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 Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:35:29 +0100 Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:35:29 +0100 Sport News Easterby: Just four players carrying injuries As Ireland's first Rugby World Cup warm-up clash looms, with a trip to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium this Saturday, Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby has reported almost a full deck to pick from with just four players touch and go for fitness. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 17:22:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0804/719147-easterby-just-four-players-carrying-injuries/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0804/719147-easterby-just-four-players-carrying-injuries/ VIDEO: Barr hopes doping reports will bring change World University Games goal medallist Thomas Barr is not convinced that athletics will ever be entirely clean, but the Irish 400m hurdles champion believes that recent alleged suspicious test revelations can eventually bring about some change in the sport. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:35:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0804/719130-barr-hope-positives-come-from-doping-reports/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0804/719130-barr-hope-positives-come-from-doping-reports/ Publicist: McIlroy still in 'ankle rehab process' Rory McIlroy's publicist has denied reports that the world number one was planning a practice round at Whistling Straits, saying the Northern Irishman was still in "the ankle rehab process." Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:32:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0804/719047-mcilroy-rumoured-to-be-ready-for-a-return/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0804/719047-mcilroy-rumoured-to-be-ready-for-a-return/ Katie Taylor will not fight on Andy Lee undercard It has been confirmed that Katie Taylor will not be appearing on the undercard of Andy Lee's world title fight at Thomond Park in September. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 15:11:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0804/719109-katie-taylor-will-not-fight-on-andy-lee-undercard/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0804/719109-katie-taylor-will-not-fight-on-andy-lee-undercard/ Transfer news: Douglas joins McCarthy at Ipswich A round-up of all the day's transfer news from Britain and beyond. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:16:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0804/719035-transfer-news/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0804/719035-transfer-news/ Four debutants in Wales side to face Ireland Wales coach Warren Gatland has named four previously uncapped players in his starting XV to face Ireland in the sides' Rugby World Cup warm-up Test on Saturday. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:40:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0804/719077-four-debutants-in-wales-side-to-face-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0804/719077-four-debutants-in-wales-side-to-face-ireland/ Lam focused on Champions Cup qualification Connacht head coach Pat Lam says his goal for the province remains the same as the new season approaches - qualify for the European Rugby Champions Cup. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 14:02:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0804/719106-connacht-boss-lam-targets-euro/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0804/719106-connacht-boss-lam-targets-euro/ McGrath: Fermanagh can go on to win Ulster title After productive league and championship campaigns in 2015, Fermanagh footballer manager Pete McGrath is now targeting silverware in the shape of a first Ulster title success for the county in 2016. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:15:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0804/719025-mcgrath-fermanagh-can-now-win-elusive-ulster-tit/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0804/719025-mcgrath-fermanagh-can-now-win-elusive-ulster-tit/ VIDEO: Sligo fall deeper into relegation trouble RTÉ Soccer analyst Alan Cawley believes Sligo Rovers are in "big, big trouble" after Saturday defeat to Limerick at the Market's Field. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:41:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0804/719067-video/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0804/719067-video/ McMahon and Murphy miss out on qualification Sycerika McMahon and Alex Murphy exited their respective events at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 13:01:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2015/0804/719094-mcmahon-and-murphy-miss-out-on-qualification/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2015/0804/719094-mcmahon-and-murphy-miss-out-on-qualification/ PODCAST: Big guns Dublin & Kerry cruise into semis Former Armagh star Oisin McConville and journalist Jackie Cahill join James Rea to analyse the victories of Dublin, Kerry, Donegal and Tyrone over the weekend. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:45:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0803/719012-podcast/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0803/719012-podcast/ Team Ireland welcomed home from Special Olympics Team Ireland has received a rapturous welcome on its return home to Dublin Airport after a hugely successful Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 15:11:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2015/0804/719084-team-ireland-return-home/ http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2015/0804/719084-team-ireland-return-home/ Sligo preview Sierra Sun heads the weights for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Connacht Oaks Fillies Handicap at Sligo on Wednesday night. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:44:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0804/719099-sligo-preview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0804/719099-sligo-preview/ Guardiola raises Schweinsteiger fitness doubts Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has cast a doubt on Manchester United's new midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger by saying his former player was never fully fit during the last three seasons. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:40:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0804/719039-guardiola-raises-doubts-over-schweinsteigers-fitn/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0804/719039-guardiola-raises-doubts-over-schweinsteigers-fitn/ Galway shock Dundalk to reach cup final Goalkeeper Ger Hanley was the Galway United hero as the Tribesmen claimed an EA Sports Cup semi-final shoot-out win over Dundalk at Eamonn Deacy Park. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:35:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0803/718980-galway-shock-dundalk-to-reach-cup-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0803/718980-galway-shock-dundalk-to-reach-cup-final/ Goodes returns to Swans following racist jeering Adam Goodes has returned to the Sydney Swans and put his hand up for selection after taking leave from the Australian Rules club under stress from the incessant booing he faced during matches. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:38:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0804/719031-goodes-returns-to/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2015/0804/719031-goodes-returns-to/ Cipriani's WC hopes alive after new bail date Backup flyhalf Danny Cipriani remains in contention for a place in England's World Cup squad after he was re-bailed in his drink driving case until after the tournament. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:44:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0804/719068-ciprianis-wc-hopes-alive-after-new-bail-date/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0804/719068-ciprianis-wc-hopes-alive-after-new-bail-date/ Oxlade-Chamberlain: We are serious, selfies or not Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has denied claims by Roy Keane the Arsenal players are obsessed with selfies and insists they are all deadly serious about winning trophies again next season. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 09:39:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0804/719023-oxlade-chamberlain/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0804/719023-oxlade-chamberlain/ Michael Dickinson starts training again Michael Dickinson is making a return to the training ranks in America. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 09:49:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0804/719053-michael-dickinson/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0804/719053-michael-dickinson/ Kevin Ryan reveals plans to relinquish Antrim post Antrim hurling boss Kevin Ryan is to step down once the county's involvement in the All-Ireland Under-21 Championship comes to a close. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:26:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0803/718988-ryan-reveals-plans-to-relinquish-antrim-post/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0803/718988-ryan-reveals-plans-to-relinquish-antrim-post/