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, 1 Aug 2014 07:08:37 +0100 Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:08:37 +0100 Sport News Kerr: Dunne's class evident from early age Former Ireland boss Brian Kerr has hailed Richard Dunne as "superb" after the QPR defender announced his retirement from international soccer. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:48:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0801/634597-kerr-dunnes-class-evident-from-early-age/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0801/634597-kerr-dunnes-class-evident-from-early-age/ Analysis: Mayo and Kerry should march on While hoping for an improvement in the quality of football, Martin Carney is going with Kerry and Mayo to get past the challenges of Galway and Cork respectively in Sunday's All-Ireland quarter-finals. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:08:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0731/634257-analysis-mayo-and-kerry-to-march-on/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0731/634257-analysis-mayo-and-kerry-to-march-on/ Leaders Dundalk & Cork clash at the Cross Dundalk and Cork City go head to head in tonight's top of the table SSE Airtricity League clash at Turner's Cross. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:59:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0801/634594-dd/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0801/634594-dd/ Coghlan: Irish eyeing top spot in 'group of death' Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan has said taking top spot in the toughest of groups is Ireland's first target in the Women's Rugby World Cup. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:11:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0731/634471-coghlan-irish-eyeing-top-spot-in-group-of-death/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0731/634471-coghlan-irish-eyeing-top-spot-in-group-of-death/ Zayed quits Hoops for Showgrounds loan Shamrock Rovers striker Eamon Zayed has joined Sligo Rovers on loan until the end of the season. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:19:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0801/634582-zayed-quits-hoops-for-showgrounds-loan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0801/634582-zayed-quits-hoops-for-showgrounds-loan/ At a glance: The championship weekend Football takes centre stage this weekend at Croke Park with the final two qualifiers, and All-Ireland quarter-final action when Kerry take on Galway and Mayo face Cork. James McMahon previews what's in store. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:26:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2014/0730/634042-at-a-glance-the-championship-weekend/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2014/0730/634042-at-a-glance-the-championship-weekend/ Leishman sets the pace but McIlroy content Marc Leishman of Australia set the early pace at the end of the first round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron after shooting a blistering round of 64. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:59:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0801/634555-leishman-sets-the-pace-but-mcilroy-content/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0801/634555-leishman-sets-the-pace-but-mcilroy-content/ Harrington opens strongly at Barracuda Padraig Harrington shot six birdies and two bogeys to lie eight points off the lead after the opening round of the Barracuda Championship in Reno. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:48:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0801/634576-harrington-opens-strongly-at-barracuda/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0801/634576-harrington-opens-strongly-at-barracuda/ Dunne confirms international retirement Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne has announced his retirement from international football. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:27:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0731/634501-dunne-confirms-international-retirement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0731/634501-dunne-confirms-international-retirement/ Edison lights up Galway after Hurdle victory Tony McCoy steered hot favourite Thomas Edison to a popular victory in the Guinness Galway Hurdle. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:10:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0731/634470-edision-lights-up-galway-after-hurdle-victory/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0731/634470-edision-lights-up-galway-after-hurdle-victory/ Johnson takes 'leave of absence' from golf American Dustin Johnson has announced he is to take a break from golf, effective immediately, and will now miss the Ryder Cup. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:53:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0731/634513-johnson-takes-leave-of-absence-from-golf/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0731/634513-johnson-takes-leave-of-absence-from-golf/ McIlroy makes steady start in Akron Newly-crowned Open champion Rory McIlroy had to settle for an opening 69 on his return to action in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron this evening. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:21:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0731/634503-mcilroy-makes-steady-start-in-akron/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0731/634503-mcilroy-makes-steady-start-in-akron/ Ireland face tough task as World Cup begins The Women's Rugby World Cup is about to get under way in France, and Ireland are among the 12 teams who will compete for the title. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:13:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0731/634292-ireland-face-tough-task-as-world-cup-begins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish-international/2014/0731/634292-ireland-face-tough-task-as-world-cup-begins/ Galway preview - Day 5 The 2014 Galway Festival is in to its fifth day on Friday when the highlight is the €100,000 Guinness Handicap. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:35:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0731/634272-galway-preview-day-5/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0731/634272-galway-preview-day-5/ Sleepwalking and rats: the stuff of GAA nightmares James O'Donoghue sleep-walks, Lester Ryan's teeth fall out, and Paudie O'Sullivan battles rats - GAA stars have been revealing their nightmares. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:32:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0731/634480-sleepwalking-and-rats-the-stuff-of-gaa-nightmares/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0731/634480-sleepwalking-and-rats-the-stuff-of-gaa-nightmares/ Hull held scoreless on European debut Hull had to settle for a goalless draw on their competitive European debut as Tom Huddlestone missed a penalty and a point-blank follow-up against Slovakia's AS Trencin. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:09:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0731/634492-hull-held-scoreless-on-european-debut/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0731/634492-hull-held-scoreless-on-european-debut/ Latvala holds narrow lead in Finland Home hope Jari-Matti Latvala holds a narrow lead after a wet opening day of the Rally Finland. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:05:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/rally/2014/0731/634517-latvala-holds-narrow-lead-in-finland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/rally/2014/0731/634517-latvala-holds-narrow-lead-in-finland/ Lennon claims he saw heavy Celtic defeat coming Neil Lennon claimed Celtic's crushing 4-1 Champions League qualifying defeat to Legia Warsaw in Poland was on the cards as he admitted lack of investment "may have been one of the reasons" he departed the club in the summer. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:50:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0731/634283-lennon-saw-heavy-defeat-coming/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0731/634283-lennon-saw-heavy-defeat-coming/ Rovers assistant says Cawley remark 'disgusting' Shamrock Rovers assistant manager John GIll has described criticism of Rovers' management by RTÉ pundit Alan Cawley as disgusting. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:32:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0731/634225-rovers-assistant-hits-back-at-rte-pundit/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0731/634225-rovers-assistant-hits-back-at-rte-pundit/ Missunited retired after Goodwood success Michael Winters' Missunited has been retired from racing after her valiant winning effort in the Lillie Langtry Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:43:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/0731/634485-missunited-retired-after-goodwood-success/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/0731/634485-missunited-retired-after-goodwood-success/