RTÉ Radio have signed with the GAA Museum to become the Official Radio Partner of the GAA Summer School taking place at Croke Park over three days from June 29th to July 1st.
This is in line with RTÉ securing exclusive live radio commentary for the All Ireland Championship Series as part of the new Five year media rights deal.
A number of RTÉ Radio presenters will be involved in hosting some of the discussions taking place across the theme of politics and sport.
These issues will include the divisions in Irish soccer that led to the establishment of two separate governing bodies in 1921; the struggle for an Irish identity through the Olympic movement pre-1922; how the Irish republican movement has viewed sport since 1923, and the cultural trauma felt by the people of Liverpool in the aftermath of the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy.
The keynote talk will be from internationally renowned Doctor Harry Edwards, the former Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, on the history of sport and racial segregation in America from the 1960s.
It promises to be an enlightening exploration of the different contexts in which sport plays an ongoing part in all our daily lives.
Sport for Business will be talking over the coming weeks to a number of speakers gaining an insight into whet their own area will cover.
Tickets cost €45 per day or €120 for a three day pass. Lunch and tea/coffee are included in the price. Advance booking is required, and bookings can be made today at crokepark.ie/summerschool