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 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:47:11 +0100 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:47:11 +0100 Sport News Un De Sceaux just too good for Douvan in Champion Chase Un De Sceaux saw off stable companion Douvan to claim victory at odds of 9-2 in the BoyleSports Champion Chase at the Punchestown Festival. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:06:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0424/956950-un-de-sceaux-makes-all-to-land-champion-chase-spoils/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0424/956950-un-de-sceaux-makes-all-to-land-champion-chase-spoils/ From Brexit to business - the GAA has key role to play It's often forgotten the role the GAA plays in passing on life skills to those who play its games and the positive impact that accrues from gaining such skills. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:47:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0424/956939-from-brexit-to-business-the-gaa-has-key-role-to-play/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0424/956939-from-brexit-to-business-the-gaa-has-key-role-to-play/ Punchestown review: Storyteller profits from high drama The Storyteller claimed victory in a dramatic renewal of the Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:44:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0424/956933-punchestown-festival-day-one-review-willie-mullins-gordon-elliott/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0424/956933-punchestown-festival-day-one-review-willie-mullins-gordon-elliott/ Harrington has sights on 2020 captaincy It would seem to be a case of now or never for Pádraig Harrington in the year 2020 as he looks to skipper Europe in the Ryder Cup. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:43:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2018/0424/956968-harrington-has-sights-on-2020-captaincy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/golf/2018/0424/956968-harrington-has-sights-on-2020-captaincy/ 'He's just a good bugger' - Keane tribute to Muldoon Connacht coach Kieran Keane has paid tribute to departing local hero John Muldoon ahead of his last cap for the province. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:59:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956952-hes-just-a-good-bugger-keane-tribute-to-muldoon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956952-hes-just-a-good-bugger-keane-tribute-to-muldoon/ Van Graan eager for response against Ulster Munster head coach Johann van Graan is hopeful his team can bounce back from their Champions Cup disappointment when Ulster visit Thomond Park this weekend. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:43:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956882-van-graan-eager-for-response-against-ulster/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956882-van-graan-eager-for-response-against-ulster/ 'You expect the online abuse, but it has an effect' As part of RTÉ's Big Picture focus on youth mental health, Declan Whooley spoke to Mikey Drennan about the strain social media abuse can place on young athletes. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:21:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0424/956903-you-expect-the-online-abuse-but-it-has-an-effect/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0424/956903-you-expect-the-online-abuse-but-it-has-an-effect/ Deignan set for Giro, Froome targets Grand Tour sweep Philip Deignan has been named in Team Sky's provisional squad for the upcoming Giro d'Italia, while team Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:57:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2018/0424/956900-deignan-set-for-giro-froome-targets-grand-tour-sweep/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2018/0424/956900-deignan-set-for-giro-froome-targets-grand-tour-sweep/ Forde admits Davy Fitz altercation affected last summer Less than a month out from Tipperary's hurling Championship opener, Jason Forde admits he looks back with regret on his altercation last year with Davy Fitzgerald. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:13:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0424/956816-forde-admits-davy-fitz-altercation-affected-last-summer/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0424/956816-forde-admits-davy-fitz-altercation-affected-last-summer/ Leinster trio in European Player of the Year shortlist Leinster provide three of the five European Player of the Year nominees, with Scott Fardy, Tadhg Furlong and Johnny Sexton making the shortlist. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:13:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956804-leinster-trio-in-european-player-of-the-year-shortlist/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956804-leinster-trio-in-european-player-of-the-year-shortlist/ Punchestown Day 1: Preview and tips A look at all the races on the first day of the the Punchestown Festival including the BoyleSports Champion Steeplechase by Johnny Ward. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:58:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0423/956693-punchestown-day-1-preview-and-tips/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0423/956693-punchestown-day-1-preview-and-tips/ Nacewa and Strauss to retire at the end of the season The retiring Isa Nacewa and Richardt Strauss are among six players that will depart Leinster at the end of the season. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:13:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956818-nacewa-and-strauss-to-retire-at-the-end-of-the-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956818-nacewa-and-strauss-to-retire-at-the-end-of-the-season/ Hammer blow for Carlow as Murphy set for US departure Carlow have been dealt a significant blow ahead of the Championship with the news that influential midfielder Brendan Murphy is to move to the US for the summer. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:13:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0424/956756-hammer-blow-for-carlow-as-murphy-set-for-us-departure/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0424/956756-hammer-blow-for-carlow-as-murphy-set-for-us-departure/ Houghton: 0-0 would not be a bad result for Liverpool In looking ahead to Liverpool's clash with Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, Ray Houghton placed great emphasis on Jurgen Klopp's side not conceding an away goal. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:22:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0424/956774-houghton-0-0-would-not-be-a-bad-result-for-liverpool/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0424/956774-houghton-0-0-would-not-be-a-bad-result-for-liverpool/ Mullins has his big guns ready for Punchestown Gold Cup Willie Mullins is throwing his four best staying chasers at the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup in an effort to claim a large share of the €250,000 purse. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:29:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0424/956803-mullins-has-his-big-guns-ready-for-punchestown-gold-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0424/956803-mullins-has-his-big-guns-ready-for-punchestown-gold-cup/ Ding wastes no time in sealing round two spot Ding Junhui needed little more than an hour to book his spot in the second round of the World Championships after seeing off Xiao Guodong. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:35:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2018/0424/956825-ding-wastes-no-time-in-sealing-round-two-spot/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/snooker/2018/0424/956825-ding-wastes-no-time-in-sealing-round-two-spot/ Elliott: Top trainer ambition consumed me last season Gordon Elliott is driven by the heartbreak of agonisingly missing out on being champion trainer, admitting it totally consumed his thoughts for the final part of last season. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:14:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0423/956694-elliott-top-trainer-ambition-consumed-me-last-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0423/956694-elliott-top-trainer-ambition-consumed-me-last-season/ Ulster to host Uruguay in November Ulster will face international opposition for the first time in a decade when they host Uruguay in a special fixture at Kingspan Stadium on Friday, 9 November. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:51:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956838-ulster-to-host-uruguay-in-november/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956838-ulster-to-host-uruguay-in-november/ Try machine Bryan Habana announces retirement South Africa World Cup winner Bryan Habana has announced that he is to retire at the end of the season. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:36:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956865-try-machine-bryan-habana-announces-retirement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0424/956865-try-machine-bryan-habana-announces-retirement/ O'Donnell eyes 'big three points' against rivals Cork Dundalk captain Stephen O'Donnell is looking forward to the latest clash with title rivals Cork City. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:35:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0424/956797-odonnell-eyes-big-three-points-against-rivals-cork/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018/0424/956797-odonnell-eyes-big-three-points-against-rivals-cork/