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Here’s your GAA coverage on TV and radio this weekend before another Sky Sports debut

There’s plenty to watch on the box and listen to on the airwaves this weekend.

Peter Canavan will stepping up to the mark for Sky Sports on Saturday night in Sligo.
Peter Canavan will stepping up to the mark for Sky Sports on Saturday night in Sligo.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

IT’S ANOTHER BIG weekend of live GAA coverage with nine senior championship games down for decision between the provincial action and the All-Ireland football qualifiers.

Sky Sports make their Gaelic football bow in Markievicz Park on Saturday night while there’s three live games on RTÉ.

Here’s a breakdown of what you need to tune in for over the weekend.


Connacht SFC semi-final
Sligo v Galway, Markievicz Park, 7pm

Sky Sports make their live Gaelic football debut with coverage of this clash with Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney presenting with Peter Canavan the primary studio analyst. Paul Earley is on co-commentary duty alongside David McIntyre.

RTÉ Radio provide live commentary as well with Brian Carthy and Kevin McStay while Galway Bay FM and Ocean FM are also providing coverage.

Munster SFC semi-final
Cork v Tipperary, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 7pm

There’s local radio commentary from this game with C103 and Tipp FM.

All Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 1A
Limerick v London, Gaelic Grounds, 3pm

Check out Limerick’s Live 95FM for coverage of this tie.

Laois v Fermanagh, Portlaoise, 3.30pm

The Saturday Game Live on RTÉ 1 starts at 3.10pm with Michael Lyster presenting and he will be joined by Colm O’Rourke and Pat Spillane. Marty Morrissey is commentating and he will be joined by Tommy Carr.

There’s live radio coverage on Newstalk with Oisin Langan, Colm Parkinson, Dermot Earley and Billy Joe Padden on commentary duty.

Derry v Longford, Celtic Park, 5pm

Shannonside Sound will provide local radio coverage of this match with updates on RTÉ Radio and Newstalk.

Wicklow v Offaly, Aughrim, 7pm

There will be local radio coverage of this clash on Midlands 103.

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Ulster SFC semi-final
Donegal v Antrim, Clones, 2pm

The Sunday Game Live this week starts at 1.40pm on RTÉ 1 with the game from Clones the first part of their double bill. Michael Lyster presents with Joe Brolly and Ciaran Whelan analysing the game. The commentary will be provided by Ger Canning and Martin Carney.

Brian Carthy is commentating on the game for RTÉ Radio along with Padraig Joyce.

Munster SFC semi-final
Clare v Kerry, Cusack Park, Ennis, 3.30pm

The national radio commentary comes from Newstalk with David McIntyre commentating while Colm Parkinson is the sideline reporter with Darragh Ó Sé and David Brady the pundits. Local radio coverage can be found from Clare FM and Radio Kerry.

Leinster SHC semi-final
Kilkenny v Galway, Tullamore, 4pm

The Sunday Game Live coverage features analysis by Eddie Brennan, Cyril Farrell and Donal Óg Cusack while Marty Morrissey and Michael Duignan provide the commentary.

RTÉ Radio One’s commentary will be provided by Pauric Lodge and Liam Sheedy.

Cyril Mulcahy Cummins Cyril Farrell, Tomas Mulcahy and Brendan Cummins will be on punditry duty for RTÉ this weekend.

The Sunday Game, RTÉ 2, 10pm
- The Sunday Game night time highlights show is on at a later time due to the World Cup. Des Cahill presents with Colm O’Rourke and Kevin McStay on the football panel while Brendan Cummins and Tomás Mulcahy are on the hurling panel.

All five senior provincial championship games from this weekend will feature along with the four Round 1A qualifiers.

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