Cumann Lúthchleas Gael has today announced details arising from the recent tender process for GAA media rights (Television and Radio) for 2011-2014.
In relation to television, RTÉ will broadcast 31 Championship games and TV3 will cover nine, totalling 40 GAA Championship matches to be broadcast live annually.
TV3 will also broadcast both minor All-Ireland finals.
TG4 will air Sunday Allianz League games and Setanta will have the rights to Saturday games in the same competition.
TG4 will also have the rights to broadcast club and colleges games and have also secured a new mid-week package of live Wednesday night games from the Ulster Bank Third Level Colleges Competitions and the Cadburys U21 Football Championship.
In radio, RTÉ remain the primary rights holder and for the first time Newstalk have been awarded live broadcast rights for second choice Championship games.
"We are delighted with the high interest in the broadcast rights for our games and we believe this is the correct balance between showing live games and our commitment to supporting club activity." stated Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Criostóir Ó Cuana.
He added: "We would like to thank our broadcast partners for their continued interest in bringing our games to GAA supporters and would also like to welcome Newstalk who will be GAA media partners for the first time."
The GAA will now go to tender for international rights.
Note to Editor:
Rights commence at the beginning of the 2011 Championship and finish after the 2014 League.
For further details contact
GAA Commercial and Marketing Director on 087 2252103