This year’s football county final will be broadcast on Irish TV this week, as well as a special preview show on the eve of the match.
The game between St Kiernans and Tir Chonaill Gaels will be deferred live coverage from 6pm-8pm on Sunday, November 29.
There will also be a live TV programme the night before from 8pm-10pm, which will look at the promotion of the GAA in the UK with interviews with the Chairman of both county finalists, as well as guest panellists.
London GAA Chairperson Noel O’Sullivan said he was delighted that Irish TV would be bringing the games to a global audience.
“We have worked with Irish TV over the past few years and we are thrilled that they are broadcasting the football final.
This is a phenomenal opportunity to showcase the outstanding work of all the GAA clubs in London to an international audience, we are so grateful for their continued support,” he said.
The live programme on Saturday, presented by Brendan Hennessy, will be jam-packed with debate, discussions and live entertainment from high profile acts from across the Irish Community in the UK.
The programme will air from The Shanakee Pub in Harrow on and there will be giveaway prizes to be won on the night.
Proprietor of The Shanakee Pub, Mr. Billy Joyce said: “I’m thrilled this special live show is being broadcast from my pub. I look forward to welcoming all the Irish TV crew to The Shanakee Pub and enjoy what is sure to be a great night with great entertainment.”
The broadcast of the match will include in-depth analysis and discussion with expert commentary from a host of GAA stars.
Irish TV head of programming Malachi Cush said the broadcast was important for the TV station.
“We have an excellent relation with the GAA at home and abroad and we felt it would be fitting to highlight the outstanding contribution that overseas clubs make in connecting the entire GAA family,” he said.
In June of this year, London GAA and Irish TV agreed a five-year naming rights sponsorship for London’s Ruislip grounds, placing Ireland’s first international TV channel at the centre of all GAA affairs in the UK capital.
Speaking at the launch of the partnership, GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail said, “Irish TV know that wherever the Irish go, we go there too. I’ve travelled a lot of the world and no matter where I go, I meet other television stations but most other television stations only meet you where there are numbers, crowds but I meet Irish TV everywhere.”
The deferred LIVE coverage will be broadcast from 6pm – 8pm with full commentary, analysis, cup presentation and celebrations on Sunday 29th November on Irish TV SKY 191 • Irish TV can be viewed on Sky channel 191, all Free to Air boxes, Freesat 400, Eircom’s eVision 191 and online at www.irishtv.ie