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

Plenty to get stuck into this weekend.

The Sky Sports cameras will be televising tomorrow's football showdowns in Croke Park.
The Sky Sports cameras will be televising tomorrow's football showdowns in Croke Park.
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THERE’S TWO ALL-Ireland senior football semi-final places and one All-Ireland senior hurling final spot on offer this weekend in Croke Park.

It’s a huge weekend for the footballers of Tyrone, Mayo, Dublin and Donegal along with the hurlers of Kilkenny and Waterford.

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

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Friday

RTÉ 2′s GAA magazine show Thank GAA It’s Friday returns at 8.30pm with Waterford’s Noel Connors on life as a PHD student and inter-county hurler. Kilkenny native and former Aston Villa player Mikey Drennan talks about his battle with depression and hurling with James Stephens.

Tyrone great Conor Gormley on how the Nally Stand was relocated from Croke Park to his home club of Carrickmore. While 25 years on from the GAA first passing a motion to allow sponsors on jerseys, the topic is explored by PSG chairman Mick O’Keeffe, ex-GAA President Peter Quinn and Irish Times journalist Sean Moran.

Presenter Dara Ó Cinnéide is joined on Seo Spóirt tonight on TG4 at 8.30pm by Clare’s Gary Brennan, Kilkenny’s Michael Rice, Galway’s Paul Conroy and journalist Sean Bán Breathnach.

Reporter Gemma Ní Chionnaith catches up with Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly and Tyrone’s Tiernan McCann.

Saturday

The All-Ireland senior football quarter-finals take centre stage in Croke Park.  Sky Sports 3 are televising the two games with Tyrone against Mayo at 4pm and Dublin taking on Donegal at 6pm.

Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney present with Jim McGuinness, James Horan, Peter Canavan and Senan Connell all involved in the analysis during the day. Damian Lawlor is the sideline reporter with commentary from Dave McIntyre and Mike Finnerty.

Newstalk’s Off The Ball have live radio coverage of Tyrone and Mayo with Dave McIntyre commentating alongside Anthony Moyles and Danny Hughes while Mossy Quinn is the sideline reporter. RTÉ Radio 1′s Saturday Sport will have the live coverage of Dublin against Donegal.

Check out Midwest Radio and Ocean FM for live radio commentary of the games.

Sunday

There’s live coverage on The Sunday Game of the clash of Kilkenny and Waterford in the All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final with throw-in at 3.30pm. Michael Lyster presents coverage of the game on RTÉ One from 2.45pm and he also presents the highlights show that night on RTÉ One which commences at 9.30pm.

Sky Sports also have live coverage as do RTÉ Radio One, while Seamus Hickey and Daithi Regan are the pundits of choice for Newstalk. For local radio coverage check out WLR and KCLR.

The All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final between Limerick and Dublin will be broadcast on TG4, starting at 1pm. Micheál Ó Domhnaill is the presenter with commentary from Brian Tyers and Donal O’Grady.

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