Former All-Ireland football winner Graham Geraghty has said he wants the return of his stolen medals for "sentimental" rather than any "monetary reasons".

Gardaí are investigating the break-in at his house at Higginstown, Athboy, Co Meath between 9.30pm and 12.30am on Friday night.

Speaking on RTÉ's News At One, Mr Geraghty said the medals are something he would like to show to his grandchildren some day.

He said his wife and son were in the house at the time of the burglary, and that his wife is now nervous when leaving the house.

He added that to have someone in your house "rummaging through your stuff" is "not a nice feeling" and he is thankful no one was injured.

Mr Geraghty said he does not want to get anybody into trouble and urged whoever took the medals to "leave them somewhere and just put my name on them and I'm sure I'll get them".

Mr Geraghty captained Meath to their last All Ireland success in 1999 against Cork.

Six Leinster medals were stolen in the robbery, one minor, two under 21s and three senior medals.

Yesterday, his wife Amanda said the family is offering a "large reward" for any information leading to the return of the medals.