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, 29 Mar 2017 16:33:32 +0100 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:33:32 +0100 Sport News Last chance saloon for counties looking for a kickstart Sunday is the last chance for a lot of counties to build up a little bit of momentum coming into the Championship - and momentum should never be underestimated in sport. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:35:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863587-last-chance-saloon-for-counties-looking-for-a-kickstart/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863587-last-chance-saloon-for-counties-looking-for-a-kickstart/ Royal frustration turns to optimism for McEntee Promotion to the football league's top tier is still possible for Meath, but manager Andy McEntee is hoping that his troops build "on their most complete display of the year" when they take on Clare in their final game in Division 2 on Sunday next. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:33:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863512-mcentee/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863512-mcentee/ GAA set to revamp hurling championship format The GAA are considering changes to the hurling championship to avoid it being overshadowed by Gaelic football's Super 8, Hurling Development Committee chairman Paudie O'Neill has revealed. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:33:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863505-hurling-championship-format-under-discussion/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863505-hurling-championship-format-under-discussion/ Richie Power: New-look Rebels can make their mark Our hurling analyst Richie Power outlines why Cork can build on their spring promise and offers his predictions for this weekend's Division 1 quarter-finals. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:29:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0328/863340-richie-power/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0328/863340-richie-power/ Allianz Football League final-round permutations Many issues are still to be decided in three of the four divisions, with quite a few teams skirting a thin line between promotion and relegation, writes James McMahon. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:24:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0328/863281-allianz-football-league-final-round-permutations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0328/863281-allianz-football-league-final-round-permutations/ CPA survey shows players want unchangeable calendar A survey of close to 5,000 club Gaelic Games players has shown that an unchangeable calendar is their most desired improvement in the sport. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:15:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0328/863269-cpa-survery-shows-players-want-unchangeable-calendar/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0328/863269-cpa-survery-shows-players-want-unchangeable-calendar/ Game of the Week: Kilkenny v Wexford Sunday's meeting between Kilkenny and Wexford has probably arrived a few months earlier than Yellow Bellies manager Davy Fitzgerald would have liked. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:05:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/863010-game-of-the-week-kilkenny-v-wexford/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/863010-game-of-the-week-kilkenny-v-wexford/ Hurling League structure to remain in place for 2018 The GAA has confirmed that there will be no change to the Allianz Hurling League until at least 2019, despite recent criticism regarding the quarter-finals structure. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:30:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0328/863125-hurling-league-structure/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0328/863125-hurling-league-structure/ O'Neill: Family life suffers most as manager Kildare manager Cian O'Neill says family life suffers from the all-consuming role as an inter-county manager. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:19:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/862997-cian-oneill/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/862997-cian-oneill/ Anthony Daly critical of League structures Anthony Daly has criticised the system that allowed Offaly to sneak into the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 quarter-finals - and fears that they could be hammered by Tipperary on Sunday. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:13:04 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/863032-daly-critical-of-league-structures/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/863032-daly-critical-of-league-structures/ Details confirmed for hurling quarter-finals Kilkenny, Offaly, Galway, and Cork will all enjoy home advantage for their Allianz Hurling League quarter-finals, with all four games set for 4pm throw-ins on Sunday. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:22:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/862985-allianz-hurling-quarter-finals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/862985-allianz-hurling-quarter-finals/ Devenney: Gallagher has rejuvenated Donegal football Brendan Devenney has told the RTÉ GAA Podcast that he was left "bemused" by Donegal tactically in 2016, but says he was wrong to write off Rory Gallagher and believes "anything is possible" this year for the developing group. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:22:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/862840-devenney-rory-gallagher-has-survived-donegal-exit/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/862840-devenney-rory-gallagher-has-survived-donegal-exit/ O'Connor: New talent pointing the way for Cork Cork hurling manager Kieran Kingston has unearthed more new players likely to play Championship hurling than any other manager in the Allianz League, says Jamesie O'Connor. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:22:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/862877-rte-gaa-podcast-new-talent-pointing-the-way-for-cork/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/862877-rte-gaa-podcast-new-talent-pointing-the-way-for-cork/ Liam Sheedy impressed by goal-scoring exploits RTÉ hurling analyst Liam Sheedy was pleased to see a flurry of goals at the weekend and is hopeful it is a sign of things to come with the Championship looming. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:54:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/862854-liam-sheedy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0327/862854-liam-sheedy/ 'Dour' Tyrone lack firepower in tight games, says Kelly Tyrone's defeat by Mayo in Omagh this weekend highlighted the Ulster side's problems in putting up the scores needed to win close games, according to former Cork All-Ireland winner Paddy Kelly. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:09:12 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862772-tyonre-lack-firepower-to-win-close/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862772-tyonre-lack-firepower-to-win-close/ Kingston happy to see composed Cork reach quarter-final Kieran Kingston was delighted to see his Cork charges fend off Tipperary at Pairc Ui Rinn but refused to read too much into victory over the All-Ireland champions. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:05:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862755-kieran-kingston/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862755-kieran-kingston/ Kilkenny to test Model momentum in hurling last eight Division 1B winners Wexford will face Kilkenny at Nowlan Park in the quarter-finals of Division 1 of the Allianz Hurling League. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:26:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862725-kilkenny-test-for-improving-wexford-in-last-eight/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862725-kilkenny-test-for-improving-wexford-in-last-eight/ McGrath delighted to dispel spectre of relegation Waterford manager Derek McGrath admitted he may have been downplaying his relegation concerns prior to the victory over Clare that ensured his side can now look forward to an Allianz hurling league quarter-final. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:19:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862747-gerry-oconnor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862747-gerry-oconnor/ Cavan boss McGleenan: 'I thought we had blown it' Cavan manager Mattie McGleenan was delighted with the dramatic late rally from his side that secured a point in their Allianz Fooball League clash against Kerry. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:28:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862758-cavan-boss-mcgleenan-i-thought-we-had-blown-it/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862758-cavan-boss-mcgleenan-i-thought-we-had-blown-it/ Mayo remain in relegation dogfight despite dramatic win Kevin McLoughlin scored a stoppage time winner for Mayo against Tyrone at Healy Park which means their Division fate will be decided in the final round of fixtures. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:26:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862670-tyrone-v-mayo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0326/862670-tyrone-v-mayo/