RTÉ Sport soccer http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport soccer http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Thu, 3 Sep 2015 22:59:40 +0100 Thu, 3 Sep 2015 22:59:40 +0100 Sport News Bale heads Wales closer to French adventure An 82nd-minute headed goal from Gareth Bale has left Wales one win away from qualification for Euro 2016. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 22:36:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725539-cyprus-v-wales/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725539-cyprus-v-wales/ Euro 2016: Iceland beat Netherlands in qualifiers Netherlands lost ground in their bid to secure automatic qualification for Euro 2016 as they were beaten 1-0 by Group A leaders Iceland after being reduced to 10 men in the first half. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 22:59:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725548-eindhoven/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725548-eindhoven/ Gibraltar hope to score on Friday night Roy Chipolina has warned the Republic of Ireland that Gibraltar will set out to score against them as they head into Euro 2016 qualifier battle in Faro. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 23:29:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725555-gibraltar-hope-to-score-on-friday-night/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725555-gibraltar-hope-to-score-on-friday-night/ VIDEO: Keane ready to heap misery on Gibraltar In-form Robbie Keane is ready to heap the misery on Gibraltar once again after shaking off the injury problems which denied him to chance to shoot down Scotland. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 21:02:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725510-ireland-presser/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725510-ireland-presser/ Lafferty expected to put club woes behind him Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill expects Kyle Lafferty will relish the role of being his country's chief marksman in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after a frustrating time at club level. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 20:13:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725531-oneill-lafferty/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725531-oneill-lafferty/ Excitement building in Scotland camp Scotland boss Gordon Strachan senses a healthy "nervous excitement" among his squad and the fans ahead of their European Qualifier against Georgia. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 18:45:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0903/725499-scotland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0903/725499-scotland/ Ireland fall one place in FIFA rankings The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have both fallen one place, to 51st and 41st respectively, in the latest FIFA world rankings. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:30:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725381-ireland-fall-one-place-in-fifa-rankings/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725381-ireland-fall-one-place-in-fifa-rankings/ Hunt: Pay-for-play would cost GAA players Stephen Hunt has said that GAA players are elite and could become professional athletes, but that the games would lose their place in Irish culture if the Association allowed professionalism. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:44:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0903/725310-hunt-professionalism-would-cost-gaa-status/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0903/725310-hunt-professionalism-would-cost-gaa-status/ Danny Welbeck out for months after surgery Arsenal will be without England forward Danny Welbeck for several months after he underwent surgery on a knee problem. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:15:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725433-danny-welbeck-out-for-months-after-surgery/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725433-danny-welbeck-out-for-months-after-surgery/ De Gea named in United's Champions League squad David De Gea looks set to be given a chance to resurrect his Manchester United career after being included in Louis van Gaal's Champions League squad - with compatriot Juan Mata backing him to remain professional. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 13:52:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725347-de-gea-in-man-united-cham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0903/725347-de-gea-in-man-united-cham/ Keane: Gibraltar will be looking for giant-killing Roy Keane has ordered the Republic of Ireland to treat their Euro 2016 clash with Gibraltar as an English cup-tie ripe for a giant-killing. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 09:27:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725201-roy-keane-rallies-ireland-before-gibraltar-clash/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725201-roy-keane-rallies-ireland-before-gibraltar-clash/ VIDEO: Wilson happy to still have Walters at Stoke Republic of Ireland defender Marc Wilson has expressed his delight that international team-mate Jon Walters will be remaining a colleague at club level with Stoke after a transfer deadline day move away from the Britannia Stadium failed to materialise. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 07:26:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0902/725226-wilson-happy-to-count-on/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0902/725226-wilson-happy-to-count-on/ Robertson: Scotland unified by common Euro goal Andy Robertson senses the whole Scotland squad is united in their quiet determination to end their long absence from a major finals. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 22:45:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725290-scotland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725290-scotland/ Former Rangers chiefs charged in Glasgow Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte and chief executive Charles Green have been charged with serious organised crimes offences in relation to the alleged fraudulent acquisition of the club in 2012. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 00:53:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725270-top-brass-at-rangers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725270-top-brass-at-rangers/ Galway land Finnish winger Saarelma Galway United have completed the signing of winger Tomi Saarelma from Finnish side FC Lahti. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 21:24:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0902/725277-tomi-saarelma/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0902/725277-tomi-saarelma/ Northern Ireland's McAuley focused on Faroes match Gareth McAuley believes Northern Ireland's trip to the Faroe Islands should be viewed as the "pivotal" point of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:32:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0902/725214-northern-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0902/725214-northern-ireland/ Fenlon warns of dangers on missing out on Europe Shamrock Rovers manager Pat Fenlon has warned about the consequences of missing out on European football after last night's 2-0 defeat to Dundalk at Oriel Park. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:21:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725143-fenlon-warns-over-danger-of-missing-out-on-eur/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725143-fenlon-warns-over-danger-of-missing-out-on-eur/ Berahino to be punished over strike threat Sadio Berahino is expected to be punished after his strike threat following a blocked move to Tottenham. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:56:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725181-berahino-to-be-punished-over-strike-threat/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725181-berahino-to-be-punished-over-strike-threat/ Man United tell David de Gea they expect focus Manchester United expect David de Gea to maintain his professionalism and fight for a first-team place at Old Trafford despite seeing his dream move to Real Madrid fall through in acrimonious circumstances. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:36:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725093-man-united-tell-david-de-dea-they-expect-focus/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725093-man-united-tell-david-de-dea-they-expect-focus/ Jozo Simunovic's delight at joining Celtic Croatia Under-21 defender Jozo Simunovic expressed his delight at signing for "one of the biggest clubs in Europe" after completing his move to Celtic. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:27:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725092-simunovics-delight-at-joining-celtic/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0902/725092-simunovics-delight-at-joining-celtic/