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# Comeback Kid

This year
In The Lab: Cillín Greene is an Olympian, but after two collapsed lungs, he's just enjoying sport for now
Cillín Greene has rallied from a serious health scare to chasing down Olympic qualification.
In The Lab: Cillín Greene is an Olympian, but after two collapsed lungs, he's just enjoying sport for now
Cillín Greene has rallied from a serious health scare to chasing down Olympic qualification.
Damar Hamlin returns to NFL field seven months after cardiac arrest
The 25-year-old defensive back took part in his first on-field game action since being carted off the field in an ambulance in January.
Ollie Chessum in contention for England’s World Cup squad after early comeback
On Tuesday Chessum took part in a live scrummaging session during training.
'I'm delighted to be here' - Ross Byrne ready to make most of World Cup opportunity
The out-half is set to travel to France four years on from missing out on the Japan World Cup.
Last year
Erling Haaland set to make his Manchester City comeback against Fulham
Haaland has been forced to sit out the last two games with injury and illness.
Limerick county title 'the icing on the cake' for Peter Casey after ACL recovery
Casey has returned from a nine-month spell out to win an All-Ireland and county title in quick succession.
Two months after being shot twice, NFL running back helps Washington to victory
Brian Robinson scored his maiden regular season touchdown as Washington defeated the Chicago Bears.
Brady's redemption on a night of primal scream
A game that looked as though it had veered into severely troubling territory was rescued at the death by Robbie Brady.
Boris Johnson evades questions when asked about potential return to politics
A Tory former leadership rival and critic of the Prime Minister has warned Boris Johnson could try and make a comeback.
Rory McIlroy completes stunning comeback to bag FedEx Cup and $18 million prize
McIlroy started the day six behind but came back to win the PGA Tour season-ending Tour Championship.
Mayo star Jason Doherty returns to their county side after two-and-a-half years of injury hell
Doherty made his last appearance for Mayo against Donegal in August 2019.
All time
Ronaldo rolls back the years with dream double on Man United return
It didn’t take long for CR7 to re-open his Man Utd account at a rocking Old Trafford.
Daniel Dubois set to make ring return after injury in June
The Londoner suffered a serious eye injury in losing to Joe Joyce last November.
Jordan Spieth tees up for the Masters with first victory in four years
Padraig Harrington finished in a tie for 69th while Graeme McDowell ended up in 54th position.
'I cried on national TV at 17 years old. We watched it in every single class I had that day in school'
Irish Olympic hopeful Jack Woolley is an impressive guy on and off the mat, and his journey has been a rollercoaster so far.
Furlong returns as Leinster cruise to bonus point victory over Scarlets
Leo Cullen’s side win 52-23 in Wales to leapfrog Ulster and take top spot in their Conference.
'Hopefully the best bits of my career are ahead of me, not behind me'
After a nine month absence from the game, Paul Dunne is back in competitive golf this week.
'There is so much more to come out of me' - Stephen Ireland wants to play international football again
The 33-year-old is keeping fit in the hope of earning an unlikely recall to the Ireland squad.
PBP's Gino Kenny, who conceded defeat yesterday, retains Dublin Mid-West seat
Kenny said he thought he was “political toast” 24 hours ago.
The 34-year-old who battled serious illness returning to county football after 6 years
Prolific forward Paddy Cunningham is back in the Antrim fold for the first time since 2014.
Carbery poised to return for Munster if he can sustain progress through Christmas week
The out-half has not played for his province this season due to the ankle injury sustained on international duty.
'Something you can’t fathom or comprehend': McKinley pushing for remarkable RWC run
The Italy out-half represented Ireland at the Junior World Cup in Japan a decade ago, nobody could have predicted the journey he would take to get back.
Buffon completes sensational return to Juventus on one-year contract
The legendary goalkeeper is back in Turin after a season at PSG.
Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer
Christian Lealiifano has been included in the 34-man squad for their Rugby Championship opener.
'When I was in the hospital bed last August I considered quitting football'
Diarmuid Murtagh underwent an eye operation to repair a detached retina and wasn’t sure if he’d play for Roscommon again.
Murray set to make long-awaited return from injury in doubles draw at London tournament
The former world number one Andy Murray will play for the first time since the Australian Open.
'I didn't expect the rebound. I hit it, and to me, the ball was in the net but it came back off the post'
Clare’s Aron Shanagher reflects on his comeback for the Clare hurlers in 2018 following an ACL injury.
After missing his Olympic dream, Ray Moylette tried the ‘big, bad world’ for two months
The Mayo man is now 11-0 as a pro and is bringing a title fight to his hometown tomorrow night.
Messi returns to Barcelona squad following broken arm while Dembele is dropped
Samuel Umtiti is also back in the squad following a knee problem.
James Horan isn't expecting any retirements as he gears up for second crack at Mayo job
The returning boss will hold trials over the upcoming bank holiday weekend.
Shaw credits Mourinho's criticism for making him mentally stronger
Luke Shaw struggled to realise his potential after arriving at Old Trafford but has made a strong start to the 2018-19 campaign.
Sean Gallagher confirms he WILL seek a nomination to run for president
After weeks of speculation, the former candidate has formally declared he will seek to run again.
'It was a day to remember:' Kildare hurler scores eight points in Croke Park after surviving meningitis battle
James Burke has made a remarkable comeback to win a Christy Ring Cup after he was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.
'The whole side of my face went numb and I couldn't see out of my left eye so I went straight to hospital'
Donegal footballer Kate Keaney speaks to The42 about her harrowing recovery from a concussion and a torn cruciate as Donegal prepare for an Ulster final.
'I'm not a million miles away from where he's at' - Brogan tracks cruciate recovery with Ireland's van der Flier
The Dublin star suffered the injury in February but is aiming for an August return to action.
'He cleans up other people's mistakes': Sexton thrilled to have Henshaw back to battle Scarlets
The captain is hoping the ‘hard truths’ learned in two semi-final losses last year can be put to good use tomorrow.
Wales match may come too soon, but Ringrose ready to step up return
Stuart Lancaster suggests the centre may make his return against the Kings and does not expect to have Robbie Henshaw available to take on Saracens on 1 April.
4 months after unprovoked assault in Belfast, Slaughtneil dual star back on the winning trail
Conor McAllister and the Slaughtneil hurlers face a daunting task against Munster champions Na Piarsaigh this afternoon.
Barcelona's record signing set for return on Thursday night after being out injured since September
Ousmane Dembele has been cleared to make his comeback.