McGeeney's pundit debut and 3 live senior provincial finals - this weekend's GAA TV and radio coverage

There’s plenty to get stuck into.

Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly and Westmeath's James Dolan will be in opposition on Sunday
Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly and Westmeath's James Dolan will be in opposition on Sunday
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IT’S A HECTIC weekend of GAA action around the country, and here’s the fix of TV and radio coverage for you feast on.


RTÉ 2′s GAA magazine show Thank GAA It’s Friday is on at 8.30pm with Westmeath’s Kieran Martin set for the task of trying to stop the Dubs while ex-players Cian Ward, Denis Glennon and Anthony Masterson remember the days when weaker teams had no fear in front of the Hill.

There’s a look back at Tyrone’s 1989 Ulster final success with Eugene McKenna, Damien O’Hagan and John Lynch. Clare’s highly-rated coach and Dublin native Mick Bohan looks ahead to their qualifier game while Liam McHale previews Roscommon’s Connacht final replay.

TG4′s Seo Spóirt programme broadcasts at 8.30pm with presenter Dara Ó Cinnéide joined by guests Mark Harte, David Henry and Seán Bán Breathnach.

Reporter Gemma Ní Chionnaith catches up with Tyrone manager Mickey Harte before the Ulster final.


All-Ireland senior football qualifiers

Sligo v Clare, Markievicz Park, 2pm

Live radio commentary here from RTÉ Radio 1. Martin Kiely and Martin McHugh will be on duty. Check out Ocean FM and Clare FM for the local views.

Longford v Cork, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 3pm

Newstalk have the live national commentary of this game with Oisin Langan joined by Mossy Quinn, Anthony Moyles and Billy Joe Padden. Local radio commentary from C103 and Shannonside Northern Sound.

Cavan v Derry, Kingpsan Breffni Park, 3.30pm

Updates here on RTÉ Radio One’s Saturday Sport of the all-Ulster clash.

Mayo v Kildare, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, 7pm

There’s live coverage of this game on Sky Sports 5 with presenters Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney joined from 6.30pm by Senan Connell, Peter Canavan and James Horan.

RTÉ Radio also have live commentary of this game with local radio commentary here from MidWest Radio and KFM.


Ulster senior football final
Donegal v Tyrone, Clones, 2pm

Live coverage here on The Sunday Game on RTÉ One with presenter Michael Lyster joined by analysts Colm O’Rourke, Jarlath Burns and Pat Spillane. There’s also coverage on BBC Two Northern Ireland and RTÉ Radio One.

Connacht senior football final replay
Galway v Roscommon, Castlebar, 3.30pm

Newstalk have live commentary of this match with Dave McIntyre to be joined by James Horan and Michael Meehan.

There’s no live TV coverage but the game is being streamed online on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ Player, while it will also be available on GAAGo.

Leinster senior football final
Dublin v Westmeath, Croke Park, 4pm

This game is the second part of The Sunday Game double-bill on RTÉ One.

Kieran McGeeney makes his punditry debut for Newstalk as he joins Billy Joe Padden with commentator Oisin Langan. FM104 and Midlands 103 will provide the local commentary.

The Sunday Game Highlights

Des Cahill is joined at 9.30pm on RTÉ 2 by Aaron Kernan, Dessie Dolan and Tomás Ó Sé to reflect on the entire weekend’s Gaelic football action.

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