It's a bumper hurling weekend - Here's all the TV and radio coverage

There’s plenty to get stuck into this weekend.

Barry Coughlan, Richie Hogan, Seamus Callanan and Joe Canning are key players this weekend.
Barry Coughlan, Richie Hogan, Seamus Callanan and Joe Canning are key players this weekend.

IT’S A MASSIVE weekend of hurling action, particularly for those with an interest in Kilkenny, Waterford, Tipperary and Galway.

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



RTÉ 1′s GAA magazine show Thank GAA It’s Friday returns at 8.30pm with Eoin Kelly – the Tipperary hurling legend from Mullinahone, historically a football hotbed – gauging the mood as the county chases an All-Ireland senior double.

The shows also takes a look at the first ever All-Ireland hurling final of 1887, visiting Meelick who represented Galway on that occasion against Tipperary. Historian Christy Kearns talks through the events while Galway hurling legends Brendan Lynskey and Sean Silke talk about representing Meelick and the important place the club has in GAA history.

There’s a piece with three-time All-Ireland winning manager Cyril Farrell at Jim Bolger’s annual Hurling For Cancer match, Cork’s Aoife Murray and Galway’s Susan Earner have been preparing for All-Ireland semi-finals by partaking in the All-Ireland Poc Fada in the Cooley Mountains.

On TG4′s Seo Spóirt on TG4 at 8.30pm, presenter Dara Ó Cinnéide will be joined by his guests Michael Rice, Joe Connolly and Diarmuid Lyng. There’s also interviews with Brendan Maher, Ollie Canning and Ger Loughnane.


The All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final replay between Kilkenny and Waterford throws in at 6.45pm with coverage starting at 6.35pm on RTÉ One. Presenter Michael Lyster is joined by Ger Loughnane, Eddie Brennan and Ken McGrath. Donal O’Grady is on pitchside, Marty Morrissey and Brendan Cummins provide the commentary.

There’s live commentary on RTÉ Radio One from Pauric Lodge and Tomas Mulcahy with a panel of Liam Sheedy and Anthony Cunningham. Local radio commentary will come from KCLR and WLR.

There’s also live coverage of the All-Ireland senior camogie semi-finals on RTÉ One. Presenter Michael Lyster is joined by analysts Anna Geary and Jill Horan. First up is Galway v Kilkenny (throw-in 2pm) followed by Cork v Wexford (throw-in 3.45pm).

There’s also a double-header of ladies football action live on TG4 from Pearse Park with Mayo facing Westmeath at 3.15pm and Dublin meeting Donegal at 5pm. Grainne McElwain presents with commentary from Mac Dara MacDonncha and Brian Tyers.


There’s live coverage on The Sunday Game of the clash of Tipperary and Galway 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’ll be joined by Cyril Farrell, Liam Sheedy and Henry Shefflin.

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Lyster will also present the highlights show that night with analysis from Eddie Brennan and Ger Loughnane on RTÉ One which commences at 9.30pm.

On RTÉ Radio One, Marty Morrissey and Anthony Daly are providing commentary, while Michael Kavanagh and Tom Dempsey are on the panel. There’s also live coverage on Sky Sports 3 while for local radio coverage check out Galway Bay FM and Tipp FM.

The All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway 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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