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#Setanta Sports

# setanta-sports - Monday 25 August, 2014

Gaelic games in Wembley, Dubai and beyond: Irish emigration through the eyes of the GAA

Here’s nine things we learned from Setanta Sports’ new documentary to be aired this week.

# setanta-sports - Thursday 14 August, 2014

6 essentials you need before the Premier League returns tomorrow

Have you checked them off your list?

# setanta-sports - Saturday 21 June, 2014

‘Michael Fennelly giving a slap of the hurl across the arse. Yes you did. Free in’ Men In Black This post contains videos

‘Michael Fennelly giving a slap of the hurl across the arse. Yes you did. Free in’

Barry Kelly, the man who sent off ‘Kilkenny’s favourite son’, stars in Setanta Sports documentary on referees.

# setanta-sports - Monday 10 March, 2014

Talented rugby player who is climbing the ranks at Sunderland

Sunderland defender Dan Casey is one of the stars of ‘Football Scholars’, which began on Setanta last week.

# setanta-sports - Monday 3 March, 2014

New TV series following Irish academy players in England starts tonight

Football Scholars looks at four teenagers attempting to carve out careers in the professional game.

# setanta-sports - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

‘On-field arguments show Suarez and Sturridge care’ – Fowler LFC

‘On-field arguments show Suarez and Sturridge care’ – Fowler

The ex-Liverpool forward was talking about the Premier League’s most prolific strike partnership in Dublin today.

# setanta-sports - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Setanta Sports announce 14 live games for the new GAA league season

All four of the Dublin footballers’ home ties in Croke Park will be broadcast on the station.

# setanta-sports - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Setanta Sports buy rights for O’Neill and Keane’s first away game in Poland

There’ll be no sing-song in Poznan this time though.

# setanta-sports - Monday 11 February, 2013

Premier Ambitions: New schoolboy football documentary begins tonight Reel Stories This post contains videos

Premier Ambitions: New schoolboy football documentary begins tonight

The six-part series following the Home Farm U15s team starts on Setanta Sports this evening.

# setanta-sports - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

# setanta-sports - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Setanta Sports set for Saturday showdowns

The broadcaster announced its 2013 Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues schedule today.

# setanta-sports - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

About Schmidt: Ireland should take lessons from Leinster coach

No matter what team Joe Schmidt puts out these days, his side are bulldozing all in front of them.

# setanta-sports - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Leinster, Munster and Ulster: 3 Irish provinces at different junctures

As the dust settles on a thrilling Heineken Cup weekend, it’s clear the provinces are at different rungs on the ladder.

# setanta-sports - Thursday 16 February, 2012

WATCH: Kilmacud Crokes take on the ’45′ challenge Gaelic Am This post contains videos

WATCH: Kilmacud Crokes take on the ’45′ challenge

Take a good idea and improve it with a GAA club and higher scoring.

# setanta-sports - Monday 6 February, 2012

I almost quit the Kingdom, admits Paul Galvin

“As tough as 2010 was, last year was even more difficult and I did really consider whether I would play on.”

# setanta-sports - Thursday 26 January, 2012

‘Second is no good for Kerry’ – Kieran Donaghy

With the Allianz National League about to kick-off, the forward gave his thoughts on getting over the heartache of last year and the need for video technology.

# setanta-sports - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

WATCH: Paul Kimmage and Ian O’Riordan’s heated discussion about Martin Fagan Grey Area This post contains videos

WATCH: Paul Kimmage and Ian O’Riordan’s heated discussion about Martin Fagan

‘He cheated. He was caught. We’re all in a better place now.’

# setanta-sports - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Back on air: Setanta to show national basketball cup finals

Basketball Ireland welcomed an agreement with the sports channel to broadcast live coverage of the games for the next three years.

# setanta-sports - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Which Leinster Schools Senior Cup game should be shown on the telly?

Setanta are asking viewers to decide which ties they broadcast this year.

# setanta-sports - Saturday 31 July, 2010

THE NEW PREMIER LEAGUE season may only be two weeks away, but embattled Irish broadcaster Setanta Sports is still without a sponsor for its live coverage.

The broadcaster, set up by Irish pair Michael O’Rourke and Leonard Ryan, is reportedly seeking about €150,000 for sponsorship of its 33 Saturday afternoon matches, despite the media value being worth €325,000, according to

The package would include strings, promotions, TV commercials, and coverage on the broadcaster’s website.

The absence of a title sponsor indicates that the Irish subscription-only broadcaster has not fully recovered from the financial woes that nearly claimed it last year and which saw its UK operations collapse.

Setanta’s Irish operations were taken over by the Gaiety Investments consortium last year after the UK arm went into administration, leading to Disney’s ESPN entering the UK market to take over the Premier League rights in that jurisdiction.

The UK business collapsed with £550m (about €660m) of debt last year. Its creditors received just 2p for every pound the broadcaster owed it.

The collapse was led by poor subscription rates on the back of Setanta securing the British TV rights to just 23 live Premier League games for the coming season, compared to the 46 it had previously held. Sky Sports will carry the games Setanta had originally bought.