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TV3 announces live GAA fixtures for 2012 and start off with champion Dubs

The All-Ireland winners will be first up against Louth or Westmeath while more juicy fixtures await in Munster, Ulster and Connacht.

Paul Flynn and his Dublin teammates will be looking to hold on to Sam Maguire.
Paul Flynn and his Dublin teammates will be looking to hold on to Sam Maguire.
Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

DUBLIN WILL BEGIN their defence of their All-Ireland title on Sunday, 3 June and TV3′s cameras will be there to follow the live action.

The station announced details of its GAA coverage on Thursday afternoon and will feature three provincial finals in July.

Dublin will hope to retain the Sam Maguire when they face Louth or Westmeath at Croke Park in the first of the station’s live championship matches.

Matt Cooper will once again present the action at nine championship matches, while TV3 will also cover two All-Ireland Minor Finals in September.

Extra build-up

A new-look GAA show will broadcast on the station, and 3e, throughout the championship while Ireland AM will begin the build up to the weekends’ matches on Friday mornings.

An analysis, highlights and opinion section is slated for the show on Monday mornings.

The station’s sports editor, Kieran Holden said all involved were ‘excited to be heading into our fifth year as GAA broadcaster’. He added:

The summer promises to throw up plenty of excitement, surprises and debate. We will be showcasing our matches from all around the country and will be giving our viewers front row seats.


3 June – Dublin v Louth/Westmeath LSFC Q/F
1 July – Dublin/Louth/Westmeath v Wexford/Longford/Laois LSFC S/F
8 July – Munster Football Final MSFC
7 July – Hurling Phase 2 Qualifier (Possible)
14 July – Hurling Phase 3 / Football Round 2 Qualifier (Possible)
15 July – Connacht Football Final CSFC
21 July – Football Round 3 Qualifier (Possible)
22 July – Ulster Football Final USFC
28 July – All Ireland Football Round 4 Qualifier
29 July – All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final TBC
4 August – All Ireland Football Quarter Final TBC
9 September – Minor Hurling Final MHC
23 September – Minor Football Final MFC

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