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 Thu, 28 May 2015 20:13:13 +0100 Thu, 28 May 2015 20:13:13 +0100 Sport News Gill: Working with Blatter a 'futile' exercise The FA's David Gill has told RTÉ Sport that he will reject a place on FIFA's executive committee if Sepp Blatter is re-elected president on Friday. Thu, 28 May 2015 19:09:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704429-delaney-gill-will-quit-fifa-if-blatter-wins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704429-delaney-gill-will-quit-fifa-if-blatter-wins/ Blatter refuses to take responsibility for scandal FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said he cannot be held responsible for the corruption scandal at the organisation and it must earn lost trust back. Thu, 28 May 2015 20:13:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0528/704292-uefa/ http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0528/704292-uefa/ Shay Given looking good to feature in FA Cup final Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given is winning his fitness fight to be ready for the FA Cup final. Thu, 28 May 2015 15:10:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704451-shay-given-looking-good-to-feature-in-fa-cup-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704451-shay-given-looking-good-to-feature-in-fa-cup-final/ Ancelotti to decide on AC Milan offer next week Carlo Ancelotti will decide whether or not to manage AC Milan next season on Wednesday, according to club vice-president Adriano Galliani. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:43:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704471-ac-milan_carlo-ancelotti/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704471-ac-milan_carlo-ancelotti/ Paul McShane set to leave Hull Republic of Ireland defender Paul McShane is set to leave Hull after seven years with the club. Thu, 28 May 2015 13:03:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0528/704383-paul-mcshane-set-to-leave-hull/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0528/704383-paul-mcshane-set-to-leave-hull/ Rafa Benitez confirms Napoli departure Napoli coach Rafa Benitez has announced he is leaving after two years with the Serie A club amid widespread expectation he is poised to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:31:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704405-rafa-benitez-confirms-napoli-departure/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704405-rafa-benitez-confirms-napoli-departure/ Kevin Doyle's MLS debut ends in defeat There was no joy for Kevin Doyle on his Major League Soccer bow as the Colorado Rapids lost 1-0 at the Seattle Sounders while Robbie Keane's LA Galaxy were also defeated. Thu, 28 May 2015 15:49:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704360-kevin-doyles-mls-debut-ends-in-defeat/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704360-kevin-doyles-mls-debut-ends-in-defeat/ Emery 'happy' but still wants to discuss future Sevilla coach Unai Emery declared himself "very happy here" after guiding the Andalusian outfit to Europa League glory, but will make a decision on his future after talks with club officials "in a couple of days' time". Thu, 28 May 2015 15:45:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704368-unai-emery/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0528/704368-unai-emery/ Record-breakers Sevilla retain Europa League crown Colombian hitman Carlos Bacca scored twice as Sevilla made Europa League history by seeing off Dnipro 3-2 to win the competition for a record fourth time. Wed, 27 May 2015 22:37:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704220-dnipro-v-sevilla/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704220-dnipro-v-sevilla/ UEFA calls for FIFA vote to be postponed European soccer's governing body UEFA has called for Friday's FIFA presidential election to be postponed. Wed, 27 May 2015 23:25:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704113-arrests-a-sad-day-for-football-prince-ali/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704113-arrests-a-sad-day-for-football-prince-ali/ Dundalk and Rovers kept apart in EA Cup draw A re-run of last season's EA Sports Cup final remains very much on the cards after cup holders Dundalk and beaten finalists Shamrock Rovers were kept apart in the semi-final draw. Wed, 27 May 2015 14:16:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704172-dunalk-and-rovers-kept-apart-in-ea-sports-cup-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704172-dunalk-and-rovers-kept-apart-in-ea-sports-cup-draw/ Advocaat opts to leave Sunderland Dick Advocaat has chosen not to remain as Sunderland head coach, the club have announced. Wed, 27 May 2015 20:07:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704258-advocaat-opts-to-leave-sunderland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704258-advocaat-opts-to-leave-sunderland/ Richard Dunne among six released by QPR Former Ireland international Richard Dunne has been released by QPR, along with compatriot Brian Murphy, following the club's relegation from the Premier League. Wed, 27 May 2015 16:37:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704186-dunne-leaves-qpr/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704186-dunne-leaves-qpr/ Westwood tips Benteke to cause Cup shock Ashley Westwood has warned Arsenal they should be having sleepless nights before facing Christian Benteke. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:44:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704055-westwood-tips-benteke-to-cause-cup-shock/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704055-westwood-tips-benteke-to-cause-cup-shock/ Napoli play down Benitez announcement Napoli insist a hastily-scheduled press conference has not been organised to confirm the departure of head coach Rafael Benitez for Real Madrid. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:40:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704157-napoli-play-down-benitez-announcement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704157-napoli-play-down-benitez-announcement/ PODCAST: Richardson keen for return to dugout League of Ireland stalwart Damien Richardson has revealed a desire to return to management, feeling he is at his "very best" at this point in his career. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:44:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704103-podcast-richardson-keen-for-return-to-dugout/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704103-podcast-richardson-keen-for-return-to-dugout/ Arsenal's Danny Welbeck to miss FA Cup final Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has been ruled out of Saturday's FA Cup final and England's forthcoming internationals with a knee injury. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:12:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704105-arsenals-danny-wellbeck-to-miss-fa-cup-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704105-arsenals-danny-wellbeck-to-miss-fa-cup-final/ Aston Villa owner desperate to sell club Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner says he will quit as chairman in the summer if he fails to sell the club. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:31:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704080-aston-villa-owner-desperate-to-sell-club/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704080-aston-villa-owner-desperate-to-sell-club/ Eddie Howe named LMA manager of the year Eddie Howe has been named Manager of the Year by the League Manager's Association after guiding Bournemouth to the top flight while Jose Mourinho was named Premier League manager of the year. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:34:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704079-eddie-howe-named-lma-manager-of-the-year/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0527/704079-eddie-howe-named-lma-manager-of-the-year/ Delaney: FAI won't back Blatter Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has said Fifa president Sepp Blatter should step aside and that the FAI will not be voting for his re-election. Tue, 26 May 2015 18:34:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0526/703988-delaney-blatter-should-stand-aside-from-fifa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0526/703988-delaney-blatter-should-stand-aside-from-fifa/