On the golfing front, Justin Rose and Luke Donald showed glimpses of making a charge before falling back into the pack at The Masters in Augusta and the Home Nations rugby teams were left behind by their Gallic counterparts from across the English Channel.
But there 'is' light at the end of the tunnel, Andy Murray is flying up the world rankings on the tennis circuit and is surely our best chance in decades to take the Wimbledon crown. But the real new kid on the block is Lewis Hamilton, our very own Formula 1 record breaker.
Three starts at the top of his chosen sport and three podium finishes! Surely with the correct backing and support, these guys can be inspirations to our youngsters (and possibly our established professionals) to go on and produce further world recognition in sport.
These guys surely deserve more exposure so we can focus on the positives.