RTÉ Sport paralymipcs http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport paralymipcs http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:15:55 +0100 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:15:55 +0100 Sport News Connacht secure Pro12 play-off place despite loss Connacht secured a maiden Pro12 semi-final place despite suffering a 22-21 defeat to Benetton Treviso following Jayden Hayward's dramatic last-minute penalty. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:16:21 +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/ Munster keep Euro hopes alive with bonus-point win Francis Saili's 76th-minute try sealed a vital 27-19 bonus-point win for Munster against Edinburgh in the Pro12 to put them on the brink of Champions Cup qualification. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:15:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785167-munster-v-ediburgh/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785167-munster-v-ediburgh/ Horgan hits brace as Dundalk see off Bohs Daryl Horgan's brace propelled Dundalk four points clear at the top of the Premier Division table as the reigning champions beat Bohemians 2-0 at Dalymount Park. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:00:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785153-bohemians-v-dundalk/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785153-bohemians-v-dundalk/ Sheppard on the mark as Cork complete perfect week Cork City notched up their third consecutive Premier Division win in seven days with a 1-0 victory over St Patrick's Athletic at Turner's Cross. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:09:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785154-cork-city-v-st-pats-athletic/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785154-cork-city-v-st-pats-athletic/ Second-half goals secure the points for the Hoops Killian Brennan and Dean Clarke struck to secure Shamrock Rovers victory over Bray Wanderers and return the Hoops to winning ways in the Airtricity League Premier Division. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:17:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785162-shamrock-rovers-v-bray-wanderers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785162-shamrock-rovers-v-bray-wanderers/ 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/ Derry's run halted by rejuvenated Sligo Sligo Rovers ended Derry City's Premier Division winning streak at the Brandywell as the Bit O'Red defeated a disappointing Candystripes 2-0. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:05:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785156-derry-city-v-sligo-rovers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785156-derry-city-v-sligo-rovers/ Longford fight back to claim draw in Galway Longford Town delivered a determined second-half display to secure a share of the Premier Division spoils at Eamonn Deacy Park in a 2-2 draw. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:46:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785159-galway-united-v-longford-town/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785159-galway-united-v-longford-town/ 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/ Mulligan secures point for Youths against Harps Andy Mulligan's superbly finished first goal of the season salvaged a point for Wexford Youths as they had to come from behind against Finn Harps at Ferrycarrig Park. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:27:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785164-wexford-youths-v-finn-harps/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785164-wexford-youths-v-finn-harps/ 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/