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, 27 Mar 2015 07:22:25 +0000 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:22:25 +0000 Sport News Kavanagh & Kinsella: Ireland can't afford to lose Former internationals Mark Kinsella and Graham Kavanagh have warned that losing to Poland on Sunday would be devastating to Ireland's Euro 2016 qualification hopes and that they must be patient in seeking to score. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/690050-kavanagh-kinsella-ireland-cant-afford-to-lose/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/690050-kavanagh-kinsella-ireland-cant-afford-to-lose/ Column: Joe Dooley on the hurling quarter-finals Looking forward to the weekend's hurling quarter-finals, there are four very good games in prospect in addition to two pressure relegation play-off games in Divisions 1A and 1B. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:22:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/2015/0326/689920-joe-dooley/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/2015/0326/689920-joe-dooley/ League weekend: All the football action previewed In the company of former Sligo star Eamonn O'Hara, James McMahon looks ahead to the Round 6 action in the Allianz Football League. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:13:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0326/689950-league-weekend-all-the-football-action-previewed/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2015/0326/689950-league-weekend-all-the-football-action-previewed/ Phil Taylor: John Joe Nevin is an inspiration 16-time champion of the world Phil Taylor has dedicated his Premier League Darts victory in Dublin to boxer John Joe Nevin. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:52:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/darts/2015/0327/690099-phil-taylor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/darts/2015/0327/690099-phil-taylor/ Hoffman leads in Texas as McDowell aims at Masters Charley Hoffman carded a blemish free 67 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Valero Texas Open on a day when the wind played havoc Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:19:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2015/0327/690109-charley-hoffman/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2015/0327/690109-charley-hoffman/ Hamilton quickest in Malaysia despite engine woes Lewis Hamilton bounced back from a troubled first practice ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix to lead the way at the end of the day. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:03:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/f1/2015/0327/690113-engine-trouble-for-hamilton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/f1/2015/0327/690113-engine-trouble-for-hamilton/ Van Gerwen's Dutch demolition in Dublin Michael van Gerwen remains top of the Premier League after demolishing Dutch compatriot Raymond van Barneveld 7-2 in front of a crowd of more than 9,000 at the 3Arena in Dublin. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:41:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/darts/2015/0326/690070-van-gerwens-dutch-demolition-in-dublin/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/darts/2015/0326/690070-van-gerwens-dutch-demolition-in-dublin/ Ireland Under-21s edge out Andorra Dylan Connolly's lone strike was enough to ensure a narrow winning start to the Republic of Ireland's European Under-21s Championship qualifying campaign. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:28:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0326/690062-ireland-under-21s-edge-out-andorra/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0326/690062-ireland-under-21s-edge-out-andorra/ GAA digest: Mayo management ring the changes Mayo's management team have made no less than six changes to the starting line-up for their Allianz Football League Division 1 clash with Cork. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:18:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0326/689972-gaa-digest-cac-dismiss-buglers-red-card-appeal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/0326/689972-gaa-digest-cac-dismiss-buglers-red-card-appeal/ Friday's Airtricity Premier Division previews There are four Airtricity Premier Division games up for decision on Friday, including the Dublin derby between Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians and the televised Dundalk v Sligo Rovers clash. Get all the latest team news here. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:33:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish-soccer-league/2015/0326/689971-fridays-airtricity-premier-division-previews/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish-soccer-league/2015/0326/689971-fridays-airtricity-premier-division-previews/ McDowell pulls out of Texas Open with leg injury Graeme Dowell has been forced to withdraw from the Valero Texas Open due to a leg injury but his participation in next month's Masters is not believed to be in doubt. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:51:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0326/690029-mcdowell-pulls-out-of-texas-open-with-leg-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2015/0326/690029-mcdowell-pulls-out-of-texas-open-with-leg-injury/ Dunlevy and McCrystal best of the Irish at Worlds Ireland's Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal finished eighth in the blind/visually impaired tandem kilometre time trial as the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships got under way in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands on Thursday. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:10:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2015/0326/690055-dunlevy-and-mccrystal-best-of-the-irish-in-the-net/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2015/0326/690055-dunlevy-and-mccrystal-best-of-the-irish-in-the-net/ Ireland Under-19s edged out by Czech counterparts The Republic of Ireland lost their UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round opener as the Czech Republic inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Paul Doolin's charges in the German city of Mannheim. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:21:43 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/690045-ireland-under-19/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0326/690045-ireland-under-19/ John Terry signs new deal with Chelsea John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension at Chelsea, committing to the Premier League leaders until the end of next season. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:34:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0326/690013-john-terry-signs-new-deal-with-chelsea/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0326/690013-john-terry-signs-new-deal-with-chelsea/ We must focus on our own game, says Stephen Quinn Stephen Quinn says Ireland must concentrate on their own game and not get caught out by obsessing with Poland in Sunday's qualifier. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:58:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689762-stephen-quinn-ireland-poland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0325/689762-stephen-quinn-ireland-poland/ Pro12 teams: Big guns back for Leinster There are seven changes in total to the Leinster team for their match against Glasgow Warriors while Ulster recall Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding to face Cardiff Blues. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:03:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0326/689935-pro12-teams-big-guns-back-for-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/pro12/2015/0326/689935-pro12-teams-big-guns-back-for-leinster/ Fernando Alonso reveals details of testing crash Fernando Alonso has "zero worries" about stepping back into his McLaren this weekend, despite adding further confusion to the testing accident that forced him to miss the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:58:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/f1/2015/0326/690018-fernando-alonso-reveals-details-of-testing-crash/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/f1/2015/0326/690018-fernando-alonso-reveals-details-of-testing-crash/ Newmarket stalls set for stands switch Newmarket has announced changes to the course layout for the Qipco Guineas Festival, with the stalls for the first two Classics of the season set to be on the stands rail rather than the centre of the track. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0326/689996-newmarket/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0326/689996-newmarket/ Martin Skrtel: Stamp on De Gea was an accident Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel insists he does not feel guilty about the challenge on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea which resulted in his three-match ban. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:08:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0326/690002-martin-skrtel-stamp-on-de-gea-was-an-accident/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0326/690002-martin-skrtel-stamp-on-de-gea-was-an-accident/ Coetzee and Siem keep Masters hopes alive George Coetzee and Marcel Siem kept their hopes of qualifying for the Masters very much alive on the opening day of the Hassan Trophy at Golf du Palais Royal. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:05:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/european-tour/2015/0326/690043-coetzee-and-siem-keep-masters-hopes-alive/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/european-tour/2015/0326/690043-coetzee-and-siem-keep-masters-hopes-alive/