeat keeps La Liga title race wide open
Lionel Messi scored the opener but Granada came back to win 2-1.
# Setback
Arsenal's Kieran Tierney out for up to 6 weeks with knee injury
The Scotland full-back limped off before half-time against Liverpool on Saturday.
# Setback
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos set to miss Liverpool clash with calf injury
The defender is also expected to miss El Clasico against Barcelona the following Saturday.