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, 26 Mar 2015 21:57:04 +0000 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:57:04 +0000 Sport News Ireland Under-21s edge out Andorra Dylan Connolly's lone strike was enough to ensure a narrow winning start to the Republic of Ireland's European Under-21s Championship qualifying campaign. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:28:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0326/690062-ireland-under-21s-edge-out-andorra/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0326/690062-ireland-under-21s-edge-out-andorra/ Friday's Airtricity Premier Division previews There are four Airtricity Premier Division games up for decision on Friday, including the Dublin derby between Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians and the televised Dundalk v Sligo Rovers clash. Get all the latest team news here. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:57:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish-soccer-league/2015/0326/689971-fridays-airtricity-premier-division-previews/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish-soccer-league/2015/0326/689971-fridays-airtricity-premier-division-previews/ Ireland Under-19s edged out by Czech counterparts The Republic of Ireland lost their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round opener as the Czech Republic inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Paul Doolin's charges in the German city of Mannheim. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:21:43 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/690045-ireland-under-19/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/690045-ireland-under-19/ We must focus on our own game, says Stephen Quinn Stephen Quinn says Ireland must concentrate on their own game and not get caught out by obsessing with Poland in Sunday's qualifier. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:58:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689762-stephen-quinn-ireland-poland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689762-stephen-quinn-ireland-poland/ John Terry signs new deal with Chelsea John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension at Chelsea, committing to the Premier League leaders until the end of next season. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:34:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0326/690013-john-terry-signs-new-deal-with-chelsea/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0326/690013-john-terry-signs-new-deal-with-chelsea/ Martin Skrtel: Stamp on De Gea was an accident Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel insists he does not feel guilty about the challenge on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea which resulted in his three-match ban. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:08:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0326/690002-martin-skrtel-stamp-on-de-gea-was-an-accident/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0326/690002-martin-skrtel-stamp-on-de-gea-was-an-accident/ Ireland v Poland: The Opposition Ed Leahy runs the rule over Poland ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:29:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/689822-ireland-v-poland-the-opposition/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/689822-ireland-v-poland-the-opposition/ McGovern patience pays off with NI starting place Michael McGovern includes patience as one of his virtues and it brought its own reward with a long-awaited first start for Northern Ireland against Scotland. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:14:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/689959-mcgovern-patience-pays-off-with-ni-starting-place/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/689959-mcgovern-patience-pays-off-with-ni-starting-place/ Joachim Loew: Germany will improve for Georgia Germany will be more focused when the World Cup winners take on Georgia in Tbilisi on Sunday for their Euro 2016 qualifier after a lacklustre performance in their 2-2 friendly draw against Australia. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:41:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/689857-joachim-loew-germany-will-improve-for-georgia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/689857-joachim-loew-germany-will-improve-for-georgia/ John Terry reveals anguish after PSG defeat Captain John Terry admitted he "didn't sleep a wink all night" after Chelsea's Champions League exit - but the defender is relieved he felt that way as it showed his desire to carry on playing. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:08:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0326/689853-john-terry/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0326/689853-john-terry/ VIDEO: Keane says Ireland won't settle for a draw Roy Keane insists the Republic of Ireland will go into their crucial Euro 2016 qualification game against Poland with the intention of taking all three points. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:26:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689715-roy-keane-insist-ireland-wont-settle-for-a-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689715-roy-keane-insist-ireland-wont-settle-for-a-draw/ Podolski spares German blushes against Aussies Substitute Lukas Podolski grabbed an 81st-minute equaliser to rescue a 2-2 draw for World Cup winners Germany in an entertaining friendly against Asian champions Australia. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:42:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689784-podolski-spares-german-blushes-against-aussies/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689784-podolski-spares-german-blushes-against-aussies/ Scotland edge Northern Ireland in tepid affair A late header by substitute Christophe Berra gave Scotland a narrow but deserved 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in their Vauxhall International Challenge match at Hampden Park. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:03:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689788-scotland-edge-northern-ireland-in-tepid-affair/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689788-scotland-edge-northern-ireland-in-tepid-affair/ VIDEO: Bolger wonder strike for St Pat's Greg Bolger produced a contender for goal of the season for St Patrick's Athletic against Derry City. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:30:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0325/689727-video-bolger-wonder-strike-for-st-pats/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0325/689727-video-bolger-wonder-strike-for-st-pats/ Paul Doolin expectant ahead of Under-19 clash Republic of Ireland Under-19 head coach Paul Doolin wants his side to get off to a solid start in the UEFA Under-19 Championships Elite Qualifying Round when they meet Czech Republic in Mannheim tomorrow. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:18:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689721-paul-doolin-expectant-ahead-of-u19-elites/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689721-paul-doolin-expectant-ahead-of-u19-elites/ Fraser Forster ruled out for season Southampton and England goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a knee injury. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:23:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0325/689756-fraser-forster-ruled-out-for-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0325/689756-fraser-forster-ruled-out-for-season/ King wants Irish Under-21s to prove themselves Noel King has challenged his Republic of Ireland Under-21 players to revel in their unaccustomed role as favourites as they launch their European Championship qualifying campaign against Andorra. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:29:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0325/689758-king-wants-irish-under-21s-to-prove-themselves/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0325/689758-king-wants-irish-under-21s-to-prove-themselves/ Skrtel to miss crucial games following ban Defender Martin Skrtel will miss Liverpool's crucial match at top-four rivals Arsenal and the FA Cup quarter-final replay against Blackburn after failing in his bid to overturn a three-match suspension for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:54:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2015/0325/689746-skrtel-to-miss-crucial-games-following-ban/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2015/0325/689746-skrtel-to-miss-crucial-games-following-ban/ Arsenal's Ozil sets his sights on Ballon d'Or German playmaker Mesut Ozil will take no notice of the critics as the Arsenal midfielder remains convinced he has the ability to one day win the Ballon d'Or. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:30:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0325/689728-arsenals-ozil-sets-his-sights-on-ballon-dor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0325/689728-arsenals-ozil-sets-his-sights-on-ballon-dor/ Darron Gibson out of Euro qualifier due to injury Darron Gibson has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland squad for Sunday's crucial EURO 2016 qualifier against Poland at the Aviva Stadium. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:10:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689575-james-mcclean-plays-down-fitness-concern/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689575-james-mcclean-plays-down-fitness-concern/