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# setback - Friday 27 February, 2015

Dundalk captain Stephen O’Donnell plays down fresh injury concerns

The league-winning skipper will have another knee operation on Tuesday.

# setback - Monday 23 February, 2015

England look set to be without one of their most dynamic attackers when they face Ireland

Mike Brown’s concussion has yet to fully clear up and he faces a race to be fit for the Aviva clash.

# setback - Saturday 10 January, 2015

City’s title challenge suffers a setback as they’re held by Everton

A Steven Naismith header helped the Toffees earn a much-needed point today.

# setback - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Van Gaal: Results like Aston Villa draw could cost Manchester United the title

The Dutchman says the Red Devils were the better side at Villa Park, and believes the failure to get all three points in this kind of match could prove decisive.

# setback - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Agony for Newcastle’s Rob Elliot as injury will likely keep him out until mid-January

The Irish international picked up a thigh injury in the Magpies’ game with Chelsea last weekend.

# setback - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Hope for chasing pack? Leaders Chelsea held to goalless draw with Sunderland

Jose Mourinho’s men could find no way past the resilient Black Cats, consequently failing to score for the first time this season.

# setback - Thursday 27 November, 2014

McCarthy suffers another hamstring blow as Everton earn Europa League qualification

The midfielder had to withdraw from the action on 31 minutes and was replaced by Leon Osman after the problem arose.

# setback - Friday 31 October, 2014

Rooney gets Manchester derby all-clear from Van Gaal, David Silva ruled out

The star is also doubtful for Spain’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus.

# setback - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Balotelli and Lovren strike late to give Liverpool dramatic Capital One Cup victory

Marvin Emnes volleyed Swansea ahead but Liverpool fought back late on.

# setback - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Mesut Özil to miss Germany-Ireland clash, ruled out for 10-12 weeks

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sami Khedira and Marco Reus among others have already been ruled out of the game.

# setback - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Martinez says McCarthy will miss BOTH Ireland’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers

The Everton player was left out of the squad to face Gibraltar yesterday.

# setback - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Liverpool were beaten in Basel after this goal from Marco Streller

The Liverpool slump continued tonight.

# setback - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Chelsea frustrated as Huntelaar earns a point

The Premier League leaders will still expect to qualify from a group also including Sporting Lisbon and Maribor.

# setback - Monday 8 September, 2014

Reus a doubt for Ireland clash after injury blow

The ridiculously talented forward faces a race to be fit for the qualifier on October 14th.

# setback - Monday 1 September, 2014

Jonny Sexton fractures jaw and is ruled out for four to six weeks

The Irish international suffered the injury while playing for Racing Metro on Saturday night.

# setback - Sunday 17 August, 2014

PSG confirm Motta nose broken in Brandao clash

Images from surveillance cameras in the tunnel at the Parc des Princes showed the Bastia player waiting for the star.

# setback - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool won’t rush Lallana back from injury

The Reds’ new signing was injured in training in the US.

# setback - Friday 11 July, 2014

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Baby ‘cured’ of HIV has relapsed

The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse the infection.

# setback - Friday 6 June, 2014

Bad news for France, as Franck Ribery is ruled out of the World Cup

Didier Deschamps today confirmed that the star player would not feature in the tournament.

# setback - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Suspected cruciate injury rules Michael Rice out of Kilkenny’s Leinster quarter-final

The Kilkenny hurler suffered the injury in a training camp last weekend.

# setback - Monday 12 May, 2014

Joey O’Brien withdraws from provisional Irish squad

The West Ham defender only recently returned to action following a longstanding injury.

# setback - Monday 5 May, 2014

Liverpool let three-goal lead slip leaving Suarez in tears and title bid in tatters

The Reds were unable to hold out for a win despite controlling large parts of the game at Selhurst Park.

# setback - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Atletico’s title hopes take huge blow as they’re beaten 2-0 by Levante

Filipe Luis’ own goal after just seven minutes got the Champions League finalists off to the worst possible start.

# setback - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Good news for Liverpool, as Terry and Cech to miss must-win Anfield trip

Chelsea were dealt two considerable blows in their Champions League semi-final with Atletico Madrid.

# setback - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Ireland international Andy Reid has been ruled out for the rest of the season

The star suffered a calf injury in the clash with Doncaster last month, having previously scored 10 goals this season.

Dundalk’s title hopes hit as captain O’Donnell out for the season

The Lilywhites midfielder suffered torn knee ligaments in last night’s draw with Shamrock Rovers.

# setback - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Barcelona’s title hopes in jeopardy, Real Madrid cruise to win

Granada’s Yacine Brahimi scored the only goal of the game against Barca after 16 minutes.

# setback - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Belgium and Villa star Benteke to miss World Cup

Manager Paul Lambert hopes the star can use his frustration to make a successful comeback next season.

# setback - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Tiger Woods ruled out of the Masters following surgery

The American released a statement to his official website today confirming the news.

# setback - Saturday 29 March, 2014

John Terry scores own goal as Chelsea suffer big slip in title race

It was the second surprise loss in the space of a fortnight for Mourinho, whose side were beaten 1-0 at Aston Villa on March 15.

# setback - Friday 21 March, 2014

Van Persie out for a month, set to miss United’s Champions League matches

The Dutch striker suffered the injury towards the end of his club’s defeat of Olympiakos in midweek.

# setback - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Chelsea’s title hopes take a big blow as they lose to Villa

Chelsea were ultimately reduced to nine men as their title challenge suffered a big blow.

# setback - Friday 14 March, 2014

Meath’s Eamonn Wallace ruled out for the season

The Royals forward is expected to be sidelined for a number of months after damaging cruciate ligaments this week.

# setback - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Dublin U21s missing Paul Mannion for Carlow quarter-final clash

However, other senior stars including Eric Lowndes, Jack McCaffrey and Shane Carthy are set to feature.

# setback - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Inter Milan deliver blow to Roma title hopes

The statistics were firmly againt Walter Mazzarri’s side, who had won only one of their past 10 league games against their opponents.

# setback - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Dublin’s Kevin O’Brien suffers serious knee injury in Sigerson game

O’Brien was helped off the pitch in today’s Sigerson Cup quarter-final between Dublin IT and UUJ.

# setback - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Kildare defender ‘devastated’ at missing club’s big All-Ireland final day in Croke Park

Peter Kelly is sidelined through injury as Two Mile House get set for next Sunday’s junior decider.

# setback - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Boss drafted in as Reddan set to become Ireland’s first injury casualty

Luke Fitzgerald needs to prove his fitness later in the week while Mike McCarthy will play with protective head-gear if selected.

# setback - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Winger Jermaine Pennant released by Stoke

The ex-Liverpool and Arsenal star is looking for a new club after being deemed surplus to requirements by the club.

# setback - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Nasri could be set for lengthy spell on the sidelines following knee injury

The City midfielder was the victim of an appalling challenge by Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

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