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RTÉ confirm they will televise both Super 8 games and Galway-Clare replay next Sunday

The All-Ireland U21 hurling semi-final between Galway and Tipperary has been moved to Wednesday 8 August.

Updated Jul 30th 2018, 1:49 PM

RTÉ HAVE CONFIRMED that they will televise all three GAA senior championship showdowns that are down for decision next Sunday afternoon.

pjimage (2) Big weekend ahead for Galway, Clare, Donegal and Tyrone. Source: INPHO

Saturday’s draw between the Galway and Clare hurlers has had the knock-on effect of a hectic fixture schedule next Sunday.

The situation represented a headache for RTÉ in terms of coverage as they had the rights to screen the hurling replay in Thurles at 2pm along with both Super 8 games in Ballybofey and Croke Park, that had throw-in times of 3.30pm.

The end of the hurling match is  likely to overlap with the start of the football ties and extra-time in the match in Semple Stadium would complicate matters further.

As a result RTÉ have opted to screen the Dublin against Roscommon match – which is a dead rubber – on their News Now channel while Galway against Clare will be broadcast on RTÉ 2 and Donegal will face Tyrone in a match televised on RTÉ 1.

The All-Ireland hurling semi-final replay will determine who faces Limerick in the decider on 19 August while Donegal or Tyrone will advance to the All-Ireland semi-finals alongside Dublin.

A view of Temple Stadium Semple Stadium will host the replay between Galway and Clare. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

The GAA have also announced today that the U21 hurling showdown between Galway and Tipperary has been moved to Wednesday week.

With U21 duo Sean Loftus and Brian Concannon both part of the Galway senior setup, their Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 semi-final against Tipperary has as expected been shifted to Wednesday 8 August.

It has been switched from the original venue of Cusack Park in Ennis to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick, due to the latter stadium having floodlights and the game will begin at 7.30pm.

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A view of the Gaelic Grounds The Gaelic Grounds will host the U21 clash between Tipperary and Galway. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

The other semi-final goes ahead as planned on Saturday between Cork and Wexford in Nowlan Park, while a hectic August Bank Holiday weekend also features an EirGrid All-Ireland U20 football final and a couple of other Super 8 fixtures on Saturday.

Saturday 4 August

All-Ireland SFC Super 8s

Kerry v Kildare, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, 6pm, (Sky Sports)
Galway v Monaghan, Pearse Stadium, Salthill, 6pm, (Sky Sports)

Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21HC semi-final
Cork v Wexford, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, 4pm, (TG4)

Sunday 5 August

All-Ireland SHC semi-final replay
Galway v Clare, Semple Stadium, 2pm, (RTÉ and Sky Sports)

All-Ireland SFC Super 8s
Dublin v Roscommon, Croke Park, 3.30pm, (RTÉ)
Donegal v Tyrone, Ballybofey, 3.30pm, (RTÉ)

EirGrid All-Ireland U20FC final
Mayo v Kildare, Croke Park, 1.15pm, (TG4)

Wednesday 8 August

Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21HC semi-final
Galway v Tipperary, Gaelic Grounds, 7.30pm, (TG4)

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