RTÉ Sport today unveiled details of their comprehensive GAA Hurling and Football Championship coverage for the forthcoming campaign.
With extensive coverage across RTÉ Television, RTÉ Radio and RTÉ.ie, fans around the country will be guaranteed quality GAA coverage throughout the Championship, without paying a penny.
RTÉ made European history in August 1926 when it broadcast the first ever coverage of a field game in Europe – the All-Ireland Hurling semi-final between Kilkenny and Galway. RTÉ have been constantly pushing the boundaries, increasing, innovating and improving its GAA coverage ever since.
This year will be no different, as RTÉ's unrivalled and already comprehensive GAA coverage will be further strengthened by the arrival of two brand new programmes, two All-Ireland winning panellists, as well as increased coverage and choice on RTÉ.ie.
Ireland's Premier GAA television programme, The Sunday Game, returns for another action-packed season featuring over 50 games exclusively live and extensive highlights of every other game in the Championship.
Nine times All Star winner and Kilkenny hurling legend DJ Carey, and twice All-Ireland winning captain and former Clare Senior Hurling manager Anthony Daly, will join The Sunday Game's unrivalled team of panellists, which includes Colm O'Rourke, Joe Brolly, Cyril Farrell and Tomás Mulcahy.
There will also be a new Sunday night interactive programme on RTÉ Radio 1 and a brand new mid-week GAA magazine television programme.
Online fans will also be well catered for as RTÉ.ie will make live audio streaming of RTÉ Radio commentary available worldwide.
For the first time ever, RTÉ.ie will provide simultaneous live video streaming of the The Sunday Game Live and The Sunday Game highlights programme throughout the island of Ireland.
Fans will also have the chance to get involved online, with access to a fans' forum, picture galleries and a variety of interactive opportunities including webchats, polls and competitions. There will also be regular expert opinion from members of The Sunday Game team.
All the action gets under way on Friday, 11 May at 8.00pm on RTÉ Radio 1 with the first of Brian Carthy's Championship programmes.
RTÉ Two television's coverage kicks off at 1.15pm on Sunday, 13 May with the clash of Longford against Westmeath in the Leinster Senior Football Championship followed by Cavan's meeting with Down in the Ulster Senior Football Championship.
Jimmy Magee will also be back in the seat that afternoon for Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1.