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, 9 Dec 2016 20:24:42 +0000 Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:24:42 +0000 Sport News It's unfair that teams are above United - Mourinho Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has labelled it unfair that teams he believes are inferior to his side are higher in the Premier League table. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 23:16:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837864-unfair-that-inferior-teams-are-above-united-jose/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837864-unfair-that-inferior-teams-are-above-united-jose/ Boyle to leave Dundalk for Preston Dundalk star Andy Boyle has agreed to join English Championship side Preston North End, according to the player's agent. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:24:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837837-boyle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837837-boyle/ Armstrong brace helps Celtic sink Partick Thistle Stuart Armstrong grabbed a double as relentless Celtic moved 11 points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a comfortable 4-1 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 21:54:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837856-armstrong-brace-helps-celtic-sink-thistle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837856-armstrong-brace-helps-celtic-sink-thistle/ Weekend Premier League team news Merseyside clubs sandwich the weekend's Premier League action with Everton travelling to Watford on Saturday lunchtime, while Liverpool host West Ham late on Sunday afternoon. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 21:30:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837793-premier-league-team-news/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837793-premier-league-team-news/ Conte plays down Chelsea favourite tags Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has played down talk of his team being favourites to win the Premier League title as premature and warned his players to stay focused when they host West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:10:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837781-conte-plays-down-chelsea-favourite-tags/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837781-conte-plays-down-chelsea-favourite-tags/ Kenny reflects on 'fantastic' European campaign Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has urged Dundalk to continue their improvement next season after his side bowed out of the Europa League. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:18:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837600-dundalk-boss-rues/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837600-dundalk-boss-rues/ Klopp has no time frame for Sturridge return Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he does not know when striker Daniel Sturridge will be fit to return to action. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:23:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837766-klopp-has-no-time-frame-for-sturridge-return/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837766-klopp-has-no-time-frame-for-sturridge-return/ Spurs win can kick-start title challenge - Pogba Paul Pogba is desperate for Manchester United to end their frustrating league run when Tottenham visit this weekend, and says the aim is still the Premier League title. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:48:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837740-paul-pogba/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837740-paul-pogba/ Blatter accuses Infantino of disrespect Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has accused his replacement Gianni Infantino of disrespecting him. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 07:45:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837641-sepp-blatter/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837641-sepp-blatter/ Mourinho lavishes praises on Mkhitaryan Jose Mourinho praised Henrikh Mkhitaryan's determination to impress, improve and influence after his fine solo goal helped Manchester United's progress to the Europa League knockout stages. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:54:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837638-mourinho/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837638-mourinho/ Dundalk exit Europa League Dundalk's superb season drew to a close after the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division champions suffered a 2-1 defeat against Maccabi Tel-Aviv this evening. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 00:38:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837570-dundalk_/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837570-dundalk_/ Stale Southampton crash out of Europe Toothless Southampton bungled the chance for their best continental run since 1977 after Israeli minnows Hapoel Be'er Sheva forced a 1-1 Europa League draw at St Mary's. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 22:27:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837540-stale-southampton-crash-out-of-europe/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837540-stale-southampton-crash-out-of-europe/ Manchester United advance in Europa League Henrikh Mkhitaryan's fine solo goal in a 2-0 victory helped Manchester United through to the Europa League knockout stages as Zorya Luhansk were overcome on a testing night in Ukraine. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 20:50:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837584-manchester-united/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837584-manchester-united/ Wexford's Chris Kenny joins Sligo Rovers Sligo Rovers continue to strengthen their squad ahead of the start of the new season by signing midfielder Chris Kenny. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 22:10:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837590-wexfords-chris-kenny-joins-sligo-rovers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837590-wexfords-chris-kenny-joins-sligo-rovers/ Warburton still believes Rangers are a big draw Rangers boss Mark Warburton does not believe Joey Barton's ill-fated signing will hamper his bid to lure other top players to Ibrox. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:42:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837508-warburton-still-believes-rangers-are-a-big-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837508-warburton-still-believes-rangers-are-a-big-draw/ Ozil's wage demands may see him depart Arsenal Arsenal could be forced to sell Mesut Ozil in the summer if the German World Cup winner does not lower his wage demands, according to the Daily Telegraph. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:00:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837420-ozils-wage-demand-may-see-him-depart-arsenal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837420-ozils-wage-demand-may-see-him-depart-arsenal/ Coutinho: Klopp's methods breed confidence Liverpool are reaping the benefits of manager Jurgen Klopp's quality coaching drills with special focus on passing, according to midfielder Philippe Coutinho. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:02:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837422-coutinho-klopps-methods-breed-confidence/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837422-coutinho-klopps-methods-breed-confidence/ Barcelona invite Chapecoense to play in friendly Barcelona have invited tragedy-hit Chapecoense to play in a pre-season friendly next summer. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:32:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837487-barcelona-invite/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837487-barcelona-invite/ Dundalk in the Europa League - the story so far Dundalk have the chance to extend an extraordinary season tonight and book their place in the final 32 of the Europa League. It's been a stunning campaign and we take a look back at how the Lilywhites have fared in Group D. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 18:36:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837517-the-story-of-dundalks-europa-league-adventure/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837517-the-story-of-dundalks-europa-league-adventure/ McMillan: No reason to be fearful against Tel-Aviv Dundalk's David McMillan is relishing the challenging of getting the victory against Maccabi Tel-Aviv - an outcome that may see the Co Louth club advance in the Europa League. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 18:38:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837476-david-mcmillan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1208/837476-david-mcmillan/