RTÉ Sport gaa http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport gaa http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:46:46 +0000 Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:46:46 +0000 Sport News Westmeath hurlers to hand out meals to homeless Westmeath's senior and U21 hurlers will serve 100 diners to the homeless on Dublin's Grafton Street in a festive gesture of good will they hope other teams will follow. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:32:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1210/837995-westmeath-hurlers-to-hand-out-meals-to-homeless/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1210/837995-westmeath-hurlers-to-hand-out-meals-to-homeless/ Murphy strike drives Connacht into final Sligo man Niall Murphy's 59th-minute goal kept alive Connacht's hopes of winning back-to-back interprovincial football championship titles as they beat Leinster by two points at Parnell Park. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:46:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1210/837991-murphy-strike-drives-connacht-into-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1210/837991-murphy-strike-drives-connacht-into-final/ 14-man Leinster see off Connacht challenge Leinster lost Kilkenny star Colin Fennelly to a red card but still managed to fend off the challenge of Connacht in this afternoon's Inter-provincial hurling semi-final clash in Nenagh. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:21:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1210/837967-leinster-connacht/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1210/837967-leinster-connacht/ 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/ 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/ Roscommon backroom team takes shape Roscommon football manager Kevin McStay has appointed former Kerry goalkeeper Declan O'Keefe and former Republic of Ireland underage star David Joyce to his backroom team for 2017. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:32:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1208/837587-roscommon-backroom-team-takes-shape/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1208/837587-roscommon-backroom-team-takes-shape/ Fitzgerald: Leaving Clare post was easy in the end As he prepares to send Wexford into battle in the New Year, former Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald has revealed that it didn't take him long to make the decision that his time was up with the Banner County, while also referencing an agenda in his native county. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:07:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1208/837528-fitzgerald-leaving-clare-post-was-easy-in-the-end/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1208/837528-fitzgerald-leaving-clare-post-was-easy-in-the-end/ Fixture changes to Interprovincial games Due to the funeral of Ulster GAA Secretary, Danny Murphy, the Ulster v Munster Interprovincial football semi-final will now take place on Sunday next in Parnell Park at 2.00pm. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:45:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1208/837464-fix/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1208/837464-fix/ Comer confident Armstrong can inspire Galway Damien Comer has hailed the return of Sean Armstrong to the Galway senior football ranks, calling the Salthill-Knocknacarra man "a clinical forward" that would boost the Tribesmen's firepower. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:02:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837323-comer/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837323-comer/ Jack McCaffrey eager to don Dublin jersey again Former Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey is itching to get back into the Dublin squad next year but admits he is yet to hear if he is in manager Jim Gavin's plans. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:32:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837335-jack-mccaffrey/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837335-jack-mccaffrey/ Connolly targets one more push after tough year Diarmuid Connolly has admitted the strain of a relentless year of action with club and county is taking its toll. Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:54:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1210/837989-connolly-eyes-one-more-push-after-gruelling-year/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1210/837989-connolly-eyes-one-more-push-after-gruelling-year/ Rhode's band of brothers eye Leinster summit Niall McNamee is hoping Rhode's close team bond - there are an incredible nine sets of brothers in the squad - can help inspire them to the Leinster club SFC title. Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:53:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1210/837982-rhodes-band-of-brothers-eye/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1210/837982-rhodes-band-of-brothers-eye/ Ryan McHugh: Every game against Dublin a cup final Donegal's Ryan McHugh says that every game against Dublin is "the biggest match" after the Sky Blues' "phenomenal" achievement of winning back-to-back All-Ireland titles. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:38:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837328-ryan-mchugh-every-game-against-dubs-a-cup-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837328-ryan-mchugh-every-game-against-dubs-a-cup-final/ GAA mourns passing of Mick Roche and Danny Murphy Three-time All-Ireland winner Mick Roche has died at the age of 73, while Ulster secretary Danny Murphy has also passed away. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:21:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837299-tipperary-star-mick-roche-passes-away/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837299-tipperary-star-mick-roche-passes-away/ Sigerson holders UCD to meet GMIT or Sligo Sigerson Cup holders UCD will face Galway-Mayo IT or IT Sligo in the first round of their title defence while Fitzgibbon Cup champs Mary I must battle IT Carlow, GMIT and DIT. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:32:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837259-sigerson-holders-ucd-to-meet-gmit-or-sligo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837259-sigerson-holders-ucd-to-meet-gmit-or-sligo/ Daly urges hurling fans to 'embrace' interpros Anthony Daly recognises that the Inter-provincial series has lost its glamour but urged people to embrace the games and the 'great talent' on offer. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:53:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837113-interprovincial-hurling-munster-anthony-daly/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837113-interprovincial-hurling-munster-anthony-daly/ Former Mayo player: Holmes-Connelly decision rash Former Mayo defender Tom Cunniffe says 2015 joint-managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly, who were ousted after a player revolt, were "treated badly" and "should never have had to resign". Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:45:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837089-mayo-tom-cunniffe-pat-holmes-noel-connelly/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1207/837089-mayo-tom-cunniffe-pat-holmes-noel-connelly/ Diarmuid Connolly: Being man-marked a compliment Dublin football star Diarmuid Connolly denies feeling picked on by opposition, saying any special attention he receives is a 'compliment' and part of the game. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:42:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1206/836835-diarmuid-connolly/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1206/836835-diarmuid-connolly/ Rochford shakes up Mayo management team Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has remodelled his backroom team for next season with the appointment of Peter Burke as a selector in place of Sean Carey. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:21:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1206/836848-peter-burke/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1206/836848-peter-burke/ Dublin chief Costello backs championship redesign Dublin GAA chief executive John Costello supports proposals to reform the All-Ireland football championship, saying the county are perfectly happy to play more big games outside of Croke Park. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:42:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1205/836625-dublin-chief-costello-backs-championship-reform/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/1205/836625-dublin-chief-costello-backs-championship-reform/