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 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:53:20 +0100 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:53:20 +0100 Sport News Celtic edge past Hearts to put one hand on title Celtic effectively clinched their fifth successive Ladbrokes Premiership title with a convincing 3-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:46:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785345-celtic-hearts/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785345-celtic-hearts/ Irish swimmers looking to secure Rio places Conor Ferguson will be hoping to achieve the Olympic qualifying time in the men's 100 metres backstroke on day three of the National Swimming Championships at the NAC in Dublin. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:53:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2016/0430/785357-irish-swimmers-looking-to-break-rio-standard/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2016/0430/785357-irish-swimmers-looking-to-break-rio-standard/ Cork Con sweep to fourth Bateman Cup on bounce Cork Constitution claimed an unprecedented Ulster Bank Bateman Cup four-in-a-row with a runaway 38-19 final win over Galwegians on Saturday. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785372-cork-con-sweep-to-fourth-bateman-cup-on-bounce/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785372-cork-con-sweep-to-fourth-bateman-cup-on-bounce/ Rosberg takes Russia pole after Hamilton wipeout Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg seized pole position for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday after a power unit failure piled more misery on Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:40:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/2016/0430/785376-rosberg-takes-pole-in-russia-as-hamilton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/2016/0430/785376-rosberg-takes-pole-in-russia-as-hamilton/ Exosphere prevails in Jockey Club Stakes Michael Stoute's good start to the season continued apace as Exosphere ran out a ready winner in the Dunaden At Overbury Jockey Club Stakes as favourite Jack Hobbs was pulled up. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:34:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0430/785374-ex/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0430/785374-ex/ Stander says Munster focused on Scarlets clash Munster must switch their focus to next Saturday's clash with Scarlets at Thomond Park following last night's crucial win against Edinburgh, according to captain CJ Stander. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:50:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785311-stander/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0430/785311-stander/ Keatley hopeful Jet Setting can improve in Classic Adrian Keatley accepts Jet Setting has to improve to trouble Minding in the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:02:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0430/785328-guineas/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0430/785328-guineas/ Fit-again Sexton eager for derby bragging rights After a four-week lay-off, Johnny Sexton says Leinster won't be lacking for hunger when they face Ulster at Ravenhill in the Pro12. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:05:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785191-johnny-sexton-ulster-leinster-pro12/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785191-johnny-sexton-ulster-leinster-pro12/ Klopp targeting defensive summer reinforcements Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will make strengthening his defence a priority next season. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:07:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785358-klopp-liverpool/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785358-klopp-liverpool/ Pochettino warns Foxes about premature celebration Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned Leicester it would be dangerous to assume they have won the Premier League title already. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:27:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785337-spurs-leicester/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785337-spurs-leicester/ Low-scoring pair share lead at China event Chile's Felipe Aguilar and Denmark's Lucas Bjerregaard share the lead heading into the final round of the Volvo China Open after another day of low scoring in Beijing. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:28:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0430/785330-low-scoring-pair-share-lead-at-china-event/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0430/785330-low-scoring-pair-share-lead-at-china-event/ 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/ Punchestown Day 5 Tips and Previews Declan Meagher marks your card for the final day of the Punchestown Festival. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:54:56 +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/ Foley welcomes 'quality' Erasmus to Munster role Munster head coach Anthony Foley says he is looking forward to working with the province's new director of rugby, Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:53:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785281-munster-head-coach-anthony-foley-on-johan-erasmus/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/0429/785281-munster-head-coach-anthony-foley-on-johan-erasmus/ 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/ Valdes returning to United after sub-Standard loan Goalkeeper Victor Valdes is on his way back to Manchester United after his loan spell at Standard Liege was cut short. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:07:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785324-valdes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785324-valdes/ Rose in danger of being cut at Zurich Classic World number 10 Justin Rose will have to wait to see if he has missed the cut at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after two level par rounds. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:00:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0430/785317-zurich/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/0430/785317-zurich/ 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/ Cool hand Fu not affected by loss of cue tip Marco Fu lost his cue tip but not his nerve as he moved into a s World Snooker Championship semi-final against Mark Selby at 8-8. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:07:05 +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/ 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/