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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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

There’s a lot of coverage to get stuck into.

GAA Leinster Football Final Preview Westmeath's Ger Egan and Dublin's Kevin McManamon Source: Dáire Brennan/SPORTSFILE

THERE’S CHAMPIONSHIP SILVERWARE on offer this weekend in Semple Stadium and Croke Park.

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

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



Maurice and Dan Shanahan Source: RTÉ Thank GAA It's Friday

RTÉ 2′s GAA magazine show Thank GAA It’s Friday is on at 8.30pm with a focus on Waterford hurling brothers Maurice and Dan Shanahan.

Westmeath’s John Heslin is in the focus with his PHD studies on heifer puberty and Armagh’s Jamie Clarke explains his love of coffee.

There’s a look at match day for 86 year-old Wicklow GAA journalist Peter Keogh and the Clare’s nearly hurling men of the 70′s – Ger Loughnane, Colm Honan, Seamus Durack and Pat O’Connor – look back at those games.

Armagh's Jamie Clarke Source: RTÉ Thank GAA It's Friday

Brian Carthy’s RTÉ Radio 1 programme The Championship starts at 10pm.


The Sky Sports 3 cameras will be in Semple Stadium for the Cork-Clare All-Ireland senior hurling qualifier with a throw-in time of 7pm. Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney present the coverage with Jamesie O’Connor, Ollie Canning and JJ Delaney analysing the match.

Mike Finnerty and Nicky English are on commentary duty with Damian Lawlor the sideline reporter.

Pat Donnellan and John Conlon with Aidan Walsh Cork and Clare square off on Thurles on Saturday Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

There’s live coverage on The Saturday Game on RTÉ 2 at 4.40pm with Dublin taking on Limerick at a 5pm throw-in time. Jacqui Hurley presents the live coverage.

Newstalk’s Off The Ball have live commentary from the Dublin-Limerick game with Dave McIntyre joined by Eoin Kelly and Daithi Regan.

Local radio commentary here comes Limerick’s Live 95FM.

There’s other updates on the station from Tipperary-Louth courtesy of Dave McIntyre while Oisin Langan is at the meeting of Meath-Tyrone in Omagh.

David McIntyre Newstalk's Dave McIntyre Source: James Crombie/INPHO

RTÉ Radio 1′s live commentary on Saturday Sport is Cork against Clare with Pauric Lodge commentating, Henry Shefflin analysing and Pat McAuliffe providing the sideline reports.

RTÉ Radio also have updates from the games all over the country. Local radio commentary here comes from C103 and Clare FM.


Today FM’s Championship Sunday programme starts at 9am with Westmeath manager Tom Cribbin featuring along with views from the Tipperary and Waterford hurling camps.

Tom Cribbin Westmeath's Tom Cribbin Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The live games on The Sunday Game on RTÉ 2 from 1.15pm are Dublin against Westmeath in the Leinster football final (2pm) and Tipperary against Waterford in the Munster hurling final (4pm).

Darragh Maloney presents with analysis from Cyril Farrell, Henry Shefflin and Pat Spillane.

Newstalk’s Off The Ball have live commentary of the Dublin against Westmeath with Dave McIntyre joined by Colm Parkinson and Anthony Moyles.

Anthony Moyles in the commentary box Newstalk's Anthony Moyles Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Local radio commentary here comes from Midlands 1o3.

There’s Newstalk updates on Tipperary-Waterford from Eoin Kelly and on Armagh-Galway from Billy Joe Padden.

RTÉ Radio 1′s live commentary on Sunday Sport is the Munster hurling showdown of Tipperary v Waterford with Pauric Lodge commentating and Donal O’Grady on analysis duty.

Donal O'Grady Donal O'Grady Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Local radio commentary here comes from Tipp FM and WLR.

RTÉ Radio also have updates from the games all over the country while at 6pm The Marty Squad sees Marty Morrissey and Paddy McKenna broadcast live from Thurles, the Croke Park Hotel and the RTÉ studios. They’re joined by Kilkenny’s David Herity, Cork’s Anna Geary and Roscommon’s Shane Curran.

The Sunday Game night time show starts at its’ usual time of 9.30pm with Des Cahill joined by Eddie Brennan, Martin McHugh and Tomás Ó Sé to reflect on all the weekend action.

Eddie Brennan Eddie Brennan Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

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