RTÉ Sport news http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport news http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:45:31 +0100 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:45:31 +0100 Sport News Nash: Clare and Kilkenny best so far Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash spoke to RTÉ Sport, and picked out some of the stand-out elements of the Allianz Hurling League so far. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:08:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/2014/0418/609652-nash-clare-and-kilkenny-best-so-far/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/2014/0418/609652-nash-clare-and-kilkenny-best-so-far/ Pro12 previews: Leinster to bounce back Leinster take on Treviso looking to get their campaign back on track after having a lenghty run of Rabo Direct Pro12 victories ended by Ospreys in Wales last week. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:45:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0417/609573-pro12-previews-leinster-to-get-back-on-track/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0417/609573-pro12-previews-leinster-to-get-back-on-track/ Jonjo plumps for Geraghty on Shutthefrontdoor Barry Geraghty partners the well-fancied Shutthefrontdoor as a maximum field of 30 runners will go to post in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:02:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0418/609706-irish-national-maximum-field/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0418/609706-irish-national-maximum-field/ Pro12 teams: O'Connell back for Connacht trip Paul O'Connell returns to the Munster side, while Willie Falon is back for Connacht for Saturday's RaboDirect PRO12 showdown in Galway. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:37:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0418/609687-pro12-teams-oconnell-back-for-connacht-trip/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0418/609687-pro12-teams-oconnell-back-for-connacht-trip/ SSE Airtricity League preview It's a busy Easter weekend in the SSE Airtricity League with two rounds of Premier Divisions matches and one series of First Division games taking place between frisay and Monday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:13:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0418/609650-sse-airtricity-league-preview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0418/609650-sse-airtricity-league-preview/ Barclays Premier League team news It's top versus bottom this weekend, with Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea each up against a side from the bottom four of the table. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:24:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0418/609671-barclays-premier-league-team-news/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0418/609671-barclays-premier-league-team-news/ Ballycasey stars in Gold Cup quartet Only four runners will go to post for the Grade One Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:32:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0418/609684-ballycasey-stars-in-gold-cup-quartet/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0418/609684-ballycasey-stars-in-gold-cup-quartet/ Waterford's Browne retires after 23 years Waterford hurler Tony Browne has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:06:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/2014/0417/609562-waterfords-browne-retires-after-23-years/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/2014/0417/609562-waterfords-browne-retires-after-23-years/ Davis may be offered tour wild card Steve Davis could be spared relegation from snooker's professional tour after Barry Hearn revealed Davis, and Jimmy White, may be offered tour wild cards. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:27:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2014/0418/609642-davis-may-be-offered-tour-wild-card/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2014/0418/609642-davis-may-be-offered-tour-wild-card/ Kuchar into share of Harbour Town lead Matt Kuchar, Scott Langley and William McGirt were tied for the lead after the first round of the RBC Heritage, with Graeme McDowell five strokes back. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:47:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0417/609613-kuchar-into-share-of-harbour-town-lead/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0417/609613-kuchar-into-share-of-harbour-town-lead/ MLB prospect Choi banned for doping Seattle Mariners prospect Choi Ji-man has been suspended for 50 games after the first baseman tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:26:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/us-sport/2014/0418/609637-mlb-prospect-choi-banned-for-doping/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/us-sport/2014/0418/609637-mlb-prospect-choi-banned-for-doping/ O'Sullivan tells players: Entertain, don't bore Ronnie O'Sullivan has told snooker's straight men to lighten up or risk sending the Crucible crowds to sleep. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:01:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2014/0417/609552-osullivan-tells-players-entertain-dont-bore/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2014/0417/609552-osullivan-tells-players-entertain-dont-bore/ Bus Éireann Women's award nominations The Bus Éireann Women's National League annual award nominations and team of the season for 2013-14 have been confirmed. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:47:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0418/609646-bus-eireann-womens-award-nominations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0418/609646-bus-eireann-womens-award-nominations/ Sligo & Dundalk to meet at Tallaght Stadium The 2014 Setanta Sports Cup Final between Sligo Rovers and Dundalk will take place at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday, 10 May. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:09:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0417/609532-sligo-dundalk-to-meet-at-tallaght-stadium/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0417/609532-sligo-dundalk-to-meet-at-tallaght-stadium/ Howard signs extension at Everton until 2018 Goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Everton until 2018. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:00:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0417/609611-howard-signs-extension-at-everton-until-2018/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0417/609611-howard-signs-extension-at-everton-until-2018/ Healy: Munster can beat Toulon Leinster's Cian Healy has backed Munster to see off the challenge of Toulon in their Heineken Cup semi-final. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:33:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/heineken-cup/2014/0417/609507-healy-munster-can-beat-toulon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/heineken-cup/2014/0417/609507-healy-munster-can-beat-toulon/ Rodgers sees the warning signs Brendan Rodgers insists there is no extra pressure on Premier League title favourites Liverpool and that shock results for Manchester City and Everton are a warning sign. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:40:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0417/609535-rodgers-city-draw/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0417/609535-rodgers-city-draw/ NZ hooker McCartney signs for Connacht Connacht have boosted their ranks with the signing of hooker Tom McCartney from Super Rugby side the Blues. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:04:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0417/609472-mccartney-signs-for-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0417/609472-mccartney-signs-for-connacht/ Doherty to face Bingham in World Championship Ken Doherty will take on Stuart Bingham in the first round of the Snooker World Championship on Saturday Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:01:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2014/0417/609494-snooker/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2014/0417/609494-snooker/ Blatter claims stadium closures punish fans FIFA president Sepp Blatter has claimed punishing fans' racist behaviour by closing stadiums is "extremely dubious" and "unduly excessive". Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:18:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0417/609517-blatter-claims-stadium-closures-punish-fans/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0417/609517-blatter-claims-stadium-closures-punish-fans/