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 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:54:05 +0000 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:54:05 +0000 Sport News 'We just want to play' - Schmidt airs scrum woes Joe Schmidt admitted France frustrated the life out of Ireland at the scrum despite a helter-skelter Six Nations collision at the Aviva Stadium going Ireland's way. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:53:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0225/855422-joe-schmidt/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0225/855422-joe-schmidt/ Murray & Sexton class denies gallant French Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton stamped their class all over a pulsating Aviva Stadium showdown with France to keep Ireland's championship hopes alive with a 19-9 win. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:54:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0225/855368-ireland-france-report-six-nations-full-time/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0225/855368-ireland-france-report-six-nations-full-time/ Mayo flex muscles to swat Roscommon aside Cillian O'Connor fired a penalty early in the second half as Mayo swept past Roscommon to a 1-19 to 0-14 victory at MacHale Park. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:54:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855404-mayo-v-roscommon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855404-mayo-v-roscommon/ 'I think it's tougher now' - A look ahead to Wales The RTÉ panel look ahead to Ireland's showdown with Wales. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:12:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0225/855431-i-think-its-tougher-now-a-look-ahead-to-wales/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0225/855431-i-think-its-tougher-now-a-look-ahead-to-wales/ Mooney: Down have the belief to make promotion bid After ending their long losing sequence with a win over Meath on Saturday evening, Down defender Caolan Mooney is hoping that the victory can act as a springboard for the side to push for promotion from Division 2. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:55:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855455-mooney-down-have-the-belief-to-make-promotion-bid/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855455-mooney-down-have-the-belief-to-make-promotion-bid/ Down see off Royals to end winless run Down ended a long losing sequence with a 1-13 to 0-14 win over Meath at Pairc Esler in their Allianz Football League Division 2 encounter. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:21:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855405-down-v-meath/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855405-down-v-meath/ Best pumped up for Cardiff's Friday night lights Rory Best is relishing a return to Cardiff under the Friday night lights and the opportunity to keep Ireland's Six Nations title hopes on track. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:42:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0225/855433-best/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0225/855433-best/ Jamie Vardy: I didn't force out Ranieri Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has denied he was involved in the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri nine months after the Italian led his team to the Premier League title. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:22:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855443-jamie-vardy-i-didnt-force-out-ranieri/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855443-jamie-vardy-i-didnt-force-out-ranieri/ Chelsea coach Conte pleased by players' attitude Antonio Conte praised his Chelsea players' second-half response in Saturday's 3-1 win over Swansea which established an 11-point lead at the Premier League summit. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:55:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855448-chelsea-coach-conte-pleased-by-players-attitude/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855448-chelsea-coach-conte-pleased-by-players-attitude/ Geraghty "hopeful" of being fit for Cheltenham Barry Geraghty is recovering in hospital after suffering a partially collapsed lung and a cracked rib following a fall at Kempton this afternoon, but the leading jockey is "hopeful" he will still be able to ride at the Cheltenham Festival in 17 days' time. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:06:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0225/855387-geraghty/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0225/855387-geraghty/ Duffy defends major changes at GAA Congress A significant edition of GAA annual Congress has seen delegates back a number of important changes, including: the introduction of the Super 8s in the SFC, moving the All-Ireland finals and reducing the threshold for votes to pass to 60%. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:31:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855408-sweeping-changes-at-heavyweight-gaa-congress/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855408-sweeping-changes-at-heavyweight-gaa-congress/ O'Halloran goal puts seal on strong Tipp display Tipperary manager Liam Kearns was the man smiling at the final whistle after both he and Peter Creedon had a reunion with former charges at O'Moore Park. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:55:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855407-tipperary-v-laois/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855407-tipperary-v-laois/ Murray happy to stay in hunt after slow start Conor Murray said Ireland could have been more clinical against France but noted they had to be satisfied with a victory that keeps them in contention for the Six Nations Championship. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:14:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0225/855421-ireland-happy-to-stay-in-the-hunt/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/six-nations/2017/0225/855421-ireland-happy-to-stay-in-the-hunt/ Scotland show steel to sweep Wales aside Scotland ended 10 years of hurt against Wales as they kept alive their RBS 6 Nations title hopes with a 29-13 win at Murrayfield. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:00:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0225/855369-scotland-wales-six-nations-match-report/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0225/855369-scotland-wales-six-nations-match-report/ Cuala slay Slaughtneil to make historic final Cuala will be the first Dublin club to appear in an All-Ireland Club SHC final, after securing their place in the decider with a 3-21 to 2-11 win over Ulster champions Slaughtneil at the Athletic Grounds. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:01:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855398-cuala-slay-slaughtneil-to-make-historic-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855398-cuala-slay-slaughtneil-to-make-historic-final/ Chelsea go 11 points clear after beating Swansea Chelsea moved 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Swansea. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:18:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855402-chelsea/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855402-chelsea/ Clark and McGeady score in the Championship Republic of Ireland internationals Ciaran Clark and Aiden McGeady were both on target in the Championship this afternoon as Newcastle were held to a 2-2 draw by Bristol and Preston defeated QPR 2-1. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:35:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855418-clark-and-aiden-mcgeady-score-in-the-champi/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855418-clark-and-aiden-mcgeady-score-in-the-champi/ Cork beat Mayo in top flight Ephie Fitzgerald's Cork moved ominously to the head of affairs in Division 1 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League on Saturday after inflicting a 3-09 to 1-08 defeat on Mayo this afternoon. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:06:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855430-ladies-national-football-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0225/855430-ladies-national-football-league/ Conor O'Shea calls for expanded Six Nations Conor O'Shea has reacted to scrutiny of Italy's place in the RBS 6 Nations by declaring the tournament should be expanded if the sport is to flourish. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:06:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0225/855415-conor-oshea-calls-for-expanded/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0225/855415-conor-oshea-calls-for-expanded/ Dembele on the double as Celtic win again Moussa Dembele made the difference once again with a double in Celtic's 2-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over bottom side Hamilton at Parkhead. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:08:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855416-dembele-on-the-double-as-celtic-win-again/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855416-dembele-on-the-double-as-celtic-win-again/