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Here's your GAA coverage on TV and Radio this week

There’s plenty to watch on the box and listen to on the airwaves this week.

Meath manager Mick O'Dowd with Wexford footballer Redmond Barry.
Meath manager Mick O'Dowd with Wexford footballer Redmond Barry.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

IT’S ANOTHER BUSY weekend of GAA action with provincial final places up for grabs in Leinster hurling, Ulster football, Leinster football and Connacht football.

There’s also All-Ireland qualifier action in football and hurling.

Here’s a breakdown of the games that are being broadcast live on television and radio over the weekend.


Ulster SFC semi-final: Monaghan v Cavan, Clones, 7pm

Live TV coverage on The Saturday Game Live on RTÉ 2. Michael Lyster presents coverage from 6.50pm with commentary from Marty Morrissey and Martin Carney.

Leinster SHC semi-final replay: Kilkenny v Dublin, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 7pm

Live coverage on from 7pm with commentary from Ger Canning.


Leinster SFC semi-finals
Meath v Wexford, Croke Park, 2pm
Dublin v Kildare, Croke Park, 4pm

Live TV coverage on The Sunday Game from 1.30pm of both games. Michael Lyster presents the coverage and is joined by Pat Spillane and Joe Brolly for analysis. Commentary from Ger Canning and Kevin McStay for the game between Meath and Wexford while there’s commmentary from Marty Morrissey and Martin Carney for the clash of Dublin and Kildare.

Sunday Sport on RTE Radio 1 will be broadcasting live radio coverage of the Dublin and Kildare game with Pauric Lodge in the commentary position while Newstalk will have live coverage of the clash between Meath and Wexford.

The Sunday Game that night is presented by Des Cahill and starts at the earlier time of 8.30pm. It will be the longest highlights programme in the history of The Sunday Game with over two hours of action scheduled to be broadcast.

Kildare’s John Doyle and Jack McCaffrey of Dublin
Pic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

And here’s the GAA preview programmes that are on this week.

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Thursday, RTE Two, 7pm

Presenter Marty Morrissey will be joined in studio by Down’s Conor Deegan, Dublin’s Collie Moran and Sports Journalist of the Year Ewan McKenna.

Michael Foley of The Sunday Times explains why he doesn’t think the Dubs should be allowed to play all of their Leinster football championship games in Croke Park.

And finally Louth footballer Shane Lennon takes the Hot Seat quiz.

The GAA Show

Friday, 3E, 6.30pm and Saturday, TV3, 8.30am

The focus this week is on the Leinster football semi finals as the Dubs take on Kildare and Meath face Wexford.

In the Video Vault the show looks back at a famous Wexford comeback against the Royals as they get set to go into battle once again.

There is a reflection on last week’s games in Championship Rewind and some of the more quirky moments are picked out in 3 View.

Championship Sunday

Sunday, Today FM, 9am

Presenter Paul Collins is joined by the Chairman of the Football Development Committee Eugene McGee.

There’s a look ahead to the Leinster senior football semi-finals.

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