RTÉ Sport sport headlines http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport sport headlines http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:33:36 +0100 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:33:36 +0100 Sport News Springbok Van der Merwe signs for Ulster Ulster have signed South African international lock Franco Van der Merwe from the Lions on a two-year deal. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:36:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0424/611464-springbok-van-der-merwe-signs-for-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/provincial/2014/0424/611464-springbok-van-der-merwe-signs-for-ulster/ Martin Carney: League spoils up for grabs Read why Martin Carney opts for Dublin and Donegal to prevail in Sunday's Allianz League finals at Croke Park. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:33:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0424/610874-martin-carney-league-spoils-up-for-grabs/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0424/610874-martin-carney-league-spoils-up-for-grabs/ Sevilla take two-goal lead to Valencia Sevilla will take a solid lead to the Mestalla next week after toppling Primera Division rivals Valencia 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:11:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0424/611420-sevilla-v-valencia/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0424/611420-sevilla-v-valencia/ Ronnie rattled by Perry at the Crucible Ronnie O'Sullivan was second best to Joe Perry in the opening session of their World Championship second round match at the Crucible. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:08:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2014/0424/611547-ronnie-rattled-by-perry-at-the-crucible/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2014/0424/611547-ronnie-rattled-by-perry-at-the-crucible/ Benfica secure slim advantage over Juventus A brilliantly-worked Lima goal gave last year's runners-up Benfica a late 2-1 win at home to Juventus in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:32:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0424/611417-benfica-v-juventus/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0424/611417-benfica-v-juventus/ Hyland breaks Irish men's 200m butterfly record Brendan Hyland of Tallaght has broken the men's 200m butterfly record on the first day of the Irish Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:41:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2014/0424/611386-seven-irish-make-european-swimming-championships/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2014/0424/611386-seven-irish-make-european-swimming-championships/ Páirc Uí Chaoimh redevelopment approved The Cork GAA Board has announced that Cork City Council has approved planning permission for the board's €70 million redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:41:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/other/2014/0424/611310-pairc-ui-chaoimh-redevelopment-approved/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/other/2014/0424/611310-pairc-ui-chaoimh-redevelopment-approved/ GAA Digest: McAlynn to start for Derry The Derry team for Sunday's Allianz Football League Division 1 final against Dublin at Croke Park shows one change from the semi-final win over Mayo. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:34:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0424/611118-gaa-digest-cavan-name-side-to-face-rossies/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0424/611118-gaa-digest-cavan-name-side-to-face-rossies/ Ramires ruled out of title run-in Chelsea midfielder Ramires has received a four-match ban after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:21:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0424/611300-ramires-gets-four-match-ban/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0424/611300-ramires-gets-four-match-ban/ Phelps wins first race in comeback Michael Phelps made an ominous start in his comeback to competitive swimming today, setting the fastest time in the 100 metres butterfly heats at a USA Swimming Grand Prix meet. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:14:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2014/0424/611517-phelps-wins-first-race-in-comeback/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2014/0424/611517-phelps-wins-first-race-in-comeback/ Earley: Aussies will be competitive Ireland manager Paul Early expects a sterner challenge from Australia in next November's one-off International rules Test in Perth. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:46:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/international-rules/2014/0424/611213-earley-aussies-will-be-competitive/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/international-rules/2014/0424/611213-earley-aussies-will-be-competitive/ The Great War shines at Tipperary Aidan O'Brien's The Great War produced an accomplished display on his debut to land the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden with the minimum of fuss, and possibly book a ticket to Royal Ascot. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:11:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2014/0424/611461-the-great-war-shines-at-tipperary/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2014/0424/611461-the-great-war-shines-at-tipperary/ Rush hails Liverpool progress under Rodgers Liverpool legend Ian Rush has reserved special praise for Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho as the club near a 19th league title. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:23:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0424/611040-rush-hails-liverpool-progress-under-rodgers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0424/611040-rush-hails-liverpool-progress-under-rodgers/ Penney fears Munster's best might not be enough Munster coach Rob Penney admits even a perfect performance from his side might not be good enough to overcome Toulon in the Heineken Cup semi-final on Sunday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:23:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/heineken-cup/2014/0424/610681-penney-our-best-may-not-be-good-enough/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/heineken-cup/2014/0424/610681-penney-our-best-may-not-be-good-enough/ Collins admits he wouldn't pay to watch Derry Derry City boss Roddy Collins has explained his thinking behind the dropping of Rory Patterson and admitted that he wouldn't pay in to see the football currently on display at the Brandywell. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:01:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0424/610805-asd/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0424/610805-asd/ Gaskin through but Perry falls at Fitzwilliam There were mixed fortunes for the Irish at the Irish Squash Open at Fitzwilliam. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:25:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/0424/611496-gaskin-through-but-perry-falls-at-fitzwilliam/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2014/0424/611496-gaskin-through-but-perry-falls-at-fitzwilliam/ McBrearty: Promotion not enough for Donegal Paddy McBrearty believes Donegal cannot afford to be purely satisfied with promotion back to Division 1 ahead of the second tier final with Monaghan in Croke Park on Sunday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:26:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0424/610651-mcbrearty-final-win-would-give-added-momentum/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0424/610651-mcbrearty-final-win-would-give-added-momentum/ Quiros and Dyson share lead in China Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson share the lead following the opening round of the Volvo China Open at the Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen as they both go in search of their first European Tour win since 2011. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:42:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/european-tour/2014/0424/610912-quiros-and-dyson-share-lead-in-china/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/european-tour/2014/0424/610912-quiros-and-dyson-share-lead-in-china/ VIDEO: Giles, Brady and Dunphy on David Moyes RTÉ analysts Eamon Dunphy, John Giles and Liam Brady discuss the sacking of the Manchester United manager Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:43:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0424/610677-dunphy-giles-and-brady-on-david-moyes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0424/610677-dunphy-giles-and-brady-on-david-moyes/ Agent: Woods taking long-term view World number one Tiger Woods is taking a long-term view of his return to action and is thinking about "the next 10 or 15 years, not the next 10 weeks", according to his agent. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:17:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0424/610982-agent-woods-taking-long-term-view/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/0424/610982-agent-woods-taking-long-term-view/