Saturday 22 September 2018

RTE reveal the 31 GAA Championship encounters they will broadcast live in 2018

The quest for Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy will involve a lot more games in 2018
The quest for Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy will involve a lot more games in 2018
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RTE have announced the 31 games across gaelic football, hurling and camogie they will be broadcasting live this summer.

Both the hurling and football championships have been revamped this year with the Munster and Leinster hurling championships now involving a round robin format.

RTE will show seven games from the Munster SHC and three from the Leinster equivalent.

The football championship sees the introduction of the Super 8s series with the last eight remaining in the race for Sam Maguire being drawn into two groups with the top two in each group advancing to the last four.

Their coverage begins in nine days time on May 13 with the double-header of Dublin v Kilkenny in the Leinster SHC and the eagerly-anticipated clash between last year's beaten All-Ireland finallists Mayo and arch-rivals Galway.

Sky Sports will feature 20 games, 14 of them exclusive, including two All-Ireland football quarter-finals. The exact fixtures have yet to be confirmed.

More to follow

Here are the fixtures RTE will broadcast live in 2018:

SUNDAY MAY 13

LEINSTER SHC: DUBLIN V KILKENNY

CONNACHT SFC: MAYO V GALWAY

 

SUNDAY MAY 20

MUNSTER SHC: LIMERICK V TIPPERARY

MUNSTER SHC: CORK V CLARE

 

SUNDAY MAY 27

MUNSTER SHC: TIPPERARY V CORK

LEINSTER SHC: GALWAY V KILKENNY

 

SUNDAY JUNE 3

ULSTER SFC: FERMANAGH/ARMAGH V TYRONE/MONAGHAN

MUNSTER SHC: WATERFORD V TIPPERARY

 

SUNDAY JUNE 10

MUNSTER SHC: LIMERICK V WATERFORD or TIPPERARY V CLARE

LEINSTER SFC: OFFALY/WICKLOW/DUBLIN V LONGFORD/MEATH

 

SUNDAY JUNE 17

MUNSTER SHC: CLARE V LIMERICK or WATERFORD V CORK

CONNACHT FOOTBALL FINAL

 

SATURDAY JUNE 23

MUNSTER FOOTBALL FINAL

 

SUNDAY JUNE 24

ULSTER FOOTBALL FINAL

LEINSTER FOOTBALL FINAL

 

SUNDAY JULY 1

MUNSTER HURLING FINAL

LEINSTER HURLING FINAL

 

SUNDAY JULY 8

FOOTBALL QUALIFIER RD 4

 

SATURDAY JULY 14

SUPER 8s: ROUND 1

 

SUNDAY JULY 15

ALL-IRELAND HURLING QUARTER-FINAL

ALL-IRELAND HURLING QUARTER-FINAL

 

or

SUPER 8s: ROUND 1

SUPER 8s: ROUND 1

 

SUNDAY JULY 22

SUPER 8s: ROUND 2

SUPER 8s: ROUND 2

 

SATURDAY JULY 28

ALL-IRELAND HURLING SEMI-FINAL

 

SUNDAY  JULY 29

ALL-IRELAND HURLING SEMI-FINAL

 

SATURDAY AUG 4

ALL-IRELAND CAMOGIE QUARTER-FINALS

 

SUNDAY AUG 5

SUPER 8s: ROUND 3

 

SATURDAY AUG 11

ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL SEMI-FINAL

 

SUNDAY AUG 12

ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL SEMI-FINAL

 

SATURDAY AUG 18

ALL-IRELAND CAMOGIE SEMI-FINALS

 

SUNDAY AUG 19

ALL-IRELAND HURLING FINAL

 

SUNDAY SEP 2

ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL

 

SUNDAY SEP 9

ALL-IRELAND CAMOGIE FINALS

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