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 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:33:18 +0100 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:33:18 +0100 Sport News Ireland awarded Test status after 10-year quest Ireland and Afghanistan became the 11th and 12th members of Test match cricket's close-knit club today at a meeting of the sport's governing body in London. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:54:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2017/0622/884643-irelands-await-test-status-verdict-after-10-year-quest/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2017/0622/884643-irelands-await-test-status-verdict-after-10-year-quest/ Celtic visit to Belfast would be July 14 Celtic's potential powder-keg Champions League qualifier with Northern Irish champions Linfield in Belfast is believed to have been pencilled in for July 14. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:33:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884847-celtic-visit-to-belfast-would-be-july-14/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884847-celtic-visit-to-belfast-would-be-july-14/ Big Orange wins thrilling Ascot Gold Cup Big Orange held off a late charge from two-in-a-row chasing Order of St. George to win a thrilling Ascot Gold Cup this afternoon. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:07:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0622/884844-big-orange-wins-thrilling-ascot-gold-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0622/884844-big-orange-wins-thrilling-ascot-gold-cup/ Hansen turns the screw on Gatland New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen appeared to accuse British and Irish Lions counterpart Warren Gatland of attempting to "bully" referee Jaco Peyper ahead of Saturday's first Test in Auckland. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:01:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884788-worry-is-wasted-emotion-hansen-turns-screw-on-gatla/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884788-worry-is-wasted-emotion-hansen-turns-screw-on-gatla/ Klopp pens letter to son of late Van der Westhuizen Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp left the son of South African rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen "speechless" after responding to a heart-felt letter written by the boy following his fathers death from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in February. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:09:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884768-klopp-pens-letter-to-son-of-late-van-der-westhuizen/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884768-klopp-pens-letter-to-son-of-late-van-der-westhuizen/ Qatar World Cup organisers admit to safety issues The Qatari organisers of 2022 World Cup have provided the first details from the investigation into the death of British worker in January, confirming that safety issues have been identified. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:34:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884848-qatar-world-cup-organisers-admit-to-safety-issues/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884848-qatar-world-cup-organisers-admit-to-safety-issues/ O'Mahony will use Axel inspiration to stand up & fight Peter O'Mahony will lead the British and Irish Lions into Saturday's first Test against New Zealand with the words of mentor Anthony 'Axel' Foley ringing in his ears: be yourself. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:41:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884638-omahony-will-stand-up-fight/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884638-omahony-will-stand-up-fight/ De Boer favourite to take over at Crystal Palace Crystal Palace look to be closing in on the appointment of Frank de Boer as their new manager, according to reports. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:04:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884846-de-boer-favourite-to-take-over-at-crystal-palace/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884846-de-boer-favourite-to-take-over-at-crystal-palace/ Ryan: Tipp's time in "hurling purgatory" nearly over Tipperary hurling manager Michael Ryan says his team's time in "hurling purgatory is nearly served" as they await the draw for the hurling qualifiers next Monday. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:51:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0622/884761-ryan-tipps-time-in-hurling-purgatory-nearly-over/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0622/884761-ryan-tipps-time-in-hurling-purgatory-nearly-over/ Ryan Delaney's loan deal at Cork extended Cork City have announced that defender Ryan Delaney's loan spell at the club is to be extended until the end of the season. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:26:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884725-ryan-delaneys-loan-deal-at-cork-extended/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884725-ryan-delaneys-loan-deal-at-cork-extended/ Tracy and Treadwell handed Test starts against Japan Leinster hooker James Tracy and Ulster lock Kieran Treadwell have been handed their first Test starts for Ireland in Saturday's rematch with Japan in Tokyo. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:56:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884697-tracy-and-treadwell-handed-test-starts-against-japan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884697-tracy-and-treadwell-handed-test-starts-against-japan/ Messi at 30: the rise & rise of a phenomenon As Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi enters his fourth decade, one question remains: what else is there for him to win? Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:17:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884641-messi-at-30-the-rise-rise-of-a-pehomenon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0622/884641-messi-at-30-the-rise-rise-of-a-pehomenon/ Team Sky unveils crew for Froome's Tour de France push Chris Froome will have the benefit of a formidable Team Sky support crew as the Briton seeks a fourth Tour de France victory next month. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:36:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2017/0622/884782-team-sky-unveils-crew-for-froomes-tour-de-france-push/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2017/0622/884782-team-sky-unveils-crew-for-froomes-tour-de-france-push/ Michael Corcoran's Lions Blog: To Waiheke with love On a rare afternoon off, RTE Radio rugby commentator Michael Corcoran experiences the majesty of Waiheke Island. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:25:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884676-michael-corcorans-lions-blog/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884676-michael-corcorans-lions-blog/ Unbeaten Quigley comfortable in his pro surroundings Jason Quigley says that the life of a professional boxer is a learning curve, but he is now living out his childhood dream. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:13:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0621/884604-jason-quigley/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0621/884604-jason-quigley/ Cooney in line for Ireland debut as Schmidt freshens up John Cooney is in line to make his debut for Ireland after being named in Joe Schmidt's squad to face Japan in Tokyo this Saturday. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:42:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884670-cooney-in-line-for-ireland-debut-as-schmidt-freshens-up/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884670-cooney-in-line-for-ireland-debut-as-schmidt-freshens-up/ Furlong: Stuart Lancaster pushed me to win Lions spot Stuart Lancaster arrived at Leinster, sat down with Tadhg Furlong and told the fast-improving Ireland tighthead to get himself on the British and Irish Lions tour. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:03:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884684-furlong-stuart-lancaster-pushed-me-to-win-lions-spot/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884684-furlong-stuart-lancaster-pushed-me-to-win-lions-spot/ McIlroy: 2017 was always a 'transitional year' Rory McIlroy has said that 2017 was always going to be a year of transition for him as he battled rib and back injuries throughout winter and spring. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:59:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0622/884674-mcilroy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0622/884674-mcilroy/ 'No more trash talk' - Gatland ready to rumble Warren Gatland has called for an end to any "trash talking" heading into the British and Irish Lions' first Test against New Zealand. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:41:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884640-no-more-trash-talk-gatland-ready-to-get-down-to-bu/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0622/884640-no-more-trash-talk-gatland-ready-to-get-down-to-bu/ Limerick's Mulcahy: Everyone is tuned in this year Niamh Mulcahy is looking for greater consistency from Limerick as they bid to resuscitate theirAll-Ireland Camogie Championship ambitions against Cork in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:40:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0621/884473-niamh-mulcahy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0621/884473-niamh-mulcahy/