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RTÉ Radio secures rights for live coverage of Lions tour

Updated: Wednesday, 29 May 2013 17:57 | Comments

The distinctive tones of Michael Corcoran will be heard on RTÉ Radio's comprehensive coverage
The distinctive tones of Michael Corcoran will be heard on RTÉ Radio's comprehensive coverage

RTÉ Sport will broadcast full live and exclusive radio commentary on all 10 of the British and Irish Lions on the tour of Hong Kong and Australia.

Michael Corcoran will be joined by Donal Lenihan, and former Australian rugby players and experts as co-commentators for the games.

The first match against the Barbarians in Hong Kong and the three Test matches will all be broadcast live on Saturdays on RTÉ 2fm.

The six other games on Saturdays and midweek will be broadcast in full on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra which is available on LW, RTÉ Radio Player, RTÉ.ie, UPC Channel 940 and on Saorview, again with analysis from RTÉ’s regular analysts and regular live updates into our programming on RTÉ 2fm and RTÉ Radio 1 where appropriate. 

RTÉ Radio will bring you news and views from the tour on our regular sports programmes and bulletins seven days a week, Game On (Monday to Friday on RTÉ 2fm), Saturday Sport and Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 and inserts into our sports bulletins on Morning Ireland, Drivetime and throughout the day.

RTÉ Sport’s coverage of the British and Irish Lions Tour will be brought to you in association with Sony Xperia™ Z smartphone and Sony Xperia™ Tablet Z. 

Speaking after the annoincement, Head of RTÉ Sport, Ryle Nugent said; "RTÉ Sport is delighted to be able to offer rugby fans the opportunity to hear live coverage of the Lions games in the coming weeks.

"With Michael Corcoran and Donal Lenihan in Australia we will bring the listener right to the heart of the action for every match and up to date with all the news, views and analysis across all our radio platforms. With so many Irish players involved in the Lions squad it promises to be a tour to remember."

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