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 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:49:03 +0000 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:49:03 +0000 Sport News Dermot Early set to be named GPA chief executive Dermot Earley is reportedly set to be named as the new GPA chief executive. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:18:03 +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/ 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/ 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/ GAA rules body looks to eliminate short kick-outs As a way to speed up Gaelic football, the GAA's standing committee on playing rules are considering proposals that will eliminate short, lateral kick-outs that are part and parcel of the modern game. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:14:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0113/844736-kick-out/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0113/844736-kick-out/ Curran: Managers must stop fixture meddling Former Roscommon goalkeeper Shane Curran believes curbing the influence of inter-county managers on fixture is the only way to stop club players quitting the GAA. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:13:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0113/844785-curran-managers-must-stop-fixture-meddling/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0113/844785-curran-managers-must-stop-fixture-meddling/ At a glance: Weekend pre-season GAA action A total of 31 games are down for decision this weekend, with some counties close to securing their spots in the knockout stages. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:26:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0113/844638-at-a-glance-weekend-pre-season-gaa-action/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0113/844638-at-a-glance-weekend-pre-season-gaa-action/ Connacht counties' spending up by over a third Connacht sides increased their spending on inter-county preparations by almost 36% in 2016, with Mayo and Roscommon breaking the €1m barrier for the first time. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:08:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0113/844704-connacht-counties-spending-up-by/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0113/844704-connacht-counties-spending-up-by/ Joe Sheridan to make Royal return as a goalkeeper Former full-forward Joe Sheridan will make his first appearance for Meath in almost four years tomorrow night - in the unfamiliar position of goalkeeper. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:11:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0113/844665-joe-sheridan-to-make-meath-comeback-as-goalkeeper/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0113/844665-joe-sheridan-to-make-meath-comeback-as-goalkeeper/ Galway breeze past NUIG in windy Ballinasloe Galway made it two from two in this year's Walsh Cup as they proved too strong for NUIG, winning 1-20 to 0-13 in Ballinasloe. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:13:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0112/844591-galway-breeze-past-nuig-in-windy-ballinasloe/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0112/844591-galway-breeze-past-nuig-in-windy-ballinasloe/ 'Focused' McCaffrey still the same player - Clarke Stand-in Dublin manager Paul Clarke believes Jack McCaffrey remains the very same player after impressing for club and college ahead of an expected return to the Dublin panel. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:45:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0112/844385-focused-mccaffrey/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0112/844385-focused-mccaffrey/