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 Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:42:41 +0000 Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:42:41 +0000 Sport News Connacht job will attract huge interest - Corcoran RTÉ Rugby commentator Michael Corcoran believes the reality of competing with English clubs has come to the fore again for Irish provinces again following the news of Pat Lam's impending departure to Bristol, but the vacancy 'is a big job for somebody'. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:40:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836629-connacht-job-will-attract-huge-interest-corcoran/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836629-connacht-job-will-attract-huge-interest-corcoran/ Dublin chief Costello backs championship redesign Dublin GAA chief executive John Costello supports proposals to reform the All-Ireland football championship, saying the county are perfectly happy to play more big games outside of Croke Park. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:42:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1205/836625-dublin-chief-costello-backs-championship-reform/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1205/836625-dublin-chief-costello-backs-championship-reform/ Blatter must serve full six-year ban from football Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his six-year ban from football. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:58:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1205/836664-blatter-must-serve-full-six-year-ban-from-football/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1205/836664-blatter-must-serve-full-six-year-ban-from-football/ Ireland name strong team for England clash London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympians Darren O'Neill, Brendan Irvine and Joe Ward have been named in a nine-strong squad to face England. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:39:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/1205/836666-ireland-boxing-team-v-england/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/1205/836666-ireland-boxing-team-v-england/ Pat Lam to quit Connacht for Bristol next year Connacht head coach Pat Lam has announced he will be leaving the province to join English side Bristol next summer. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:53:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836597-pat-lam-to-quit-connacht-at-end-of-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836597-pat-lam-to-quit-connacht-at-end-of-season/ City tie down top scorer Sean Maguire for 2017 Cork City have made a big statement about their 2017 ambitions by securing Sean Maguire on a new contract. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:39:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1205/836659-city/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1205/836659-city/ Ibrahimovic claims Coleman kick an accident Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has denied deliberately kicking Everton's Seamus Coleman in the head, saying he could have made the Republic of Ireland captain "fall asleep" if it had been on purpose. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:09:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1205/836554-ibrahamovic-claims-coleman-kick-an-accident/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1205/836554-ibrahamovic-claims-coleman-kick-an-accident/ Pochettino: We practised diving in Argentina Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will not caution Dele Alli against diving and believes English players now cheat just as much as foreigners. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:22:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1205/836589-pochettino-we-used-to-practice/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1205/836589-pochettino-we-used-to-practice/ Kenny: Leinster success had to be Cuala's target After coming up short in last year's Leinster final against Oulart-The Ballagh, Cuala manager Mattie Kenny felt that they had to claim a maiden provincial title to make any progress this year. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:45:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1204/836521-kenny-progress-for-cuala-had-to-be-a-leinster-ti/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1204/836521-kenny-progress-for-cuala-had-to-be-a-leinster-ti/ Liverpool don't lack character, insists Klopp Jurgen Klopp insists his Liverpool side have no problem with their attitude despite blowing a two-goal lead to lose 4-3 at Bournemouth courtesy of a last-gasp Nathan Ake winner. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:04:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1205/836564-klopp-liverpool-dont-lack-character/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1205/836564-klopp-liverpool-dont-lack-character/ Vote for the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year Vote for the RTÉ Sport Awards Sportsperson of the Year in association with Sport Ireland in the poll below. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 09:56:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/1202/836026-choose-a-sports-person-of-the-year/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/1202/836026-choose-a-sports-person-of-the-year/ Jones expects England to dominate Lions selection Eddie Jones believes there could be 10 to 15 of his England players in the Lions squad for next summer's tour to New Zealand. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 09:39:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836575-jones-expects-england-to-dominate-lions-selection/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1205/836575-jones-expects-england-to-dominate-lions-selection/ O'Sullivan hails 'fantastic' UK conqueror Selby Ronnie O'Sullivan accepts Mark Selby is setting a staggeringly high standard in snooker after the world number one added the UK Championship title to his Crucible crown. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:40:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2016/1205/836559-osullivan-hails-fantastic-uk-conqueror-selby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2016/1205/836559-osullivan-hails-fantastic-uk-conqueror-selby/ NFL review: Brady breaks new ground Tom Brady celebrated a quarterback-record 201st NFL victory in the New England Patriots' win over the Los Angeles Rams before Seattle crushed Carolina in Sunday's late game. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:26:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/1205/836565-nfl-review-brady-breaks-new-ground/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/1205/836565-nfl-review-brady-breaks-new-ground/ James McClean: The Town he loves so well Republic of Ireland and West Brom player James McClean on his intention to end his career at where it all started - Derry City. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:25:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1204/836496-james-mcclean-the-town-he-loves-so-well/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1204/836496-james-mcclean-the-town-he-loves-so-well/ David Treacy: Early advantage key to Cuala success Cuala sharpshooter David Treacy felt a more mature approach contributed significantly to the side claiming a first Leinster club success after they defeated O'Loughlin Gaels at O'Moore Park. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:25:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1204/836488-davis-treacy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1204/836488-davis-treacy/ Selby fends off late Rocket burst to take title Mark Selby fended off a late charge from Ronnie O'Sullivan to land his second Betway UK Championship title and shred any remaining doubts about his credibility as snooker's world number one. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 22:41:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2016/1204/836491-long-road-back-for-rocket-as-selby-leads-in-york/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2016/1204/836491-long-road-back-for-rocket-as-selby-leads-in-york/ Evans: I've no memory of ripping my shirt off After 13 tough years, often struggling unsuccessfully against the tide, the highs of Rio felt like sweet justification for Scott Evans. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 23:10:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/1116/832227-scott-evans/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/1116/832227-scott-evans/ United boss slams Everton in tetchy conference Jose Mourinho gave an ill-tempered press conference after Manchester United suffered a late equaliser against Everton, slamming the Toffees as a long-ball team. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 19:49:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1204/836505-jose-tetchy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1204/836505-jose-tetchy/ Ciarán Carey steps down from Kerry post Ciaran Carey has resigned as Kerry hurling manager after just a single season in charge. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 20:11:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1204/836503-ciaran-carey-steps-down-as-kerry-boss/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1204/836503-ciaran-carey-steps-down-as-kerry-boss/