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 Fri, 29 May 2015 10:37:44 +0100 Fri, 29 May 2015 10:37:44 +0100 Sport News Delaney not drawn on alleged FIFA payment to FAI FAI chief executive John Delaney said "an arrangement" with FIFA will remain "confidential for the moment" when asked about a reported €5million payment following the incident which led to the Republic of Ireland missing out on the 2010 World Cup. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:21:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0529/704604-delaney-not-drawn-on-fifa-payment-to-fai/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0529/704604-delaney-not-drawn-on-fifa-payment-to-fai/ Given winning fitness battle for FA Cup final Shay Given is set to be fit for Aston Villa's first FA Cup final in 15 years after returning to training following a groin injury. Fri, 29 May 2015 10:37:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-soccer/english-fa-cup/2015/0529/704610-given-winning-fitness-battle-for-cup-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-soccer/english-fa-cup/2015/0529/704610-given-winning-fitness-battle-for-cup-final/ Wilshere: FA Cup outcome will gauge season Jack Wilshere has claimed the success of Arsenal's season depends on whether they win the FA Cup final. Fri, 29 May 2015 10:48:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-soccer/english-fa-cup/2015/0529/704599-wilshere-cup-outcome-will-gauge-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-soccer/english-fa-cup/2015/0529/704599-wilshere-cup-outcome-will-gauge-season/ Tottenham sign centre-back Kevin Wimmer Tottenham have signed Austrian centre-back Kevin Wimmer from Cologne. Fri, 29 May 2015 12:50:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0529/704658-tottenham-sign-centre-back-kevin-wimmer/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0529/704658-tottenham-sign-centre-back-kevin-wimmer/ Heysel: Canning recalls nightmare from the stands RTÉ Sport's Ger Canning recalls the tragic events at Heysel Stadium ahead of the 30th anniversary this week as 39 fans died and 600 were injured. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:24:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0525/703579-heysel-30-years-ger-canning/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0525/703579-heysel-30-years-ger-canning/ Pat's and Rovers face mouth-watering FAI Cup tie Holders St Patrick's Athletic start their defence of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup with a tricky test against Shamrock Rovers at Richmond Park. Fri, 29 May 2015 10:46:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704469-fai-cup-previews/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704469-fai-cup-previews/ Blatter appeals for 'unity' ahead of FIFA election FIFA President Sepp Blatter remained defiant ahead of today's election defiant in the face of worldwide condemnation and a threatened revolution from UEFA. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:04:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0529/704578-blatter-expected-to-win-fifa-election/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0529/704578-blatter-expected-to-win-fifa-election/ Bill O'Herlihy to be laid to rest today The funeral mass of Bill O'Herlihy takes place today at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Foxrock, Dublin at 11.30am. Fri, 29 May 2015 10:39:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0529/704593-bill-oherlihy-to-be-laid-to-rest-today/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0529/704593-bill-oherlihy-to-be-laid-to-rest-today/ Gill: Working with Blatter a 'futile' exercise The FA's David Gill has told RTÉ Sport that he will reject a place on FIFA's executive committee if Sepp Blatter is re-elected president on Friday. Thu, 28 May 2015 19:09:33 +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/ Nerveless Grealish set to start in FA Cup final Jack Grealish is expected to start for Aston Villa in Saturday's FA Cup final, while goalkeeper Shay Given's prospects of featuring have received a major boost after the Republic of Ireland veteran returned to training. Thu, 28 May 2015 23:29:43 +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/ Motherwell record resounding win over Rangers Rangers face being locked out of the Scottish Premiership for another 12 months after Motherwell grabbed a shock 3-1 first-leg lead in their Scottish Premiership play-off final. Thu, 28 May 2015 22:53:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704538-rangers-1-3-motherwell/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704538-rangers-1-3-motherwell/ Blatter refuses to take responsibility for scandal FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said he cannot be held responsible for the corruption scandal at the organisation and it must earn lost trust back. Thu, 28 May 2015 23:59:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0528/704292-uefa/ http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0528/704292-uefa/ Benteke has buy-out clause in contract Tim Sherwood admits Aston Villa will be powerless to stop Christian Benteke leaving this summer - after revealing he has a buy-out clause in his contract. Thu, 28 May 2015 23:09:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704541-benteke-has-buy-out-clause-in-contract/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704541-benteke-has-buy-out-clause-in-contract/ Ancelotti to decide on AC Milan offer next week Carlo Ancelotti will decide whether or not to manage AC Milan next season on Wednesday, according to club vice-president Adriano Galliani. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:43:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704471-ac-milan_carlo-ancelotti/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704471-ac-milan_carlo-ancelotti/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ UEFA calls for FIFA vote to be postponed European soccer's governing body UEFA has called for Friday's FIFA presidential election to be postponed. Wed, 27 May 2015 23:25:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704113-arrests-a-sad-day-for-football-prince-ali/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704113-arrests-a-sad-day-for-football-prince-ali/