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, 27 Apr 2017 22:08:48 +0100 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:08:48 +0100 Sport News 'Bit of a red card' came from clever play - Mourinho Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho described Marouane Fellaini's dismissal in the derby as "a bit of a red card", and claimed his player walked because of clever Sergio Aguero playacting. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:22:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0427/870970-bit-of-a-red-card-came-from-clever-aguero-play-mour/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0427/870970-bit-of-a-red-card-came-from-clever-aguero-play-mour/ Mullins roars back to reduce Elliott's lead A thrilling front-running performance from Great Field helped put Willie Mullins within relative striking distance of Gordon Elliott in the battle for the Irish trainers' championship following day three of the Punchestown Festival. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:08:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870941-willie-mullins-gordon-elliott/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870941-willie-mullins-gordon-elliott/ Dunne determined to create a winning environment Irish boxing's new High Performance Director Bernard Dunne is determined that under his guidance only the best will do in terms of preparing an emerging squad for international competitions. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:36:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0427/870858-bernard-dunne/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0427/870858-bernard-dunne/ Fellaini sees red as Manchester derby ends in stalemate Marouane Fellaini was dismissed for a headbutt on Sergio Aguero as the Manchester derby ended in disappointing goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:13:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0427/870953-man-city-man-united-report/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0427/870953-man-city-man-united-report/ Chloe & Sam Magee march into European quarter-finals Chloe and Sam Magee marched past French pair Bastian Kersaudy and Lea Palermo and into the quarter-finals of the European Badminton Championships in Denmark on Thursday evening. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:26:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0427/870937-chloe-sam-magee-march-into-european-quarter-finals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2017/0427/870937-chloe-sam-magee-march-into-european-quarter-finals/ Slaven Bilic weighing up swoop for Sturridge Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is on the radar of West Ham boss Slaven Bilic. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:34:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0427/870964-slaven-bilic-wants-to-bring-sturridge-to-west-ham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0427/870964-slaven-bilic-wants-to-bring-sturridge-to-west-ham/ MVG thumps Lewis to make Premier League play-offs Michael van Gerwen qualified for the Premier League play-offs in style after whitewashing Adrian Lewis 7-0 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:42:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/darts/2017/0427/870966-van-gerwen/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/darts/2017/0427/870966-van-gerwen/ Lenihan: Erasmus stay key to Munster progress Donal Lenhian believes Rassie Erasmus' decision to stay with Munster is a significant boost for the province and expects the South African to put more of his stamp on the team next season. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:26:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0427/870928-rassie-erasmus/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0427/870928-rassie-erasmus/ Ding holds early lead over Selby, Higgins in ascendancy Defending champion Mark Selby was left with plenty to think about overnight following an enthralling first session of his Betfred World Championship semi-final with Ding Junhui. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:28:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2017/0427/870894-selby-ding/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2017/0427/870894-selby-ding/ Probe into FIFA decision to award WCs to Russia, Qatar French prosecutors are investigating FIFA's decision to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:07:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0427/870946-french-prosecutors-investigating/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0427/870946-french-prosecutors-investigating/ Unowhatimeanharry wins thrilling Stayers Hurdle Unowhatimeanharry just held off Nichols Canyon in a thrilling finish to the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:27:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870908-unowhatimeanharry/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870908-unowhatimeanharry/ Darren O'Neill to face off with Russian Tischenko Darren O'Neill will renew acquaintances with Russia's Rio  2016 Olympic champion Evgeny Tischenko at Dublin's National Stadium tomorrow evening. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:57:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0427/870956-oneill-to-face-off-against-russian/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0427/870956-oneill-to-face-off-against-russian/ Great Field ploughs home to take Ryanair Novice Chase Great Field provided Willie Mullins with a valuable Grade One prize and in the process gave jockey Jody McGarvey this biggest success of his career in the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:07:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870924-great-field/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870924-great-field/ Preston step up interest in Cork City striker Maguire Preston North End manager Simon Grayson says he is keeping a close eye on Cork City's Seán Maguire and hopes that the Irish presence at Deepdale could help push a deal through for the in-form striker. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:10:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0427/870830-preston-grayson/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0427/870830-preston-grayson/ Cricket Ireland confident of Test status admission Cricket Ireland say they are optimistic of achieving Test status in June after the International Cricket Council announced a new process for associate nations wishing to become full members. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:10:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2017/0427/870893-crick/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2017/0427/870893-crick/ Dunne to target lofty goals in new role with IABA Bernard Dunne's appointment as high performance director for Irish boxing has been confirmed by the Irish Athletic Boxing Association. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:28:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0427/870746-bernard-dunne-set-big-target-in-new-role-with-iaba/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2017/0427/870746-bernard-dunne-set-big-target-in-new-role-with-iaba/ In-form Harrington doubles up at Punchestown Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power teamed up for more success at the Punchestown Festival, winning the first two races on Thursday's card with Bobabout and Don't Touch It for a 53-1 double. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:44:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870850-punchestown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870850-punchestown/ Aki ruled out of Champions Cup play-off with 3 game ban Connacht have been dealt a blow ahead of their Champions Cup play-off semi-final with the news that Bundee Aki has been handed a three-game ban for remarks made to referee Ian Davies. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:31:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0427/870875-bundee-aki-ban/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/0427/870875-bundee-aki-ban/ Mullins rules in-foal Annie Power out of Punchestown Annie Power may well have run her last race after she was not declared for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:33:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870773-mullins-rules-out-punchestown-trip-for-annie-power/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870773-mullins-rules-out-punchestown-trip-for-annie-power/ Maria Sharapova continues winning ways in Stuttgart Maria Sharapova recorded the second victory of her comeback to reach the quarter-finals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:37:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2017/0427/870899-maria-sharapova-continues-winning-ways-in-stuttgart/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2017/0427/870899-maria-sharapova-continues-winning-ways-in-stuttgart/