RTÉ Sport paralymipcs http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport paralymipcs http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:54:51 +0100 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:54:51 +0100 Sport News Nervy Arsenal edge to Champions League win Arsenal have beaten Besiktas at Emirates Stadium to reach the group stage of the Champions League, winning the play-off 1-0 on aggregate. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:07:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/champions-league/2014/0827/639785-nervy-arsenal-edge-to-champions-league-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/champions-league/2014/0827/639785-nervy-arsenal-edge-to-champions-league-win/ McGeeney handed five-year term at Armagh Armagh have confirmed the appointment of Kieran McGeeney as manager of the senior football team for a fixed term of five years. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:54:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0827/639780-mcgeeney-handed-five-year-term-at-armagh/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0827/639780-mcgeeney-handed-five-year-term-at-armagh/ Macauley: 'Hard work will always beat talent' Footballer of the Year Michael Darragh Macauley has admitted he isn't "naturally gifted' yet never doubted his ability to become one of Gaelic football's most effective players. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:31:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0827/639701-macauley-hard-work-will-always-beat-talent/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0827/639701-macauley-hard-work-will-always-beat-talent/ Giroud out for the year after surgery Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for the rest of the year after having ankle surgery, boss Arsene Wenger has announced. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:25:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639786-giroud-out-for-the-year-after-surgery/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639786-giroud-out-for-the-year-after-surgery/ Leinster confirm Sexton is mulling over contract Leinster CEO Mick Dawson has officially confirmed that the IRFU are in talks with Racing Métro out-half Johnny Sexton to bring the player back to Ireland. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:23:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0827/639716-leinster-confirm-sexton-is-mulling-over-contract/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2014/0827/639716-leinster-confirm-sexton-is-mulling-over-contract/ McGinley to wait on his wild card picks European captain Paul McGinley will leave it to the last minute to decide on his Ryder Cup wild cards, admitting "something spectacular" could yet influence his decision. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:39:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/ryder-cup/2014/0827/639748-mcginley-to-wait-on-his-wild-card-picks/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/ryder-cup/2014/0827/639748-mcginley-to-wait-on-his-wild-card-picks/ Irish rowers into world last four Sanita Puspure, Paul O'Donovan and women's double sculls pair Helen Walshe and Monika Dukarska are all through to their respective semi-finals at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:48:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rowing/2014/0827/639760-irish-rowers-into-world-last-four/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rowing/2014/0827/639760-irish-rowers-into-world-last-four/ Degenkolb claims stage five of Vuelta Giant-Shimano's John Degenkolb won his second straight stage of the Vuelta a Espana ahead of a frustrated Nacer Bouhanni in Rondo on Wednesday. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:37:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2014/0827/639756-degenkolb-claims-stage-five-of-vuelta/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2014/0827/639756-degenkolb-claims-stage-five-of-vuelta/ McGeeney tipped to take Armagh reins Kieran McGeeney is expected to be ratified for a three-year term as Armagh manager at a meeting of the county board tonight. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:47:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0827/639669-mcgeeney-tipped-to-take-armagh-reins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0827/639669-mcgeeney-tipped-to-take-armagh-reins/ United warned Blind won't come cheap Ajax have told Manchester United they will not be able to sign Daley Blind on the cheap. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:12:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639729-united-warned-blind-wont-come-cheap/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639729-united-warned-blind-wont-come-cheap/ Milan eye Torres loan deal AC Milan are hoping to acquire Chelsea pair Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel before the end of the summer transfer window. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:38:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639744-milan-eye-torres-loan-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639744-milan-eye-torres-loan-deal/ Nicolas and Walker hit out at Celtic board Former Celtic players Charlie Nicolas and Andy Walker accused the club of refusing to invest sufficiently in the squad after the Scottish champions wasted a Champions League reprieve by crashing out of the competition in the play-off round. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:02:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0827/639712-nicolas-and-walker-hit-out-at-celtic-board/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0827/639712-nicolas-and-walker-hit-out-at-celtic-board/ Alonso announces international retirement Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:21:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0827/639759-alonso-announces-international-retirement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0827/639759-alonso-announces-international-retirement/ Hendrick takes canoe silver at Youth Olympics Team Ireland's Robert Hendrick has taken silver in the C1 men's canoe at the Nanjing Youth Olympics. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:17:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0827/639683-hendrick-takes-canoe-silver-at-youth-olympics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2014/0827/639683-hendrick-takes-canoe-silver-at-youth-olympics/ Van Gaal: Building a new team takes time Louis van Gaal told Manchester United fans to their keep faith in him despite Tuesday night's humiliating 4-0 defeat to MK Dons. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:53:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639615-van-gaal-keep-the-faith/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639615-van-gaal-keep-the-faith/ Evans makes last 16 at badminton worlds Irish number one Scott Evans has booked his place in the last 16 of the 2014 World Championships in Denmark after beating David Obernosterer of Austria in straight games. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:36:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/0827/639687-evans-makes-16-at-world-badminton-championships/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/0827/639687-evans-makes-16-at-world-badminton-championships/ Flaherty: Young guns can inspire Galway Emer Flaherty reckons Galway's push to get back to the top in ladies football is being boosted by their dominance of the All-Ireland Minor Championship. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:19:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/ladies/2014/0827/639677-flaherty-young-guns-can-inspire-galway/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/ladies/2014/0827/639677-flaherty-young-guns-can-inspire-galway/ Warnock named as new Palace boss Neil Warnock was today named as the new manager of Crystal Palace, the London club's sponsors announced. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:32:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639697-warnock-named-as-new-palace-boss/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639697-warnock-named-as-new-palace-boss/ Murtagh seeking Tipperary victory Ebor-winning trainer Johnny Murtagh strives to collect another good prize with Purr Along in the Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:25:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0827/639734-murtagh-seeking-tipperary-victory/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0827/639734-murtagh-seeking-tipperary-victory/ Keegan appeals red card Mayo defender Lee Keegan has appealed against the red card he received in the drawn All-Ireland semi-final with Kerry. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:14:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0827/639682-keegan-appeals-red-card/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0827/639682-keegan-appeals-red-card/