The All Ireland GAA Championships get underway this Easter Weekend and for the first time, the All-Ireland Senior Hurling and Football Finals will take place in July.

RTÉ Sport has launched the extent of its coverage which will, as is tradition, be backed with sponsorship stings from the Championship sponsors SuperValu, Centra, AIB, Littlewoods, Bord Gáis Energy and eir.

The Sunday Game Live and The Sunday Game return this Sunday (18 April) as the Munster Hurling Championship takes centre-stage with a live doubleheader. Joanne Cantwell will be joined on The Sunday Game Live by Anthony Daly, Donal Óg Cusack and Shane Dowling for Waterford v Tipperary from Walsh Park at 2 PM followed by Cork v Limerick from Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 4 PM.

Des Cahill is once again in The Sunday Game hot seat on Sunday evening alongside Colm O’Rourke, Derek McGrath, Liam Sheedy and Sean Cavanagh for highlights and analysis of the opening weekend in the hurling and football Championships.

As well as 31 Championship games, RTÉ will also show the semi-finals from the Tailteann Cup and the finals of both the Tailteann Cup and Joe McDonagh Cup competitions.

Saturday Sport and Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 will have coverage of every GAA Championship match in Football and Hurling. Commentary teams, reporters and presentation teams will bring all the action from every Championship venue as counties go in search of the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy.

Leading expert analysts following all the action on RTÉ Radio include former Hurling and Camogie greats John Mullane, Brian Carroll, Shane McGrath, Kate Kelly and Aoife Sheehan while big ball coverage will include analysis from Eamonn O’Hara, Kyle Coney, John Casey, Denise Masterson and Fiona McHale. Over 100 GAA Championships matches will be covered in 14 weeks on RTÉ Radio 1, as well as coverage of the Ladies Football and Camogie Championships.

Wexford will meet Galway, Westmeath and Kilkenny will be in Mullingar and Dublin welcome Laois to Parnell Park in this weekend’s Hurling Championship in Leinster while the Ulster Senior Football Championship Preliminary Round between Fermanagh and Tyrone will also feature.

GAAGO will again stream the best of Championship 2022 in both codes to GAA fans outside of Ireland. Every game being broadcast on domestic TV will be available for international viewing, plus The Sunday Game Highlights show and selected underage action.

GAAGO will also stream the Connacht Championship game between New York and Sligo on Easter Sunday to fans in Ireland and worldwide.

The RTÉ Sport website and RTÉ News app will have live blogs, match reports and reaction. As well as expert analysis from columnists Jason Ryan and Shane Dowling, there will be features and interviews, plus twice-weekly podcasts.

RTÉ will once again be providing Irish language commentary in this year’s Championship starting with the Leinster Football Final on May 28.

A total of 16 matches will be offered with Irish Language commentary including provincial finals, quarterfinals, semi-finals, and finals in hurling and football as well as commentary on the senior camogie final.

Commentary will be by Garry Mac Donncha with analysis from All-Ireland winning captains Dara Ó Cinnéide and Pat Fleury. Additional commentary and analysis from Cuán Ó Flatharta, Gary Brennan, Michael Rice, and Claire O’Connor.

Looking ahead to the start of the GAA championship this weekend, Declan McBennett, Group Head of Sport, RTÉ said: “The championship is and always will be central to our summers. Formats and calendars may change but the sense of anticipation is never diminished.”

“RTÉ Sport across digital, radio, and television will again be at the heart of the action, and we look forward to moments that will enthrall and skills that will illuminate the summer.”