RTÉ Sport soccer http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport soccer http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:41:38 +0100 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:41:38 +0100 Sport News Arsenal labour to win leaving Norwich in trouble Arsenal celebrated in unison as Danny Welbeck's strike earned a 1-0 win which leaves Norwich's Premier League position ever more precarious. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:39:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785362-arsenal-v-norwich/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785362-arsenal-v-norwich/ 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 19:41:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785345-celtic-hearts/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785345-celtic-hearts/ Townsend the hero as Newcastle grab vital win Andros Townsend's stunning free-kick dragged Newcastle out of the Premier League relegation zone as Rafael Benitez's rescue mission gathered pace with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:08:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785367-newcastle-v-crystal-palace/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785367-newcastle-v-crystal-palace/ 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/ La Liga: No change as top three win It remains unchanged at the top of La Liga with the title race set to go down to the wire after victories for Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid on Saturday. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:54:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785428-la-liga/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785428-la-liga/ Hammers ease to victory at West Brom West Ham set a new club points record in the Premier League with Mark Noble scoring twice in an easy victory at West Bromwich Albion that boosts their hopes of European football next season. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:31:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785368-west-brom-v-west-ham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785368-west-brom-v-west-ham/ Defoe spot on to rescue point for Sunderland Jermain Defoe scored an injury-time penalty to earn Sunderland a potentially priceless point at Stoke. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:23:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785365-stoke-v-sunderland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785365-stoke-v-sunderland/ Deeney's late brace breaks Villa hearts Troy Deeney grabbed two late goals to condemn Aston Villa to a club-record 11th straight defeat. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:19:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785366-watford-v-aston-villa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785366-watford-v-aston-villa/ Everton win but pressure remains on Martinez Left-back Leighton Baines' first goal since November 2014 secured Everton's first home league victory since early February but it was not enough to prevent growing opposition to Roberto Martinez's continued reign as manager. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:31:22 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785355-everton-bournemouth/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0430/785355-everton-bournemouth/ 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/ 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/ 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/ Hayes named in Scottish Premiership team of year Republic of Ireland winger Jonny Hayes has capped a fantastic year by being named in the Scottish Premiership team of the year. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:57:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785221-hayes-named-in-scottish-premiership/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785221-hayes-named-in-scottish-premiership/ Second-half goals secure the points for the Hoops Killian Brennan and Dean Clarke struck to secure Shamrock Rovers victory over Bray Wanderers and return the Hoops to winning ways in the Airtricity League Premier Division. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:17:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785162-shamrock-rovers-v-bray-wanderers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785162-shamrock-rovers-v-bray-wanderers/ Longford fight back to claim draw in Galway Longford Town delivered a determined second-half display to secure a share of the Premier Division spoils at Eamonn Deacy Park in a 2-2 draw. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:46:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785159-galway-united-v-longford-town/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785159-galway-united-v-longford-town/ 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/ Derry's run halted by rejuvenated Sligo Sligo Rovers ended Derry City's Premier Division winning streak at the Brandywell as the Bit O'Red defeated a disappointing Candystripes 2-0. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:44:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785156-derry-city-v-sligo-rovers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785156-derry-city-v-sligo-rovers/ Mulligan secures point for Youths against Harps Andy Mulligan's superbly finished first goal of the season salvaged a point for Wexford Youths as they had to come from behind against Finn Harps at Ferrycarrig Park. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:27:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785164-wexford-youths-v-finn-harps/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785164-wexford-youths-v-finn-harps/ Weekend Premier League team news With three full rounds to go in this season's Premier League, there is a chance that Leicester City could claim the title this weekend. Get all the team news here. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:53:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785183-premier-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785183-premier-league/ Confident Platini predicts appeal success UEFA president Michel Platini expressed his optimism of overturning his six-year ban from all football-related activity, as his Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) appeal began in Lausanne. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:38:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785158-platini/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0429/785158-platini/