Sky Sports has today announced its 2022 GAA Championship fixtures, along with an all-star panel of pundits and commentators for the season ahead.
Sky Sports Arena will be the home of GAA with a total of 20 fixtures broadcasting on the channel – 14 of which are exclusive to subscribers and pay as you go customers on Now TV.
Wexford’s clash with Galway in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship will kick off proceedings on April 16th, followed by Tyrone’s clash with Fermanagh in the Ulster Senior Football Championship later that day.
April 23rd will see All-Ireland Champions, Limerick, kick off the defence of their title against Waterford. While on the same day in Leinster, the Dubs will be on the road as they head to Chadwicks Wexford Park to take on Wexford in their quest to remain Leinster Champions.
There will be a little more jeopardy in that game than might have been the case in previous years.
Sky Sports GAA presenter, Gráinne McElwain returns to our screens this year to host all Sky Sports GAA live fixtures.
We popped down to Croke Park for a chat with her about what it would be like broadcasting again from full stadia, and what it has been like to be a Monaghan fan over the past couple of weeks…
Tyrone GAA legend Peter Canavan, the Kingdom’s four-time All-Ireland winner and Armagh coach, Kieran Donaghy, and former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness will once again provide expert insights and analysis for all Sky Sports GAA Football fixtures. while Galway’s four-time All-Star Ollie Canning, the Banner County’s two-time All-Ireland champion Jamesie O’Connor and Kilkenny’s nine-time All-Ireland winner JJ Delaney will be in the hurling hot seats.
Lead commentary for each fixture will come from Dave McIntyre and Mike Finnerty, with co-commentary from Nicky English and Paul Earley.
“We are delighted to showcase the 2022 GAA Championships across Sky Sports Arena again this year,” said Sky Sports Ireland CEO JD Buckley.
“This year’s line-up sees some exciting clashes in the hurling and football Championships, and we are thrilled to be broadcasting 20 games, 14 of which are exclusive to Sky Sports.”
“In addition to all the live action, we are delighted to welcome back Peter, Kieran, Jim, Ollie, Jamesie and JJ who will be providing their expert analysis and, no doubt, some heated debate. Together with Gráinne at the helm, we are looking forward to kicking off our coverage, for what is sure to be an action-packed summer of GAA.”
Sky Sports Arena is available on Sky Channel 408, Virgin channel 407, eir channel 416 and Vodafone channel 406. NOW members can stream all the action with their NOW Sports Membership.
The games can also be watched on the move with Sky Go every weekend of the All-Ireland Championship, culminating with the All-Ireland Hurling and Football finals on July 17th and 24th.