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 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:56:34 +0100 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:56:34 +0100 Sport News Modest McGregor just hoping to do his best Conor McGregor has played down expectations ahead of his UFC 189 World Championship fight against Jose Aldo, saying he was just thankful to be getting a chance on such a big stage. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:21:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0401/691236-modest-mcgregor-just-hoping-to-do-his-best/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0401/691236-modest-mcgregor-just-hoping-to-do-his-best/ Kernan: 'You don't need 15 men behind the ball' New International Rules manager Joe Kernan believes that if teams "keep their shape" they can still manage to outwit the blanket defence. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:56:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0331/691158-kernan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0331/691158-kernan/ England rally to grab draw in Italy Andros Townsend came off the bench to rescue England from defeat with a sweetly struck goal in Turin. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:05:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0331/691213-england-rally-to-grab-draw-in-italy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0331/691213-england-rally-to-grab-draw-in-italy/ Harry Fry doubles up at Fairyhouse Novice Hurdle Harry Fry is set to be double-handed in the Irish Stallions Farms EBF Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse this weekend after confirming both Bitofapuzzle and Desert Queen for the Easter Sunday Grade One. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:47:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0331/691166-harry-fry-doubles-up-at-fairyhouse-novice-hurdle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0331/691166-harry-fry-doubles-up-at-fairyhouse-novice-hurdle/ Ulster's Olding out for nine months with ACL blow Ulster's Stuart Olding will be out for up to nine months with an ACL injury sustained against Cardiff last Friday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:37:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0331/691179-ulsters-olding-out-for-nine-months-with-acl-blow/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0331/691179-ulsters-olding-out-for-nine-months-with-acl-blow/ Netherlands return to haunt Spain The Netherlands struck two goals in four first-half minutes as they recorded a 2-0 friendly victory over Spain at the Amsterdam ArenA. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:12:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0331/691215-netherlands-return-to-haunt-spain/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0331/691215-netherlands-return-to-haunt-spain/ McGregor: Nobody can keep me away from Aldo Conor McGregor has warned Jose Aldo that come their UFC fight on 11 July, there is nobody who will keep the Dubliner away from him. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:09:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0331/691197-mcgregor-nobody-can-keep-me-away-from-aldo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0331/691197-mcgregor-nobody-can-keep-me-away-from-aldo/ Fellaini goal enough for 10-man Belgium Marouane Fellaini grabbed an early goal as 10-man Belgium survived a spirited Israeli second-half performance to earn a 1-0 win in Euro 2016 qualifying Group B in Jerusalem. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:21:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european-championship/2015/0331/691216-fellaini-goal-enough-for-10-man-belgium/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european-championship/2015/0331/691216-fellaini-goal-enough-for-10-man-belgium/ Burns looks to address 'death of Gaelic football' Standing Rules Committee chairman Jarlath Burns has called for cool heads as the debate on the state of Gaelic football gathers momentum. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:56:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0331/691076-burns-calls-for-cool-heads-in-football-debate/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0331/691076-burns-calls-for-cool-heads-in-football-debate/ UEFA prize money boost for LOI clubs SSE Airtricity League sides competing in Europe are set for a greater financial reward after a new prize money agreement was announced by the European Clubs Association and UEFA. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:48:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0331/691084-uefa-prize-money-boost-for-loi-clubs/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0331/691084-uefa-prize-money-boost-for-loi-clubs/ Kevin O'Brien signs for Leicestershire Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien has signed a short-term deal to play for English county side Leicestershire. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:14:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0331/691091-kevin-obrien-signs-for-leicestershire/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0331/691091-kevin-obrien-signs-for-leicestershire/ Atlanta Falcons punished for fake crowd noise The Atlanta Falcons have been docked one of their 2016 draft picks for piping fake crowd noise into the Georgia Dome. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:01:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0331/691135-atlanta-falcons-punished-for-fake-crowd-noise/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0331/691135-atlanta-falcons-punished-for-fake-crowd-noise/ Joe Kernan named International Rules manager Joe Kernan has been confirmed as the new Ireland International Rules manager. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:24:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/international-rules/2015/0331/691012-ireland-international-rules-manager/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/international-rules/2015/0331/691012-ireland-international-rules-manager/ Ireland Under-19s end campaign with Slovakia draw The Republic of Ireland finished off their UEFA U19 Championships Elite Phase with a 2-2 draw with Slovakia in Mannheim. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:05:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0331/691157-ireland-u19-end-campaign-with-slovakia-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0331/691157-ireland-u19-end-campaign-with-slovakia-draw/ Palestine: Show Israel the red card The Palestinian Football Association will ask the FIFA Congress in May to suspend Israel, accusing it of continuing to hamper its soccer activities. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:22:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0331/691174-palestine-show-israel-the-red-card/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0331/691174-palestine-show-israel-the-red-card/ Dunphy: Feeble Robbie Keane is 'past it' Eamon Dunphy has praised Ireland's Wes Hoolahan following the draw against Poland, but blasted a number of his team-mates, including skipper Robbie Keane, whom he labelled "feeble". Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:14:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0331/690978-dunphy_ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0331/690978-dunphy_ireland/ Irish official confirmed for Women's World Cup Irish referee Michelle O'Neill has been confirmed as one of the 44 assistant referees appointed for FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 in Canada this summer. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:04:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0331/691167-irish-official-confirmed-for-womens-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0331/691167-irish-official-confirmed-for-womens-world-cup/ Ian Madigan: Leinster must adapt to beat Bath The team that adapts best to the return of internationals will emerge victorious from Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Bath, according to Ian Madigan. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:33:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2015/0331/691079-ian-madigan-leinster-must-adapt-to-beat-bath/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2015/0331/691079-ian-madigan-leinster-must-adapt-to-beat-bath/ Georgia fear closed-doors Scotland clash Georgia fear they will have to play September's Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland behind closed doors. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:20:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0331/691099-georgia-fear-closed-doors-scotland-clash/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0331/691099-georgia-fear-closed-doors-scotland-clash/ Kazakhstan consider 2026 World Cup bid Oil-rich Kazakhstan is considering a bid to host the 2026 World Cup. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:51:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/world/2015/0331/691154-kazakhstan-consider-2026-world-cup-bid/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/world/2015/0331/691154-kazakhstan-consider-2026-world-cup-bid/