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Friday 29 August 2014

What's on offer in GAA's deal with Sky Sports?

Published 02/04/2014 | 02:30

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THE new deal means Sky will have exclusive rights to 14 Championship games each year over the next three years, and shared coverage of another six matches including both the football and hurling semi-finals and final.

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Sky's coverage will span all stages of the All-Ireland Championships, including games in the Leinster, Ulster and Connacht provincial championships and the qualifier stage as well as the quarter-finals, semi-finals and All-Ireland finals.

Kilkenny and Offaly's clash in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship, scheduled for June 7, will kickstart Sky's coverage with exclusive provincial ties every Sunday for the following three weeks.

Included in these ties will be the Dublin hurlers' championship opener with Wexford as well as Sligo v Galway or London in the Connacht Senior Football Championship and the winner of Armagh or Cavan against either Down, Tyrone or Monaghan in Ulster.

Sky will also air a midweek highlights programme and the Sky Sports News channel will also carry coverage of the All-Ireland Championships with subscribers also able to access GAA "on the go" on mobile and in high definition.

Sky's exclusive matches

Provincial Championship Games

June 7 – Kilkenny v Offaly LSHC

June 14 – Dublin v Wexford LSHC

June 21 – Sligo v Galway/London CSFC

June 28 – Armagh/Cavan v Down/Tyrone/Monaghan (USFC)

Qualifiers

July 5 – Game D qualifiers

July 12 – Game F Qualifiers

July 19 – Games I and J

July 26 – Games G and H

August 2 – Games K and L

All-Ireland Series

August 9 – 2 x Football Quarter-Finals

 

Matches shared with RTE

All-Ireland Finals and Semi-Finals

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals

All-Ireland Hurling Championship Semi-Finals

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