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Here's all the Dublin-Kerry TV and radio coverage to get you set for Sunday's showdown

We’re closing in on the biggest Gaelic football game of the year.

Michael Darragh MacAuley and Anthony Maher Michael Darragh MacAuley and Anthony Maher in opposition in the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

WE’RE CLOSING IN on the biggest Gaelic football game of the year with Dublin and Kerry set for a Sunday battle.

Here’s the weekend TV and radio coverage over the course of the weekend to get you in the mood.

Friday

Thank GAA It’s Friday on RTÉ 2 at 9.30pm features ex-Irish rugby star Conor O’Shea on his Kerry football roots and Tipperary minor football boss Charlie McGeever on handling dual stars.

Conor O'Shea celebrates his try Conor O'Shea celebrating his try for Ireland in the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

There’s a focus on Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton with contributions from Paddy Cullen, Paul Caffrey, Paul Casey and John Horan. While Oliver McKeown and Gerry Donnellan will head up for their 50th All-Ireland final in a row next Sunday.

Seó Spóirt on TG4 at 8.30pm is presented by Dara Ó Cinnéide with guests Mark Harte, Tomás Ó Sé and Alan Milton. Reporter Gemma Ní Chionnaith talks to Kerry boss Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Dublin’s Jim Gavin.

Jim Gavin and Eamonn Fitzmaurice Dublin boss Jim Gavin and Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Friday Night Sport Live on UTV at 10.30pm is presented by Marie Crowe and shes joined by Justin McNulty and Dick Clerkin to look ahead to Sunday’s showdown.

The Championship on RTÉ Radio 1 is presented by Brian Carthy and starts at 10pm.

Saturday

Up For The Match on RTÉ One is on at 10pm with Des Cahill and Grainne Seoige presenting.

Des Cahill Des Cahill Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Sunday

The Sunday Game Live on RTÉ Two starts at 2.15pm with Michael Lyster presenting and he’s joined by Joe Brolly, Pat Spillane and Colm O’Rourke. Commentary comes from Ger Canning and Martin Carney.

Sky Sports 3 also have live coverage of the game and they start at 2.30pm with Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney presenting while Peter Canavan and Jim McGuinness offer the studio analysis. The sideline reporter is Damian Lawlor.

Damien Lawlor Sky Sports sideline reporter Damien Lawlor Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The Sunday Game show that night is presented by Des Cahill and he’ll be joined by Tomás Ó Sé and Ciaran Whelan. Michael Lyster reports from the winning team’s hotel.

RTÉ Radio 1 have live coverage with Darren Frehill and Jacqui Hurley presenting alongside Padraic Joyce, Eamonn O’Hara and Dessie Dolan.

Padraic Joyce RTÉ analyst Padraic Joyce Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Darragh Maloney is on commentary duty alongside Martin McHugh while Adrian Eames is the sideline reporter.

Newstalk’s Off The Ball will also be analysing the game while local radio coverage comes from Radio Kerry.

TG4 have live coverage of the minor showdown between Kerry and Tipperary from 12.45pm, while RTÉ Radio 1′s commentary comes from Brian Carthy and Bernard Flynn.

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