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, 28 May 2015 14:47:37 +0100 Thu, 28 May 2015 14:47:37 +0100 Sport News Delaney: Gill will quit FIFA if Blatter wins FAI CEO John Delaney has revealed that the FA's David Gill will reject a place on FIFA's executive committee if Sepp Blatter is re-elected president on Friday. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:47:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704429-delaney-gill-will-quit-fifa-if-blatter-wins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704429-delaney-gill-will-quit-fifa-if-blatter-wins/ Nightmare start to Irish Open for Rory McIlroy World number one Rory McIlroy endured a disastrous first round at the Irish Open at Royal County Down, slumping to a nine-over-par 80 that left him dead last of the 78 morning starters. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:47:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0528/704416-irish-open/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0528/704416-irish-open/ Rafa continues his march towards La Decima Rafa Nadal got his usual confidence boost from Nicolas Almagro at Roland Garros, reaching the third round with a 6-4 6-3 6-1 victory - his fourth without dropping a set against his Spanish compatriot on the Paris clay. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:14:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0528/704472-rafa-continues-his-march-towards-la-decima/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0528/704472-rafa-continues-his-march-towards-la-decima/ Wozniacki falls to bete noire Goerges in Paris Caroline Wozniacki was dumped out of the French Open in the second round as Germany's Julia Goerges defeated the fifth seed 6-4 7-6 (7/4). Thu, 28 May 2015 15:27:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0528/704446-french-open_women/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0528/704446-french-open_women/ Platini calls on FIFA president to stand down UEFA president Michel Platini has called on FIFA president Sepp Blatter to stand down and said the "vast majority" of European nations will vote against him in tomorrow's leadership election. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:19:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0528/704292-uefa/ http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0528/704292-uefa/ Shay Given looking good to feature in FA Cup final Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given is winning his fitness fight to be ready for the FA Cup final. Thu, 28 May 2015 15:10:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704451-shay-given-looking-good-to-feature-in-fa-cup-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704451-shay-given-looking-good-to-feature-in-fa-cup-final/ Sumbal set for Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly Sumbal is highly likely to run in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly on Sunday and not be supplemented for the Investec Derby. Thu, 28 May 2015 15:43:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0528/704461-sumbal-set-for-prix-du-jockey-club-at-chantilly/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0528/704461-sumbal-set-for-prix-du-jockey-club-at-chantilly/ Cheddar Plunkett resigns as Laois manager Laois hurling manager Seamus 'Cheddar' Plunkett has tendered his resignation, reportedly citing lack of control of his players as his reasoning. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:41:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0528/704353-cheddar-plunkett-resigns-as-laois-manager/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0528/704353-cheddar-plunkett-resigns-as-laois-manager/ Herbert: Treve looks terrific ahead of comeback Connections of dual Arc heroine Treve are confident the brilliant mare is in top form ahead of her return to action in the Prix Corrida at Saint-Cloud on Friday. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:44:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0528/704443-herbert-treve-looks-terrific-ahead-of-comeback/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0528/704443-herbert-treve-looks-terrific-ahead-of-comeback/ Paul McShane set to leave Hull Republic of Ireland defender Paul McShane is set to leave Hull after seven years with the club. Thu, 28 May 2015 13:03:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0528/704383-paul-mcshane-set-to-leave-hull/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0528/704383-paul-mcshane-set-to-leave-hull/ Nishikori into fourth round at Roland Garros Kei Nishikori became the first player through to the fourth round of the French Open without hitting a ball on Thursday when his third-round opponent Benjamin Becker withdrew injured. Thu, 28 May 2015 13:02:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0528/704417-nishikori-into-fourth-round-at-roland-garros/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0528/704417-nishikori-into-fourth-round-at-roland-garros/ Preview: Ireland face the Barbarian hordes Ireland gear up for their Rugby World Cup preparations by clashing with the Barbarians this Thursday at Thomond Park. RTÉ Sport's Tadhg Peavoy looks ahead to the tie. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:29:05 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0527/704140-preview-ireland-face-the-barbarian-hordes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0527/704140-preview-ireland-face-the-barbarian-hordes/ Column: Is small ball following route of big ball? RTÉ hurling analyst Tomás Mulcahy fears the game plans and negativity that have afflicted football in recent times have found their way into the fabric of hurling now too. Thu, 28 May 2015 13:35:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0527/704235-mulcahy-column/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0527/704235-mulcahy-column/ Rafa Benitez confirms Napoli departure Napoli coach Rafa Benitez has announced he is leaving after two years with the Serie A club amid widespread expectation he is poised to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:31:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704405-rafa-benitez-confirms-napoli-departure/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704405-rafa-benitez-confirms-napoli-departure/ Kevin Doyle's MLS debut ends in defeat There was no joy for Kevin Doyle on his Major League Soccer bow as the Colorado Rapids lost 1-0 at the Seattle Sounders while Robbie Keane's LA Galaxy were also defeated. Thu, 28 May 2015 15:49:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704360-kevin-doyles-mls-debut-ends-in-defeat/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704360-kevin-doyles-mls-debut-ends-in-defeat/ How to follow the Irish Open with RTÉ Sport The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open gets underway on Thursday and you can follow coverage on RTÉ throughout the four days at Royal County Down. Thu, 28 May 2015 08:19:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0527/704198-how-to-follow-the-irish-open-with-rte-sport/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0527/704198-how-to-follow-the-irish-open-with-rte-sport/ Emery 'happy' but still wants to discuss future Sevilla coach Unai Emery declared himself "very happy here" after guiding the Andalusian outfit to Europa League glory, but will make a decision on his future after talks with club officials "in a couple of days' time". Thu, 28 May 2015 15:45:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704368-unai-emery/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704368-unai-emery/ Schmidt: Baa-baas a chance for new names to shine Joe Schmidt has said that Ireland's clash with the Barbarians on Thursday is a chance for players to stake a claim for more involvement in the run-up to the World Cup. Thu, 28 May 2015 09:51:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0527/704176-schmidt-baa-baas-a-chance-for-new-names-to-shine/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0527/704176-schmidt-baa-baas-a-chance-for-new-names-to-shine/ Heskin ruled out with ankle fracture Adrian Heskin could be out of action for up to eight weeks after he sustained a double fracture to an ankle. Thu, 28 May 2015 08:47:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0528/704327-heskin-ruled-out-with-ankle-fracture/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0528/704327-heskin-ruled-out-with-ankle-fracture/ Record-breakers Sevilla retain Europa League crown Colombian hitman Carlos Bacca scored twice as Sevilla made Europa League history by seeing off Dnipro 3-2 to win the competition for a record fourth time. Wed, 27 May 2015 22:37:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704220-dnipro-v-sevilla/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704220-dnipro-v-sevilla/