RTÉ and Sky land GAA rights

Irish broadcaster also acquires digital and radio rights.

RTÉ and Sky land GAA rights

Irish broadcaster RTÉ and global media company Sky have retained the rights to broadcast all Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) championship matches for the next five years.

RTÉ has secured the rights to 31 senior championship games each year, while Sky has retained its 20-game package, of which 14 fixtures will be exclusive.

Both broadcasters will air the two All-Ireland Gaelic football quarter and semi-finals, as well as the All Ireland finals in both Gaelic football and hurling.

RTÉ will also carry the digital rights to all fixtures, while all radio rights will revert to RTÉ Radio after former holders Newstalk chose not to renew.

“I’m delighted that RTÉ has renewed and strengthened its longstanding and successful partnership with the GAA until 2022,” said RTÉ director general Dee Forbes.

“As the national public service media organisation, RTÉ is proud to remain central in sharing the unique cultural and sporting experience of our national games with the Irish public. We are committed to delivering quality Gaelic Games coverage across all platforms to serve the widest possible audience.”