RTÉ Sport news http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport news http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:34:18 +0000 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:34:18 +0000 Sport News Concussion makes Sexton a doubt for Italy match Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton is a doubt for Ireland's opening Six Nations game against Italy after Racing Metro said he would be out until 14 February due to concussion. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:53:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/1218/667731-concussion-makes-sexton-a-doubt-for-italy-match/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2014/1218/667731-concussion-makes-sexton-a-doubt-for-italy-match/ Balotelli banned and fined over social media post Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been banned for one match, fined £25,000 and ordered to attend to an education course for making racist and anti-semitic comments on social media. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:34:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1218/667782-balotelli-banned-and-fined-over-social-media-post/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1218/667782-balotelli-banned-and-fined-over-social-media-post/ Belfast High Court quashes Casement Park plans The High Court in Belfast has quashed the decision to grant planning permission to the GAA to turn Casement Park into a 38,000-seat stadium. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:07:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2014/1218/667739-belfast-high-court-quashes-casement-park-plans/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2014/1218/667739-belfast-high-court-quashes-casement-park-plans/ FIFA faces schism over vote A possible split between old and new FIFA executive committee members has emerged ahead of the vote on Friday on whether the Garcia report into World Cup bidding should be published. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:28:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/1218/667788-fifa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/1218/667788-fifa/ Simonsig to skip King George Nicky Henderson finally admitted defeat in attempting to get Simonsig to the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen's Day. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:56:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667792-simonsig-to-skip-king-george/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667792-simonsig-to-skip-king-george/ Carl Frampton: I'll beat Chris Avalos convincingly Carl Frampton believes Chris Avalos is a worthy challenger but insists the American will be out of his depth when they meet in the Belfast man's first defence of his IBF super bantamweight title in February. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:21:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2014/1218/667704-carl-frampton-ill-beat-chris-avalos-convincingly/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2014/1218/667704-carl-frampton-ill-beat-chris-avalos-convincingly/ Lambert confirms Keane visited Cleverley's home Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed his former assistant Roy Keane did turn up at midfielder Tom Cleverley's house this week. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:41:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1218/667639-keane-attempts-to-confront-cleverly-at-home/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1218/667639-keane-attempts-to-confront-cleverly-at-home/ PODCAST: The Rugby Show Hugh Cahill and Donal Lenihan look ahead to a busy Christmas period in the Pro 12 - with the Irish sides preparing for the annual inter-provincial games. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:49:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1218/667767-podcast-the-rugby-show/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1218/667767-podcast-the-rugby-show/ Hurricane Fly and Jezki head Ryanair entries Everything is set for round six in the rivalry between Hurricane Fly and Jezki as the pair headline nine entries for the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown on 29 December. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:03:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1218/667770-hurricane-fly-and-jezki-star-in-ryanair-entries/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1218/667770-hurricane-fly-and-jezki-star-in-ryanair-entries/ Gold Cup winners on Lexus collision course A quality field of 15, including the last two winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, remain in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on 28 December. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:41:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1218/667749-gold-cup-winners-on-collision-course-in-lexus-chas/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1218/667749-gold-cup-winners-on-collision-course-in-lexus-chas/ Limerick add three ahead of 2015 season Limerick have added three new signings ahead of the 2015 SSE Airtricity League season as Conor O'Donnell, Seán Russell and Dean Clarke have joined the Treaty City side. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:35:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/1218/667807-limerick-add-three-ahead-of-2015-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/1218/667807-limerick-add-three-ahead-of-2015-season/ Doherty retires after 501 games in four divisions Former Republic of Ireland international Gary Doherty has announced his retirement from football at the age of 34. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:06:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1218/667637-gary-doherty-announces-retirement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1218/667637-gary-doherty-announces-retirement/ Seamus Coleman: Trapattoni improved my game Seamus Coleman admits he would have liked to have won more caps under Giovanni Trapattoni, but credits the former Ireland manager with improving the defensive side of his game. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:13:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/1218/667676-rte-sport-awards-seamus-coleman-interview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/1218/667676-rte-sport-awards-seamus-coleman-interview/ Mike Ross pens one-year contract extension Ireland tighthead prop Mike Ross has signed a new one-year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain at Leinster until at least June 2016. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:14:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/1218/667736-mike-ross-pens-one-year-contract-extension/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/1218/667736-mike-ross-pens-one-year-contract-extension/ Ireland qualify directly for Women's RWC Ireland will qualify automatically for the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:51:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1218/667755-ireland-qualify-directly-for-womens-rwc/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/1218/667755-ireland-qualify-directly-for-womens-rwc/ Reve De Sivola bids for Long Walk hat-trick Reve De Sivola will face four rivals when he bids for a third successive victory in the JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:26:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667724-reve-de-sivola/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667724-reve-de-sivola/ Ladbroke attracts a field of 19 Plunge horse Activial is among a final field of 19 for The Ladbroke at Ascot on Saturday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:57:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667721-ladbroke-attracts-a-field-of-19/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667721-ladbroke-attracts-a-field-of-19/ PRO12 teams: Seven changes for Leinster Leinster coach Matt O'Connor has made seven changes to his team to face Connacht at the RDS on Friday in the PRO12. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:45:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1218/667694-pro12-teams-oconnor-changes-seven-for-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2014/1218/667694-pro12-teams-oconnor-changes-seven-for-leinster/ Pat Devlin & Collie O'Neill take over at UCD UCD have announced a new management team ahead of the 2015 season as former Bray Wanderers supremo Pat Devlin has been named as the club's director of football. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:49:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/1218/667732-pat-devlin-collie-oneill-take-over-at-ucd/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/1218/667732-pat-devlin-collie-oneill-take-over-at-ucd/ Tommy Walsh to make Kingdom comeback in January Tommy Walsh is to set to make his first appearance in a Kerry jersey since 2009 in the pre-season McGrath Cup. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:37:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/1218/667673-tommy-walsh-to-make-kingdom-comeback-in-january/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/1218/667673-tommy-walsh-to-make-kingdom-comeback-in-january/