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GAA Broadcast Coverage

As Ireland’s largest sporting and cultural organisation, the GAA’s reputation as a national treasure precedes itself. Over 1 million people* claim membership to the Association and local GAA club activity is the lifeblood of every Irish village, town and city across the 32 counties of Ireland.

In order to service this mass interest in our games, Official GAA Broadcast Partners provide extensive coverage to both the domestic and indeed international fan base throughout the 12 months of every year. This coverage encompasses TV, radio and digital platforms and ensures Gaelic games continues to be the most watched sport in Ireland year after year.

Setting the benchmark

Whether it is within a live, deferred, highlight or clip format, the GAA’s broadcast partners set the benchmark in terms of Irish sports broadcasting and presentation practices. The two primary senior championship TV rights holders attract over 15,000,000 eyeballs during the months of May-September alone and are complimented by additional daily news exposure.

Partners such as RTE TV & Radio, Sky Sports, GAAGO.ie, TG4, eir Sport, BBC TV & Radio, Newstalk, Today FM and a host of local radio stations ensure in-depth commentary and debate is continuously brought to the GAA membership and often culminates in domestic TV audiences of over 1,500,00 for the marquee All-Ireland Finals each September.

* Millward Brown, 2009

Bringing the latest innovation to viewers

Croke Park Stadium plays host to over 30 Official Broadcast Partners each year, not including international news media from all over the world. Each partner’s rigging, production and presentation team are dispersed throughout the venue on match days and can be found roaming between the Hogan stand broadcast compound area, the level 7 press and commentary box, pre and post-match interview rooms and multiple camera positions dotted around the site environs.

The GAA continuously strives to bring the latest innovation to viewers, which regularly sees the introduction of pioneering broadcast and analytics technology to the 82,300 capacity stadium, across more than 40 match days in Croke Park each year. A footprint as large as Croke Park Stadium can also accommodate the occasional need to simulcast live matches among a number of broadcasters and maintain Gaelic games atop of people’s minds.