RTÉ Sport would like to give you the chance to win two premium level tickets to see the Republic of Ireland take on Portugal in the Aviva stadium in November! For tickets to the game visit www.fai.ie

And not only that, you and a friend will be treated to a 3-night stay in the award winning 4 star Castleknock Hotel in a deluxe suite with breakfast each morning, dinner on two evenings in Earth & Vine Restaurant, a round of golf, and so you can truly relax, a Made for Life spa treatment each in The Spa at Castleknock. It is within easy reach of everything that Dublin has to offer so there's €500 spending money so you can get some shopping done too..

Castleknock Hotel

For more visit www.castleknockhotel.com

So, for your chance to win, answer this question:

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo sensationally returned to which football club recently, to start his second spell as a Red?



Manchester United

If you know the answer, call or text the competition line:

text FOOTBALL followed by your answer and your name to 57001 (ROI only).

Each text entry costs €2.00 (incl VAT). Calls from the eir network will cost €2.03. Calls from other networks and from mobiles will cost more.

Please note, the person named in the entry must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry.

Competition lines are now open and will close at midday on Friday, 29th October 2021. Please do not enter after this time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included. The winner will be published here on 29/10/2021 once they have been contacted and verified (subject to delay due to the verification process).

Participation/entry denotes acceptance of all associated competition terms and conditions as listed below.


Text Service Provider: EngageHub. Tel: 0818 444 697.

This competition is open to Republic of Ireland residents only.

Each text entry must contain no more than 160 characters including spaces, otherwise you may be charged an additional cost for every subsequent message. The use of emoji/smiley faces will also incur an additional charge and may vary with operators.

Please do not enter outside of the advertised competition open and close times and date(s) as you will be charged, but your entry will not be included in the draw. Competition may be closed if watching on catch-up services, please check dates and times.

Entrants must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry and a resident of the Republic of Ireland.

Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth certificate or passport only, and proof of residency, verifiable by recent utility bill only (issued within 6 months of win).

Winner's guest must also be aged 18 years or older as at outward travel date. Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth cert or passport only.

The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative to non-cash prize elements (either in part or whole).

In order to claim the prize, the winner will be required to sign any documentation as may be requested by the Promoter relating to acceptance of the competition prize, terms and conditions and including, but not limited to, waiver of liability release in favour of the Promoter and such other persons as may be determined by the Promoter. The individual(s) travelling as a guest(s) of the winner will also be required to sign any such documentation if requested by the Promoter in order to be permitted to travel.

The prize winner and his/her guest(s) will be required to adhere to any specific health and safety rules and recommendations in place at local establishment and national levels in order to avail of the prize. Where the prize winner and/or guest(s) do not comply with local establishment and/or national health and safety rules and recommendations, the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited. The Promoter(s) accepts no responsibility for any health and safety issues arising as a result of availing of the prize.

Travel must be completed by 29/10/2022, no extensions permitted. If travel is not completed by 29/10/2022, the hotel stay will be deemed to have been forfeited. No changes will be permitted once hotel is booked. Hotel/prize elements are subject to advanced booking and availability, may exclude some peak dates, not all dates ranges may be catered for. Booking and travel is subject to Covid-19 Government Restrictions, which must be adhered to, to avail of this prize. Prize must be booked through the agent as specified by the Promoter.

Prize for 1 winner includes a 3-night stay for 2 (winner and guest) at the 4-star Castleknock Hotel, Co. Dublin (based on double room sharing, B&B basis, room type as specified by the Promoter, Promoter reserves the right to substitute alternative accommodation in a hotel of equal star rating for any reason whatsoever), a 3-course evening meal for 2 on 2 evenings at the hotel's Earth & Vine Restaurant (early booking advised, including all taxes and charges, excludes beverages, restrictions may apply, menu(s) as specified by the Promoter, no cash or alternative available), a round of golf for the winner and guest (with details as specified by the Promoter, restrictions may apply, weather permitting, golf course may be closed, early booking is advised, no cash or alternative available), an hour spa treatment for the winner plus his/her guest at the hotel’s Spa (subject to availability, early booking is advised, treatments as specified by the Promoter, no cash or alternative available, not all treatments will be catered for and may be limited, winner and guest must also follow current Covid 19 health advice to avail of this element of the prize), 2x tickets to Ireland v Portugal, November 2021 (standard match tickets, seats as specified by the Promoter, strictly non-transferable and no cash alternative, local ticket and stadium, covid restrictions apply, T&Cs may apply) and €500 spending money too.

€500 spending money is issued to the winner by euro cheque, made payable to the winner, allow 28 working days for delivery.

The prize cannot be split, is valid for one travel period only, any prize elements not availed of within the agreed travel dates will be deemed to have been forfeited.

Any costs incurred additional to the prize package elements listed (e.g. transfers, transport to/from the match, telephone charges, meals, room service etc.) will be at the winner's own expense.

Any requested and permitted upgrades or changes to the stated prize will be at the winner's own expense.

Failure to attend for any reason whatsoever on the travel dates advised and booked does not entitle the winner to an alternative prize and the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited.

The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value (as determined by the Promoter) if a prize element becomes unavailable for any reason whatsoever.

Employees of RTÉ, Phonovation, the Castleknock Hotel and their associated promotional partners, companies or suppliers and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter/win.

RTÉ's decision in relation to selection of the competition winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Any personal data relating to competition entrants will be used in accordance with current Irish data protection legislation and best practice. Please see RTÉ Privacy Policy for further details. Data relating to entrants will be retained by RTÉ for a reasonable period after the competition closes to assist RTÉ to operate competitions in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries.

For the purposes of administration of the competition prize, it is a contractual necessity that RTÉ shares the winning entrant(s) personal data with the competition promotional partners.

Where you have provided RTÉ with your personal data you have a right to be given a copy of your personal data subject to certain exceptions. To exercise your rights in respect of your personal data please see RTÉ's Data Subject Rights Guide

RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions also apply.


Congratulations to John Clune from Co. Louth who won RTÉ Sports Champions League Competition.

Well done John!