The changes in the GAA’s championship structure have allowed RTÉ to take the opportunity to significantly increase the number of Irish-language commentary matches provided for the 2018 GAA championship.

Commentary options in both Irish and English will be provided from the Super 8 and quarter-final stage onwards, starting this weekend with:

Clare v Wexford: All-Ireland hurling quarter-final, Saturday, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, (3pm) live on RTÉ One

Dublin v Donegal: Super 8, Saturday, Croke Park (7pm), live on RTÉ2

Kilkenny v Limerick: All-Ireland hurling quarter-final, Sunday, Semple Stadium (2pm), live on RTÉ One

Kerry v Galway: Super 8, Sunday, Croke Park (4pm), live on RTÉ One

All the above games are also live on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

In total, 13 matches will be provided with dual-language commentary, in comparison to the 10 matches broadcast last year.

The dual-language commentary will be available on Saorview, Sky, eir and Virgin. Details on how to access the Irish-language commentary service are outlined below.

How to access Irish language commentary:


Select Language- Irish- OK.


Help – Switch Audio Description OFF

On the remote press Services – System Setup [or Options] - Language&Subtitles [or Accessibility] – Favorite Language (select Irish) – Save New Settings.

Return to Help and Switch Audio Description ON.


Select Menu – Settings - OK

Select Display Format - Default Audio Track - Irish


Select OK  →  Subtitles & A/V  →  Audio  →  GLE-Stereo