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Sky Sports Launch Their Schedule For The 2017 GAA Championship

Ellen McConville
By Ellen McConville Updated

Sky Sports have announced their broadcasting schedule for the 2017 GAA Championship. Following on from signing a five-year deal with the GAA in December, Sky Sports will show 20 live games throughout the Championship this summer.

The first match to be broadcast this season will be the quarterfinal of Dublin against either Carlow or Wexford, on the 3rd of June as the Dubs attempt a seven-in-a-row in Leinster. Amongst other games, Sky Sports will have exclusive rights to the most talked-about hurling match of the summer: the Leinster semifinal between Brian Cody's Kilkenny and (most likely) Wexford and a suspended Davy Fitz.

The live coverage will continue throughout the season culminating with the hurling and football All-Ireland finals in September.

Former Monaghan footballer Dick Clerkin is a new addition to the panel of pundits alongside Jim McGuinness, Peter Canavan, James Horan, Jamesie O'Connor, JJ Delaney and Ollie Canning. Speaking at the event, JD Buckley, the Managing Director at Sky said:

“Our partnership with the GAA has gone from strength to strength and we’re really excited by this being the first season in our new five-year partnership deal. Our insightful line up of GAA experts will truly bring viewers inside the game like never before. We are excited about the future and how Sky Sports can continue to stand out with continuous innovation, knowledge and expertise at the heart of our GAA coverage.”

 

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Full Fixtures to be broadcast exclusively on Sky Sports

Saturday June 3 – Dublin v Carlow/Wexford (Leinster SFC quarter-final) – (7pm)

Sunday June 4 – Clare v Limerick (Munster SHC semi-final) – (4pm)

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Saturday June 10 – Kilkenny v Wexford/Group Team (Leinster SHC semi-final) – (7pm)

Saturday June 17 – Kildare/Laois/Longford v Meath/Louth Wicklow (Leinster SFC semi-final) – (7pm)

Saturday July 1 – Football or Hurling Qualifier – (7pm)

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Saturday July 8 – Football or Hurling Qualifier – (7pm)

Saturday July 15 – Football Qualifier Rd 3b (5pm) and Football Qualifier Rd 3b (7pm)

Saturday July 22 – Football Qualifier Rd 4a (5pm) and Football Qualifier Rd 4a (7pm)

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Saturday July 29 – Football Qualifier Rd 4b (5pm) and Football Qualifier Rd 4b (7pm)

Saturday August 5 – All-Ireland Football Quarter-Final (4pm) and All-Ireland Football Quarter-Final (6pm)

Semi-Final and Finals

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Sunday August 6 – All-Ireland Hurling semi-final (3.30pm)

Sunday August 13 – All-Ireland Hurling semi-final (3.30pm)

Sunday August 20- All-Ireland Football semi-final (3.30pm)

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Sunday August 27 – All-Ireland Football semi-final (3.30pm)

Sunday September 3 – All-Ireland hurling final (3.30pm)

Sunday September 17 – All-Ireland football final (3.30pm)

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