It's a bumper GAA weekend and here's all your TV and Radio coverage

There’s plenty to get stuck in to this weekend.

Croke Park takes centre stage this Sunday.
Croke Park takes centre stage this Sunday.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

ALL EYES WILL be on Croke Park this weekend as eight counties get set for Gaelic football battles.

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



Thank GAA It’s Friday returns on RTÉ 2 at 8.30pm featuring Donegal’s Odhran MacNiallais and Kildare’s Paul Cribbin.

There’s features on Fermanagh’s Corrigan football family (Tomas, Ruairi and father Dom) and Wexford camogie player Deirdre Codd.

And there’s  a focus on violence in the GAA with David Brady, Mattie Forde, Conor Gormley and Ken Early.

Brian Carty’s show The Championship is on RTÉ Radio One at 10pm.

UTV Ireland’s Friday Night Sport at 10.30pm is presented by Ger Gilroy and he’s joined by ex-Galway player Michael Meehan, former Donegal footballer Brendan Devenney and Westmeath’s John Heslin. There’s also a look at the art of freetaking with Dublin legend Charlie Redmond.

John Heslin Westmeath footballer John Heslin. Source: James Crombie/INPHO


Sky Sports 1 broadcasts live coverage of the All-Ireland Round 4B qualifiers from Croke Park. Darragh Ó Sé and Mike Finnerty provide live coverage of the game between Sligo and Tyrone while it’s Dave McIntyre and Paul Earley on commentary duty for Donegal and Galway.

RTÉ Radio 1′s Saturday Sport have live coverage of Donegal against Galway with Brian Carty commentating alongside John Casey. Martin Kiely is the sideline reporter.

Pauric Lodge provides updates from the clash of Sligo and Tyrone. Tom Carr is their main analyst in studio with Bernard Flynn analysing the games from Croke Park.

Newstalk’s Off The Ball have live coverage of Sligo and Tyrone from Dave McIntyre, Colm Parkinson and James Horan.

James Horan Former Mayo manager James Horan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

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Michael Lyster presents coverage on The Sunday Game Live of the All-Ireland quarter-finals in Croke Park as Kerry face Kildare while Dublin meet Fermanagh.

RTÉ Radio 1′s Sunday Sport provides live coverage of Kerry against Kildare with Ger Canning commentating alongside Martin McHugh and Pat McAuliffe providing sideline reports. Brian Carthy provides updates on Dublin against Fermanagh.

Padraic Joyce and Eamonn O’Hara analyse the games from Croke Park with Oisin McConville and Seamus McEnaney offering their views from the RTÉ studios.

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

The Marty Squad on RTÉ Radio 1 features Anna Geary and David Herity along with presenters Marty Morrissey and Paddy McKenna.

Newstalk’s Off The Ball have live coverage of Dublin and Fermanagh from Dave McIntyre, Colm Parkinson and James Horan.

Des Cahill is joined on The Sunday Game on RTÉ 2 by Tomás Ó Sé, Shane Curran and Dessie Dolan at 9.30pm.

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