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It’s a bumper GAA weekend and here’s where to catch all the TV and radio coverage

Leinster and Munster host provincial semi-finals in hurling, while there’s also provincial final spots up for grabs in Connacht and Ulster.

Limerick and Tipperary face off in Munster on Sunday.
Limerick and Tipperary face off in Munster on Sunday.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS Kilkenny begin the defence of their crown this weekend, while there are four other provincial semi-finals in both football and hurling up for decision. This weekend also marks the first round of the All-Ireland football qualifiers. 

Here’s what’s in store…..

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Friday

Brian Carthy kicks off the weekend’s GAA coverage on RTÉ Radio 1 with The Championship, where he will look at all the action ahead of a busy weekend.

Saturday

Leinster SHC semi-final, O’Connor Park, 5pm
Galway v Laois

Live TV coverage on Sky Sports 5 with Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney joined by Jamesie O’Connor and new pundit JJ Delaney. Mike Finnerty is on commentary duty.

Marty Morrissey be on commentary duties for RTÉ Radio 1 as Galway and Laois go to battle for a place in the Leinster final. Donal Óg Cusack will join him on analysis while Martin Kiely will be giving updates from the sideline.

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

Senan Kilbride Senan Kilbride and Roscommon take on Sligo on Saturday evening. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Live TV coverage on Sky Sports 5 with Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney joined by Peter Canavan an Jim McGuinness. Dave McIntyre is on commentary duty with Damian Lawlor the sideline reporter.

Newstalk have live radio commentary of the game with Oisin Langan on duty and he’s joined by Anthony Moyles and Colm Parkinson.

RTÉ Radio 1′s Paddy Hunter will be describing all the action as both sides bid to make the provincial decider where they will face Mayo.

All-Ireland SFC Round 1A qualifiers
Longford v Carlow, Pearse Park, 7pm 

Brian Carthy will be in Longford for RTÉ Radio 1 for the first round qualifier clash between the two Leinster sides. Tom Carr will join him on analysis.

Elsewhere  for RTÉ Radio 1, Cian O’Connell is on duty in Ruislip for London v Cavan, Pat McAuliffe is at Waterford v Offaly and John Kenny will be at the meeting of Laois and Antrim.

General view of match balls before the game Ruislip is the venue for the clash of London and Cavan Source: Gerry McManus/INPHO

Sunday

Leinster SHC semi-final, Nowlan Park, 2pm
Kilkenny v Wexford

The two great rivals will face each other in the provincial semi-final and The Sunday Game Live will have all the action. Darragh Maloney is joined by Ger Loughnane and Tomás Mulcahy in studio while Marty Morrissey and Anthony Daly describe the action from Nowlan Park.

Newstalk have live radio commentary with Dave McIntyre on duty and he’s joined by Brian Hogan and Jamesie O’Connor.

Martin Kiely will be commentating for RTÉ Radio 1 throughout the match also.

Munster SHC semi-final, Gaelic Grounds, 4pm
Tipperary v Limerick

The Sunday Game Live will show their second game of the day which is the eagerly anticipated clash between the Treaty men and Tipperary. Ger Canning will be joined by Michael Duignan in the Gaelic Grounds to watch this one.

Pauric Lodge will also be commentating live from Limerick for RTÉ Radio 1. He will be joined by Cyril Farrell on analysis and Pat McAuliffe will be giving updates from the sideline.

Eoin Kelly is commentating for Newstalk.

Ulster SFC semi-final, Kingspan Breffni Park, 4pm

Conor McManus Conor McManus will look to lead Monaghan into an Ulster final. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Monaghan v Fermanagh

Brian Carthy will be in Cavan to give live updates for RTÉ Radio 1 from the provincial semi-final meeting between Fermanagh and the Farney men while Oisin Langan reports on the game for Newstalk.

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Championship Sunday, Today FM, 9am

JJ Delaney chats with presenter Paul Collins while the hurling clashes in Kilkenny and Limerick are previewed along with the weekend’s football action.

The Sunday Game, RTÉ 2, 9.30pm

Des Cahill presents highlights of the busy weekend’s football and hurling action. Donal Óg Cusack and Henry Shefflin give analysis on the hurling, before Pat Spillane and Kevin McStay join him to give their views on the weekend’s football action.

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