Sky Sports has announced its 2021 GAA Championship fixtures, along with an all-star line-up of pundits, commentators and presenters for the season ahead.
Sky Sports Arena will be the home of GAA over the coming months, with a total of 18 fixtures broadcasting on the channel – 12 of which are exclusive to Sky Sports.
Sky Sports GAA Football action will kick off on June 26th with a double-header that will see Sligo take on Mayo, followed by Kerry’s clash with Clare.
Hurling fans will want to clear their diaries on July 3rd as 2021 Championship Hurling on Sky Sports kicks off with a mouth-watering triple-header.
Galway will take on Dublin or Antrim in the first clash of the day. Game two will see Kilkenny face Wexford or Laois, and to top it off, title holders Limerick will take on the Rebel County.
Having made her Sky Sports GAA debut last year, Gráinne McElwain will return to our screens to host all Sky Sports GAA live fixtures. 2021’s Championship season will also see the return of Sky’s mid-week GAA show, ‘Inside The Game’.
Hosted by Brian Carney, the show will broadcast every Wednesday at 9pm from June 16th, on Sky Sports Arena and will feature a range of GAA experts giving their views on all the unfolding drama of the Championships.
Tyrone GAA legend Peter Canavan, the Kingdom’s Four-Time All-Ireland winner and Armagh coach, Kieran Donaghy, and Donegal legend Jim McGuinness, will join Gráinne to provide expert insights and analysis for all Sky Sports GAA Football fixtures. Sky Sports GAA Hurling insights will be provided by Galway’s Four-Time All-Star, Ollie Canning, the Banner County’s Two-Time All-Ireland champion Jamesie O’Connor and Kilkenny’s Nine-Time All-Ireland winner JJ Delaney.
Lead commentary for each fixture will come from Dave McIntyre and Mike Finnerty, with co-commentary from Nicky English and Paul Earley.
Speaking at Sky Sports’ GAA Championship launch, CEO of Sky Ireland, JD Buckley, said: “We are gearing up for an action-packed summer of sport on Sky Sports and it’s fantastic to see the GAA Championships back in their somewhat rightful place in the calendar. We are delighted to be broadcasting 18 games this year and, once again, in addition to all of the live action, we will be providing unique insights and analysis from some of the biggest names in GAA.
“All of our 2021 GAA Championship fixtures and weekly episodes of Inside The Game will broadcast on Sky Sports Arena, which is available on every platform in Ireland.”
Sky Sports Arena is on Sky Channel 408, Virgin channel 407, eir channel 416 and Vodafone channel 406.
The games can also be watched on the move with Sky Go every weekend of the All-Ireland Championship, culminating with the All-Ireland Hurling and Football finals on the 22nd and 29th of August respectively.