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'GAA 2003' - NEW SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS ON TG4
Every Tuesday 9:05pm
TG4's acclaimed GAA coverage will continue throughout the Summer months
with the announcement today that the station will be broadcasting 'GAA
2003' a new weekly hour long GAA highlights programme every Tuesday at a
prime-time slot of 9:05pm. The programme will include highlights and
analysis from the Bank of Ireland Football Championship, Guinness Hurling
Championship, Under-21 Championships, Minor Championships, TG4 Ladies Football Championship and all the other various GAA competitions from the summer calendar.
The first edition gets the series off to a blistering start on Tuesday 20
May with coverage of the Bank of Ireland Senior Football Championship
matches, Galway taking on neighbours Roscommon in the Connacht encounter
and Tyrone meeting Derry in Ulster. The Guinness Hurling Championship will
also feature in the new programme with the clash of the Munster giants
between Tipperary and Clare. There will also be highlights from the Minor
Championship with action from the match between Dublin and Meath in
TG4 broadcasts on average 40 live GAA matches every year as well as a
weekly highlights programme throughout the year. This new Summer highlights
programme is sure to be a success with it's growing audience. It will be
introduced by Waterford man Micheál Ó Domhnaill who has been the channel's
GAA presenter since 1996. Match commentary on the new programme will be
provided by stalwarts Brian Tyers and Garry Mac Donncha.
Launching the coverage, TG4 Sports Editor, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, said that
the station was delighted to be providing television coverage of such a
range of top-quality football and hurling matches during the Summer months.
"Followers of Gaelic games will now get the opportunity to view the top GAA
matches on week days", he said, "and we now look forward to bringing GAA
viewers GAA all year around between live and highlights coverage."
The GAA coverage will be produced by Setanta Television, the Dublin based
independent production company. Established in 1999, Setanta Television is
the production arm of Setanta Sport Ltd., which has unrivalled experience
in delivering sports programming to North America, Australia, Europe and
the Middle East. Setanta Television credits include, 'Breaking Ball' - the
GAA Preview series which recently won the Irish Film & Television Academy
award for Best Features Programme and 'Faoileán Árann' - a TG4 documentary on
the Irish broadcaster Brendán O'hEithir.
GAA 2003 will be broadcast on TG4 every Tuesday night from 20 May to 26
August, inclusive. The channel will also, as usual, provide delayed full
match Irish language coverage of the two All-Ireland Senior Finals on match
evening at 7.20pm. Sunday 14 September - 2003 Guinness All-Ireland Senior
Hurling Final and Sunday 28 September - 2003 Bank of Ireland Football
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