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Eir Sport and TG4 Release Mouth Watering Spring GAA Schedule

Eir Sport and TG4 Release Mouth Watering Spring GAA Schedule

Christmas has come and gone, the deep sleep of the badger has been reduced to a dozing paw setting the alarm to snooze and, inter-county competition is, once again, visible on the horizon.

And after a lean winter, eir Sport and TG4 have left no stone unturned, in serving up a tantalising GAA menu to pick from over the coming months.

The Gaeilgeoirí announced yesterday that no fewer than 40 matches will be available to view between this Friday's O'Byrne Cup Final and April's Hogan Cup decider.

The free-to-air broadcaster will have the GAA Beo cameras at Clones for the opening weekend of action, as Jim Gavin will take his All-Ireland champions, Dublin, north to face Monaghan, before taking in the hurling clash between Clare and Kilkenny, in Ennis on the opening Sunday in February.

As an added treat, the conclusions of the All-Ireland series in both the club hurling and club football championships will take prominence, as well as coverage of the Sigerson Cup and Fitzgibbon Cup finals being streamed on the station's Youtube channel.

Not to be outdone, eir Sport have announced an eye-catching schedule of their own with Dublin and Mayo featuring heavily on their National League agenda.

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Kicking off with dual coverage of the Division 1A hurling clash between Tipp and Clare, and the Division One football encounter between Connacht neighbours Mayo and Roscommon, other highlights of their Spring lineup include Dublin's trip to Kerry on February 9th and the Ulster heavyweight blockbuster between Tyrone and Monaghan on February 23rd.

The Lidl Ladies National Football League will also feature, with the Dub ladies looking to retain their Division One title. Their opener with Donegal will be beamed live, as will their Round 3 fixture with Mayo.

Welcome back lads and ladies - you've been missed!

TG4 GAA schedule

Friday 18 January

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Dublin v Westmeath, Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup Final, Live from Parnell Park.

Coverage begins at 7:55pm (Throw-in: 8pm)

Saturday 19 January

Armagh v Tyrone, Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup Football Final, Live from the Athletics Grounds.

coverage begins at 7:25pm (Throw-in: 7:30pm).

SUNDAY 20 JANUARY

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AIB All Ireland Intermediate Club Football Semi-Final

An Spidéal (Galway) v Naomh Éanna (Antrim)

Live from Páirc an Tailteann, Navan    Coverage begins at 1:55pm (throw-in: 2pm)

SUNDAY 27 JANUARY

Live:  Allianz Football League - Round 1 -  Monaghan v Dublin, Clones

Deferred:  Allianz Hurling League - Round 1 -  Wexford v Limerick, Innovate Wexford Park

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SUNDAY 3 FEBRUARY

Live:  Allianz Hurling League - Round 2 -  Clare v Kilkenny

Deferred:  Allianz Hurling League - Round 2 -  Cork v Wexford

Deferred:  Allianz Football League - Round 2 -  Tyrone v Mayo

SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY

AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Finals

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3pm   St. Thomas' (Galway) v Ruairi Óg Cushendall (Antrim)

Live from Parnell Park, Dublin

5pm  Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) v Ballygunner (Waterford)

Live from Semple Stadium, Thurles

Live on SportTG4 YouTube: AIB All Ireland Intermediate and Junior Club Football Finals, Live from Croke Park.

SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY

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Live:  Allianz Football League - Round 3 -  Monaghan v Galway, Inniskeen, 2pm

Deferred:  Allianz Football League - Round 3 -  Roscommon v Tyrone

Deferred:  Allianz Football League - Round 3 -  Match to be confirmed

Live on Sport TG4 YouTube: AIB All Ireland Intermediate and Junior Club Hurling Finals, Live from Croke Park

SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY

AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Semi-Finals

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1:30pm    Corofin (Galway) v Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal)

Live from Páirc Sean Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon

3:30pm   Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v Mulllnalaghta St Columba’s (Longford)

Live from Semple Stadium, Thurles

Live on Sport TG4 YouTube:  All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals, Live from TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar

SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY

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Live and deferred coverage from the Allianz Hurling League (Round 3) including Kilkenny Limerick, Wexford v Tipperary and Galway v Dublin.

WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY

Live on Sport TG4 YouTube:  Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Sigerson Cup Final

SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY

Live on Sport TG4 YouTube:  Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Fitzgibbon Cup FinalLive from Waterford I.T.

SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY

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Allianz Football League (Round 4)  and  Allianz Hurling League (Round 4)

One live match and two deferred matches.

SUNDAY 3 MARCH

Allianz Football League (Round 5)  and  Allianz Hurling League (Round 5)

One live match and two deferred matches.

FRIDAY 8 MARCH

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GAA Presidents Awards, Live from Croke Park

Saturday 9th March

Live on Sport TG4 YouTube:  Gourmet Food Parlour O’Connor Cup Ladies Football Final

SUNDAY 10 MARCH

Allianz Hurling League Quarter-Finals

SATURDAY 16 MARCH

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Allianz Hurling League Semi-Finals

SUNDAY 17 MARCH

AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Football & Hurling Finals, Live from Croke Park

SUNDAY 24 MARCH

Allianz Football League (Round 7)

Allianz Hurling League Final

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SATURDAY 30 MARCH

Allianz Football League (Division 3 and 4 Finals), Live from Croke Park

Live on Sport TG4 YouTube:  All Ireland Colleges Hurling Final (Post Primary Schools Finals), Double header live from Semple Stadium, Thurles

SUNDAY 31 MARCH

Allianz Football League (Division 1 and 2 Finals), Live from Croke Park

Saturday 6th April

Live on Sport TG4 YouTube:  All Ireland Colleges Football Final

(Post Primary Schools Finals - Paddy Drummond Cup Final and Hogan Cup Final), double header live from Croke Park

Saturday 13th April

Live on Sport TG4 YouTube:  All Ireland Scór Sinsir Finals, Live from the TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar

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