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# blow - Saturday 30 May, 2015

More bad news for Davy as Clare's 2-goal hero ruled out of qualifier

Things aren’t going well for the Banner.

# blow - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Stephanie Roche's American dream has come to a premature end

The move has seemingly been made as the club look to accommodate two new signings.

# blow - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Another Leinster player needs surgery and has been ruled out for the rest of the season

Marty Moore faces 12 weeks out, Leinster confirmed on Thursday.

# blow - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Robbie Brady set to miss Ireland's crucial Euro 2016 qualifier

The former Manchester United youth is set to be out of action for months after hurting his calf muscle.

# blow - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Ireland show their mettle by scraping over the line to keep quarter-final bid on track

Phil Simmons’ side have now won two from two.

# blow - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Damien Varley has been forced to retire from rugby at the age of 31

Munster centurion hangs up his boots following medical advice.

# blow - Monday 16 February, 2015

Fractures to three vertebrae mean Jamie Heaslip is out of the England game

The Ireland number eight may also miss the clash with Wales later next month.

# blow - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Steven Gerrard is a doubt for one of the most important parts of Liverpool's season

The long goodbye looks set to be a little bit shorter.

# blow - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Luke Marshall set for another spell on the sidelines following fifth concussion

Ulster also confirmed that Dan Tuohy is to miss the Six Nations.

# blow - 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.

# blow - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Nick Evans and Chris Robshaw will miss Harlequins' trip to Dublin

England captain Robshaw will see a specialist on his troublesome shoulder later in the week.

# blow - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

The brilliant Steven Gerrard free-kick that gave Liverpool late hope tonight

The hosts needed a win to progress in this evening’s clash.

# blow - Thursday 13 November, 2014

James McCarthy and Glenn Whelan both OUT of Scotland game

The FAI have confirmed that both players will return to their clubs.

# blow - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Mario Balotelli's pig barred from entering Britain

The Italy international must register himself as a breeder and provide a certificate of health.

# blow - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Angel Di Maria ruled out of World Cup -- report

Argentina’s second most threatening player hobbled out of their win over Belgium.

# blow - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Owen Farrell ruled out of England's third Test in New Zealand

The 22-year-old out-half’s absence opens the door for Freddie Burns or Danny Cipriani in the 10 shirt.

# blow - Monday 16 June, 2014

All Blacks centre Smith ruled out of third Test against England

Meanwhile, Munster fans will get a chance to see Tyler Bleyendaal in action against a second-string English side tomorrow.

# blow - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Waterford's Barrett rushed to hospital with dislocated kneecap

The De La Salle player was making his starting debut for the senior side

# blow - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Leinster's Kearney out for up to five months after cruciate ligament tear Acl

Leinster's Kearney out for up to five months after cruciate ligament tear

More positively, Brian O’Driscoll and Fergus McFadden are due back in training on Thursday.

# blow - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Ronaldo a major doubt for Champions League final after breaking down in warm-up

His absence today also means the star will share the European golden boot with Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

# blow - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Own-goal double derails Everton's Champions League bid

Ireland’s Seamus Coleman was on target — but at the wrong end of the field.

# blow - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Bayern's Thiago ruled out of Man United clash

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports that the 22-year-old will probably need an operation.

# blow - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Two changes for Ireland U20s as captain Dan Leavy's Six Nations ends

The Leinster flanker is struggling with a shoulder injury and will miss the remaining two games.

# blow - 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.

# blow - Monday 24 February, 2014

Wesley Fofana's Six Nations looks to be over after fractured rib

Clermont have released a statement saying the inside centre will miss three or four weeks of action.

# blow - Saturday 1 February, 2014

New Arsenal signing Kim Kallstrom injured 'in first training session'

The Swedish midfielder is facing a long lay-off after his Deadline Day signing.

# blow - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Keith Earls ruled out of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

The Munster back sustained medial ligament damage.

# blow - Monday 30 December, 2013

Shoulder surgery likely to rule Sean O'Brien out of Six Nations

O’Brien set for surgery after injuring his shoulder against Ulster last weekend.

# blow - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Bad news, Liverpool fans (and fantasy football owners) -- Coutinho is out for 6 weeks

Reds midfielder will need shoulder surgery and should be back by the end of October.

# blow - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Dan Carter ruled out of All Blacks' Rugby Championship opener

Carter will miss Saturday’s meeting with Australia with a calf injury.

# blow - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Big loss for Leinster as Nacewa to retire due to family reasons

The New Zealander is set to return to his homeland at the end of this season.

# blow - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Anthony Pilkington to miss Ireland's World Cup double-header

Did the Norwich midfielder walk under a ladder or two when he picked up his passport.

# blow - Monday 17 December, 2012

Big Buck's and Al Ferof set to be out for remainder of season

Horse trainer Paul Nicholls issued the news tonight, via a statement to reporters.

# blow - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Bad news, Trap! Dunne undergoes third hip operation in America

The defender faces a race to be fit in time for Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Sweden in March.

# blow - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Stephen Ferris ruled out of upcoming Ireland internationals

The Ulster forward suffered an ankle injury in Friday’s PRO12 win over Edinburgh at Ravenhill.

# blow - Friday 14 September, 2012

Darron Gibson ruled out for up to three weeks

David Moyes has admitted the player will be missed in Everton’s upcoming matches.

# blow - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Gavin Henson suffers suspected fractured cheekbone in friendly

The London Welsh back was about to embark on his latest comeback, following the termination of his Cardiff Blues contract in April.

# blow - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Uncertain future ahead for Khan after fourth round stoppage Outclassed This post contains videos

Uncertain future ahead for Khan after fourth round stoppage

The Bolton boxer was floored three times in two rounds by Danny Garcia – the new WBA light-welterweight champion.

# blow - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Heaslip and D'Arcy ruled out of final Test against the All Blacks

The Leinster duo are returning to Ireland after sustaining a fractured finger and calf strain in Saturday’s narrow loss to New Zealand.

# blow - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Red Hand rocked as Cavanagh ruled out for the season

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte says that the four-time All-Star will play no part in this summer’s championship.