RTÉ is set to kick off its comprehensive coverage of the GAA championship for 2023, featuring an exciting lineup of 31 live games on television and the RTÉ Player, along with highlights, the Joe McDonagh Cup final, and the Tailteann Cup semi-finals and final. This season marks a milestone as individual match highlights will be available on the RTÉ website and social media platforms.
The renowned Sunday Game Live, presented by Joanne Cantwell, will continue to bring viewers the live action. Joining the lineup is a new Saturday evening highlights show, The Saturday Game, hosted by Damian Lawlor. Additionally, RTÉ’s commitment to camogie coverage has expanded, with 11 live matches televised this year.
A noteworthy development in RTÉ’s coverage is the inclusion of Irish language commentary on selected games, with full Irish language presentation and panellists for both the hurling and football All-Ireland finals—a first in GAA broadcasting history. The RTÉ News channel and RTÉ Player will carry these special broadcasts.
In addition to RTÉ’s television coverage, GAAGO has secured exclusive rights to 38 All-Ireland championship games in 2023. Football, hurling, and Tailteann Cup matches will be available for streaming on GAAGO.
The highly anticipated GAA championship coverage is set to commence with a thrilling match between New York and Leitrim, broadcasting live from the Bronx. This exciting clash marks the beginning of GAAGO’s extensive coverage of the championship, bringing the action straight to viewers’ screens.
With more than 30 games receiving TV-level outside broadcast treatment, viewers can expect live graphics, commentary, match analysis, multi-camera setups, and replays. Expert analysis teams led by Gráinne McElwain will include renowned analysts such as Michael Murphy, Marc Ó Sé, Paddy Andrews, Seamus Hickey, Tommy Walsh, Eoin Cadogan, and others yet to be announced.
The GAA championship coverage extends to RTÉ Radio 1, offering comprehensive coverage of the hurling and football championships to listeners at home and abroad. The Saturday Sport program will be extended to cover evening games, while Sunday Sport will provide commentary and analysis throughout the season. The Championship, presented by Damian Lawlor, will air on Radio 1 every Friday evening and be available as a podcast.
Renowned commentators including Pauric Lodge, Darragh Maloney, Marty Morrissey, Ger Canning, Adrian Eames, and John Kenny will provide match commentary, joined by a panel of top analysts across all RTÉ platforms. Additionally, RTÉ 2FM’s Game On will continue weekdays with the latest Championship reaction and analysis.
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta holds the Irish-language rights to all GAA championship matches and will offer live commentary, reporting, post-match interviews, and analysis on its weekend sports shows. The lineup of analysts includes Dara Ó Cinnéide, Lorcán Ó Máirtín, Coman Goggins, Máire Ní Bhraonáin, Tomás Ó Flatharta, Gary Brennan, Stephen Joyce, Charlie Vernon, Michael Rice, Joe Connolly, Cathal Moore, Pat Fleury, and Claire O’Connor.
Jim Jennings, RTÉ’s director of content, expressed delight in launching the most comprehensive GAA championship coverage to date, guaranteeing quality free-to-air coverage for audiences in Ireland throughout the year. The GAA championship holds a significant place in the hearts of people across the country, and RTÉ aims to deliver enhanced programming, expert analysis, and an unforgettable summer of Gaelic games.
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