RTÉ Sport soccer http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport soccer http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:51:04 +0100 Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:51:04 +0100 Sport News Caulfield toasts crucial Cork away goal Cork City manager John Caulfield felt his side were full value for their away win in the Europa League first qualifying first leg at Linfield, but knows they will be in for a difficult return leg next week. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:07:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799410-john-caulfield-toasts-crucial-away-goal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799410-john-caulfield-toasts-crucial-away-goal/ City sign Spain international Nolito Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Nolito from Celta Vigo. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:51:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0701/799443-city-sign-spain-international/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0701/799443-city-sign-spain-international/ Pat Fenlon admits Europa progression a 'big ask' Shamrock Rovers manager Pat Fenlon believes his team are still in with a fighting chance of reaching the next round of European football, despite the 2-0 home reversal to Rovaniemi. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 11:05:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0701/799487-pat-fenlon-admits-europa-progression-a-big-ask/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0701/799487-pat-fenlon-admits-europa-progression-a-big-ask/ Rovers' European hopes hanging by a thread ?There was to be no mid-seasonal joy from Lapland for Shamrock Rovers as their Europa League aspirations look all but over after this chastening defeat at Tallaght Stadium. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:22:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799370-shamrock-rovers-europa-league-hopes-hanging-by-a-thread/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799370-shamrock-rovers-europa-league-hopes-hanging-by-a-thread/ Watford sign Belgium international Kabasele Watford have confirmed the signing of Belgium international Christian Kabasele on a five-year contract from Genk. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 11:28:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0701/799496-watford-sign-belgium-international/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0701/799496-watford-sign-belgium-international/ Palace break club transfer record to land Townsend Crystal Palace have broken their club transfer record by signing Andros Townsend from Newcastle for fee believed to be £13m. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 10:11:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0701/799472-palace-break-club-transfer-record-to-land-townsend/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0701/799472-palace-break-club-transfer-record-to-land-townsend/ Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan look set for United Manchester United appear on the verge of making two new signings as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan edge closer to moves to Old Trafford. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:12:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799309-ibrahimovic-confirms-hes-heading-for-man-united/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799309-ibrahimovic-confirms-hes-heading-for-man-united/ Linfield pay the penalty as Cork take slender lead Cork City secured an impressive but somewhat fortunate Europa League first qualifying first leg win at Linfield. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:01:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799368-linfield-pay-the-penalty-as-cork-take-slender-lead/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799368-linfield-pay-the-penalty-as-cork-take-slender-lead/ Penalty heartache for Poles as Portugal march on Portugal beat Poland on penalties to advance into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 - despite not having won a game in 90 minutes at the tournament. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:09:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0630/799371-penalty-heartache-for-poles-as-portugal-march-on/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0630/799371-penalty-heartache-for-poles-as-portugal-march-on/ Vicente Del Bosque steps down as Spanish manager Vicente del Bosque has announced he will retire from coaching when his Spain contract expires next month. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:00:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0630/799397-vicente-del-bosque-steps-down/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0630/799397-vicente-del-bosque-steps-down/ Belgium blow as Vertonghen to miss rest of Euros Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after tearing ankle ligaments on the eve of Belgium's Euro 2016 quarter-final with Wales. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:41:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0630/799364-blow-for-belgium-as-vertonghen-to-miss-rest/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0630/799364-blow-for-belgium-as-vertonghen-to-miss-rest/ Southampton appoint Puel as Koeman successor The Saints say Claude Puel was the club's number one choice to replace Ronald Koeman as manager and has signed a three-year contract with the Premier League club. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:36:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799266-southampton-appoint-puel-as-koeman-successor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799266-southampton-appoint-puel-as-koeman-successor/ Welsh captain in 'good shape' for Belgium battle Wales captain Ashley Williams expects to be fully fit for tomorrow's Euro 2016 quarter-final against Belgium. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:26:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0630/799313-wales-captain-ashley-williams-expects-to-be-in-go/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0630/799313-wales-captain-ashley-williams-expects-to-be-in-go/ Hamburg fans start petition to sign Will Grigg Supporters of Bundesliga side Hamburg have started a petition to urge the club to sign Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:15:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799205-hamburg-fans-start-petition-to-sign-will-grigg/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799205-hamburg-fans-start-petition-to-sign-will-grigg/ Neymar ready to pen fresh three-year Barca deal Neymar is close to signing a three-year contract extension with Barcelona that will tie the Brazil captain to the La Liga champions until June 2021, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu announced on Thursday. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:55:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799247-neymar-ready-to-pen-fresh-three-year-barca-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799247-neymar-ready-to-pen-fresh-three-year-barca-deal/ Bournemouth sign French striker Mousset Bournemouth have signed Lys Mousset on a four-year deal from French side Le Havre for an undisclosed fee. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:04:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799279-bournemouth-sign-french-striker/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799279-bournemouth-sign-french-striker/ Shanghai stump up €55.8 million for Hulk Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk has joined Shanghai SIPG for a record €55.8 million. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:20:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799250-shanghai-sipg-for-a-record-55-8-million/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799250-shanghai-sipg-for-a-record-55-8-million/ McPhail draws on Leeds glory nights for Europa tie Stephen McPhail will draw on the glorious memories of Leeds United's European nights in the early noughties when Shamrock Rovers begin their Europa League quest at Tallaght Stadium tonight. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:26:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799197-mcphail-draws-on-leeds-glory-nights-for-europa-tie/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799197-mcphail-draws-on-leeds-glory-nights-for-europa-tie/ Watford swoop for Liverpool attacker Sinclair Watford have signed striker Jerome Sinclair from Liverpool on a five-year contract, the Premier League clubs confirmed on Thursday. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:03:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799210-watford-swoop-for-liverpool-attacker-sinclair/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799210-watford-swoop-for-liverpool-attacker-sinclair/ Gareth Southgate not interested in England job England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate is not seeking to succeed Roy Hodgson, according to reports. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:47:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799158-england_gareth-southgate/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0630/799158-england_gareth-southgate/