• Connacht will have to plan without their player of the year Colby Fainga'a for Saturday's Champions Cup clash with Gloucester and next week's inter-pro derby against Munster, due to a knee ligament injury.

    He sustained a repeat of a medial ligament injury in the early stages of Connacht's European defeat to Gloucester last weekend, and could be out until the New Year.

    Connacht will also be without Tiernan O'Halloran and Kieran Marmion for those two pre-Christmas games due to injury.



  • Connacht's Tiernan O'Halloran is set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a groin injury in Sunday's bonus-point win over Edinburgh.

    The 29-year old full-back is due to see a specialist to establish the extent of the adductor injury, but it's feared he could be out for weeks.

    O'Halloran, who made his debut in 2010, suffered a fractured fibula this time last year which kept him out until the Christmas derbies, and it's feared he could again miss several games.

  • Galway's chances of regaining the All Ireland Hurling Championship have been dealt a double injury blow

    Joe Canning has been ruled out for up to sixteen weeks meaning he will miss the majority of the Senior Hurling Championship

    The Galway County board also confirmed today that Fintan Burke picked up a knee injury while playing for his club and has been ruled out for the season

  • Mayo and Ballina Stephenites star Evan Regan is set to face an extended spell on the sidelines after he sustained a facial bone fracture and concussion in an incident in Saturday night's Allianz League Round Two clash with Kerry in MacHale Park.

    Full forward Regan was helped off the field after he was taken out by a Kerry defender in the 44th minute of Mayo's loss to the Kingdom and it has been confirmed to Midwest Radio that he is recieving treatment with specialists this week. It has yet to be confirmed how long the forward will be absent for, but it will be a blow to Stephen Rochford's plans with the Ballina man having started and performed well in the final FBD league game and both NFL games so far this season. 

    In a cruel twist of fate, the injury came just two days after the third anniversary of Regan breaking his collarbone in a league game also against Kerry which ruled him out for the rest of that season's league campaign.

    Meanwhile Regan's Ballina team-mate Ger Cafferkey is the only other injury concern from Saturday night ahead of this weekend's clash with Galway. The defender is being monitored for a hamstring injury and a decision will be made on his availability later in the week. 

  • Seamus O'Shea looks set to miss the rest of Mayo's Allianz Football League campaign.

    The 31-year-old injured his ankle in training last week and sat out the weekend defeat to their rivals Galway.

    O'Shea has reportedly sustained ligament damage and could be out of action for a month.