UPCOMING GAA PROGRAMMES ON TG4 AND COMPETITION FOR PREMIUM TICKETS

SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER
2:30pm GAA Beo coverage begins
LIVE MATCH: Kilkenny County Hurling Final
James Stephens v Ballyhale Shamrocks
Live from Nowlan Park, Kilkenny (Throw-in at 3pm)

DEFERRED MATCH: Mayo County Football Final
Knockmore v Charlestown Sarsfield
From McHale Park, Castlebar

GAA Beo will be presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill with commentary and analysis by Brian Tyers, Pat Fleury and Gearóid Mac Donncha.

SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER (GAA 125 on TG4 – SPECIAL GAA SCHEDULE TO BE BROADCAST ON TG4)
TG4 GAA SCHEDULE – Sunday 1st November 2009
12:15pm Sam Maguire Documentary
1:00pm Top 50 GAA Peil – 50 Best Gaelic Football Goals
2:00pm GAA BEO – Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) v Newtownshandrum (Cork) – Live from Semple Stadium, AIB Munster Club Hurling Quarter-Final
4:10pm Top 50 GAA Iomaint – 50 Best Hurling Goals
5:15pm Micheál O’Hehir Documentary
6:15pm Laochra Gael: Cormac McAnallen
7:20pm Laoch GAA 125 – A look at the top 3 Hurlers & Footballers from the last 25 years.
7:30pm GAA @ 125 Bliain History of GAA Programme 1 – Like a Prairie Fire
8:00pm GAA @ 125 Bliain History of GAA Programme 2 – Conflict and Consolidation
9:30pm Cogar : John 3:7 Documentary
10:00pm Geantraí : GAA 125
11:30pm Ringy

Another first for TG4 – a full day and night of Gaelic Games themed programming as the channel celebrates the 125th GAA Birthday in style

As the country’s biggest sporting organisation prepares to mark the 125th Anniversary of its foundation on 1 November TG4 has unveiled a special GAA programme schedule to mark the occasion. The station has dedicated most of its schedule on that day to Gaelic Games with viewers getting the opportunity to see live GAA action as well as a mouth-watering wide range of GAA-themed content in other programme types including documentaries, profiles and music.

The main live match coverage on this special day will be from Semple Stadium, Thurles for the AIB Munster Club Hurling Quarter-Final with Thurles Sarsfields from Tipperary taking on Cork champions Newtownshandrum in what will undoubtedly be an exciting encounter. There will be special events happening at Thurles during the day to mark the 125th Anniversary of the GAA and TG4 presenter Micheál Ó Domhnaill will have all the latest news from there.

The live match coverage will be complimented by a wide range of specially commissioned/selected programmes with a GAA theme including: Sam Maguire documentary, Micheál O’Hehir, Top 50 GAA Football Goals, Top 50 GAA Hurling Goals, Ringy, the Cormac McAnallen tribute programme, the first showing of the new John 3:7 documentary and a specially commissioned edition of the traditional music series Geantraí with songs and tunes with a GAA ring to them.

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded on November 1st 1884, by a group of spirited Irishmen who had the foresight to realise the importance of establishing a national organisation to revive and nurture traditional, indigenous pastimes. In addition to this on-air feast of GAA, fans and viewers will also have the opportunity to get involved by voting for their favourite Hurler and Footballer of the last 25 years. Micheal O’Muircheartaigh and a panel of experts from The Star and TG4 have selected a shortlist of twentyfive players who they consider to be the finest stars of the GAA in the last 25 years.

Now we need your votes to decide who will be crowned the best footballer and hurler of the last 25 years, and who will be honoured during the live coverage from Semple Stadium, Thurles on 1st November. The public and viewers will have the opportunity to win 2 Premium Tickets for three years with all the information on www.tg4.ie . Legendary sports broadcaster Jimmy Magee will also be asking some tough GAA questions with viewers getting the chance to win premium tickets to the All-Ireland Finals. All the information will be available on www.tg4.ie .

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