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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:47:35 +0100 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:47:35 +0100 Sport News Wenger: We can only focus on ourselves Manager Arsene Wenger challenged his Arsenal side to focus on doing their own job after beating West Ham 3-1 with a wonder goal from Olivier Giroud rather than worry about Everton's form in the race for Champions League qualification. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:51:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0416/609170-wenger-we-can-only-focus-on-ourselves/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0416/609170-wenger-we-can-only-focus-on-ourselves/ Dreaper hoping for soft ground at Fairyhouse Jim Dreaper wants cut in the ground for Los Amigos and Goonyella ahead of the Boylesports Irish Grand National Chase at Fairyhouse on Monday. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:47:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0416/609175-dreaper-hoping-for-soft-ground-at-fairyhouse/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0416/609175-dreaper-hoping-for-soft-ground-at-fairyhouse/ Pellegrini has no regrets over Kompany gamble Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no regrets about playing captain Vincent Kompany in Sunday's potentially damaging loss at title rivals Liverpool. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:23:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0416/609167-pellegrini-has-no-regrets-over-kompany-gamble/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0416/609167-pellegrini-has-no-regrets-over-kompany-gamble/ CAS slam Jamaican anti-doping officials The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) blasted Jamaican anti-doping officials for the mishandling of a drug test by sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown that led to a successful appeal of the three-time Olympic gold medallist's two year ban. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:14:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2014/0416/609182-cas-slam-jamaican-anti-doping-officials/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2014/0416/609182-cas-slam-jamaican-anti-doping-officials/ Arsenal rally to thump Hammers Arsenal came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 and get their Champions League qualification hopes back on track at the Emirates. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:48:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609124-arsenal-west-ham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609124-arsenal-west-ham/ Dundalk secure Setanta Cup final place Chris Shields' well-hit volley was enough to secure Dundalk their place in the Setanta Cup final thanks to a 3-1 aggregate win over Shamrock Rovers. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:01:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609123-dundalk-shamrock-rovers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609123-dundalk-shamrock-rovers/ McStay warns of mayhem if black card not defined Former Mayo player and now RTÉ pundit Kevin McStay has warned that the football championship could descend into mayhem over inconsistencies surrounding the black card. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:39:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0415/609096-mcstay-calls-for-black-card-consistency/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0415/609096-mcstay-calls-for-black-card-consistency/ Doherty books World Championship spot Ken Doherty will be back on the game's biggest stage after winning his World Championship final-qualifying-round tie against Thailand's Dechawat Poomjaeng. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:54:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2014/0415/609112-doherty-books-world-championship-spot/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2014/0415/609112-doherty-books-world-championship-spot/ Liverpool mark 25 years since Hillsborough Liverpool's players were in attendance as Anfield hosted the 25th anniversary memorial service for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster this afternoon. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:51:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/608923-liverpool-pay-respects-at-memorial/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/608923-liverpool-pay-respects-at-memorial/ Gundogan signs new Dortmund deal Reported Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan has committed his future to Borussia Dortmund by signing a new contract. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:02:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0415/609130-gundogan-signs-new-dortmund-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0415/609130-gundogan-signs-new-dortmund-deal/ Hosts Ireland edged out by India Ireland's women lost 3-1 to India in the first of a triple header taking place at UCD this week, as the National side continue preparations for the upcoming Champions Challenge I. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:45:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/hockey/2014/0415/609138-hosts-ireland-edged-out-by-india/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/hockey/2014/0415/609138-hosts-ireland-edged-out-by-india/ Making GAA available abroad a 'necessary priority' GAA Director General Páraic Duffy has told an Oireachtas committee that the need to make games available to Irish people living abroad was a "necessary priority recognised by all at Croke Park". Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:50:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0415/609024-gaa/ http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0415/609024-gaa/ Lutton and Andrew sign new Ulster deals Tighthead prop Ricky Lutton and fullback Ricky Andrew have signed full-time professional contracts at Ulster Rugby. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:25:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0415/609104-lutton-and-andrew-sign-new-ulster-deals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0415/609104-lutton-and-andrew-sign-new-ulster-deals/ Tiger Brady hungry for cup final action Ireland international Robbie Brady is targeting a return to action before the end of the season, with Hull's FA Cup final with Arsenal a motivating factor. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:54:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609059-brady/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609059-brady/ Pellegrini: City will have Toure back in two weeks Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is convinced his side are still firmly in the title race after being boosted by the news that Yaya Toure will only miss two weeks through injury. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:59:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609036-citys-toure-out-of-action-for-two-weeks/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609036-citys-toure-out-of-action-for-two-weeks/ Football League: Who can stop the marauding Dubs? After Dublin's thrilling comeback victory over Cork at the weekend, RTÉ's James McMahon ponders whether anyone can stop Dublin. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:54:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0415/608935-football-league-who-can-stop-the-marauding-dubs/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/football/2014/0415/608935-football-league-who-can-stop-the-marauding-dubs/ Stokes: I'm improving as a player at Celtic Celtic striker Anthony Stokes feels he has improved as a player this season - even if his goals tally does not indicate it. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:24:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0415/609097-stokes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0415/609097-stokes/ Given promoted to Aston Villa coaching staff Aston Villa have confirmed that former Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has been temporarily promoted to assist manager Paul Lambert and his first-team coaching staff. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:09:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609049-given-promoted-to-aston-villa-coaching-staff/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0415/609049-given-promoted-to-aston-villa-coaching-staff/ Fly on target for Champion Hurdle at Punchestown Hurricane Fly is on target to try for a sixth successive win at the Punchestown Festival. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:20:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0415/609103-hurricane-fly/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/0415/609103-hurricane-fly/ SSE Airtricity League team of the week It's been another busy week in the SSE Airtricity League with some high-scoring games, see who made the cut in our team of the week. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:41:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609011-sse-airtricity-league-team-of-the-week/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0415/609011-sse-airtricity-league-team-of-the-week/