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09th May 2024

No hurling on terrestrial tv again as Gaelic football takes centre stage


There’s another big weekend of GAA action coming up.

The provincial football finals in Leinster and Ulster take centre stage on Sunday, with both games to be shown live on RTÉ Two.

Dublin are widely expected to beat Louth to win what would be a 14th title in a row though it’s less predictable in Ulster, with Jim McGuinness coming up against his old foe Kieran McGeeney.

Donegal are favourites for the game on the back of their Division Two final triumph over Armagh, which they backed up with a sensational victory over Derry in the Ulster quarter final.

Having lost last year’s final, Armagh will be eager to win it for the first time since 2008 though, and a tight game is anticipated.

While the football takes centre stage, certain hurling followers are disgruntled that, for the second week in a row, there will be no hurling on terrestrial television.

Instead, the crunch meeting of Limerick-Cork in the Munster championship will be exclusive to GAAGO on Saturday. Carlow-Kilkenny from the Leinster championship will also be available on the streaming platform while Dublin-Antrim is not available anywhere, even though it is a crucial game in the championship.

28 May 2023; Referee James Owens with the Cork, Sean O’Donoghue, and Limerick captain, Declan Hannon, before the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 5 match between Limerick and Cork at TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Certain hurling followers have been voicing their discontent in recent days, with neither Tipperary-Waterford or Galway-Wexford having been shown on terrestrial tv last weekend.

See the GAA fixture schedule for the weekend, with tv details below.


Leinster SHC round 3
Dublin v Antrim, Parnell Park, 4.00
Carlow v Kilkenny, Netwatch Cullen Park, 4.30 – GAAGO

Munster SHC round 3
Cork v Limerick, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 7.00 – GAAGO

Tailteann Cup round 1
Kildare v Longford, Hawkfield, 6.00 – GAAGO
Leitrim v Waterford, Ballinamore, 6.00
Sligo v Wexford, Markievicz Park, 3.00
Fermanagh v Wicklow, Brewster Park, 3.00
Down v Limerick, Newry, 4.00
Offaly v London, O’Connor Park, 2.00

All-Ireland U20FC semi-finals
Tyrone v Roscommon, Kingspan Breffni, 5.00 – TG4
Meath v Kerry, FBD Semple Stadium, 3.00 – TG4


Leinster SFC final
Dublin v Louth, Croke Park, 1.45 – RTE

Ulster SFC final
Armagh v Donegal, Clones, 4.00 – RTE

Tailteann Cup round 1
Antrim v Tipperary, Corrigan Park, 2pm
Laois v Carlow, O’Moore Park, 3pm

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