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 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:58:15 +0000 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:58:15 +0000 Sport News Iain Henderson hoping for Wolfhounds springboard Ulster's Iain Henderson is hoping he can cap his return from long-term injury by using Friday's Irish Wolfhounds clash with the England Saxons to mount a late charge for inclusion in Ireland's Six Nations campaign. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:51:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0128/676093-iain-henderson-hoping-for-wolfhounds-springboard/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0128/676093-iain-henderson-hoping-for-wolfhounds-springboard/ Wawrinka remains on course beating Nishikori Stan Wawrinka continued his impressive defence of the Australian Open title with a straight-sets win over Japan's Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:58:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0128/676095-wawrinka-remains-on-course-beating-nishikori/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0128/676095-wawrinka-remains-on-course-beating-nishikori/ Mourinho defends Diego Costa over stamp claims Jose Mourinho defended Diego Costa after the striker twice appeared to stamp on opponents during Chelsea's victory over Liverpool which earned a place in the Capital One Cup final. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:06:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0127/676073-mourinho-defends-diego-costa-over-stamp-claims/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0127/676073-mourinho-defends-diego-costa-over-stamp-claims/ Bale happy to remain at Real Madrid Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says he is happy at the Bernabeu and has no intention of moving to Manchester United. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:10:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2015/0128/676119-bale-happy-to-remain-at-real-madrid/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2015/0128/676119-bale-happy-to-remain-at-real-madrid/ Serena faces Key battle for Aussie final berth Top seed Serena Williams powered into the semi-finals of the Australian Open, but was denied a showdown with elder sister Venus in Melbourne. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:03:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0128/676096-serena-faces-key-battle-for-aussie-final-berth/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2015/0128/676096-serena-faces-key-battle-for-aussie-final-berth/ Branislav Ivanovic header sends Chelsea into final Branislav Ivanovic kept his head as Chelsea edged a frenetic, ill-tempered clash with Liverpool, after extra-time to advance to the Capital One Cup final. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:47:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0127/676043-chelsea-v-liverpool/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0127/676043-chelsea-v-liverpool/ Column: The war on drugs in athletics Former Team Ireland sprinter David Gillick discusses the new doping scandal in athletics and what can be done to clean up the sport. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:35:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0127/675976-column-the-war-on-drugs-in-athletics/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0127/675976-column-the-war-on-drugs-in-athletics/ Conor Murray & Eoin Reddan will be fit for Ireland Scrum-half pair Conor Murray and Eoin Reddan are both expected to be fit for Ireland's opening Six Nations clash in Italy on Saturday week. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:49:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0127/675955-murray-and-reddan-fitness-boost-for-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0127/675955-murray-and-reddan-fitness-boost-for-ireland/ Six players leave Tyrone panel Tyrone will go into this season's national league without several of the players who helped them win the McKenna Cup last Saturday after the county confirmed that six players had departed the panel. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:19:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0127/676069-tyrone-panel/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0127/676069-tyrone-panel/ Long may face fitness race for Poland clash Southampton striker Shane Long will be of action for up to six weeks after he fractured a couple of ribs which could leave the striker struggling to be fit for Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland in Dublin on 29 March. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:21:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0127/676020-shane-long/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0127/676020-shane-long/ Duffy again pushes for calendar year competitions GAA Director General Paraic Duffy has re-emphasised the importance of fixture changes which would involve all competitions being held within a calendar year. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:53:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0127/675905-duffy-re-emphasises-importance-of-fixture-schedule/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0127/675905-duffy-re-emphasises-importance-of-fixture-schedule/ Irish abroad: Cup glory for Bradford's Yeates The weekend's FA Cup action provided some major highs and lows for Irish players but it was the Bradford duo of Billy Clarke and Mark Yeates who had the most to celebrate as they helped their team to a stunning 4-2 victory over Chelsea. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:37:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0126/675796-irish-abroad-cup-heroics-from-bradfords-yeates/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0126/675796-irish-abroad-cup-heroics-from-bradfords-yeates/ Rodgers primed to resume Mourinho duel Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is looking forward to locking horns with former mentor Jose Mourinho once again - this time with a Wembley place at stake. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:37:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-cup/2015/0126/675823-rodgers-semi-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-cup/2015/0126/675823-rodgers-semi-final/ Woods 'ahead of schedule' as season opener looms Tiger Woods insisted his game was "ahead of schedule" as he prepared for his first event of 2015 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:27:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0127/676033-woods-ahead-of-schedule-as-season-opener-looms/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0127/676033-woods-ahead-of-schedule-as-season-opener-looms/ Ghana & Algeria secure quarter-final spots Ghana and Algeria have gone through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after wins over South Africa and Senegal respectively in their final Group C games tonight. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:56:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0127/676045-ghana-algeria-secure-quarter-final-spots/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0127/676045-ghana-algeria-secure-quarter-final-spots/ Cue Card will bid to regain Ryanair crown Forcing tactics will be used once more on Cue Card when he bids to regain the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:27:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0127/675995-cue-card-will-bid-to-regain-ryanair-crown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0127/675995-cue-card-will-bid-to-regain-ryanair-crown/ Liam O'Neill: Abuse rule not strong enough GAA President Liam O'Neill believes the association's recently introduced punishment for racist or sectarian abuse is "not adequate" and says a motion to strengthen it will be sent to Congress. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:56:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0127/676009-liam-oneill-abuse-rule-not-strong-enough/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0127/676009-liam-oneill-abuse-rule-not-strong-enough/ Cyclone to prep for Cheltenham in Tied Cottage Shark Hanlon is using the Boylesports Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown on Sunday as a stepping stone for Hidden Cyclone towards the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:03:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0127/675978-tied-cottage/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0127/675978-tied-cottage/ Cruciate injury rules out Bojan for rest of season Stoke's Bojan Krkic will miss the rest of the season after suffering a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:53:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0127/676019-cruciate-injury-rules-out-bojan-for-rest-of-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0127/676019-cruciate-injury-rules-out-bojan-for-rest-of-season/ Madigan & Heaslip nominated for Euro player award Ian Madigan and Jamie Heaslip have been nominated for the EPCR European Player of the Year. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:31:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2015/0127/676005-madigan-heaslip-among-nominations-for-poty/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/european/2015/0127/676005-madigan-heaslip-among-nominations-for-poty/