THE eagerly awaited London GAA Senior Football Final will be given a deferred broadcast on Irish TV on November 29.
Tír Chonaill Gaels and St Kiernans meet at the Irish TV Grounds in Ruislip that Sunday afternoon, with a throw-in time of 1.30pm, and the match footage will subsequently be aired between 6pm and 8pm.
London GAA chairman Noel O’Sullivan said he was delighted the broadcasters would be bringing the game to a global audience.
"We have worked with Irish TV over the past few years and we are thrilled that they are broadcasting the football final," he said.
"This is a phenomenal opportunity to showcase the outstanding work of all the GAA clubs in London to an international audience, we are so grateful for their continued support."
The broadcast will include in-depth analysis and discussion with expert commentary from a host of GAA stars. Irish TV head of programming Malachi Cush said the broadcast was an important step for the TV station.
“We have an excellent relation with the GAA at home and abroad and we felt it would be fitting to highlight the outstanding contribution that overseas clubs make in connecting the entire GAA family,” he said.
In June of this year, London GAA and Irish TV agreed a five-year naming rights sponsorship for London’s Ruislip grounds, placing Ireland’s first international TV channel at the centre of all GAA affairs in England's capital.
Speaking at the launch of the partnership, GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail said: “Irish TV know that wherever the Irish go, we go there too. I’ve travelled a lot of the world and no matter where I go, I meet other television stations but most other television stations only meet you where there are numbers, but I meet Irish TV everywhere.”
- Irish TV can be viewed on Sky channel 191, all Free to Air boxes, Freesat 400, Eircom’s eVision 191 and online at www.irishtv.ie.