FA Cup Final returns to Irish terrestrial TV for the first time in 20 years
After an absence of almost 20 years, the FA Cup Final, is returning to terrestrial television in Ireland, with TV3 making the announcement today.
There will be extra Irish interest in the game featuring Arsenal and Aston Villa, with Tim Sherwood's Villains featuring some current, and potential Boys in Green.
Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is expected to start for Aston Villa, 17 years after his last FA Cup Final appearance while man-of-the-moment Jack Grealish also expected to play, though his international future remains unclear after deciding to refuse a call-up to Martin O'Neill's squad today for the friendly with England.
The broadcaster will cover this year’s final live from Wembley on 30th May, with build-up will begin live from 5pm.
TV3 will also show the FA Cup Final live in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The FA Cup Final will culminate a big week for TV3 Sport which will also see 3e broadcast the UEFA Europa League Final live on Wednesday 27th May.