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, 12 Feb 2016 22:37:09 +0000 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:37:09 +0000 Sport News Centurion Black scores as Ulster go top of Pro12 Ulster notched up their third consecutive Pro12 win to keep them set for a top-four finish as they just about overcame Glasgow Warriors 13-10 at a damp Kingspan Stadium. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:56:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0212/767683-ulster-glasgow/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0212/767683-ulster-glasgow/ France Under-20s too strong for Irish challenge The Ireland Under-20s were well beaten as France's second-half surge saw them ease to a 34-13 victory in tonight's Under-20 Six Nations clash in Narbonne. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:37:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767668-france-under-20s-ireland-u20s/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767668-france-under-20s-ireland-u20s/ Zebre no match for Leinster at RDS Leinster ran in eight tries to maintain their push for a PRO12 play-off place with a 52-0 victory over Zebre at the RDS. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:01:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0212/767671-leinster-zebre/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0212/767671-leinster-zebre/ Irish fans celebrating Euro 2016 ticket success Thousands of Republic of Ireland supporters can now officially look forward to travelling to France for this summer's Euro 2016 tournament after receiving ticket confirmation on Friday afternoon. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:42:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0212/767563-irish-fans-celebrating-euro-2016-ticket-success/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0212/767563-irish-fans-celebrating-euro-2016-ticket-success/ Jedrasiak: 'Spiked helmet' still in French blood France have vowed to restore their famed "spiked helmet" ferocity against Ireland in Paris tomorrow. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:56:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767637-france-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767637-france-ireland/ Quinlivan confident Clonmel can beat Boden Clonmel Commercials star Michael Quinlivan is confident of his side's chances against Ballyboden St Enda's on Sunday, despite acknowledging the Dublin champions are a "fantastic team". Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:18:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0212/767664-michael-quinlivan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0212/767664-michael-quinlivan/ Preview: Ireland can maintain French connection It has rarely been the prevailing feeling but Ireland travel to France more in expectation than hope, writes Micil Glennon. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:06:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0211/767319-france-v-ireland-six-nations-preview-rte/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0211/767319-france-v-ireland-six-nations-preview-rte/ Best: Ireland must not get 'caught cold' in France Ireland cannot afford to be "caught cold" again in the scrum in tomorrow's Six Nations battle with France in Paris, according to Rory Best. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:43:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767545-france-ireland-rory-best-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767545-france-ireland-rory-best-six-nations/ Breen maintains top ten spot at Rally of Sweden World champion Sebastien Ogier survived hitting a tree as he went on to claim the overall lead by 26.9 seconds on the first day of the Rally of Sweden. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:48:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/2016/0212/767631-breen-maintains-top-ten-spot-at-rally-of-sweden/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/2016/0212/767631-breen-maintains-top-ten-spot-at-rally-of-sweden/ Premier League: Walters may make Stoke return Get all the latest team news from the Premier League where Jon Walters may return for Stoke. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:24:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0212/767632-premier-league-team-news/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0212/767632-premier-league-team-news/ Proposal to honour Mark Farren at the Brandywell The new stand at the soon-to-be refurbished Brandywell Stadium may be named after legendary Derry City striker Mark Farren. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:51:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0212/767608-proposal-to-honour-mark-farren-at-the-brandywell/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0212/767608-proposal-to-honour-mark-farren-at-the-brandywell/ Schwartzel storms into contention in South Africa South Africa's Charl Schwartzel justified his billing as pre-tournament favourite by surging into contention for an eighth European Tour title on home soil in the Tshwane Open. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:49:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0212/767680-schwartzel-storms-into-contention-in-south-africa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0212/767680-schwartzel-storms-into-contention-in-south-africa/ Dundalk review: Smullen double delight Captain Joy's triumph in the Ladbrokes Fast-Track Qualifier Race was the highlight of a double for Pat Smullen at Dundalk. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:45:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0212/767693-dundalk-review-smullen-double-delight/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0212/767693-dundalk-review-smullen-double-delight/ GAA Digest: McGrath back for Tipperary Noel McGrath has been included in Michael Ryan's Tipperary team for the new manager's first competitive match. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:01:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0212/767478-gaa-digest/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0212/767478-gaa-digest/ Jerome Valcke banned from football for 12 years Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been banned for 12 years for a number of offences including his part in a World Cup tickets scandal and using a private jet for personal reasons. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:47:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0212/767587-jerome-valcke-banned-from-football-for-12-years/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0212/767587-jerome-valcke-banned-from-football-for-12-years/ United players could be sold to China - Woodward Ed Woodward believes Manchester United could sell some of their unwanted players to clubs in China this summer. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:20:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0212/767408-united-players-could-be-sold-to-china-woodward/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0212/767408-united-players-could-be-sold-to-china-woodward/ Fitzpatrick: France will be 'different animal' Ireland back row Paula Fitzpatrick has warned France will be a "different animal" to the Wales outfit her side dispatched in their Six Nations opener. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:44:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767594-ireland-women-paula-fitzpatrick/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767594-ireland-women-paula-fitzpatrick/ Saturday's Gowran Park preview Sempre Medici attempts to give Willie Mullins his fourth victory in the last five runnings of Saturday's Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:19:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0212/767593-sempre-medici/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0212/767593-sempre-medici/ Pro12 teams: Four changes for Munster Munster head coach Anthony Foley makes four changes to the side that defeated Zebre for this Sunday's Guinness Pro12 Round 14 clash against Ospreys at Musgrave Park. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:55:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0210/766892-connacht-make-three-changes-for-dragons/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0210/766892-connacht-make-three-changes-for-dragons/ McClean to start for Italy against England Italy have made one change ahead of Sunday's Six Nations meeting with England in Rome, with Luke McLean coming into the starting XV. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:45:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767609-italy-england-team-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2016/0212/767609-italy-england-team-six-nations/