Sky Reveals GAA Line Up

Sky Presenters

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Sky Sports has revealed the on-screen line-up for its GAA coverage beginning with Kilkenny v Offaly in the All Ireland Leinster Hurling Championship on 7th June.

Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney will be the main presenters of the live games and a weekly highlights show broadcast across the Sky Sports range of TV, Tablet and mobile channels.

Carney is best known as a Rugby League host but played for Munster and Ireland after switching to Rugby Union in 2007 and played gaelic football at juvenile level for Valleymount GAA in Cork.

Wyse has been a Sky Sports News regular since 2011 and competed at international level for Ireland in show jumping.

Dave McIntyre and Mike Finnerty will be the two commentators, covering hurling and football. Both have plenty of experience from commentating on Newstalk, TV3 and Setanta.

There will be a wealth of experience on the analysis side as well with Paul Earley, Nicky English, Jamesie O’Connor and Peter Canavan providing having 17 All Star awards and six All Ireland titles between them.

“This is the team that’s going to entertain, inform and bring to life Sky Sports’ GAA coverage,” said Director of production at Sky Sports Steve Smith.

“They’ve got the knowledge and expertise to help take viewers closer to GAA as part of our unrivalled summer schedule of sport.”

“Having worked at Sky Sports for the last four years I’m delighted to be a part of this new venture with Sky and the GAA and also work alongside the team of experts we’ve lined up,” added Wyse.

GAA coverage is available at no additional charge for Sky Sports TV subscribers while the cheapest option for new subscribers will be €13.99 per month to get all six channels on mobile subscription.

Many fans, as is the case with Premier league matches will also watch games in pubs and clubs.

In a recent survey published by Sport for Business and Amárach Research, 22% of a national audience of 1,000 had watched Munster against Toulouse in the heineken Cup and 16% Liverpool against West Ham in the Premier League, both of which were exclusively broadcast on Sky Sports.

Click here for the Sport for Business perspective on the positives of the new GAA broadcast deals.

Take a look at Sky’s first TV ad promoting its coverage of the GAA.

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