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 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:02:46 +0100 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:02:46 +0100 Sport News Fans were swizzed out of an international match - Kerr Former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr said fans were "swizzed out of an international match" after the 1-0 defeat to Iceland at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:03:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863429-john-egan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863429-john-egan/ Last chance saloon for counties looking for a kickstart Sunday is the last chance for a lot of counties to build up a little bit of momentum coming into the Championship - and momentum should never be underestimated in sport. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:02:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863587-last-chance-saloon-for-counties-looking-for-a-kickstart/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863587-last-chance-saloon-for-counties-looking-for-a-kickstart/ Royal frustration turns to optimism for McEntee Promotion to the football league's top tier is still possible for Meath, but manager Andy McEntee is hoping that his troops build "on their most complete display of the year" when they take on Clare in their final game in Division 2 on Sunday next. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:01:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863512-mcentee/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863512-mcentee/ Lamela sidelined for the season Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:17:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863612-erik-lamela/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863612-erik-lamela/ Cheltenham winner Labaik heading to the sales ring Cheltenham Festival winner Labaik is set to be offered for sale at Aintree's upcoming Grand National meeting. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:30:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0329/863601-labaik-heading-to-the-sales/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0329/863601-labaik-heading-to-the-sales/ Rahm hopes Houston will be good preparation for Masters Jon Rahm admits he is feeling the effects of his superb performance in the WGC Match Play, but hopes this week's Shell Houston Open will prove ideal preparation for his Masters debut. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:21:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0329/863615-rahm-houston-masters/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2017/0329/863615-rahm-houston-masters/ GAA set to revamp hurling championship format The GAA are considering changes to the hurling championship to avoid it being overshadowed by Gaelic football's Super 8, Hurling Development Committee chairman Paudie O'Neill has revealed. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:02:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863505-hurling-championship-format-under-discussion/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863505-hurling-championship-format-under-discussion/ Power appointed to Potts post Gold Cup-winning jockey Robbie Power starts a new phase of his career on Thursday as newly-appointed retained rider for Alan and Ann Potts. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:54:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0329/863610-power-appointed-to-potts-post/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0329/863610-power-appointed-to-potts-post/ New Ronaldo statue looks more like Niall Quinn The rather unfortunate statue that was unveiled to commemorate the renaming of Madeira airport Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese footballer has provoked plenty of laughs. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:07:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863597-new-ronaldo-statue-looks-more-like-niall-quinn/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863597-new-ronaldo-statue-looks-more-like-niall-quinn/ Ibrahimovic in talks to extend United stay Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is relishing his time at the Premier League club and is in talks to extend his contract, saying he "never leaves a job unfinished". Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:44:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863539-i-never-leave-a-job-unfinished/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863539-i-never-leave-a-job-unfinished/ High Performance post for McNamara at Athletics Ireland Athletics Ireland have announced the appointment of Paul McNamara as Director of High Performance. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:54:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0329/863592-paul-mcnamara/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2017/0329/863592-paul-mcnamara/ Pakistan bowler Ifran banned for one year Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been suspended for a year and fined one million rupees (€8874) after failing to disclose two spot-fixing approaches made by bookmakers during this year's Pakistan Super League. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:46:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2017/0329/863573-mohammad-irfan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2017/0329/863573-mohammad-irfan/ Benson injury blow for Dundalk Dundalk midfielder Robbie Benson has been ruled out for up to two months with the injury that forced him off in the opening minutes of last Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Cork City at Turner's Cross. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:16:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863571-blow-for-dundalk-with-benson-out-for-two-months/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863571-blow-for-dundalk-with-benson-out-for-two-months/ Video technology could be introduced in EFL Cup Video Assistant Referees could be deployed in English football as early as August when the EFL Cup first round takes place. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:17:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863586-video-technology-could-be-introduced-in-efl-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863586-video-technology-could-be-introduced-in-efl-cup/ Rocket tumbles out of China Open Ronnie O'Sullivan suffered a shock second-round exit at the China Open after losing a final-frame decider to world number 51 Mark Joyce. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:58:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2017/0329/863582-rocket-tumbles-out-of-china-open/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2017/0329/863582-rocket-tumbles-out-of-china-open/ Richie Power: New-look Rebels can make their mark Our hurling analyst Richie Power outlines why Cork can build on their spring promise and offers his predictions for this weekend's Division 1 quarter-finals. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:29:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0328/863340-richie-power/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0328/863340-richie-power/ Clinical Khan leaves Ireland on the brink Rashid Khan's five-wicket haul has left Ireland facing an uphill task if they are to salvage anything from their InterContinental Cup clash with Afghanistan. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:31:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2017/0329/863554-ireland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cricket/2017/0329/863554-ireland/ 'Seamus's injury made me feel sick inside' Ashley Williams has revealed he felt "sick" when he realised close friend Seamus Coleman had suffered an horrific leg fracture as the pair went head-to-head with World Cup qualification at stake. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:11:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863492-jagielka-we-want-to-win-merseyside-derby-for-seamus/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863492-jagielka-we-want-to-win-merseyside-derby-for-seamus/ Sharapova wants to end 'day job' on her terms Maria Sharapova said she fought for the truth so she can end her career on her terms. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:21:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2017/0329/863530-sharapova-wants-to-end-day-job-on-her-terms/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/tennis/2017/0329/863530-sharapova-wants-to-end-day-job-on-her-terms/ Madeira renames airport after homegrown idol Ronaldo Madeira renamed its airport in honour of Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday - although an unusual new statue of the four-time world player of the year stole the show. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:13:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863567-madeira-renames-airport-after-homegrown-idol-ronaldo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0329/863567-madeira-renames-airport-after-homegrown-idol-ronaldo/