RTÉ Sport has launched a mouth-watering feast of sporting action that will be coming to our screens over the coming months.
The action kicks off with every game from the UEFA Euro Championships, starting on Friday 11th June, with Italy facing Turkey in the opening game.
The first game from the GAA Championships will be Clare taking on Waterford on June 27th in the Munster Hurling Championship.
The summer culminates with the Tokyo Olympics starting on 23rd Jul and Paralympics 32 days later.
Aside from the big four events, there will also see live horse racing with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby from the Curragh on June 26th and the Galway Races from July 26th, as well as the European Hockey Championships from Amsterdam, where Ireland will face the Netherlands, Scotland and Spain, beginning with a game against the hosts on June 5th.
Mount Juliet will be the venue for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, with all four days live on RTÉ from July 1st, and RTÉ will also carry live and highlights coverage from the All Ireland Camogie Championships.
Coverage will include 20 live games from the GAA Championships, including 14 on an exclusive basis. They will include live coverage of all six provincial finals in football and hurling, as well as the All-Ireland Semi-Finals and Finals in both codes, and the Joe McDonagh Cup Final.
The Olympic Games begin in Tokyo on July 23 with the opening ceremony, and RTÉ Sport will bring viewers all the action as the Irish athletes, along with over 11,000 competitors from around the globe, aim to make their own piece of history.
The Paralympics will follow from Tokyo, starting on August 24. Irish Paralympians have an impressive medal-winning record, and RTÉ Sport will be there as the current team aim to add to that haul.
“As we move cautiously and optimistically towards a busy sporting summer, we are delighted to bring you lots of action free-to-air on RTÉ,” said Director General Dee Forbes.
“As competitors return to tracks and fields, to pitches and courses, RTÉ Sport will follow them every kick, puck, jump and putt of the way, at home and abroad.”
“Sporting endeavour will scale new heights this summer both domestically and on the international stage,” added head of Sport Declan McBennett.
“RTÉ Sport values its privileged position in bringing the speed, strength, skills and spirit of those athletes across all codes to the Irish audience free-to-air on TV, radio, news and online. We look forward to capturing and reflecting the moments that will undoubtedly live long in the Irish sporting memory.”
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