RTÉ Sport has revealed that it will show 20 games from the All Ireland Championships on the Sunday Game Live and an additional 16 games available in Ireland as well as overseas through GAAGO, building to the All Ireland Football Final on December 19, taking place under lights in Croke Park.
Highlights of the coverage will include the Leinster Hurling Final at 6-15 PM on November 14th and the Munster Hurling Final the following day at 4 PM.
Each of the Leinster, Munster and Ulster Football Finals will be shown live across the weekend of November 21st and 22nd when the GAA will also commemorate the centenary of Bloody Sunday.
The semi-finals of the Camogie, Hurling and Football Championships will all feature live over the two following weekends, and the All Ireland Football Final will bring a frantic nine-week run to a close with a 5 PM throw-in under the Croke Park lights on Sunday, December 16th.
There will be 16 games live-streamed on GAAGo from the Allianz Leagues and all the matches will be covered with a mix of reports and commentary on Radio where RTÉ has the exclusive rights for Saturday and Sunday Sport.
The Liberty Insurance Camogie All Ireland Championship will be supported with live coverage of the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals together with Championship highlights on the Sunday Game.
Live TV coverage of the Joe McDonagh Cup final will also be shown for the first time.
The action gets underway this weekend with the return of the Allianz Football League on Saturday as Armagh host Roscommon in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday GAA Live at 5-15.
The first of the championship action will see the Munster Senior Hurling quarter-final meeting of Clare and Limerick in Thurles broadcast the following Sunday.
The line up of analysts and contributors is wider than ever before with Cora Staunton, Eamon Fitzmaurice and Micheál Donoghue joining the RTÉ team for the first time.
Others having their say will include Bríd Stack, Oisin McConville, Tomás Ó Sé, Kevin McStay, Denise Masterson, Ciaran Whelan, Valerie Mulcahy, Ursula Jacob, Brendan Cummins, John Mullane, Brian Carroll, Anne Marie Hayes, Shane McGrath, Anthony Daly, Jackie Tyrrell, Donal Óg Cusack, Henry Shefflin, Colm Cooper, Colm O’Rourke, Pat Spillane, Tomás Mulcahy, Michael Duignan, Derek McGrath, Seán Cavanagh, Bernard Flynn, Eamon O’Hara and Aidan O’Rourke.
“So long as the public health situation allows, RTÉ Sport will produce more live games this year than ever before, across television, radio and online, in addition to working with our partners in GAAGO to ensure supporters have access to our national games in an exceptional year,” said Declan McBennett, Group Head of Sport at RTÉ.
“Bringing additional games to the public during this uncertain time is core to RTÉ’s public service remit, and we look forward to working with BBC Northern Ireland to ensure the maximum number of games are made available to the audience.”
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