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 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:01:41 +0000 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:01:41 +0000 Sport News LOI Talking Points: Sligo stuffed & Burke banished There were goals aplenty and three red cards on the opening night of this year's SSE Airtricity League season. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:07:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855828-loi-talking-points-sligo-stuffed-burke-banished/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855828-loi-talking-points-sligo-stuffed-burke-banished/ Rodgers hails 'true Celtic icon' Billy McNeill Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers described Billy McNeill as an inspiration to British football after the Lisbon Lions captain's family confirmed he had dementia. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:01:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855890-celtic-rodgers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855890-celtic-rodgers/ Blame board for Ranieri's fate, say Klopp The Leicester City squad have found an unlikely ally in Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager said that the club's board were likely responsible for Claudio Ranieri's sacking and that the concept of 'player power' was often exaggerated. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:45:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855731-klopp-believes-board-not-players-decided-ranieri-f/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855731-klopp-believes-board-not-players-decided-ranieri-f/ Yaya Toure unsure over Man City future Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has no doubts he will carry on playing next season but the 33-year-old is unsure whether he will still be at the Etihad Stadium. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:34:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855698-yaya-toure-to-continue-playing-but-hes-not-sure/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0227/855698-yaya-toure-to-continue-playing-but-hes-not-sure/ Mourinho reveals relief after claiming EFL Cup Jose Mourinho conceded Manchester United had been fortunate to beat Southampton in the EFL Cup final but that he was relieved to have won his first trophy at the club. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:23:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0226/855635-manchester-united/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0226/855635-manchester-united/ Ibrahimovic strikes twice as Man Utd win EFL Cup Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed Manchester United to EFL Cup glory at Wembley as Jose Mourinho's side edged out Southampton 3-2 in an entertaining encounter. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:50:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0226/855605-ibrahimovic-strikes-twice-as-man-utd-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0226/855605-ibrahimovic-strikes-twice-as-man-utd-win/ Kane hits another hat-trick in Tottenham win Harry Kane scored a hat-trick in the first half as Tottenham battered Stoke 4-0 and climbed up to second in the Premier League table. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:47:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0226/855565-tottenham-v-stoke-city/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0226/855565-tottenham-v-stoke-city/ O'Neill not interested in Leicester return Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has distanced himself from the vacant position at Leicester City. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:34:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0226/855529-martin-oneill-ireland-leicester/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0226/855529-martin-oneill-ireland-leicester/ Jamie Vardy: I didn't force out Ranieri Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has denied he was involved in the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri nine months after the Italian led his team to the Premier League title. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:22:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855443-jamie-vardy-i-didnt-force-out-ranieri/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855443-jamie-vardy-i-didnt-force-out-ranieri/ Chelsea coach Conte pleased by players' attitude Antonio Conte praised his Chelsea players' second-half response in Saturday's 3-1 win over Swansea which established an 11-point lead at the Premier League summit. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:55:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855448-chelsea-coach-conte-pleased-by-players-attitude/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855448-chelsea-coach-conte-pleased-by-players-attitude/ Chelsea go 11 points clear after beating Swansea Chelsea moved 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Swansea. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:18:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855402-chelsea/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855402-chelsea/ Clark and McGeady score in the Championship Republic of Ireland internationals Ciaran Clark and Aiden McGeady were both on target in the Championship this afternoon as Newcastle were held to a 2-2 draw by Bristol and Preston defeated QPR 2-1. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:35:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855418-clark-and-aiden-mcgeady-score-in-the-champi/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855418-clark-and-aiden-mcgeady-score-in-the-champi/ Premier League: Wins for Everton, Palace and WBA Premier League champions Leicester dropped into the relegation zone after Crystal Palace's 1-0 win against Middlesbrough. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:26:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855410-premier-league-review/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855410-premier-league-review/ Dembele on the double as Celtic win again Moussa Dembele made the difference once again with a double in Celtic's 2-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over bottom side Hamilton at Parkhead. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:08:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855416-dembele-on-the-double-as-celtic-win-again/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855416-dembele-on-the-double-as-celtic-win-again/ Time for Ranieri to say goodbye at Leicester Claudio Ranieri visited Leicester's training ground on Saturday morning to say goodbye to his former players and staff. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:05:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855361-time-for-ranieri-to-say-goodbye-at-leicester/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855361-time-for-ranieri-to-say-goodbye-at-leicester/ Pochettino admits to Spurs doubts Mauricio Pochettino has questioned Tottenham's readiness to win a trophy and admits the squad must be strengthened in the summer. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:13:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855490-pochettino-admits-to-spurs-doubts/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855490-pochettino-admits-to-spurs-doubts/ Puel reckons Saints can deal with Zlatan Southampton manager Claude Puel has backed his patched-up defence to deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:56:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0226/855509-southampton-manchester-united-zlatan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0226/855509-southampton-manchester-united-zlatan/ Kenny masterstroke to maintain winning momentum Stephen Kenny lamented the fact that his side had only four weeks off ahead of the 2017 SSE Airtricity League season, yet you get the impression that the Dundalk manager barely took a moment's downtime since finishing their 2016 campaign in December. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:22:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855354-stephen-kenny-dundalk-shamrock-rovers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855354-stephen-kenny-dundalk-shamrock-rovers/ Klopp expects sun-kissed Reds to shine Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has no doubts his players will be able to switch on their competitive instincts after their longest period of inactivity of the season. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:20:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855360-klopp/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0225/855360-klopp/ SSE Airtricity wrap: Derry & Limerick off to flier Derry City and Limerick made spectacular starts to the new season on an action-packed first night of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division action. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:02:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0224/855191-sse-airtricity-wrap/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0224/855191-sse-airtricity-wrap/