GAA on TV this weekend: nine games between four codes
04 August 2017
A view of a TV camera in position at Croke Park before the start of the action ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
If you like sport on television, this Bank Holiday weekend is made for you.
Between football, hurling, camogie and ladies football there are nine live games.
Saturday sees two All-Ireland quarter-finals on Sky, with the Ulster derby between Tyrone and Armagh up first. Dublin play Monaghan at 6pm, with both matches on Sky Sports Arena (don’t ask us what station that is, we think it might have been the old Sky Sports 6 or 7, we are as utterly confused as everyone else!).
Also on Saturday RTE2 will broadcast the first two senior camogie quarter-finals, with Dublin playing Wexford and Galway taking on Tipperary. Coverage begins at 4.30pm.
Sunday’s big event in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final between Galway and Tipperary which is on RTE2 and Sky.
TG4 is the place to be to catch the minor semi-final between Kilkenny and Galway earlier in the day.
TG4’s history of the GAA continues is on at 8.30pm on Sunday with the Sunday Game on RTE2 at 9.30pm.
Bank Holiday Monday is a bonus day with the replayed All-Ireland SFC quarter-final between Connacht rival Roscommon and Mayo on RTE2 at 1.30pm.
TG4 then has the Ladies SFC Qualifier between Cork and Monaghan which is followed by live coverage of the Ladies All-Ireland minor final as Cork face Galway.
On Monday night GAA 2017 on TG4 features coverage of the weekend’s senior and minor games at 8pm.
Saturday 5 August
Sky Sports Arena, 3pm, Tyrone v Armagh, All-Ireland SFC quarter-final (Throw-in 4pm)
RTE2, 4.30pm, Dublin v Wexford, All-Ireland camogie senior quarter-final (Throw-in 5.00pm)
Sky Sports Arena, 5.40pm, Dublin v Monaghan, All-Ireland SFC quarter-final (Throw-in 6pm)
RTE2, 6.40pm, Galway v Tipperary, All-Ireland camogie senior quarter-final (Throw-in 7.00pm).
Sunday 6 August
TG4, 1.30pm, Kilkenny v Galway, All-Ireland MHC semi-final (Throw-in 2pm)
RTE2, 3.15pm, Galway v Tipperary, All-Ireland SHC semi-final (Throw-in 4pm)
Sky Sports Arena, 3pm, Galway v Tipperary, All-Ireland SHC semi-final (Throw-in 4pm)
TG4, 8.30pm, An GAA
A 10-part social and cultural history of the GAA. The story is told by players, managers and historians. The GAA and its traditions are put under the public microscope, as its contenders seek the use of Croke Park. The GAA exudes everything professional yet hangs dearly to its amateur ethos. Contributors include Peter Quinn, Seán Kelly, Mickey Harte, Christy Cooney and Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh.
RTE2, 9.30pm, The Sunday Game
Des Cahill introduces action from the latest fixtures, including Galway v Tipperary in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final, football quarter-finals and the Camogie quarter-finals.
Monday 7 August
RTE2, 1.30pm, Roscommon v Mayo, All-Ireland SFC quarter-final replay (Throw-in 2pm)
TG4, 3pm, Cork v Monaghan, Ladies All-Ireland SFC Qualifier, (Throw-in 3.15pm)
TG4, 4.45pm, Cork v Galway, Ladies All-Ireland MFC A final, (Throw-in 5pm)
TG4, 8pm, GAA 2017
Action from the weekend's matches in the Senior and Minor Provincial Football and Hurling Championships.