The Ladies Gaelic Football Association and Championship sponsors TG4 have today announced a bumper schedule of live summer action.
It has been confirmed that all 63 games in the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Championships will be available to watch LIVE – and Friday night football is back!
TG4 will screen a total of 13 live games – including an All-Ireland Final triple-header from Croke Park on Sunday, September 5, when the Junior, Intermediate and Senior champions will be crowned.
TG4’s exclusive coverage begins this Friday, July 9, with the meeting of meeting of Galway and Kerry in Group D of the Senior Championship (throw-in, 7.30pm).
The Friday night fare continues with the Ulster derby clash between Armagh and Cavan on Friday, July 16, while Tipperary will play Meath in another Friday night offering on July 23.
The pivotal Group 4 showdown between Kerry and Donegal is also live on Saturday, July 24, while TG4 will broadcast all four Senior Championship quarter-finals across the August Bank Holiday weekend, along with the Senior Championship semi-finals on Saturday, August 14.
In addition, the remaining 50 matches across the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championships will be available to view live on the LGFA and TG4’s dedicated Championship online portal: https://page.inplayer.com/ peilnamban
This announcement comes as 2021 marks the 21st season of TG4’s sponsorship of the All-Ireland Ladies Football Championships – and the 21st year of live TV coverage of the All-Ireland Finals.
31 counties will set out on the road to potential glory, with 13 teams competing in the Senior Championship, 13 in the Intermediate grade, and five in the Junior Championship.
Peil na mBan Beo will be available to audiences globally on the TG4 Player at www.tg4.ie/beo and on the TG4 Mobile and Smart TV App.
Spórt TG4 will also have exclusive behind the scenes action from the championships across its social media channels.
TG4 has also confirmed that former Galway star Máire Ní Bhraonáin will lead the Irish language broadcaster’s Peil na mBan Beo coverage once again for the forthcoming season.
Máire will be joined on live coverage by a top-class team of analysts. Cork legend Rena Buckley, an 11-time TG4 All-Ireland Senior medallist, is on board again alongside Dublin’s Sorcha Furlong, a leading figure in the breakthrough 2010 win for the Sky Blues.
2020 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate winner and Players’ Player of the Year Vikki Wall will also provide expert insight – and she’s a key member of the Meath team now preparing for Senior Championship fare. Former Waterford star Michelle Ryan, ex-Dublin ace Sinéad Finnegan, and Cork’s Rhóna Ní Bhuachalla, who netted crucial goals in the 2014 and 2016 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Finals, make up the star-studded TG4 team.
In the 2021 TG4 Senior Championship, Dublin are the team to catch as the Sky Blues, who recently captured the Lidl National League Division 1 title, aim for a fifth successive Brendan Martin Cup win.
Dublin’s opening fixture in the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship will be streamed live next Saturday, July 10, when they take on Tyrone at Kingspan Breffni.
Dublin will face stiff opposition from last year’s beaten finalists, Cork, who also succumbed to Mick Bohan’s charges in the 2021 Lidl NFL Final.
2020 semi-finalists Galway and Armagh are other teams to watch out for in the Senior grade, along with Mayo, under the management of former county star Michael Moyles.
Westmeath, meanwhile, will be aiming to go one step further in the Intermediate Championship, after suffering defeat to Meath at Croke Park last December.
And in the Junior grade, five teams are bidding for glory, namely Antrim, Carlow, Derry, Limerick and Wicklow, who were runners-up last year.
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