RTÉ is to broadcast all 31 games of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 live over the coming weeks – a first for Irish primetime television.

The coverage will be anchored by Marie Crowe, Jacqui Hurley, Peter Collins and Clare McNamara.

Expert panelists including Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw, current Ireland Internationals Stephanie Roche, Louise Quinn, Aine O’Gorman, Megan Campbell, Chloe Mustaki and Niamh Fahey, renowned coach and former player Lisa Fallon, as well as former players Richie Sadlier and Kevin Doyle will be providing analysis on the games throughout the tournament.

27 of the matches will be shown live and exclusive on RTÉ2, with four simultaneous group games on the RTÉ News Channel and the RTÉ Player.

RTÉ Sport this week announced that all of the Republic of Ireland’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 qualifiers will have been shown live on RTÉ. RTÉ Player coverage of all the games will also be available worldwide.

It has also unveiled a new ‘Skin in the Game’ campaign which focuses on members of the up-and-coming U17 and U19 Republic of Ireland squads and spotlights their aspirations to make it to the Euros of the future.​

The campaign was created in collaboration with RTÉ, the FAI, and Ponder films.

Pundit Lisa Fallon, one of Ireland’s leading coaches who has enjoyed an illustrious career on and off the sidelines, previously made history by becoming the first female pundit to appear on RTÉ’s coverage of the Irish men’s team and on a Champions League and as co-commentator on a League of Ireland game. She first appeared on our annual Women of Influence in Irish Sport in 2017.

“Euro 2022 places women’s sport at the very heart of global sporting attention,” said RTÉ Head of Sport Declan McBennett.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to increase the visibility of women’s sport, we are delighted to carry every game and showcase the very best of female sporting talent.”

“I’m really excited to be part of another major tournament on RTÉ this summer, added Jacqui Hurley.

“I think particularily for young girls, these championships could have a major impact on how they see the world of sport, and it’s important that the national broadcaster has a role in that.”

“I hope the young soccer stars watching see this tournament as their ‘Can See, Can Be’ moment.”

Hosted by England, the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 takes place from July 6th to 31st, kicking off with England V Austria on July 6th from Manchester’s Old Trafford stadium.

The Netherlands are the defending champions, and Northern Ireland will participate in the competition for the first time ever this July, with their first game on July 7th V Norway in Southampton.


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