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RTE Sport to broadcast 31 live matches as part of extensive coverage of the 2012 GAA Championship

Updated: Monday, 14 May 2012 10:32 | Comments

There will be 31 live TV games with a record 13 matches in HD Martin McHugh, Michael Lyster, Ger Loughnane and Donal O'Grady in The Sunday Game studio Con Murphy, Jacqui Hurley and Brian Carthy will provide coverage on RTÉ Radio 1
There will be 31 live TV games with a record 13 matches in HD Martin McHugh, Michael Lyster, Ger Loughnane and Donal O'Grady in The Sunday Game studio Con Murphy, Jacqui Hurley and Brian Carthy will provide coverage on RTÉ Radio 1

RTÉ Sport have unveiled extensive 2012 GAA Championship coverage across RTÉ Television, RTÉ Radio and RTÉ.ie.

This year RTÉ’s unrivalled and top quality GAA coverage will be further strengthened by the broadcast of 13 games in high definition (HD) and the arrival of new signings Eddie Brennan and Martin McHugh to The Sunday Game panel along with the welcome return of analysts Ger Loughnane and Donal O’Grady.

This season will also see Marty Morrissey present a new GAA discussion show, Championship Matters on Thursday evenings.

RTÉ Television will broadcast a comprehensive package of 31 live games, including a record 13 matches in high definition on RTÉ Two HD, across this summer's GAA Championships including both the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championship finals, all of the semi-finals, and four of this year's quarter-finals. 

The Sunday Game is back on 20 May, with live coverage of the Connacht SFC clash between Roscommon and Galway. 

The programme will also feature highlights of over 90 matches as well as two live audience shows in September.

RTE RADIO

RTÉ Radio 1 will once again bring Gaelic Games fans the very best action in hurling and football all the way from May to September.

Radio 1 will have exclusive national coverage of the top match on Saturday Sport and Sunday Sport. 

In addition to all the live action, Brian Carthy's magazine programme, The Championship, will return on Friday nights in June and our reaction programme, Take Your Point, will also be back on Sunday evenings.

RTE ONLINE

RTÉ.ie’s GAA section – www.rte.ie/gaa - will once again be the repository for RTÉ’s entire GAA output. All of RTÉ Television’s matches will be streamed simultaneously live for users in Ireland, while RTÉ Radio commentaries will be available worldwide.

GAA fans in Ireland will also be able to catch up on any matches they missed with full-match replays available on-demand via rte.ie/gaa or RTÉ Player.

There will be live text commentaries each weekend.

Users can submit their views on the action as it unfolds, or on the range of news, previews and match reports that will be available on rte.ie/gaa. The RTÉ GAA Twitter account will enable fans to interact with RTÉ’s range of output using the hashtag #rtegaa.

GAA fans on the move can follow all text updates via the RTÉ GAA app, the RTÉ News Now app and via the RTÉ mobile site (m.rte.ie/sport/gaa).  

Speaking at the coverage launch in the RTÉ studios, Group Head of Sport, Ryle Nugent said: "Gaelic Games are the integral part of RTÉ Sport’s output and our extensive coverage of this season’s Championship is pivotal in what is set to be an unbeatable of summer of sport on RTÉ. As the only Irish broadcaster to offer our national games in high definition, our continued investment in the superb picture and sound quality offered by our HD coverage puts sports fans right at the heart of the action."

RTÉ TELEVISION LIVE GAA CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL & HURLING FIXTURES 2012

20 May

Roscommon v Galway - Football

27 May Tipperary v Kerry - Football

Tipperary v Limerick - Hurling

2 June

Offaly v Wexford - Hurling

3 June

Longford / Laois v Wexford - Football

9 June
Roscommon / Galway v Sligo - Football
(Deferred)

10 June

Tipperary/ Kerry v Cork - Football

Armagh v Tyrone - Football

16 June

Derry v Cavan / Donegal - Football

17 June

Galway / Westmeath / Antrim v Offaly / Wexford - Hurling

Clare v Waterford - Hurling

23 June

Carlow / Laois / Dublin v Kilkenny - Hurling

24 June

Fermanagh / Down v Monaghan / Antrim - Football

Tipperary / Limerick v Cork - Hurling

30 June

Armagh / Tyrone v Derry / Cavan / Donegal - Football

1 July

Meath / Wicklow / Carlow v Offaly / Kildare - Football

7 July

All Ireland Qualifier - Hurling

8 July

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Final Hurling - (HD)

14 July

All-Ireland Qualifier - Football

15 July

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final (HD)

22 July

Lenister Senior Football Championship Final (HD)

28/29 July

All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Q-Finals (HD)

4/5/6 Aug

All Ireland Senior Football Championship Finals (HD)

12 Aug

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final

All Ireland Senior Hurling championship Semi-Final (HD)

19 Aug

All Ireland Minor Hurling championship Semi-Final

All Ireland Senior Hurling championship Semi-Final (HD)

26 Aug

All Ireland Minor Football Championship Semi-Final

All Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final (HD)

2 Sept

All Ireland Minor Football Championship Semi-Final

All Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final (HD)

9 Sept

All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final (HD)

23 Sept

All Ireland Senior Football Championship Final (HD)

Two further HD matches will be confirmed as the season progresses

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