Monday 23 October 2017

RTE on the ball to broadcast all 31 Euro matches

RTE soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy shields his ears from Robyn Dempsey (5), from Kilcullen, Co Kildare, Callum Heath (4), Tallaght, Dublin, Susie Power (8), Kilcullen, Rowan Durmis (6), of Citywest, Dublin, and Liam Hyland (5), from Greenhills, at the launch of RTE’s Euro 2012 coverage.
RTE soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy shields his ears from Robyn Dempsey (5), from Kilcullen, Co Kildare, Callum Heath (4), Tallaght, Dublin, Susie Power (8), Kilcullen, Rowan Durmis (6), of Citywest, Dublin, and Liam Hyland (5), from Greenhills, at the launch of RTE’s Euro 2012 coverage.
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

IF YOU can't make it to the European Championships this year, don't worry -- all the football will be as near as the closest TV.

Yesterday RTE announced that it would broadcast all 31 games of the championship from Poland and Ukraine.

According to the broadcaster some international faces will return to bring colour to the matches including former German international Didi Hamann -- who was a pundit during the 2010 World Cup.

But old reliables including John Giles, Eamon Dunphy, Liam Brady, Kenny Cunningham and Richie Sadlier will also be on hand to give their insight.

'The Apres Match' team has been scheduled to bring a hint of comic relief to the proceedings while Hector O hEochagain will travel to Poland to bring "tales of the craic" to radio listeners back home.

"Like the squad, preparations have been under way for months," Ryle Nugent, head of RTE sport, said yesterday.

In total 100 hours of football will be broadcast by RTE Two over the 24-day tournament. Every game of the tournament will be broadcast live and in high definition.

Irish Independent

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