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 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:18:43 +0100 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:18:43 +0100 Sport News Connacht secure play-off place despite defeat Connacht have qualified for the semi-finals of the Pro12 for the first time despite losing to a stoppage-time penalty in Treviso. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:44:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785165-treviso-v-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785165-treviso-v-connacht/ Vroum Vroum hits top gear in Punchestown Hurdle Vroum Vroum Mag stylishly handled the return to two miles by holding off the persistent challenge of Identity Thief in the Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:18:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0429/785223-punchestown-hurdle-goes-vroum-vroum/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0429/785223-punchestown-hurdle-goes-vroum-vroum/ Jer's Girl strikes for Novice Hurdle triumph Jer's Girl gave Barry Geraghty and JP McManus a third Grade One success of the week with victory in the Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:42:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0429/785235-jers-girl/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0429/785235-jers-girl/ Conor Ferguson falls just short in Olympic quest Conor Ferguson missed out on the qualification time for the Rio Olympics in agonising fashion despite taking victory in the men's 100m backstroke final on day two of the National Swimming Championships at the NAC in Dublin. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:16:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2016/0429/785246-ferguson/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2016/0429/785246-ferguson/ Cool hand Fu not affected by loss of cue tip Marco Fu lost his cue tip but not his nerve as he levelled his World Snooker Championship semi-final against Mark Selby at 8-8. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:26:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2016/0429/785232-snooker-semi-finals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2016/0429/785232-snooker-semi-finals/ Weekend Premier League team news With three full rounds to go in this season's Premier League, there is a chance that Leicester City could claim the title this weekend. Get all the team news here. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:53:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785183-premier-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785183-premier-league/ Duignan: Modern-day hurling not a great advert While accepting that Clare and Waterford will provide a great tactical battle in Sunday's Allianz HL Division 1 final, RTÉ pundit Michael Duignan believes the lack of space afforded to attackers is having a negative impact on the modern game Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:09:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0429/785179-michael-duignan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0429/785179-michael-duignan/ Hayes named in Scottish Premiership team of year Republic of Ireland winger Jonny Hayes has capped a fantastic year by being named in the Scottish Premiership team of the year. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:57:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785221-hayes-named-in-scottish-premiership/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785221-hayes-named-in-scottish-premiership/ Pro12 teams: Dave Kearney to hit ton for Leinster Dave Kearney will make his 100th appearance for Leinster in their Pro12 derby clash with Ulster at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:52:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0428/784825-team-news/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0428/784825-team-news/ Punchestown wrap: On The Fringe doubles up again On The Fringe brilliantly completed the Cheltenham-Aintree-Punchestown treble for a second consecutive year when winning the Racing Post Champion Hunters Chase. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:21:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0429/785204-punchestown-wrap/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0429/785204-punchestown-wrap/ Confident Platini predicts appeal success UEFA president Michel Platini expressed his optimism of overturning his six-year ban from all football-related activity, as his Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) appeal began in Lausanne. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:38:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785158-platini/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785158-platini/ Tony Bellew gets dream Goodison fight with Makubu Tony Bellew has landed his dream world title night at the home of his beloved Everton as he takes on Ilunga Makubu for the vacant WBC Cruiserweight strap at Goodison Park on Sunday 29 May. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:34:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0429/785195-tony-bellew-gets-dream-goodison-bout-with-makubu/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/0429/785195-tony-bellew-gets-dream-goodison-bout-with-makubu/ Melville named new English director of rugby Nigel Melville is to join the English RFU this summer as director of professional rugby. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:15:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785209-melville-named-new-english-rfu-director-of-rugby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785209-melville-named-new-english-rfu-director-of-rugby/ Punchestown Day 5 Tips and Previews Declan Meagher marks your card for the final day of the Punchestown Festival. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:39:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0429/785264-punchestown-day-5-tips-and-previews/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0429/785264-punchestown-day-5-tips-and-previews/ Kelly: Clare looking to find renewed momentum Clare goalkeeper Pa Kelly is hoping that the momentum that took the side to All-Ireland glory in 2013 can again act as a catalyst for success in the weeks and months ahead. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:10:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0428/784907-kelly-clare/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0428/784907-kelly-clare/ Bateman Cup final to be shown live on RTÉ2 The Ulster Bank Bateman Cup final clash between Galwegians and defending champions Cork Constitution will be live from Crowley Park on RTÉ2 and available to stream worldwide on RTÉ Player International. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:40:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785171-bateman-all-ireland-cup-final-live-on-rte2/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785171-bateman-all-ireland-cup-final-live-on-rte2/ Minding faces 15 in 1000 Guineas mission Minding heads a formidable challenge by the Aidan O'Brien stable on the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:16:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0429/785109-minding/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0429/785109-minding/ Kaymer lured by 'great atmosphere' of Irish Open Martin Kaymer is relishing the chance to soak up the "great atmosphere" of the K Club after committing to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open next month. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:55:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0429/785110-kaymer-lured-by-great-atmosphere-of-irish-open/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0429/785110-kaymer-lured-by-great-atmosphere-of-irish-open/ Jared Goff is number one pick in NFL Draft Jared Goff will be the face of the new Los Angeles Rams franchise after being selected with the first pick in the NFL Draft. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:48:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/us-sport/2016/0429/785122-jared-goff/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/us-sport/2016/0429/785122-jared-goff/ Pochettino earns his Spurs with contract extension Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has announced he plans to extend his contract by two years until 2021. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:18:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785166-pochettino/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785166-pochettino/