RTÉ Sport sport headlines http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport sport headlines http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Fri, 29 May 2015 11:21:56 +0100 Fri, 29 May 2015 11:21:56 +0100 Sport News Jack McGrath and Ian Madigan avoid citings Ireland duo Jack McGrath and Ian Madigan have not been cited following their respective incidents in the exhibition match against the Barbarians at Thomond Park last night. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:07:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2015/0529/704567-chris-henry/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/irish/2015/0529/704567-chris-henry/ 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/ O'Connell set to confirm move to Toulon Paul O'Connell is reportedly ready to sign a two-year contract with French club Toulon. Fri, 29 May 2015 10:25:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0529/704582-oconnell-set-to-confirm-move-to-toulon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0529/704582-oconnell-set-to-confirm-move-to-toulon/ 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 10:37:00 +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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ Kelly: Dubs primed for tough Tribesmen challenge Dublin's Peter Kelly expects Sunday's showdown with Galway in the Leinster SHC quarter-final to go "down to the wire" but is confident it will be Dublin who prevail at Croke Park. Fri, 29 May 2015 08:36:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0528/704526-kelly-dublin/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0528/704526-kelly-dublin/ How to follow the Irish Open with RTÉ Sport The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open continues on Friday and you can follow coverage on RTÉ throughout the day at Royal County Down. Fri, 29 May 2015 07:54:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0527/704198-how-to-follow-the-irish-open-with-rte-sport/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0527/704198-how-to-follow-the-irish-open-with-rte-sport/ McIlroy flops as Harrington thrives at Irish Open World number one and tournament host Rory McIlroy fired a dismal 80 on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as Padraig Harrington grabbed a share of the lead at Royal County Down. Thu, 28 May 2015 20:15:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0528/704416-irish-open/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0528/704416-irish-open/ Bowditch leads Byron Nelson by two Australian Steven Bowditch equalled his best round on the PGA Tour to lead by two shots after the first day of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship in Texas. Fri, 29 May 2015 07:18:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0529/704564-bowditch-leads-byron-nelson-by-two/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0529/704564-bowditch-leads-byron-nelson-by-two/ Ireland pipped by Barbarians at Thomond Jack McGrath could be facing a ban to jeopardise his World Cup participation after kneeing lock Konstantin Mikautadze in the back during the Barbarians 22-21 victory over an Ireland XV. Thu, 28 May 2015 23:30:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0528/704533-ireland-v-barbarians/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0528/704533-ireland-v-barbarians/ 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/ GAA digest: under-21 stars to feature for Tipp Under-21 stars Evan Comerford, Colin O'Riordan and Steven O'Brien have been named in Peter Creedon's Tipperary team to face Waterford in the quarter-finals of the Munster Senior Football Championship at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Fri, 29 May 2015 10:57:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0529/704553-gaa-digest-under-21-stars-to-feature-for-tipp/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0529/704553-gaa-digest-under-21-stars-to-feature-for-tipp/ Frampton links up with Mayweather man Haymon World champion Carl Frampton has signed a deal to work with influential boxing advisor Al Haymon. Thu, 28 May 2015 21:42:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0528/704532-frampton-links-up-with-mayweather-man-haymon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0528/704532-frampton-links-up-with-mayweather-man-haymon/ 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/ 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/ 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/