RTÉ Sport news http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport news http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:34:24 +0000 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:34:24 +0000 Sport News Jordi Murphy starts for Ireland against England Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made one change to his starting team for Sunday's Six Nations clash with England, bringing in Jordi Murphy for the injured Jamie Heaslip at No 8. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:53:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0227/683272-ireland-team-to-play-england-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0227/683272-ireland-team-to-play-england-six-nations/ Confident champ Frampton primed for Avalos defence Carl Frampton is brimming with confidence ahead of the first defence of his IBF World Super Bantamweight title as he takes on Chris Avalos at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:34:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0227/683291-confident-champ-frampton-primed-for-avalos-defence/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0227/683291-confident-champ-frampton-primed-for-avalos-defence/ Analysis: Jackman on Ireland's chances v England Ireland can vary their tactics to prevail in what will be a tight encounter with England, writes Bernard Jackman. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:43:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0227/683303-analysis-ireland-have-enough-in-the-tank-to-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0227/683303-analysis-ireland-have-enough-in-the-tank-to-win/ Clarke misses cut as Coetsee grabs Joburg lead Just a week after the euphoria of being named Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup captain, Darren Clarke missed the cut at the European Tour's Jo'burg Open following a sloppy round of 72 today. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:46:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/european-tour/2015/0227/683319-wallie-coetsee/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/european-tour/2015/0227/683319-wallie-coetsee/ Blatter wants World Cup to end by 18 December FIFA president Sepp Blatter has insisted the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will finish no later than 18 December. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:25:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0227/683305-blatter-wants-world-cup-to-end-by-18-december/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0227/683305-blatter-wants-world-cup-to-end-by-18-december/ Column: Lip service to Irish cricket continues The International Cricket Council's decision to reduce the number of teams for the 2019 World Cup could spell disaster for Ireland, writes John Kenny. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:09:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0227/683264-john-kenny-blog-ireland-cricket-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0227/683264-john-kenny-blog-ireland-cricket-world-cup/ Eoin Morgan: I've never sung any national anthem England captain Eoin Morgan has defended his decision not to sing the national anthem before matches at the World Cup. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:28:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0227/683221-eoin-morgan-defends-national-anthem-stance/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0227/683221-eoin-morgan-defends-national-anthem-stance/ League Weekend: All the football action previewed RTÉ Sport's Eoin Ryan looks ahead to the weekend's games with Kevin McStay and Oisín McConville as the Allianz Football League returns after a three-week break. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:59:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0226/682973-league-weekend/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0226/682973-league-weekend/ Fernando Alonso says he's 'completely fine' McLaren's Fernando Alonso has told fans that he is well after crashing heavily in testing last weekend. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:06:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/f1/2015/0227/683334-fernando-alonso-says-hes-grand/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/f1/2015/0227/683334-fernando-alonso-says-hes-grand/ Celtic face fresh UEFA charges Celtic have been hit with two more UEFA charges - one for their fans' behaviour and another for their team's. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:27:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2015/0227/683315-celtic-face-fresh-uefa-charges/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2015/0227/683315-celtic-face-fresh-uefa-charges/ Nowell and Goode in England side for Ireland clash England have made the first changes of their Six Nations campaign after naming Alex Goode and Jack Nowell in their starting XV to face Ireland on Sunday. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:09:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0227/683214-england-team-to-play-ireland-nowell-goode/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0227/683214-england-team-to-play-ireland-nowell-goode/ Lancaster: Ireland improved since Twickenham loss Nobody in the England and Ireland camps will countenance any talk of Sunday's tie being a Six Nations decider but to everyone else, whoever wins in Dublin will be installed as title favourites. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:54:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0227/683304-lancaster-england-ireland-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0227/683304-lancaster-england-ireland-six-nations/ Robin Van Persie set for lengthy lay-off Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is set for a lengthy lay-off because of an ankle injury, manager Louis van Gaal has revealed. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:21:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0227/683278-robin-van-persie-set-for-lengthy-lay-off/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0227/683278-robin-van-persie-set-for-lengthy-lay-off/ Silverware up for grabs as Dundalk host St Pat's FAI Cup winners St Patrick's Athletic meet Premier Division champions Dundalk in Oriel Park in the President's Cup, get the team news here. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:49:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0227/683325-presidents-cup-team-news-st-patricks-dundalk/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0227/683325-presidents-cup-team-news-st-patricks-dundalk/ McCoy aiming for Grand National after Cheltenham Tony McCoy has revealed it is extremely doubtful he will hang up his saddle at the Cheltenham Festival. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:01:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0227/683235-ap-mccoy-retirement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0227/683235-ap-mccoy-retirement/ Golantilla looking to impress at Leopardstown Golantilla takes the next step in an interrupted career when tackling seven rivals in the Ballsbridge Hurdle at Leopardstown on Saturday. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:23:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0227/683287-golantilla-looking-to-impress-at-leopardstown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0227/683287-golantilla-looking-to-impress-at-leopardstown/ De Villiers shines as South Africa thump Windies AB de Villiers scored a magnificent unbeaten 162 from just 66 balls to lead South Africa to a record 257-run victory over West Indies in the World Cup. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:45:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0227/683228-de-villiers-shines-as-south-africa-thump-windies/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0227/683228-de-villiers-shines-as-south-africa-thump-windies/ Everton to play Dynamo Kiev in Europa League Everton have been drawn against Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:42:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2015/0227/683274-everton-to-play-dynamo-kiev-in-europa-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2015/0227/683274-everton-to-play-dynamo-kiev-in-europa-league/ O'Sullivan calls out the champ after Boston win Spike O'Sullivan eased to victory in Boston last night before calling out world champion Gennady Golovkin. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:15:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0227/683207-osullivan-calls-out-the-champ-after-boston-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2015/0227/683207-osullivan-calls-out-the-champ-after-boston-win/ Fred Cogley on the Irish success of the 1980s The difficulty Ireland face in trying to retain their Six Nations title is highlighted by the fact that it has been 32 years since they did so - in the 1983 Five Nations Championship. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:23:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0227/683219-fred-cogley-ireland-1982-1983/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0227/683219-fred-cogley-ireland-1982-1983/