eir Sport have done a marvellous job this spring in bringing live coverage of the National Leagues to our television screens. The broadcaster is now set to dip its toes further into the GAA market, with the announcement that they have secured rights to broadcast live the GAA Football and Hurling Club Championship games for the next five years.
The deal, which begins in May, will see the channel show up to 30 games in their first year.
These games will include early rounds of both competitions as well as County Finals and the latter stages of the Championships.
Speaking at the announcement, Glen Killane of eir spoke of his excitement at the deal.
“Our goal has been to show the live sport Irish fans want to see and this season we will show up to 30 AIB GAA Club Championship games which will significantly expand the number of games fans can watch on TV and mobile.
“These are matches that haven’t previously been shown, and we are delighted to open them up to a wider audience. We will show some big clashes within the AIB GAA Club Championships while broadcasting from parts of the country that the cameras don’t often visit.
“This will bring eir Sport into the heart of communities all over the country, bringing local stories to life.”