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

There’s plenty to get stuck into this weekend.

Marc O'Se with Colm O'Neill Kerry's Marc Ó Sé and Cork's Colm O'Neill Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

THERE’S CHAMPIONSHIP SILVERWARE on offer this weekend in Fitzgerald Stadium, Dr Hyde Park and Clones.

It’s also a hectic weekend of qualifier action around the country.

Here’s all the TV and radio coverage that you can catch.



RTÉ 2′s GAA magazine show Thank GAA It’s Friday is on at 8.30pm with a focus on Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin ahead of the Ulster final.

Source: RTÉ Sport/YouTube

There’s a reflection on the 1975 Mayo v Sligo Connacht final through the eyes of the Mayo team featuring John O’Mahony, JP Kean, Sean Kilbride and Willie McGee.

Former Sligo player, now a pianist, Kieran Quinn looks back at their 2007 Connacht final victory.

While Waterford’s Paul Flynn and Wexford’s Damien Fitzhenry tackle the subject of 1 v 1 hurling penalties.

Brian Carthy’s RTÉ Radio 1 programme The Championship starts at 10pm with Ross Munnelly and Luke Dempsey this week’s guests.

Ger Gilroy hosts Friday Night Sport on UTV Ireland at 10.30pm with ex-Mayo player David Brady joining him to look ahead to the weekend’s Gaelic football clashes.

Friday Night Sport 2 Friday Night Sport presenter Ger Gilroy Source: MARK_MAXWELL


The Sky Sports 5 cameras will be in Semple Stadium and Pearse Stadium for the All-Ireland football qualifiers which see Tipperary face Tyrone at 3pm and Galway take on Derry at 5pm. Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney present the coverage with James Horan the new addition in analysing the matches alongside Peter Canavan and Senan Connell.

Damian Lawlor is the sideline reporter while commentary comes from Dave McIntyre and Mike Finnerty.

Colm O'Rourke and Joe Brolly Colm O'Rourke and Joe Brolly Source: James Crombie/INPHO

There’s live coverage on The Saturday Game Live on RTÉ 2 at 6.30pm from Killarney of the Kerry v Cork Munster final replay. Darragh Maloney presents the live coverage with Joe Brolly and Colm O’Rourke on analysis duty. Ger Canning commentates alongside Martin Carney.

Newstalk’s Off The Ball has live radio coverage of two clashes on Saturday. Nathan Murphy, Michael Meehan and Aaron Kernan are in Pearse Stadium for the meeting of Galway and Derry at 5pm.

Then in Killarney at 7pm, it’s Oisin Langan, Liam McHale and Micheal Quirke for the Munster final replay between Cork and Kerry. Local radio coverage here comes from C103 and Radio Kerry.

Michael Quirke and Kieran Donaghy Kerry's Micheal Quirke Source: Cathal Noonan

Brian McGuigan will be providing updates from Semple Stadium from 3pm when Tyrone take on Tipperary. Tipp FM have live local radio coverage.

RTÉ Radio 1′s Saturday Sport have live coverage of Tipperary and Tyrone from Brian Carthy and Eamonn O’Hara. Their reporter for the meeting of Galway and Derry is Martin Kiely.

Pat McAuliffe is the reporter in Killarney for Cork against Kerry with Oisin McConville providing the studio analysis.

Oisin McConville Oisin McConville Source: Presseye/Andrew Paton/INPHO


The live games on The Sunday Game on RTÉ 2 from 1.30pm are Donegal against Monaghan in the Ulster football final (2pm) and Mayo against Sligo in the Connacht football final (4pm).

Darragh Maloney presents with analysis from Colm O’Rourke, Ciaran Whelan and Pat Spillane. Marty Morrissey and Ger Canning are on commentary duty with Martin Carney and Tommy Carr.

Newstalk’s Off The Ball have live coverage of the Mayo-Sligo clash courtesy of Dave McIntyre, Colm Parkinson and James Horan. Aaron Kernan and Conor Deegan provide the analysis from Clones for Monaghan against Donegal.

Aaron, Stephen, Tony and Joe Kernan Aaron Kernan Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

RTÉ Radio 1′s Sunday Sport programme sees Pauric Lodge commentating on Donegal against Monaghan alongside analyst Bernard Flynn. Their reporter at Dr Hyde Park for Mayo against Sligo is Brian Carthy.

The Sunday Game night time show starts at 9.30pm with Des Cahill joined by Kevin McStay, Eamonn O’Hara and Dessie Dolan to reflect on all the weekend action.

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