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 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:30:03 +0000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:30:03 +0000 Sport News Planning for Saracens battle starts now - Cullen Leo Cullen said the planning starts now for a blockbusting Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:26:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934927-planning-for-saracens-battle-starts-now-cullen/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934927-planning-for-saracens-battle-starts-now-cullen/ Kerber kicks on to Australian Open quarters Title favourite Angelique Kerber withstood the unique challenge of Hsieh Su-wei to move into the Australian Open quarter-finals. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:30:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2018/0122/934970-kerber-kicks-on-to-australian-open-quarters/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2018/0122/934970-kerber-kicks-on-to-australian-open-quarters/ Patriots and Eagles book Super Bowl places The New England Patriots will meet the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl after a brilliant 24-20 comeback victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:32:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2018/0122/934972-patriots-and-eagles-book-super-bowl-places/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2018/0122/934972-patriots-and-eagles-book-super-bowl-places/ Federer eases through in Melbourne Roger Federer maintained his record of not having dropped a set at the Australian Open with a straightforward victory over Marton Fucsovics to reach the quarter-finals. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:32:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2018/0122/934991-federer-eases-through-in-melbourne/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2018/0122/934991-federer-eases-through-in-melbourne/ Rahm rises to Challenge as Power finishes 11th Jon Rahm continued his meteoric rise as he beat Andrew Landry on the fourth play-off hole to win his second PGA Tour title at the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:39:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2018/0122/935003-rahm-rises-to-challenge-as-power-finishes-11th/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2018/0122/935003-rahm-rises-to-challenge-as-power-finishes-11th/ Pochettino refuses to blame virus for sloppy Spurs draw Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham's players were hit by a virus last week but insisted that was no excuse for their sloppy display against Southampton. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:18:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0122/935006-pochettino-refuses-to-blame-virus-for-sloppy-spurs-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0122/935006-pochettino-refuses-to-blame-virus-for-sloppy-spurs-draw/ 'It means so much' - Emotional Allen wins Masters title Northern Ireland's Mark Allen is the 2018 Masters champion after he defeated Kyren Wilson 10-7 in the final at London's Alexandra Palace. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:35:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2018/0121/934939-mark-allen-claims-masters-title-at-the-ally-pally/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2018/0121/934939-mark-allen-claims-masters-title-at-the-ally-pally/ Home comforts for Leinster & Munster in quarter-finals Munster and Leinster are on opposite sides of the draw and can't meet until the Champions Cup final Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:57:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934909-munster-and-leinster-seal-home-european-quarter-finals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934909-munster-and-leinster-seal-home-european-quarter-finals/ Corofin ease past Fulham challenge to make semi-final Corofin got the better of Fulham Irish by ten points to set up a meeting with Moorefield in the AIB All-Ireland senior football club semi-final. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:56:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0121/934893-corofin-ease-past-fulham-challenge-to-make-semi-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0121/934893-corofin-ease-past-fulham-challenge-to-make-semi-final/ Rochford hoping for early points in the League After recording a narrow victory over Sligo in the FBD Insurance League, Mayo manager Stephen Rochford is focusing on earning some early points in the Allianz League. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:08:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0121/934896-rochford-hoping-for-early-points-in-the-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0121/934896-rochford-hoping-for-early-points-in-the-league/ 'A dream come true' - Irish striker makes Saints debut Republic of Ireland U19 striker Michael Obafemi made his Premier League debut for Southampton against Tottenham Hotspur. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:07:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934922-a-dream-come-true-irish-striker-makes-saints-debut/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934922-a-dream-come-true-irish-striker-makes-saints-debut/ Van Graan airs pride in 'the people of Munster' Head coach Johann van Graan said he was very proud to be part of a Munster set-up which earned a precious home quarter-final in the Champions Cup after routing Castres 48-3 at Thomond Park. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:51:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934924-van-graan-airs-pride-in-the-people-of-munster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934924-van-graan-airs-pride-in-the-people-of-munster/ Kiernan shines as Ireland earn victory over Portugal Goals from captain Katie McCabe, Leanne Kiernan and Louise Quinn secured victory for the Republic of Ireland women's team against Portugal. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:13:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934928-kiernan-shines-as-ireland-earn-victory-over-portugal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934928-kiernan-shines-as-ireland-earn-victory-over-portugal/ Barcelona blitz Betis to move 11 points clear at top Barcelona rode further away from their crumbling title rivals on Sunday as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored twice each in a 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis which opened up an 11-point gap at the top of the La Liga standings. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:22:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934934-barcelona-blitz-betis-to-move-11-points-clear-at-top/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934934-barcelona-blitz-betis-to-move-11-points-clear-at-top/ Munster top pool with second-half demolition of Castres Munster reached the Champions Cup knockout stages for a record 17th time with a runaway 48-3 bonus-point victory over Castres at Thomond Park. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:31:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934865-munster-put-castres-to-the-sword-to-qualify-in-style/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934865-munster-put-castres-to-the-sword-to-qualify-in-style/ James McCarthy to undergo surgery on broken leg Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy will undergo surgery on Monday as he begins a long road to recovery from his horrific leg break against West Brom. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:51:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934855-a-heavy-price-allardyce-commends-stricken-mccarthy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934855-a-heavy-price-allardyce-commends-stricken-mccarthy/ Nervous anticipation for Corey ahead of Armagh clash Sligo manager Cathal Corey admits that nerves will play a part ahead of their league opener against Armagh next Sunday, but nevertheless is satisfied with the way his squad is shaping up. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:33:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0121/934925-nervous-anticipation-for-corey-ahead-of-armagh-clash/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0121/934925-nervous-anticipation-for-corey-ahead-of-armagh-clash/ Watford act swiftly to appoint Javi Gracia as manager Javi Gracia has been named head coach of Watford, succeeding Marco Silva who was sacked earlier today. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:05:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934918-watford-act-swiftly-to-appoint-javi-gracia-as-manager/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934918-watford-act-swiftly-to-appoint-javi-gracia-as-manager/ Kane on the mark as Spurs held at Southampton Tottenham missed the chance to move into the Premier League's top four as Southampton delivered a battling 1-1 draw for their under-pressure boss Mauricio Pellegrino. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:53:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934912-kane-on-the-mark-as-spurs-held-at-southampton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0121/934912-kane-on-the-mark-as-spurs-held-at-southampton/ Wasps swat Ulster aside as 1/4 final hopes are crushed Ulster's hopes of progression to the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup fell apart at a wet, cold and muddy Ricoh Arena as Wasps powered to a bonus-point Pool 1 victory. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:08:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934902-wasps-swat-ulster-aside-as-1-4-final-hopes-are-crushed/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0121/934902-wasps-swat-ulster-aside-as-1-4-final-hopes-are-crushed/