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 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:49:27 +0000 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:49:27 +0000 Sport News 'Silly' Sexton reflects on injury lessons learned Johnny Sexton says he 'stupidly' rushed back from injury after Christmas, but is happy with his fitness and delighted to be back in the Test arena. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:38:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0227/855844-sexton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0227/855844-sexton/ Katie Taylor dreaming big for 2017 Katie Taylor says she is in the shape of her life as she gets ready to face into what the Bray fighter knows could be the biggest of her sporting life. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:49:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0227/855872-katie-taylor-on-gentili/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0227/855872-katie-taylor-on-gentili/ Football final could be before hurling in 2018 Next year's All-Ireland finals are likely to be on the last two Sundays in August following GAA Annual Congress's landmark Championship restructuring at the weekend - and football could be before hurling. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:41:07 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0227/855733-football-before-hurling/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0227/855733-football-before-hurling/ Madigan on Monday: Ireland's fitness was decisive Ian Madigan reflects on Ireland's Six Nations victory over France, where he believes that fitness and conditioning turned things in the favour of Joe Schmidt's side. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:06:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0227/855794-madigan-on-monday-irelands-fitness-was-decisive/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0227/855794-madigan-on-monday-irelands-fitness-was-decisive/ LOI Talking Points: Sligo stuffed & Burke banished There were goals aplenty and three red cards on the opening night of this year's SSE Airtricity League season. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:07:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855828-loi-talking-points-sligo-stuffed-burke-banished/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855828-loi-talking-points-sligo-stuffed-burke-banished/ Ireland would have handled Italy tactics - O'Brien Sean O'Brien insists Ireland would have known exactly what to do if faced with Italy's no-ruck tactics that bamboozled England on Sunday. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:14:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0227/855863-ireland-would-have-handled-italy-tactics-obrien/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0227/855863-ireland-would-have-handled-italy-tactics-obrien/ McConville believes GPA 'slept-in' on Super 8 move Former Armagh footballer Oisín McConville believes that the Gaelic Players Association left it much too late to voice their opposition to the GAA's new Super 8 initiative, which will replace the All-Ireland quarter-finals. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:15:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0227/855797-mcconville-gpa-slept/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0227/855797-mcconville-gpa-slept/ Eddie Bolger quits IABA for German role Eddie Bolger has resigned from his role as High-Performance Coach with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) to become Head Coach with the German National Team. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:09:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0227/855881-eddie-bolger/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0227/855881-eddie-bolger/ Mullins expects Walsh on Melon in Supreme Novices' Willie Mullins expects Ruby Walsh to side with Melon in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:18:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0227/855865-willie-mullins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0227/855865-willie-mullins/ Italy tactic almost didn't happen, says O'Shea Italy's tactic of refusing to ruck that so unsettled England at Twickenham on Sunday almost bit the dust 24 hours before the RBS 6 Nations encounter. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:16:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0227/855805-italy-ruck-tactic-almost-didnt-happen/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0227/855805-italy-ruck-tactic-almost-didnt-happen/ Feek confident but wary of Welsh scrum Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek believes that his side will face a major test against the Welsh scrum, but is confident that they can get the win that would keep their Six Nations hopes alive. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:04:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0227/855829-feek-confident-but-wary-of-welsh-scrum/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0227/855829-feek-confident-but-wary-of-welsh-scrum/ Taylor to face Italian opponent in third pro fight It has been confirmed that Italian boxer Monica Gentili will be Katie Taylor's third professional opponent when the two women fight at London's O2 Arena this weekend. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:54:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0227/855855-katie-taylor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0227/855855-katie-taylor/ Carbery and Byrne sign senior Leinster contracts Joey Carbery and Ross Byrne are among seven members of the Leinster Academy have been awarded senior contracts at the province. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:33:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0227/855743-carbery-and-byrne-among-7/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0227/855743-carbery-and-byrne-among-7/ Lowry: Majors are 'massive' but are not everything While he accepts the importance of golf's Majors, Shane Lowry has revealed that not all his focus will be on the 'big four' in the months ahead. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:52:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0226/855638-majors-are-important/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0226/855638-majors-are-important/ Gold for Irish duo at UCI Track Cycling World Cup Ireland's Mark Downey and Felix English have rounded off the final event in the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in La with a gold medal win in the Madison. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:04:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2017/0227/855737-gold-for-irish-duo-at/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2017/0227/855737-gold-for-irish-duo-at/ Angry Eddie Jones calls for changes to rugby laws Eddie Jones expects World Rugby to revise the breakdown laws that were manipulated by Italy throughout England's 36-15 RBS 6 Nations victory at Twickenham. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0227/855689-angry-eddie-jones-calls-for-changes-to-rugby-laws/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0227/855689-angry-eddie-jones-calls-for-changes-to-rugby-laws/ Baie Des Iles still on course for Irish National Ross O'Sullivan felt Saturday's Bobbyjo Chase came too soon for Baie Des Iles, but the Boylesports Irish Grand National remains very much on her agenda. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:08:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0227/855780-baie-des-iles-still-on-course-for-irish-national/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0227/855780-baie-des-iles-still-on-course-for-irish-national/ McGeeney: Division 3 tests toughening up Armagh Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney believes the competitive nature of Division 3 will be ideal preparation for his side ahead of the Ulster Championship campaign in the summer. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:54:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0226/855637-mcgeeney/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0226/855637-mcgeeney/ RTÉ GAA podcast - Congress approves the Super 8 On this week's RTÉ Sport GAA Podcast Damian Lawlor is joined by guests Oisin McConville, Michael Rice, Sean Kelly and Michael Duignan. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:57:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0227/855736-rte-gaa-podcast-congress-approves-the-super-8/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0227/855736-rte-gaa-podcast-congress-approves-the-super-8/ Blame board for Ranieri's fate, say Klopp The Leicester City squad have found an unlikely ally in Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager said that the club's board were likely responsible for Claudio Ranieri's sacking and that the concept of 'player power' was often exaggerated. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:45:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855731-klopp-believes-board-not-players-decided-ranieri-f/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855731-klopp-believes-board-not-players-decided-ranieri-f/