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, 25 Oct 2014 22:41:14 +0100 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:41:14 +0100 Sport News Preview: Weakened Leinster up against it in France Leinster have not had the start to season 2014-15 that they would have hoped for with little going their way in the tight matches and no real result of note in the form book as yet, writes Brendan Cole. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:36:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1025/654871-preview-weakened-leinster-up-against-it-in-france/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1025/654871-preview-weakened-leinster-up-against-it-in-france/ Real recover to see off Barcelona Real Madrid trimmed Barcelona's lead at the top of La Liga to one point when they recovered from conceding an early goal to secure a stirring 3-1 comeback win in the 'Clasico' today. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:41:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/1025/654895-real-madrid-v-barcelona/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/1025/654895-real-madrid-v-barcelona/ Best: Toulon destroyed us in breakdown Captain Rory Best conceded it was Ulster's failures in the breakdown which led to their downfall against Toulon, leaving Neil Doak's charges' Champions Cup hopes seemingly in tatters after a 23-13 home defeat. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:37:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1025/654896-best-ulster-reaction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2014/1025/654896-best-ulster-reaction/ Murphy close to four-star glory Joseph Murphy and his Cruising gelding Electric Cruise are on the verge of making Irish equestrian history after securing second place following the cross country phase of the four-star event in Pau, France today. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:30:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/equestrian/2014/1025/654887-murphy-close-to-four-star-glory/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/equestrian/2014/1025/654887-murphy-close-to-four-star-glory/ Connacht fall to Exeter in Challenge Cup Exeter have defeated Connacht 33-13 in their Challenge Cup encounter at Sandy Park this afternoon. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:50:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/challenge-cup/2014/1025/654888-exeter-chiefs-v-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/challenge-cup/2014/1025/654888-exeter-chiefs-v-connacht/ Sanchez double sinks sorry Sunderland Alexis Sanchez made the most of howlers from Wes Brown and Vito Mannone as Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Sunderland. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:07:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1025/654855-sunderland-v-arsenal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1025/654855-sunderland-v-arsenal/ Price shines as Ireland take shinty series Westmeath's Eoin Price delivered a man of the match display as Ireland claimed the senior shinty-hurling series thanks to a 2-18 to 0-08 win over Scotland and a 38-31 victory overall at Pairc Esler in Newry tonight. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:52:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/international-rules/2014/1025/654907-price-shines-as-ireland-take-shinty-series/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/international-rules/2014/1025/654907-price-shines-as-ireland-take-shinty-series/ MacKenzie and Svoboda share lead at Sea Island Will MacKenzie produced a roller-coaster, birdie-bogey-birdie finish to share the lead with fellow American Andrew Svoboda after the third round of the $5.6 million McGladrey Classic at Sea Island in Georgia. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:35:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/1025/654919-mackenzie-and-svoboda-share-lead-at-sea-island/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/american-tour/2014/1025/654919-mackenzie-and-svoboda-share-lead-at-sea-island/ Ogier close to retaining WRC title Sebastien Ogier stands on the brink of retaining his World Rally Championship title in Spain and admits "it's starting to look good". Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:10:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/rally/2014/1025/654902-ogier-close-to-retaining-wrc-title/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/rally/2014/1025/654902-ogier-close-to-retaining-wrc-title/ Elm Park takes Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster Elm Park emerged as a serious contender for the Investec Derby from the historic Kingsclere stable when running out an impressive all-the-way winner of the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:42:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1025/654913-elm-park-takes-racing-post-trophy-at-doncaster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1025/654913-elm-park-takes-racing-post-trophy-at-doncaster/ Toothless Liverpool held at home by Hull Mario Balotelli and Liverpool fired blanks as Hull held on for a goalless Barclays Premier League draw at Anfield. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:32:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1025/654853-liverpool-v-hull/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1025/654853-liverpool-v-hull/ Canaletto takes honours at Leopardstown Giovanni Canaletto rocketed into the Investec Derby picture as he produced an eyecatching turn of foot to easily put the Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) Maiden at Leopardstown to bed. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:45:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1025/654899-canaletto-takes-honours-at-leopardstown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1025/654899-canaletto-takes-honours-at-leopardstown/ Bony on song in Swans victory Wilfried Bony scored both goals as Swansea saw off Leicester 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League this evening. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:04:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1025/654858-swansea-v-leicester/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1025/654858-swansea-v-leicester/ Lucky 13 as Marquez claims record pole Marc Marquez claimed a record 13th MotoGP pole position of the season in the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:58:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/motorbikes/2014/1025/654916-marquez-claims-record-pole/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/motorbikes/2014/1025/654916-marquez-claims-record-pole/ Thinking strikes at third attempt Old stager Wishfull Thinking got his campaign off to a flying start with an ultimately emphatic victory as he came good in the Betfred Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase at Aintree at the third time of asking. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:48:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2014/1025/654915-thinking-strikes-at-third-attempt/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2014/1025/654915-thinking-strikes-at-third-attempt/ West Ham stun lacklustre Man City Diafra Sakho's sixth goal in as many Barclays Premier League starts gave West Ham a 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City at Upton Park. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:56:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1025/654860-west-ham-v-man-city/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1025/654860-west-ham-v-man-city/ Hall beaten in Monte Carlo Stuart Hall saw his dreams of becoming IBF bantamweight champion for a second time go up in smoke as Randy Caballero claimed the vacant belt with a points win over the Darlington fighter in Monte Carlo. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:26:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2014/1025/654918-hall-beaten-in-monte-carlo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2014/1025/654918-hall-beaten-in-monte-carlo/ Adelaide storms home to win Cox Plate Adelaide came from last to first under a brilliant Ryan Moore ride to claim the Sportingbet Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:03:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/world/2014/1025/654805-adelaide-storms-home-to-win-cox-plate/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/world/2014/1025/654805-adelaide-storms-home-to-win-cox-plate/ Toulon seriously dent Ulster's Euro hopes Ulster suffered a second successive Champions Cup defeat when they went down 23-13 at home to French kingpins Toulon, leaving Neil Doak's side with just one point from two games in Pool Three. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:30:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1025/654861-ulster-v-toulon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/2014/1025/654861-ulster-v-toulon/ Heroic Breen climbs to second in Switzerland Peugeot Rally Academy Driver Craig Breen has just finished second overall on ERC Rallye International du Valais in Switzerland. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:21:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/rally/2014/1025/654891-heroic-breen-climbs-to-second-in-switzerland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/motorsport/rally/2014/1025/654891-heroic-breen-climbs-to-second-in-switzerland/