RTÉ Sport sport headlines http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport sport headlines http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:04:07 +0000 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:04:07 +0000 Sport News Evergreen Kearney ready for Larmour challenge One of the few remaining playing links to the 2009 Grand Slam winning team, Rob Kearney has overcome recent injury woes to remind critics of his ability. Now he is facing an even bigger challenge. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:43:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0119/934556-evergreen-kearney-ready-for-larmour-challenge/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0119/934556-evergreen-kearney-ready-for-larmour-challenge/ Talking Sport: Time now for Martin O'Neill to refocus After giving consideration to a job elsewhere, James McMahon outlines the heightened pressure that the Republic of Ireland manager will be under when the competitive action resumes. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:04:07 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934542-talking-sport-time-now-for-martin-oneill-to-refocus/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934542-talking-sport-time-now-for-martin-oneill-to-refocus/ Big intent from Dundalk after sale goes through In the wake of their purchase by a US consortium, Dundalk FC are now determined to build on the success they've had in recent seasons. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:41:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934587-big-intent-from-dundalk-after-sale-goes-through/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934587-big-intent-from-dundalk-after-sale-goes-through/ Rory McIlroy surges into contention at Abu Dhabi event Rory McIlroy saved the best until last to surge into contention for his first win since September 2016 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:58:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2018/0119/934570-rory-mcilroy-surges-into-contention-at-abu-dhabi-event/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2018/0119/934570-rory-mcilroy-surges-into-contention-at-abu-dhabi-event/ 'It's not done' - Mourinho calm over Sanchez transfer Jose Mourinho claims he is calm over Alexis Sanchez's proposed move to Manchester United and confirmed Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not feature at Burnley while negotiations continue. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:03:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934585-its-not-done-mourinho-calm-over-sanchez-transfer/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934585-its-not-done-mourinho-calm-over-sanchez-transfer/ European permutations: Wins needed for Munster & Ulster Leinster, Munster and Ulster all top their respective Champions Cup pools ahead of the final round of fixtures. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:32:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0114/933296-irish-provinces-still-in-champions-cup-command/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0114/933296-irish-provinces-still-in-champions-cup-command/ Sexton rested as Leinster make six changes Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has made six changes in personnel for their Champions Cup pool final away to Montpellier on Saturday, with Jordan Larmour given the chance to shine on the wing. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:56:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0119/934473-sexton-rested-as-leinster-make-six-changes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0119/934473-sexton-rested-as-leinster-make-six-changes/ Bournemouth boss relaxed over Harry Arter's future Eddie Howe is prepared for Bournemouth to hold their nerve and "do nothing" in the January transfer window as speculation over Harry Arter's future continues. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:19:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934496-bournemouth-boss-relaxed-over-harry-arters-future/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934496-bournemouth-boss-relaxed-over-harry-arters-future/ Fury granted boxing licence pending medical Tyson Fury's boxing licence will be reinstated if the former world heavyweight champion passes his medical. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:24:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2018/0119/934525-fury-granted-boxing-licence-pending-medical/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2018/0119/934525-fury-granted-boxing-licence-pending-medical/ O'Mahony boost as Munster unchanged for Castres visit Munster head coach Johann van Graan has retained faith with the team that lost to Racing 92 last time out for the Champions Cup pool finale against Castres on Sunday (kick-off 1pm). Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:05:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0119/934474-omahony-boost-as-munster-unchanged-for-castres-visit/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0119/934474-omahony-boost-as-munster-unchanged-for-castres-visit/ Pele collapses due to 'severe exhaustion' Pele will be unable to attend a London tribute dinner in his honour after he collapsed and was taken to hospital in Brazil with severe exhaustion. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:09:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934520-pele-collapses-due-to-severe-exhaustion/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934520-pele-collapses-due-to-severe-exhaustion/ Two pitch inspections in bid to play McKenna Cup game Pitch inspections will take place in MacCumhaill Park and the Athletic Grounds on Saturday in a bid to find a venue for the Dr McKenna semi-final between Donegal and Armagh. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:18:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0119/934466-two-pitch-inspections-in-bid-to-play-mckenna-cup-game/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0119/934466-two-pitch-inspections-in-bid-to-play-mckenna-cup-game/ UCI chief believes Team Sky should suspend Froome Team Sky should suspend Chris Froome until an investigation into his failed drugs test for an asthma medication is over, according to International Cycling Union (UCI) president David Lappartient. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:18:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2018/0119/934465-uci-chief-believes-team-sky-should-suspend-froome/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2018/0119/934465-uci-chief-believes-team-sky-should-suspend-froome/ Healy returns for Connacht landmark; Cave in for Ulster Matt Healy returns to the starting team for Connacht's final pool game of the Challenge Cup at home to Oyonnax on Saturday (kick off 2:30pm) in what will be his 100th appearance for the province. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:13:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0119/934475-healy-returns-for-connacht-landmark-cave-in-for-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0119/934475-healy-returns-for-connacht-landmark-cave-in-for-ulster/ All-Ireland winner in line to join Dublin Ladies All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer Paul Casey is in line to join the Dublin Ladies backroom team for the 2018 season, pending the ratification of his appointment at a meeting next month. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:56:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0118/934320-all-ireland-winner-in-line-to-join-dublin-ladies/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0118/934320-all-ireland-winner-in-line-to-join-dublin-ladies/ Concern over playing in high temperatures in Australia Australian Open officials will review the extreme heat policy at the end of the tournament but insisted they take player welfare very seriously. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:44:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2018/0119/934447-concern-over-playing-in-high-temperatures-in-australia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2018/0119/934447-concern-over-playing-in-high-temperatures-in-australia/ Walcott looks to brighter future after night-time exit Theo Walcott signed off after 12 years at Arsenal with a night-time departure carrying his belongings in bin bags but he bears the club no grudges as he starts a new career at Everton. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:44:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934480-walcott-looks-to-brighter-future-after-night-time-exit/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934480-walcott-looks-to-brighter-future-after-night-time-exit/ Lenihan's European preview: Clean sweep for provinces RTÉ Rugby analyst Donal Lenihan runs the rule over the final weekend of pool action in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:53:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0119/934449-lenihans-european-preview-clean-sweep-for-provinces/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0119/934449-lenihans-european-preview-clean-sweep-for-provinces/ Minute's applause to be held in honour of Regis A minute's applause will be held before all Premier League games this weekend as a mark of respect to former West Brom and England forward Cyrille Regis. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:59:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934488-minutes-applause-to-be-held-in-honour-of-regis/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0119/934488-minutes-applause-to-be-held-in-honour-of-regis/ Fulham Irish relishing visit of 'superpower' Corofin David O'Connor says his Fulham Irish team-mates are in "bonus territory" as they take on Corofin in Ruislip for a place in the AIB All-Ireland club football semi-final. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:44:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0119/934441-fulham-irish-relishing-visit-of-superpower-corofin/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0119/934441-fulham-irish-relishing-visit-of-superpower-corofin/