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AIB All-Ireland Junior & Intermediate finals- broadcast live 2016-02-04 06:59:00

AIB All-Ireland Junior & Intermediate finals to be broadcast live on IRISH TV

The AIB All-Ireland Junior and Intermediate football and hurling finals in Croke Park this weekend will be broadcast live for the first time ever on IRISH TV. The bumper weekend of club action at GAA headquarters sees Ardnaree Sarsfields from Mayo taking on Kerry and Munster champions Templenoe in the Junior Football Final at 3.00pm on Saturday with two intermediate clubs from the same counties, Hollymount-Carramore and St. Mary’s from Caherciveen going head-to-head in the Intermediate club decider that same afternoon at 4.45pm at Croke Park.

On Sunday afternoon at GAA headquarters, IRISH TV will be broadcasting the Junior and Intermediate Hurling Finals live for the first time on the channel. Glenmore GAA Club from Kilkenny face Eoghan Rua from Derry in the Junior Final at 2.00pm with Galway champions Abbeyknockmoy taking on Bennettsbridge in the Intermediate final in Croke Park at 3.45pm.

Commenting on the enormous weekend of live GAA club action on IRISH TV, Head of Sport Máirtin Ó Raghallaigh said it was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the real pride and passion of grassroot clubs to a global audience. “The backbone of the GAA is based around the small rural club and it is fitting that they are getting the TV exposure that they deserve this weekend. IRISH TV is rooted in club and community in every county and we are delighted and excited to be given this opportunity to showcase these ordinary clubs that are doing extraordinary things in their communities,” he said.

Ó Raghallaigh went on to thank the GAA President Aogán Ó Feargháil and Croke Park for their unwavering support in making the live broadcasts possible. “It has taken a mammoth team effort and we hope that people will enjoy watching this special occasion on IRISH TV,”commented Mr. Ó’Raghallaigh

The live broadcasts this weekend in association with FEXCO on IRISH TV will include full live commentary, in-depth analysis from former Kerry legend Jack O’Shea and well known reporter Murt Murphy and all the action and drama from this prestigious club finals weekend at Croke Park.

Commenting ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, Denis McCarthy, CEO of FEXCO said, “Supporting our national games at the grassroots level is critical to their future success so we are absolutely thrilled to partner with IRISH TV in the broadcast of this weekend’s All-Ireland Junior and Intermediate football finals. It is also very fitting that FEXCO, headquartered in Kerry, can support two of our own local clubs. I’d like to extend our congratulations to all four clubs for making it to the finals; we’re greatly looking forward to an exciting weekend of football.”

Both games will also be live online via the IRISH TV website, www.irishtv.ie/live

Ardnaree Sarsfields v Templenoe followed by Hollymount-Carramore v St. Mary’s, Caherciveen from 2:30pm on Saturday 6th February 2016 on IRISH TV Sky 191

Irish TV can be viewed on Sky channel 191, all Free to Air boxes, Freesat 400, Eircom’s eVision 191 and online at www.irishtv.ie