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 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:19:07 +0000 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:19:07 +0000 Sport News What Connacht need to do to reach quarter-finals Connacht find themselves just 80 minutes away from creating further history, but know they face an almighty challenge away to French aristocrats Toulouse. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:30:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0122/846867-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0122/846867-connacht/ At a glance: Sunday's pre-season GAA action Things are beginning to take shape in the provincial competitions, with Sunday seeing the McGrath Cup final and the semi-finals in both the Connacht FBD League and O'Byrne Cup. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:19:07 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0119/846219-at-a-glance-sundays-pre-season-action/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0119/846219-at-a-glance-sundays-pre-season-action/ Henderson confident Reds can bounce back Liverpool face a pivotal few days in their season with captain Jordan Henderson insisting nothing should be read into one bad result. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:10:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0122/846877-henderson-confident-reds-can-bounce-back/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0122/846877-henderson-confident-reds-can-bounce-back/ Out of sorts Murray crashes out, Federer through Andy Murray's hopes of a first Australian Open title blew up in smoke as the world number one tumbled out in the fourth round to an inspired Mischa Zverev, while Roger Federer and Stan Wawricka advanced to the last eight. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:47:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2017/0122/846856-andy-murray/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2017/0122/846856-andy-murray/ Dunne endures final round nightmare in Abu Dhabi A disappointing final round of 77 ended any hopes of Paul Dunne challenging for the HSBC Golf Championship after beginning the day just four shots off the lead. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:19:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0122/846889-paul-dunne/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0122/846889-paul-dunne/ Erasmus praises Munster's 'cool heads' after win Munster's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus felt a sense of relief after his side defeated Racing 92 22-10 at Thomond Park to secure a home quarter-final in the Champions Cup. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:01:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846817-erasmus-praises-munsters-cool-heads-after-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846817-erasmus-praises-munsters-cool-heads-after-win/ Guardiola rues City finishing as Spurs fight back Pep Guardiola criticised his misfiring attack rather than referee Andre Marriner as Manchester City squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:20:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846816-guardiola-rues-city-finishing-as-spurs-fight-back/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846816-guardiola-rues-city-finishing-as-spurs-fight-back/ Venus keeps on course for Williams showdown Venus Williams was not prepared to even countenance the suggestion she could potentially meet younger sister Serena in the Australian Open final after she advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-3 7-5 victory over Mona Barthel. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:55:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2017/0122/846862-venus-williams/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2017/0122/846862-venus-williams/ Hadwin joins 59 club as Seámus Power fades away Adam Hadwin became only the eighth player to break 60 on the PGA Tour as a stunning 59 gave the Canadian a one-shot lead at the CareerBuilder Challenge in California as Seámus Power slipped down the leaderboard. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:32:07 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0121/846818-hadwin-becomes-eighth-man-to-break-60-on-pga-tour/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0121/846818-hadwin-becomes-eighth-man-to-break-60-on-pga-tour/ 'Settled' Madigan not giving up on Ireland recall Ian Madigan believes that he has not shown enough good form to warrant an Ireland call-up, but the Bordeaux out-half would not rule out playing some part in the upcoming Six Nations. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:02:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846783-ian-madigan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846783-ian-madigan/ Perry fights back to reach Masters final Joe Perry fought from 5-2 down to defeat Barry Hawkins 6-5 and reach a Masters decider against Ronnie O'Sullivan at Alexandra Palace in London. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:46:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2017/0121/846806-hawkins-v-perry/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2017/0121/846806-hawkins-v-perry/ O'Gara acknowledges 'special' return to Munster Ronan O'Gara feared the worst for his Racing 92 side when they fell behind to Munster in the Champions Cup this afternoon, but was pleased with the spirit they showed in the second half despite their eventual defeat. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:18:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846809-ogara-feared-munster-would-kill-us/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846809-ogara-feared-munster-would-kill-us/ Wales want closed roof for Six Nations Wales want the Principality Stadium roof to be closed for their Six Nations matches against Ireland and England this year. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:08:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846812-wales-want-closed-roof-for-home-games-in-6-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846812-wales-want-closed-roof-for-home-games-in-6-nations/ Chapecoensa play first match since plane crash Chapecoense drew 2-2 with Brazilian champions Palmeiras on Saturday in their first match since most of their players were killed in an air crash in Colombia in November. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:55:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846807-chapecoensa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846807-chapecoensa/ Munster secure home advantage after Racing 92 win Munster's 22-10 victory over Racing 92 at Thomond Park has secured Rassie Erasmus' side home advantage in the quarter-finals of this season's Champions Cup. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:51:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846798-munster-secure-home-advantage-after-racing-92-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0121/846798-munster-secure-home-advantage-after-racing-92-win/ Manning eyeing Ireland future while impressing QPR Ryan Manning admits that he is eager to play international football for Ireland but is primarily focused on helping QPR remain on an upward curve in the English Championship. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:48:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846784-manning-eyeing-ireland-future-while-impressing-qpr/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846784-manning-eyeing-ireland-future-while-impressing-qpr/ Late Seamus Coleman goal hands Everton victory Everton earned a third win in four when Seamus Coleman's 87th-minute goal gave them a deserved 1-0 Premier League victory at Crystal Palace and ensured their season continued to gain momentum. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:12:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846761-crystal-palace-v-everton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846761-crystal-palace-v-everton/ Tottenham fight back for point at Manchester City Tottenham staged a dramatic second-half comeback to snatch a controversial 2-2 draw at Premier League title rivals Manchester City. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:52:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846765-manchester-city-v-tottenham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846765-manchester-city-v-tottenham/ Rooney strikes late to break record and earn draw Wayne Rooney broke Manchester United's all-time scoring record in dramatic fashion, bending home a stunning 250th goal to secure a hard-fought draw at Stoke deep in stoppage time. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:28:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846763-stoke-v-manchester-united/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846763-stoke-v-manchester-united/ Real Madrid return to winning ways Real Madrid built on their lead at the top of LaLiga thanks to two goals from Sergio Ramos in a 2-1 win over Malaga at the Bernabeu. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:50:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846794-real-return-to-winning-ways/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0121/846794-real-return-to-winning-ways/