It is likely that every game in the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues will be televised live, starting on May 8th and running through to Finals in June.
TG4 has unveiled a slate of 25 games that it will show live, starting with Westmeath v Galway, Wexford v Laois, Cork v Waterford and Antrim v Clare on the opening weekend of the Allianz Hurling League.
The station will show at least four live games every weekend, with one game on Saturday and three games every Sunday; two of which will be live on TG4, while a third will be available to view live on the TG4 Player App, in addition to deferred full coverage of the game on TG4 later that day.
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Their coverage will include Dublin against Kilkenny on the opening weekend of Hurling, and Kerry against Galway in the following weekend’s Football.
RTÉ is expected to unveil its own schedule of matches in the coming days.
The games which are not shown live on any of the terrestrial channels will be covered again this season, in the early stages at least, by GAAGo while attendance at matches is still not permitted or when it is allowed but with a severe curtailment on numbers.
GAA BEO will continue to be the home of live and exclusive coverage of GAA on TG4. The series will be presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill, pictured above with commentator Brian Myers. He will be joined by a panel of expert analysts and commentators each week.
GAA BEO’s coverage will have unique features such as picture-in-picture replays to ensure viewers never miss a second of the live-action. Fans can also expect live behind-the-goal angles for puck-outs and kick-outs, giving the TG4 audience a superior tactical vantage point for these key aspects of the game. TG4’s coverage is produced with Waterford based NemetonTV.
The series will also bring the players’ stories closer to the viewers, with features on leading hurlers and footballers such as Waterford’s Jamie Barron and Donegal’s Ryan McHugh.
In addition to the live coverage of the Allianz Leagues games, GAA 2021, TG4’s weekly Gaelic Games TV highlights show, returns on Monday, May 10 at 8 pm. The series will broadcast all the best action from the previous weekend’s games.
“TG4 is delighted to announce the return of the Allianz Leagues to our screens for 2021,” said Head of Sport Rónán Ó Coisdealbha.
“While we are bringing you all the action, we will also be working tirelessly alongside our partners in the GAA and with those in different playing grounds across the Island to ensure a safe environment for all involved. TG4 has a long history of providing comprehensive GAA coverage and we are pleased to able to continue doing so during these challenging times.”
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