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Dublin: 20 °C Tuesday 4 August, 2020

It’s a big weekend of football action and here’s all the TV and radio coverage

There are three provincial semi-finals taking place and eight teams are in action in the qualifiers.

Dublin take on Kildare at 4pm on Sunday.
Dublin take on Kildare at 4pm on Sunday.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

ALL EYES WILL be on Croke Park on Sunday afternoon as there are places in the Leinster final at stake. The second semi final in the Ulster SFC will be on Saturday evening while there are four games down for decision in the qualifiers.

Here’s what’s in store…..



Brian Carthy will be back on RTÉ Radio 1 with his weekly show, The Championship, where he will have various guests joining him and looking ahead to all the weekend’s action.


Ulster SFC semi-final, Clones, 7pm

Donegal v Derry

Patrick McBreaty and Barry McGoldrick Donegal are looking to reach their fifth successive Ulster final. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Sky Sports will be in Monaghan on Saturday evening for coverage of the Ulster semi-final between Derry and Donegal. Dave McIntyre and Paul Earley are on commentary duty while Darragh Ó Sé, Peter Canavan and Senan Connell give analysis in studio. Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney will be presenting, while Damien Lawlor gives updates from the sideline.

Saturday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 will be bringing you live commentary of the Ulster clash, with Dessie Dolan joining Brian Carthy in the commentary box. They will also give live updates from the day’s qualifier action as Armagh host Wicklow, Down travel to Weford and Louth take on Leitrim in Drogheda.

Newstalk will have live commentary from Armagh’s qualifier with Wicklow for Off The Ball, with former player Billy Joe Padden on analysis with match commentator Dave McIntyre. Colm Parkinson will be giving updates from the sideline.


Leinster SFC semi-final, Croke Park, 2pm

Meath v Westmeath

Mickey Burke and Lorcan Smith Meath and Westmeath are hoping to seal a place in the Leinster final. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The Sunday Game Live on RTÉ 2 will have live coverage of the meeting of these two neighbours. Darragh Maloney will present all the action with Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane joining him in studio on analysis. Ger Canning and Tom Carr will be describing the game.

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Off The Ball on Newstalk will have live commentary of the afternoon’s first game, with Anthony Moyles giving his views alongside commentator Dave McIntyre. Colm Parkinson will again be on sideline duty. Oisín Langan will be in Omagh giving updates on Tyrone’s qualifier clash with Limerick also.

Leinster SFC semi-final, Croke Park, 4pm

Dublin v Kildare

Kevin McManamon with Padraig O'Neill Can Kildare stop the Dubs? Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The Sunday Game Live presents their second game of the day with Maloney again being joined by Brolly and Spillane in studio. Marty Morrissey and Kevin McStay will be the match commentators.

Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 will have live commentary of the Lilywhites clash with the Leinster champions. Séamus McEnaney will join Pauríc Lodge on commentary.

Jacqui Hurley will be presenting the show throughout the day and is joined by Pádraic Joyce and Eamon O’Hara for coverage of Meath v Westmeath. There will also be live updates from Healy Park as Brian Carthy watches Limerick take on Tyrone.


Championship Sunday, Today FM 9am

Presenter Paul Collins will be joined by Kildare manager Jason Ryan and Dublin defender Johnny Cooper as they look forward to their side’s clash in Croke Park. Collins will also look back at Saturday’s football action.

The Sunday Game, RTÉ 2, 9.30pm

Des Cahill will be joined by Martin McHugh, Dessie Dolan and Tomás Ó’Sé as they take a look back at all the weekend’s action.

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