Máire Ní Bhraonáin of TG4 and Orlagh Lally of Meath with the Brendan Martin cup and players from the Intermediate, Junior and Senior Championships. Pic: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
TG4 has announced a five-year extension of their sponsorship of the All-Ireland Ladies Football inter-county championships, with the new deal set to last until the conclusion of the 2027 season.
Speaking at the launch of the 2022 TG4 All-Ireland Championships, TG4 Director General Alan Esslemont hailed the new agreement as “a redoubling and intensification of TG4’s most important sporting partnership.”
This deal extends TG4’s long-standing sponsorship and broadcast rights agreement with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) – and ensures that the partners will work closely together in 2024 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LGFA.
TG4 have been title sponsors of the All-Ireland Ladies Football Championships since 2001 and the partnership has evolved into one of the most recognised and innovative in world sport.
This is the second major sponsorship renewal for the LGFA in 2022, after National League sponsors Lidl committed to a further four years, taking the LGFA’s retail partners up to and including 2025.
TG4 has committed to screening 13 fixtures LIVE during the 2022 All-Ireland Championships, beginning on Saturday, June 11, with a double-header from the group stages of the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship.
The summer schedule will run until TG4 All-Ireland Finals day on Sunday, July 31, when the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championship Finals will be screened exclusively LIVE on TG4.
The Junior Final will get underway at 11.45am, the Intermediate decider will commence at 1.45pm, and the Senior Final will throw in at 4pm.
Peil na mBan Beo will be available to audiences globally on the TG4 Player at https://www.tg4.ie/sruthtg4/ peilnamban and on the TG4 Mobile and Smart TV App.
Former Galway star Máire Ní Bhraonáin will lead TG4’s Peil na mBan Beo coverage once again for the forthcoming Championship season. The commentary team will be headed up by Brian Tyers.
They will be joined by expert panellists including former Cork stars Rena Buckley and Rhóna Ní Bhuachalla, ex-Waterford ace Michelle Ryan, former Dublin player Sinéad Finnegan, current TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year and 2021 All-Ireland Senior medallist Vikki Wall from Meath, and current Donegal player Emer Gallagher.
TG4’s coverage will be produced by Waterford-based production company, Nemeton TV.
TG4 will also provide live coverage of an eagerly-anticipated TG4 Leinster Senior Final between Dublin and Meath from Croke Park next Saturday (throw-in time 2.30pm).
The LGFA and TG4 are also delighted to confirm that all other games that are not being televised in the TG4 All-Ireland Championships will be available to view via the LGFA’s live-streaming service. Visit https://page.inplayer.com/ lgfaseason2022/ for full details.
TG4’s live schedule:
Saturday May 28: TG4 Leinster Senior Championship Final, 2.30pm, Croke Park
Saturday June 11: TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 1 – Waterford v Donegal & Cork/Kerry v Galway – 5pm and 7.15pm
Sunday June 19: TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2 – Cavan v Mayo & Armagh v Dublin/Meath – 1.45pm and 3.45pm
Saturday June 25: TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 3 – Cork/Kerry v Waterford & Mayo v Dublin/Meath – 5pm and 7.15pm
Saturday July 9: TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, Quarter-Finals – 5pm and 7.15pm
Saturday July 16: TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Finals – 4pm and 6pm, Croke Park
Sunday July 31: TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Senior Finals – 11.45am, 1.45pm, 4pm, Croke Park
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