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 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:16:06 +0000 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:16:06 +0000 Sport News Murphy: Period of transition will benefit Donegal Following a raft of retirements and players opting to take a break from football, Michael Murphy is confident that this transition period for Donegal football can yield a positive return and so keep the county near the top of the inter-county scene. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:56:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0118/845992-murphy-donegal-will/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0118/845992-murphy-donegal-will/ LIVE SCORES: Wednesday's GAA action Follow score updates from the McKenna Cup, Munster SHL and Walsh Cup. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:16:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0118/845953-live-scores-wednesdays-gaa-action/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0118/845953-live-scores-wednesdays-gaa-action/ Munster confirm U25 hurling championship An U25 hurling championship will take place in Munster this summer, while a decision has yet to be made on a similar competition at the same age grade in football. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:55:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0118/845775-u25-hurling-championship/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0118/845775-u25-hurling-championship/ Duffy: Urban-rural divide a concern for the GAA Speaking before an Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. GAA Director General Páraic Duffy highlighted the "decline of rural Ireland" and the impact that that is having on the association. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:54:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0118/845925-duffy-urban-rural-divide-a-concern-for-the-gaa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0118/845925-duffy-urban-rural-divide-a-concern-for-the-gaa/ Tyrone name strong team, Lehane back for Rebels It is a busy night of football and hurling action with games in the McKenna Cup, the Munster Hurling League and the Walsh Cup down for decision. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:57:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0118/845801-gaa-action/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0118/845801-gaa-action/ Mark Bergin to captain Kilkenny in 2017 Mark Bergin has been picked as Kilkenny captain for the 2017 season by his club O'Loughlin Gaels. He will lead the Cats as they bid to win back the Liam MacCarthy Cup later this year. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:58:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0117/845737-bergin-kilkenny-captain/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0117/845737-bergin-kilkenny-captain/ New GPA chief seeks Championship structure changes Dermot Earley has been named as the new GPA chief executive and has pin-pointed changes to Championship structures as his most pressing concern. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:17:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0117/845556-gpa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0117/845556-gpa/ McGeeney sets target for comeback star Clarke Kieran McGeeney is happy to have talented forward Jamie Clarke back in the Armagh set-up for 2017, but believes it is down to the Crossmaglen star how successful his comeback will be. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:49:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0116/845197-kieran-mcgeeney-jamie-clarke/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0116/845197-kieran-mcgeeney-jamie-clarke/ Dermot Earley set to be named GPA chief executive Dermot Earley is reportedly set to be named as the new GPA chief executive. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:39:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0116/845416-dermot-early-set-to-be-named-gpa-chief-executive/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0116/845416-dermot-early-set-to-be-named-gpa-chief-executive/ O'Donoghue comeback delights Kerry boss Kerry forward James O'Donoghue's career has been blighted by injury in recent years, but manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice took great heart in the contribution the 2014 Footballer of the Year made in his side's 1-13 to 1-09 win over Cork in the McGrath Cup on Sunday afternoon. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:34:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845162-odonoghue-comeback-delights-kerry-boss/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845162-odonoghue-comeback-delights-kerry-boss/ Clare eye room for improvement in narrow Kerry win Clare joint-manager Gerry O'Connor conceded that a strong finish put a deceptive gloss on his team's win over Kerry in the Munster SHL. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:45:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845165-clare-gerry-oconnor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845165-clare-gerry-oconnor/ O'Byrne Cup: Dublin, Kildare and Louth progress The O'Byrne Cup semi-final line-up was completed today as wins for Dublin, Louth and Kildare saw them progress from their respective groups and join Meath in the knock-out phases. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:55:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845115-obyrne-cup-round-up/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845115-obyrne-cup-round-up/ O'Neill: Room for Kildare improvement despite win Despite a comprehensive win over Offaly in the O'Byrne Cup, Kildare boss Cian O'Neill says he was disappointed with a lack of focus in the second half. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:11:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845167-kildare-offaly-cian-oneill-obyrne-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845167-kildare-offaly-cian-oneill-obyrne-cup/ FBD Connacht League: Galway secure final berth Cillian McDaid scored two goals on his first start for Galway as the reigning champions qualified for the final of the FBD League with a 5-21 to 0-09 victory over Leitrim at Ballinamore. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:55:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845084-fbd-connacht-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845084-fbd-connacht-league/ Walsh Cup: Hungry Cats blow Antrim away Ruthless Kilkenny showed no mercy as they thumped Antrim by 6-27 to 0-19 at the GAA Centre of Excellence, while Wexford, Westmeath and Laois also enjoyed victories. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:56:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845116-walsh-cup-round-up/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845116-walsh-cup-round-up/ Davy on a mission to reward Wexford faithful Davy Fitzgerald has urged Wexford supporters to give him time to deliver the success he's so desperate to bring to the Model County as his reign continued with another healthy Walsh Cup victory on Sunday. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:50:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845126-davy-on-a-mission-to-reward/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845126-davy-on-a-mission-to-reward/ McGrath Cup: Kerry to face Limerick in final Kerry will play Limerick in the final of the McGrath Cup after both sides recorded wins in the competition on Sunday afternoon. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:02:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845120-mcgrath-cup-round-up/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845120-mcgrath-cup-round-up/ Munster SHL: Seven-goal Rebels hammer Limerick Cork hurlers fired seven goals past Limerick en route to convincing win at the Gaelic Grounds, while Clare ran out comfortable winners over Kerry in Tralee in Sunday's Munster SHL action. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:04:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845118-munster-shl/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845118-munster-shl/ Dr McKenna Cup: Holders Tyrone get first win Down, Cavan and Monaghan all made it two wins from two outings to push for semi-final places in the Dr McKenna Cup, while holders Tyrone gave themselves a chance of reaching the knock-out stages with a first victory. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:01:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845086-dr-mckenna-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0115/845086-dr-mckenna-cup/ Meath into O'Byrne semi-final after draw Meath booked a place in the O'Byrne Cup semi-final as their third round match with Laois ended in a draw. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:36:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0114/844929-laois-v-meath/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0114/844929-laois-v-meath/