RTÉ Sport news http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport news http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:10:47 +0000 Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:10:47 +0000 Sport News Saints boss has no sympathy for sinner Hartley Jim Mallinder offered no consolation to Dylan Hartley after the England captain lasted just six minutes off the bench as Northampton were dominated 37-10 by Leinster at Franklin's Gardens. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:28:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1210/837908-hartley-leinster-red-card-northampton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1210/837908-hartley-leinster-red-card-northampton/ Weekend Premier League team news Merseyside clubs sandwich the weekend's Premier League action with Everton travelling to Watford at lunchtime, while Liverpool host West Ham late on Sunday afternoon. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:10:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837793-premier-league-team-news/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837793-premier-league-team-news/ Tigers tie can tell a lot for Munster hopes, Ward Tony Ward is predicting a contrasting weekend of action for the Irish provinces involved in the Champions Cup. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:43:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1209/837678-tony-ward/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1209/837678-tony-ward/ Rodgers offers no guarantee for Griffiths Leigh Griffiths will have to wait and see if he retains the shirt after his scoring return for Celtic in the 4-1 win at Partick Thistle, according to boss Brendan Rodgers. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:38:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1210/837911-celtic-partick-reaction/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1210/837911-celtic-partick-reaction/ Dunne stays in touch with Hong Kong leaders Paul Dunne is in contention after the third round of the Hong Kong Open, moving within five shots of leaders Rafa Cabrera Bello and Sam Brazel. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:04:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/1210/837912-hong-kong-open-round-3/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2016/1210/837912-hong-kong-open-round-3/ Guardiola: Game demands going to 'kill' players Pep Guardiola has warned football is going to "kill" players by demanding too much of them. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:25:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1210/837914-guardiola-man-city-leicester/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1210/837914-guardiola-man-city-leicester/ Patrick Mullins hails 'blemish-free' Douvan All eyes at Cork on Sunday will be on the mighty Douvan, as he makes his hugely-anticipated seasonal reappearance in the Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:42:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1210/837917-douvan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1210/837917-douvan/ It's unfair that teams are above United - Mourinho Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has labelled it unfair that teams he believes are inferior to his side are higher in the Premier League table. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 23:16:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837864-unfair-that-inferior-teams-are-above-united-jose/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837864-unfair-that-inferior-teams-are-above-united-jose/ Boyle to leave Dundalk for Preston Dundalk star Andy Boyle has agreed to join English Championship side Preston North End, according to the player's agent. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:24:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837837-boyle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837837-boyle/ IOC to test every Russian sample from London 2012 The International Olympic Committee said that a new report on state-sponsored doping in Russia had revealed "a fundamental attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and on sport in general". Fri, 9 Dec 2016 19:27:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/1209/837809-ioc-to-test-every-russian-athlete-from-london-2012/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/1209/837809-ioc-to-test-every-russian-athlete-from-london-2012/ Armstrong brace helps Celtic sink Partick Thistle Stuart Armstrong grabbed a double as relentless Celtic moved 11 points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a comfortable 4-1 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:39:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837856-armstrong-brace-helps-celtic-sink-thistle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837856-armstrong-brace-helps-celtic-sink-thistle/ Leinster's young guns overwhelm Northampton A youthful Leinster side recorded an emphatic 37-10 win over Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens in the European Rugby Champions Cup on a night when England captain Dylan Hartley, on as a second-half substitute, was punished with a red card for a swinging arm tackle on Sean O'Brien. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:24:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1209/837846-leinster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1209/837846-leinster/ No lack of motivation for Katie Taylor Katie Taylor insists she is not struggling for motivation ahead of her second professional bout in the space of just two weeks. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:58:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/1209/837797-taylor-not-lacking-for-motivation/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/boxing/2016/1209/837797-taylor-not-lacking-for-motivation/ RTÉ secures 31 live matches in latest GAA deal RTÉ will screen 31 live championship matches on television and have secured exclusive radio coverage as part of the new five-year broadcasting rights deal agreed with the GAA. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:53:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1209/837708-gaa-rights/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1209/837708-gaa-rights/ McCormack the star name in Irish team at Euros Fionnuala McCormack will spearhead a strong Irish team at the European Cross Country Championships in Sardinia on Sunday, with the main action from Chia set to be broadcast on RTÉ2 from 11am. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:58:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/1209/837807-european-cross-country-championships/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/1209/837807-european-cross-country-championships/ Sport Ireland calls for strong Russian sanctions Sport Ireland Chief Executive John Treacy has called for the 'strongest possible action' against Russia following the damning WADA report into a state-sponsored doping cover-up. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:05:43 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/1209/837767-john-treacy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2016/1209/837767-john-treacy/ Have your say in the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year Vote for the RTÉ Sport Awards Sportsperson of the Year in association with Sport Ireland in the poll below. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 19:57:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/1202/836026-choose-a-sports-person-of-the-year/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/other-sport/2016/1202/836026-choose-a-sports-person-of-the-year/ Connolly and Farrell honoured by Leinster GAA Dublin footballer Diarmuid Connolly and Kilkenny hurler Jonjo Farrell have been named as the inaugural winners of the Pearse Medal for 2016. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:52:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1209/837784-connolly-and-farrell-honoured-by-leinster-gaa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1209/837784-connolly-and-farrell-honoured-by-leinster-gaa/ Conte plays down Chelsea favourite tags Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has played down talk of his team being favourites to win the Premier League title as premature and warned his players to stay focused when they host West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:10:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837781-conte-plays-down-chelsea-favourite-tags/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/1209/837781-conte-plays-down-chelsea-favourite-tags/ Theatre Guide prevails in Cheltenham thriller Theatre Guide opened his account for the campaign after snatching a last-gasp victory in the Unicoin Group Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:09:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1209/837773-cheltenham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1209/837773-cheltenham/