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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:33:37 +0000 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:33:37 +0000 Sport News O'Brien targets England Test for full return Shooting and small-scale recovery targets helped Sean O'Brien on the road to recovery. Now he's ready to take his shot for Ireland, he tells Tadhg Peavoy. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:36:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0129/676571-obrien-targets-england-test-for-full-return/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0129/676571-obrien-targets-england-test-for-full-return/ League Weekend: All the football action previewed We gather the opinions of some noted pundits as to how each of the Divisions in the Allianz Football League will work out in the weeks ahead. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:33:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0129/676500-gaa-weekend/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0129/676500-gaa-weekend/ Palmer leads in Phoenix as Tiger struggles Tiger Woods had to battle back from a tough start to his first round of 2015 as fellow American Ryan Palmer led the Waste Management Phoenix Open after day one. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:58:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2015/0130/676610-palmer-leads-in-phoenix-as-tiger-struggles/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2015/0130/676610-palmer-leads-in-phoenix-as-tiger-struggles/ O'Gara: Kickers play a solitary game within a team Ronan O'Gara has spoken about the pressures and routines kickers go through during the place-kicking elements of their games. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:46:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0129/676591-ogara-kickers-play-a-solitary-game-within-a-team/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0129/676591-ogara-kickers-play-a-solitary-game-within-a-team/ VIDEO: Sean O'Brien on returning from injury Leinster and Ireland's Sean O'Brien speaks about returning from long-term injury and his hopes for the Six Nations. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:31:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0129/676563-sean-o-brien/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0129/676563-sean-o-brien/ Diego Costa to contest violent conduct charge Chelsea striker Diego Costa will contest an FA charge for violent conduct for an apparent stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can - a move which has the full support of his club. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:19:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0129/676522-diego-costa-to-contest-violent-conduct-charge/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0129/676522-diego-costa-to-contest-violent-conduct-charge/ Rory McIlroy: Conditions too easy in Dubai Rory McIlroy confessed the conditions were almost too easy as he joined a host of players in cashing in on a low-scoring first day of the Dubai Desert Classic. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:25:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/european-tour/2015/0129/676339-rory-mcilroy-in-the-hunt-at-dubai-desert-classic/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/european-tour/2015/0129/676339-rory-mcilroy-in-the-hunt-at-dubai-desert-classic/ Home comforts key for Miller's Cork move Former Republic of Ireland international Liam Miller has said that a desire to "move home" was a crucial factor in his decision to sign with Cork City. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:41:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0129/676515-home-comforts-key-for-millers-cork-move/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0129/676515-home-comforts-key-for-millers-cork-move/ Keith Earls: I'm happy to play anywhere Keith Earls has refused to interpret his selection at outside centre for Ireland Wolfhounds' clash with England Saxons as any kind of Six Nations hint. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:26:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0129/676504-keith-earls-im-happy-to-play-anywhere/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0129/676504-keith-earls-im-happy-to-play-anywhere/ Sean O'Brien to start for Ireland Wolfhounds Sean O'Brien will make his first appearance in an Irish jersey in 14 months when he starts for Ireland Wolfhounds against England Saxons on Friday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:14:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2015/0129/676446-sean-obrien-to-start-for-ireland-wolfhounds/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/international/2015/0129/676446-sean-obrien-to-start-for-ireland-wolfhounds/ English back prince for FIFA as Ginola bid falters The English FA has formally nominated Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein as a candidate to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency but David Ginola's bid could be over. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:37:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0129/676551-english-back-prince-for-fifa-as-ginola-bid-falters/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0129/676551-english-back-prince-for-fifa-as-ginola-bid-falters/ Glenn Whelan signs new Stoke City deal Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan has signed a new two-year contract extension with Stoke City. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:03:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0129/676457-glenn-whelan-signs-new-stoke-city-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0129/676457-glenn-whelan-signs-new-stoke-city-deal/ Andy Murray reaches Australian Open final Andy Murray reached his fourth Australian Open final in the last six years by winning a bad-tempered semi-final clash with Tomas Berdych on a 6-7 (6/8) 6-0 6-3 7-5 scoreline on Thursday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:48:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0129/676437-andy-murray-reaches-australian-open-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0129/676437-andy-murray-reaches-australian-open-final/ Aduriz sends Bilbao into semi-finals Aritz Aduriz's second-half strike was enough to send Athletic Bilbao into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey as he notched the only goal against Malaga. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:30:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0129/676589-aduriz-sends-bilbao-into-semi-finals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0129/676589-aduriz-sends-bilbao-into-semi-finals/ Mullins' firepower reflected in novice entries Willie Mullins is responsible for 24 of the 44 Irish-trained horses engaged in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on 11 March. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:33:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0129/676442-willie-mullins-boasts-huge-neptune-entry/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0129/676442-willie-mullins-boasts-huge-neptune-entry/ Briggs made captain, 'nearly crashed car' in shock Niamh Briggs has spoken of the pride she has taken in being asked to succeed the recently retired Fiona Coughlan as Ireland captain. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:58:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0129/676430-ireland_briggs/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0129/676430-ireland_briggs/ Guinea handed quarter-final place Guinea will play in the African Cup of Nations quarter-finals after qualifying instead of Mali by the drawing of lots at a ceremony in Malabo on Thursday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:34:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0129/676493-guinea-handed-quarter-final-place/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0129/676493-guinea-handed-quarter-final-place/ Six Nations would consider pay-TV offers from 2017 The Six Nations has indicated it is willing to consider selling TV rights to subscription broadcasters when the competition's Ireland and UK deal expires in 2017. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:32:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0129/676408-six-nations-tv/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0129/676408-six-nations-tv/ Peace And Co heads Triumph entries Red-hot favourite Peace And Co is one of 70 entries for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on 13 March. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:47:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0129/676479-peace-and-co-heads-triumph-entries/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0129/676479-peace-and-co-heads-triumph-entries/ Column: Who can gatecrash the established order? With the resumption of the national football league nearly upon us, Martin Carney names four counties that can make meaningful advances in the months ahead. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:37:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0128/676299-column-who-can-gatecrash-the-established-order/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0128/676299-column-who-can-gatecrash-the-established-order/