This weekend marks the beginning of extensive free-to-air coverage of the championship season by RTE Sport with multi-platform coverage of all codes until the finals in July.

The Sunday Game Live and The Sunday Game return this Sunday as the Munster Hurling Championship takes centre-stage with a live double header. Joanne Cantwell will be joined on The Sunday Game Live by Anthony Daly, Donal Óg Cusack and Shane Dowling for Waterford v Tipperary from Walsh Park (throw-in 2pm) followed by Cork v Limerick from Páirc Uí Chaoimh (throw-in 4pm).

Des Cahill is once again in The Sunday Game hotseat on Sunday evening alongside Colm O'Rourke, Derek McGrath, Liam Sheedy and Sean Cavanagh for highlights and analysis of the opening weekend in the hurling and football Championships.

As well as the 31 games, RTÉ will also show the semi-finals from the Tailteann Cup and the finals of both the Tailteann Cup and Joe McDonagh Cup competitions.

Saturday Sport and Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 will have coverage from every GAA Championship match in Football and Hurling. Commentary teams, reporters and presentation teams will bring all the action from every Championship venue as counties go in search of the Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy.

Over 100 matches will be covered in 14 weeks on RTÉ Radio 1, not to mention leading coverage of the Ladies Football and Camogie Championships.

Saturday Sport and Sunday Sport GAA Championship Coverage will take centre stage in the RTÉ Radio 1 schedule. The action begins this weekend on Saturday Sport as they cover three games in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.

Wexford will meet Galway, Westmeath and Kilkenny will be in Mullingar and Dublin welcome Laois to Parnell Park. The Ulster Football Championship preliminary round between Fermanagh and Tyrone will also feature. Sunday Sport will also run right through the season.

GAAGO will again stream the best of Championship 2022 in both codes to GAA fans outside of Ireland. Every game being broadcast on domestic TV will be available for international viewing, plus The Sunday Game Highlights show and selected underage action. GAAGO will also stream the Connacht Championship game between New York and Sligo on Easter Sunday to fans in Ireland and worldwide.

You can also follow all the games on the RTÉ Sport website and RTÉ News app with live blogs, match reports and reaction. As well as expert analysis from columnists Jason Ryan and Shane Dowling, there will be features and interviews, plus twice-weekly podcasts featuring some of our leading pundits.

RTÉ's live coverage starts this weekend

RTÉ will once again be providing Irish language commentary in this year's Championship starting with the Leinster Football final on May 28. A total of 16 matches will be offered with Irish language commentary including provincial finals, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals in hurling and football as well as commentary on the senior camogie final.

Looking ahead to the start of the GAA championship this weekend, Declan McBennett, RTÉ's Group Head of Sport, said: "The championship is and always will be central to our summers. Formats and calendars may change but the sense of anticipation is never diminished.

"RTÉ Sport across digital, radio and television will again be at the heart of the action, and we look forward to moments that will enthral and skills that will illuminate the summer."

The Sunday Game Live and The Saturday Game Live


Week 1: April 17

Waterford v Tipperary 2pm

Cork v Limerick 4pm

Week 2: April 24

Tipperary v Clare 2pm

Mayo v Galway 4pm

Week 3: May 1

Galway v Kilkenny 2pm

Derry v Tyrone/Fermanagh 4pm

Week 4: May 8

Limerick V Tipperary 2pm

Ulster SFC 4pm

Week 5: May 15

Waterford v Cork 2pm

Clare v Limerick 4pm

Week 6: May 22

Matches to be confirmed in hurling

Week 7: May 28

Munster Football final 3pm

Leinster Football final 5pm

Week 7: May 29

Connacht Football final 1.45pm

Ulster Football final 4pm

Week 8: June 4

Joe McDonagh Cup final 4.45pm

Leinster Hurling final 7pm

Week 8: June 5

Football qualifier 2pm

Munster Hurling final 4pm

Week 9: June 12

Football qualifier 2pm

Football qualifier 4pm

Week 10: June 18

Hurling quarter-final - Time TBC

Hurling quarter-final - Time TBC

Week 10: June 19

Tailteann semi-final 2pm

Tailteann semi-final 4pm

Week 11: June 26

Football quarter-final 2pm

Football quarter-final 4pm

Week 12: July 2

Hurling semi-final 5pm

Week 12: July 3

Hurling semi-final 3.30pm

Week 13: July 9

Tailteann final 3.45pm

Football semi-final 6pm

Week 13: July 10

Football semi-final 3.30pm

Week 14: July 17

Hurling final 3.30pm

Week 15: July 24

Football final 3.30pm