Information regarding the weekends GAA programming on TG4
SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER
5:00pm GAA Beo – Albain v Éire
Coverage of todays Senior Shinty/Hurling International between Ireland and Scotland from Bught Park, Inverness. The Shinty-Hurling International is a hybrid game which was developed to facilitate international representative matches between shinty players from Scotland and hurlers from Ireland. Ireland will be hoping to avenge last years defeat in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny when they lost narrowly on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-09. Gearóid Mac Donncha will provide the commentary of this match.
SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER (GAA 125 on TG4 – SPECIAL GAA SCHEDULE TO BE BROADCAST ON TG4)
TG4 GAA SCHEDULE
12:15pm Sam Maguire Documentary
1:00pm Top 50 GAA Peil – 50 Best Gaelic Football Goals
2:00pm GAA BEO – Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) v Newtownshandrum (Cork) – Live from Semple Stadium, AIB Munster Club Hurling Quarter-Final
4:10pm Top 50 GAA Iomaint – 50 Best Hurling Goals
5:15pm Micheál OHehir Documentary
6:15pm Laochra Gael: Cormac McAnallen
7:20pm Laoch GAA 125 – A look at the top 3 Hurlers & Footballers from the last 25 years.
7:30pm GAA @ 125 Bliain History of GAA Programme 1 – Like a Prairie Fire
8:00pm GAA @ 125 Bliain History of GAA Programme 2 – Conflict and Consolidation
9:30pm Cogar : John 3:7 Documentary
10:00pm Geantraí : GAA 125
Another first for TG4 – a full day and night of Gaelic Games themed programming as the channel celebrates the 125th GAA Birthday in style
As the countrys biggest sporting organisation prepares to mark the 125th Anniversary of its foundation on 1 November TG4 has unveiled a special GAA programme schedule to mark the occasion. The station has dedicated most of its schedule on that day to Gaelic Games with viewers getting the opportunity to see live GAA action as well as a mouth-watering wide range of GAA-themed content in other programme types including documentaries, profiles and music.
The main live match coverage on this special day will be from Semple Stadium, Thurles for the AIB Munster Club Hurling Quarter-Final with Thurles Sarsfields from Tipperary taking on Cork champions Newtownshandrum in what will undoubtedly be an exciting encounter. There will be special events happening at Thurles during the day to mark the 125th Anniversary of the GAA and TG4 presenter Micheál Ó Domhnaill will have all the latest news from there.
The live match coverage will be complimented by a wide range of specially commissioned/selected programmes with a GAA theme including: Sam Maguire documentary, Micheál OHehir, Top 50 GAA Football Goals, Top 50 GAA Hurling Goals, Ringy, the Cormac McAnallen tribute programme, the first showing of the new John 3:7 documentary and a specially commissioned edition of the traditional music series Geantraí with songs and tunes with a GAA ring to them.
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded on November 1st 1884, by a group of spirited Irishmen who had the foresight to realise the importance of establishing a national organisation to revive and nurture traditional, indigenous pastimes. Various winners will also be announced on the day such as the best footballer and hurler of the last 25 years as selected by viewers and GAA fans over the past few weeks. The players selected will be honoured during the live coverage from Semple Stadium, Thurles on 1st November. The public and viewers who selected the players will have the opportunity to win 2 Premium Tickets for three years.
31-Oct-09 by TG4.ie