Sky Sports reveal their 2018 championship schedule

May 08, 2018

Sky Sports presenter Rachel Wyse.
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Sky Sports' coverage gets underway with a mouth-watering double-header on June 2 when 2017 All Ireland Hurling Champions Galway travel to Wexford Park for the 4th Round of the Leinster Hurling Championship, as they go in search of their first back-to-back All-Ireland title in 30 years.

Cork take on old rivals Limerick in what is bound to be a hotly contested fixture in Round 3 of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship.

This year will once again see insight and analysis across both codes from Tyrone hero Peter Canavan, former Mayo manager James Horan, former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness, former Dublin GAA star Senan Connell, Clare's two-time All-Ireland champion Jamesie O'Connor, Kilkenny's nine-time All-Ireland winner JJ Delaney and four-time All-Star defender Ollie Canning.

Lead commentary will come from Dave McIntyre and Mike Finnerty with co-commentary from Nicky English, new addition Mick Fennelly, Dick Clerkinand Paul Earley, and sideline reporting from Damian Lawlor.

Exclusive coverage continues on June 9th when hurling fans will be treated to a top-class Leinster Hurling Championship doubleheader as Galway take on Dublin in Pearse Stadium and Kilkenny host Wexford in Nowlan Park at 7pm.

Sky Sports will broadcast live action in HD on Sky and can be watched on the move with Sky Go every weekend of the All Ireland Championship culminating with the All Ireland Hurling and Football finals on August 19th and September 2nd respectively.

Before the action gets underway though, the Championship Review Show will return to Sky Sports on Wednesday May 16th and will feature highlights from Mayo v Galway, Donegal v Cavan and Dublin v Kilkenny.

Entering into its fifth season of partnership with the GAA, Sky Sports' investment extends beyond the Championship, and in 2017 Sky committed to investing €3 million over five years into grassroots initiatives including the GAA Super Games Centres, the GAA Youth Forum and the GAA Games Development Conference.

This year, Sky Sports will be going on the road, travelling to Liam Mellows GAA club in Galway for a special hurling preview evening ahead of the Championship and Kilmacud Crokes GAA club for a football preview night.

Sky 2018 GAA Championship Fixtures:

Exclusive to Sky

Saturday, 2 June

5pm Wexford v Galway (LSHC)

7pm Cork v Limerick (MSHC)

Saturday, 9 June

7pm Kilkenny v Wexford (LSHC)

7pm Galway v Dublin (LSHC)

Saturday, 23 June

5pm Football Rd 2 Qualifier

Saturday, 30 June

5pm Football Rd 3 Qualifier

7pm Football Rd 3 Qualifier

Saturday, 7 July

5pm Football Rd 4 Qualifier

7pm Football Rd 4 Qualifier

Saturday, 14 July

5pm AISFC Quarter Final, Rd 1

Saturday, 21 July

5pm AISFC Quarter Final, Rd 2

7pm AISFC Quarter Final, Rd 2

Saturday, 4 August

7pm AISFC Quarter Final, Rd 3

7pm AISFC Quarter Final, Rd 3

Saturday 28, July

5.00pm All Ireland Hurling Semi Final

Sunday, 29 July

3.30pm All Ireland Hurling Semi Final

Saturday, 11 August

5.00pm All Ireland Football Semi Final

Sunday, 12 August

3.30pm All Ireland Football Semi Final

Sunday, 19 August

3.30pm All Ireland Hurling Final

Sunday, 2 September

3.30pm All Ireland Football Final



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