Great news for GAA fans as even more games will now be televised 2 years ago

Great news for GAA fans as even more games will now be televised

Good news if you don't fancy attending a game on a wet and dreary February evening.

It has just been announced that there will be an increase in coverage of both Allianz Football and Hurling league matches over the coming months.

Fans starved of competitive intercounty action will be eagerly awaiting the start of the national league with football getting underway on February 4th and hurling commencing on February 12th.

Eir Sport have just announced details of their coverage which includes the broadcasting of more games than ever before.

Twenty-three matches will be broadcast which is an increase from 17 matches last year.

In total, 22 counties will feature across 23 matches and this includes a repeat of last year's All-Ireland Final, with Dublin's clash with Mayo will be broadcast on eir Sport 2 HD on March 4th.

Another new feature of the coverage is that three games will be broadcast simultaneously on each eir Sport platform. This gets underway on Saturday, February 4th with the first of five triple headers - Mayo v Monaghan, Laois v Louth and Down v Fermanagh all live from 7pm.

This is the first time an Irish station has broadcast three live games at the same time.

These games will be broadcast on eir Sport 1, eir sport 2 HD and a separate game on eir Sport 2 SD.

Glen Killane, managing director of eir TV and Sport said:

"We have worked hard to develop our offering and make broadcasting history by showing three live games simultaneously for the first time.

“Broadcasting a total of five live triple headers is testament to our commitment to bringing the very best content and choice to our customers and GAA fans across Ireland with more counties featured as part of our coverage than ever before.

This will come as good news to GAA fans who now even have more football and hurling action to whet their appetite over the coming weeks and months.

Below is the full list of televised fixtures

Date

Time

Game

Satellite Channel

04/02

19.00

Mayo v Monaghan (F)

eir Sport 2 HD

04/02

19.00

Down v Fermanagh (F)

eir Sport 2 SD

04/02

19.00

Laois v Louth (F)

eir Sport 1

 

 

 

 

11/02

17.00

Dublin v Tipperary (H)

eir Sport 1

11/02

19.00

Cork v Clare (H)

eir Sport 2 SD

11/02

19.00

Dublin v Tyrone (F)

eir Sport 1

11/02

19.00

Kerry v Mayo (F)

eir Sport 2 HD

 

 

 

 

18/02

19.00

Cork v Dublin (H)

eir Sport 2 HD

18/02

19.00

Laois v Offaly (H)

eir Sport 1

 

 

 

 

25/02

19.00

Mayo v Roscommon (F)

eir Sport 2 HD

25/02

19.00

Laois v Tipperary (F)

eir Sport 1

25/02

19.00

Down v Meath (F)

eir Sport 2 SD

 

 

 

 

04/03

17.00

Dublin v Waterford (H)

eir Sport 2 HD

04/03

19.00

Cavan v Donegal (F)

eir Sport 2 SD

04/03

19.00

Dublin v Mayo (F)

eir Sport 2 HD

04/03

19.00

Tyrone v Monaghan (F)

eir Sport 1

 

 

 

 

11/03

19.00

Tipperary v Kilkenny (H)

eir Sport 2 HD

11/03

19.00

Laois v Limerick (H)

eir Sport 1

 

 

 

 

18/03

19.00

Kerry v Dublin (F)

eir Sport 2 HD

18/03

19.00

Donegal v Tyrone (F)

eir Sport 2 SD

18/03

19.00

Down v Kildare (F)

 

 

 

 

 

25/03

19.00

Dublin v Roscommon (F)

eir Sport 2 HD

25/03

19.00

Laois v Longford (F)

eir Sport 1