The best championship games that RTÉ won't broadcast this summer 1 year ago

The best championship games that RTÉ won't broadcast this summer

The games that many will miss out on.

This year's Championship, in both hurling and football, will be an absolute belter. There are more games taking place than in any championship previous.

The only problem is that the GAA agreed on their television plans for the year before they agreed on the championship re-structure, and by proceeding without altering those plans, that means a host of these games won't make it to television.

And if you're hoping to catch up with them on The Sunday Game, you probably won't be getting as much in that line either due to the sheer volume of games taking place on different weekends and the time pressures that will consequently exist for that programme.

How about some midweek highlight shows?

On Friday afternoon, RTÉ announced the 31 live games they will show during the 2018 Championship. 14 other games will be televised on Sky Sports.

As it turns out, the Munster hurling championship is RTÉ's baby. Seven of these games will be televised in comparison to three in Leinster.

Meanwhile in the football, two games in Connacht, Ulster and Leinster will be shown while the Munster final will be the only one to make it to screen.

Here are the games that won't be shown on RTÉ.

Some of these games will be broadcast on Sky Sports*.

Sunday May 13

Donegal V Cavan, Ulster SFC

Sunday May 20

Tyrone V Monaghan, Ulster SFC

Sunday May 27

Clare V Waterford, Munster SHC

Sunday June 3

Wexford V Galway, Leinster SHC

Cork V Limerick, Munster SHC

Saturday June 9

Kilkenny V Wexford, Leinster SHC


Galway V Dublin, Leinster SHC

Sunday June 10

One of Limerick V Waterford or Tipperary V Clare, Munster SHC won't be shown.

Sunday June 16

One of Clare V Limerick or Waterford V Cork, Munster SHC won't be shown.

Sunday July 15

RTÉ will show three games this weekend which are not yet confirmed.

Two All-Ireland hurling quarter finals and four Super 8s All-Ireland football phase one quarter-finals take place this weekend.

Sunday July 22

Two of four Super 8s All-Ireland Football phase two quarter finals.

Sat 4/Sun 5/Mon 6 August

Three out of four Super 8s Quarter finals.

RTÉ will show all of the hurling and football semi-finals and finals.