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 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:11:48 +0100 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:11:48 +0100 Sport News Ó Sé: Tipp may not fully test Kerry's credentials Kerry will end Tipperary's provincial dreams this weekend, but need to show a marked improvement defensively if they are to be considered as genuine All-Ireland contenders, says Tómás Ó Sé. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:17:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0629/799125-tomas-o-se-tipp-may-not-fully-test-kerry-s-all-ireland-credentials/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0629/799125-tomas-o-se-tipp-may-not-fully-test-kerry-s-all-ireland-credentials/ Muldoon 'pleased' to draw European big guns Connacht captain John Muldoon has declared himself as "pretty pleased" with the province's Champions Cup draw. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:11:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799043-john-muldoon-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799043-john-muldoon-draw/ McIlroy: Ryder Cup hopefuls could regret WGC pick Rory McIlroy believes European players contesting the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational instead of the French Open "might regret it", but accepts defending champion Shane Lowry was put in an unenviable position. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:13:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0629/799029-mcilroy-akron-ryder-cup-regrets/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0629/799029-mcilroy-akron-ryder-cup-regrets/ Ray Silke: Slight nod goes to Tyrone in replay RTÉ analyst Ray Silke is going for Tyrone to just about prevail in what he expects will be another tight affair against Cavan in Sunday's Ulster SFC semi-final replay in Clones. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:58:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0629/799058-silke_cavan_tyrone/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0629/799058-silke_cavan_tyrone/ Batshuayi poised for £33m Chelsea switch - reports Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi looks set to complete a move to Chelsea with reports in England suggesting he has already passed a club medical ahead of a proposed £33m transfer. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:24:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0629/799136-batshuayi-poised-for-l33m-chelsea-switch-reports/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0629/799136-batshuayi-poised-for-l33m-chelsea-switch-reports/ Connacht aiming to defy European odds Connacht will dine at the top table in European rugby with serious ambitions of upsetting more of the establishment. The bookies however are sceptical of mirroring last season's results in the upcoming Champions Cup. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:33:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799082-connacht-aiming-to-defy-european-odds/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/799082-connacht-aiming-to-defy-european-odds/ Bale: Wales have psychological edge over Belgium Gareth Bale feels Wales could have a psychological advantage over Euro 2016 quarter-final opponents Belgium after beating them in qualifying. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:45:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0629/799132-bales-points-to-psychological-edge-over-bel/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0629/799132-bales-points-to-psychological-edge-over-bel/ Champions Cup draw pits O'Gara against Munster Ronan O'Gara will be welcomed back to Thomond Park as the enemy after his Racing 92 side were drawn against Munster in the pool stage of next season's Champions Cup Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:37:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/798976-champions-cup-pool-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0629/798976-champions-cup-pool-draw/ Fenlon: Euro run can attract more fans to LOI Pat Fenlon doesn't expect the Republic of Ireland's exploits in France to inspire fans to flock to domestic games, but he does believe a European run of his own could capture the public imagination. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:52:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0629/799020-fenlon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0629/799020-fenlon/ More to Portugal than Ronaldo, warns Poland boss Poland boss Adam Nawalka has stressed it will not simply be a case of his men stopping Cristiano Ronaldo as they look to overcome Portugal in Thursday's Euro 2016 quarter-final in Marseille. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:46:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0629/799110-poland-ronaldo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0629/799110-poland-ronaldo/ McIlroy: No embarrassment over Olympics exit Rory McIlroy believes the spate of withdrawals from this summer's Olympics is not embarrassing for golf because the Games do not represent the "pinnacle" of the sport. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:47:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/799025-mcilroy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/799025-mcilroy/ Midfield injuries a worry for Italy Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi looks unlikely to face Germany in Saturday's Euro 2016 quarter-final because of a bruised thigh. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:57:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0629/799086-italy-midfield/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0629/799086-italy-midfield/ Belgium still sweating on Hazard fitness Belgium's injured forward Eden Hazard, outstanding in the win over Hungary, missed training again on Wednesday and has not yet been cleared for the Euro 2016 quarter-final against Wales, coach Marc Wilmots said. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:33:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0629/799112-belgium-still-sweating-on-hazard-fitness/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/euro-2016/2016/0629/799112-belgium-still-sweating-on-hazard-fitness/ Record-breaking Djokovic on cruise control Novak Djokovic brushed past France's Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-3 7-6(5) to book his place in the third round of Wimbledon. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:59:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2016/0629/799046-berdych-men/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2016/0629/799046-berdych-men/ VIDEO: Developing Ulster hurling RTÉ Sport reports from Armagh on the current state of hurling in Ulster and gets the views of goalkeeper Simon Doherty. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:45:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0629/798993-ulster-hurling/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0629/798993-ulster-hurling/ Jerry Kiernan: Olympics mean nothing to golfers Former Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan has said there's "no passion for the Olympic Games among golfers", and claimed the Zika virus is not a strong enough reason to miss this summer's Games. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:13:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/798910-jerry-kiernan-olympics-mean-nothing-to-golfers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0629/798910-jerry-kiernan-olympics-mean-nothing-to-golfers/ Eoin Doyle completes switch to Preston Preston North End have snapped up former Sligo Rovers striker Eoin Doyle for an undisclosed fee from Cardiff City. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:26:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0629/799050-eoin-doyle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0629/799050-eoin-doyle/ Wimbledon facing backlog amid more weather delays Wimbledon was facing a major matches backlog as rain meant only 18 of the billed 74 matches were completed during Wednesday's action. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:22:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2016/0629/798965-wimbledon-hit-by-another-rain-delay/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2016/0629/798965-wimbledon-hit-by-another-rain-delay/ Kieren Fallon misses Fairyhouse rides Michael O'Callaghan is hoping Kieren Fallon will make a quick return to action following a fall on the gallops on Wednesday morning. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:49:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0629/799103-kieren-fallon-misses-fairyhouse-rides/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0629/799103-kieren-fallon-misses-fairyhouse-rides/ Ireland U21 star Jack Byrne joins Blackburn Ireland Under-21 international Jack Byrne has joined Blackburn Rovers on a one-year loan deal from Manchester City. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:03:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0629/798991-jack-byrne-blackburn/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0629/798991-jack-byrne-blackburn/