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 Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:33:59 +0000 Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:33:59 +0000 Sport News Column: Irish battle with Wales a huge challenge RTÉ Rugby analyst Conor O'Shea says that Ireland's win over England was one to be savoured but that the approaching clash with Wales will be Ireland's biggest challenge in the Six Nations. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:45:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684159-irelands-battle-with-wales-a-huge-challenge/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684159-irelands-battle-with-wales-a-huge-challenge/ Irish abroad: 'Shocking' tackle puts Ireland out Stephen Ireland's recent Stoke City renaissance looks likely to be put on hold for some time as the midfielder suffered a gruesome injury in his side's 1-0 victory at home to Hull City. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:33:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0303/684105-irish-abroad-ireland-set-for-long-sideline-spell/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0303/684105-irish-abroad-ireland-set-for-long-sideline-spell/ Harrington: I've never needed a win as much Three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington has said he has never needed a win at any stage in his career as much as his remarkable play-off victory in the Honda Classic. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:43:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0302/684048-harrington-ive-never-needed-a-win-as-much/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0302/684048-harrington-ive-never-needed-a-win-as-much/ South Africa ease to big victory over Ireland Ireland have suffered a big defeat at the hands of South Africa, who battled past the 400-run mark for the second successive match and put one foot in the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:50:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0303/684063-ireland-south-africa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0303/684063-ireland-south-africa/ Raymond Domenech has dreams of managing Ireland Former France manager Raymond Domenech has revealed that he 'dreams of managing' the Republic of Ireland football team. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:20:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0303/684139-domenech-has-dreams-of-managing-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0303/684139-domenech-has-dreams-of-managing-ireland/ Robbie Brady out for six weeks with calf injury Hull midfielder Robbie Brady will miss six weeks with a calf injury that is also set to rule him out of Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland at the end of this month. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:45:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0303/684099-robbie-brady-out-for-six-weeks-with-calf-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0303/684099-robbie-brady-out-for-six-weeks-with-calf-injury/ Dave Whelan steps down as Wigan chairman Wigan have announced that Dave Whelan has resigned as the club's chairman, with his 23-year-old grandson David Sharpe replacing him in the role. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:41:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0303/684137-dave-whelan-steps-down-as-wigan-chairman/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0303/684137-dave-whelan-steps-down-as-wigan-chairman/ Reanne Evans handed Crucible chance The women's world champion, Reanne Evans, has been given a place in the qualifying round's of this year's World Championship, World Snooker has announced. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:53:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2015/0303/684178-reanne-evans-handed-crucible-chance/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2015/0303/684178-reanne-evans-handed-crucible-chance/ Fernando Alonso to miss F1 season-opener Fernando Alonso is to sit out the season-opening Formula One Grand Prix in Australia on advice from doctors. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:39:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/f1/2015/0303/684160-fernando-alonso-to-miss-f1-season-opener/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/f1/2015/0303/684160-fernando-alonso-to-miss-f1-season-opener/ Gary Connaughton: Belief coming back for Westmeath Westmeath goalkeeper Gary Connaughton belives the backroom team assembled by manager Tom Cribbin has been instrumental in the county's good start to Division 2 of the Allianz Football League. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:07:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0302/684026-gary-connaughton-praise-for-westmeath-management/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0302/684026-gary-connaughton-praise-for-westmeath-management/ Cue Card ruled out of Ryanair Chase Cue Card has been ruled out of the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival next Thursday, said trainer Colin Tizzard. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:55:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0303/684117-cue-card-ruled-out-of-ryanair-chase/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0303/684117-cue-card-ruled-out-of-ryanair-chase/ Spurs great Dave Mackay passes away Tributes have been paid to former Tottenham, Hearts and Scotland midfielder Dave Mackay, who has died aged 80. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:02:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0303/684072-spurs-great-dave-mackay-passes-away/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0303/684072-spurs-great-dave-mackay-passes-away/ Billy Vunipola: England can still win Six Nations Billy Vunipola insists England must draw inspiration from Wales' recent revival as they seek to rebuild their own RBS 6 Nations title aspirations. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:51:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684090-billy-vunipola-england-can-still-win-six-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0303/684090-billy-vunipola-england-can-still-win-six-nations/ New GAA president hints at reduced TV coverage New GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail insists the debate over media rights is over and hinted the number of televised games could be reduced further in future. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:10:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0302/683878-new-gaa-president-hints-at-reduced-tv-coverage/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0302/683878-new-gaa-president-hints-at-reduced-tv-coverage/ Harrington wins Honda Classic in dramatic play-off Padraig Harrington has ended a seven-year title wait on the PGA and European tours with victory at the Honda Classic after a tense play-off with American rookie Daniel Berger. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 00:02:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2015/0302/683922-live-harrington-vyes-for-honda-classic-title/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2015/0302/683922-live-harrington-vyes-for-honda-classic-title/ Porterfield: Ireland must play 'smart' against SA Captain William Porterfield has said Ireland must play "smart cricket" if they are to compete against South Africa. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 22:33:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0302/684025-porterfield-ireland-must-play-smart-against-sa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2015/0302/684025-porterfield-ireland-must-play-smart-against-sa/ Venues announced for 2019 Rugby World Cup The stadium where Ireland beat Saudi Arabia 3-0 in the 2002 Soccer World Cup has been selected as one of the venues for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:45:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0302/684001-venues-announced-for-2019-rugby-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2015/0302/684001-venues-announced-for-2019-rugby-world-cup/ Momentum with Ireland but the war is far from won Ireland now have the momentum in the RBS 6 Nations Championship, but there is room for improvement, says Tadhg Peavoy. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:56:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/684020-momentum-with-ireland-but-the-war-is-far-from-won/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/684020-momentum-with-ireland-but-the-war-is-far-from-won/ Zebo: Murray and Sexton the perfect half-back pair Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have proved they are the best half-back combination in world rugby, according to Ireland team-mate Simon Zebo, as the IRFU revealed today that the out-half's hamstring injury is a 'minor' one. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:57:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/683900-zebo-murray-and-sexton-are-perfect-half-back-pair/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/683900-zebo-murray-and-sexton-are-perfect-half-back-pair/ Sam Warburton should be fit to face Ireland Wales captain Sam Warburton is expected to be fit for the vital RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland on 14 March. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 19:15:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/684003-warburton-expected-to-face-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/2015/0302/684003-warburton-expected-to-face-ireland/