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5 Super 8 games and 4 provincial hurling ties - Sky announce 2018 GAA coverage

The coverage begins on 2 June with Wexford’s clash against Galway.

SKY SPORTS HAVE confirmed their live TV schedule for the 2018 GAA championship season, including the 14 exclusive games they’ll broadcast this summer.

Jim McGuinness Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The Sky Sports package features five of the 12 Super 8 football games, while they’ll air three round-robin hurling ties in Leinster and one in Munster.

It means Sky won’t be televising any provincial football this summer, although they will air five football qualifier games.

Dublin’s Leinster SFC opener against Offaly or Wicklow on 27 May will not be televised. It will be the first time the Sky Blues play a championship game without live TV coverage since they faced Longford back in 2006.

Only seven of 29 provincial football games will be broadcast live this summer, with RTÉ showing them all.

The Sky Sports pundits include Peter Canavan, James Horan, Jim McGuinness, Senan Connell, Jamesie O’Connor, JJ Delaney and Ollie Canning. New addition Michael Fennelly joins Nicky English, Dick Clerkin and Paul Earley on co-commentary duty.

Aidan Nolan with Johnny Coen and Adrian Touhey Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Here’s the full list of matches Sky Sports will cover:

Sky Sports 2018 GAA Championship Schedule

Exclusive to Sky

Saturday, 2 June
Leinster SHC: Wexford v Galway, 5pm
Munster SHC: Cork v Limerick, 7pm

Saturday, 9 June
Leinster SHC: Kilkenny v Wexford, 7pm
Leinster SHC: Galway v Dublin, 7pm

Saturday, 23 June
All-Ireland SFC qualifier round 2, 5pm

Saturday, 30 June
All-Ireland SFC qualifier round 3, 5pm
All-Ireland SFC qualifier round 3, 7pm

Saturday, 7 July
All-Ireland SFC qualifier round 4, 5pm
All-Ireland SFC qualifier round 4, 7pm

Saturday, 14 July
All-Ireland SFC Super 8s round 1, 5pm

Saturday, 21 July
All-Ireland SFC Super 8s round 2, 5pm
All-Ireland SFC Super 8s round 2, 7pm

Saturday, 4 August
All-Ireland SFC Super 8s round 3, 7pm
All-Ireland SFC Super 8s round 3, 7pm

Non-Exclusive 

Saturday, 28 July
All-Ireland SHC semi-final, 5pm

Sunday, 29 July
All-Ireland SHC semi-final, 3.30pm

Saturday, 11 August
All-Ireland SFC semi-final, 5pm

Sunday, 12 August
All-Ireland SFC semi-final, 3.30pm

Sunday, 19 August
All-Ireland SHC final, 3.30pm

Sunday, 2 September
All-Ireland SHC final, 3.30pm

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