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# setback - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

'I could feel a dunt inside of the knee and I knew it wasn’t good from there' - Kilkenny cruciate blow

Attacker Ger Aylward is facing a long spell on the sidelines.

# setback - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Tottenham's unlikely title bid has been dealt a big blow

Key defender Jan Vertonghen looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

# setback - Monday 25 January, 2016

Marty Moore will miss the 6 Nations with hamstring injury

The Leinster prop picked up the knock at the weekend.

# setback - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Blow for Man City as captain Kompany ruled out with another injury

Calf injury will sideline City centre-half until early in the new year.

# setback - Monday 28 December, 2015

James McCarthy suffers setback as injury return lasts just 26 minutes

The midfielder had earlier been involved in Everton’s first goal.

# setback - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Big blow for Barca as Lionel Messi ruled out for up to two months with knee injury

Barcelona’s talisman left the field after just 10 minutes in today’s La Liga clash.

# setback - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Remember Jack Wilshere's 'little injury setback'... turns out it was more serious than that

The midfielder is set to undergo surgery today.

# setback - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Heart procedure means Clermont out-half Brock James to miss start of season

The Australian playmaker will be sidelined for around two months.

# setback - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

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# setback - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Three boxers move within a win of a medal, while Behan claims fourth at European Games

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for boxers Michaela Walsh and Myles Casey in Baku.

# setback - Saturday 13 June, 2015

VIDEO: Another Shaun Maloney pot shot has frustrated Ireland again

It finished 1-1, after Jon Walters opened the scoring.

# setback - Friday 12 June, 2015

McGeady a major doubt for Ireland's make-or-break Euro 2016 qualifier

With just over 24 hours to Ireland’s crucial game, the Everton winger sat out today’s training session due to a hamstring problem.

# setback - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Hammer blow for Clare as Podge Collins sidelined for 'foreseeable future'

The corner-forward sustained the injury in a club game on Saturday evening.

# setback - Friday 24 April, 2015

Former Sunderland midfielder sees red as Drogheda endure miserable night

Longford clinically swept the hosts aside as they recorded their third win of the campaign.

# setback - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Heartbreak as Ireland defender set to miss FA Cup final and possibly Euro 2016 qualifier

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says Ciaran Clark is likely to be out for the rest of the season.

# 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

From Baby 'cured' of HIV has relapsed Setback

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.