Galway’s opener in this year’s TG4 All-Ireland Senior Women’s Football Championship will be shown live on TG4 on Saturday 11 June.
The Tribeswomen will meet the losers of this Saturday’s (May 28) Munster final between Cork and Kerry.
Westmeath are also in the group with two of the three teams advancing to the quarter-finals.
TG4 today announced a five-year extension to their sponsorship of the All-Ireland Ladies Football Inter-County Championships, with the new deal set to run until the end of the 2027 season.
Speaking at the launch of the 2022 TG4 All-Ireland Championships, TG4 Managing Director Alan Esslemont hailed the new deal as “a doubling and intensification of TG4’s most important sporting partnership.”
The deal extends TG4’s longstanding sponsorship and broadcast rights deal with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) – and ensures the partners will work closely together in 2024 to celebrate the 50e anniversary of the LGFA.
TG4 has been the title sponsor of the All-Ireland Women’s Football Championships since 2001 and the partnership has become one of the most recognized and innovative in world sport.
This is the second major renewal of LGFA sponsorship in 2022, after National League sponsors Lidl signed on for a further four years, taking LGFA retail partners through to 2025 inclusive. .
TG4 has committed to broadcast 13 fixtures LIVE at the 2022 All-Ireland Championships, starting on Saturday June 11, with a double-header from the group stages of the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship.
The summer schedule will continue until the day of the TG4 All-Ireland Finals on Sunday, July 31, when the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championship Finals will be broadcast exclusively LIVE on TG4.
The junior final will start at 11:45 a.m., the middle decider will start at 1:45 p.m. and the senior final will start at 4 p.m.
Peil na mBan Beo will be available to audiences worldwide on the TG4 Player at https://www.tg4.ie/sruthtg4/peilnamban and on the TG4 Mobile and Smart TV app.
Former Galway star Máire Ní Bhraonáin will once again lead the coverage of TG4’s Peil na mBan Beo for the upcoming Championship season. The commentary team will be led by Brian Tyers.
They will be joined by expert panelists including former Cork stars Rena Buckley and Rhóna Ní Bhuachalla, former Waterford ace Michelle Ryan, former Dublin player Sinéad Finnegan, current TG4 Senior Player of the Year and 2021 All-Ireland senior medalist Vikki Wall of Meath and current Donegal player Emer Gallagher.
TG4 coverage will be produced by Waterford-based production company Nemeton TV.
TG4 will also provide live coverage of a highly anticipated TG4 Leinster senior final between Dublin and Meath from Croke Park next Saturday (launch time 2.30pm).
The LGFA and TG4 are also delighted to confirm that all other non-televised matches in the TG4 All-Ireland Championships will be available through the LGFA live streaming service. Visit https://page.inplayer.com/lgfaseason2022/ for details.
Speaking on behalf of TG4, Managing Director Alan Esslemont said: “In 2000, women’s football and the Irish language were considered very marginal issues in Ireland. By standing together as partners for over twenty years, LGFA and TG4 have managed to achieve remarkable national success and status, bringing a change to these societal views.
“However, there is still a lot of work to be done and I believe this five-year agreement between TG4 and LGFA sends a very clear signal of our joint intention to redouble our efforts to achieve greater parity.
“For TG4 to fully achieve this parity, we need the government to address the post-Covid TG4 funding strategy which aims to see TG4 move from the margins of the public service media ecosystem to a place that better reflects the importance of the Irish language in today’s world. company in Ireland.
“In our new agreement with the LGFA, TG4 is committing over five years to gradually strengthen our live coverage of LGFA competitions and to develop new programming that reflects and supports the LGFA community in Ireland and internationally.
“We are also committed to producing a series of high quality programs that will celebrate 50 years of the LGFAe birthday in 2024.
‘Cothrom na Féinne’ or ‘Fair Play’ is a key pillar of the TG4 strategy and I am delighted to announce a new TG4 sponsorship – the LGFA Referees Panel sponsorship.
“I hope this will strengthen and support the work of all officials who dedicate their time to ensuring the fair and fair refereeing of the game in women’s Gaelic football.
“It has been both a privilege and a pleasure for me to be able to work with Mícheál Naughton and with Helen O’Rourke and her wonderful team to conclude this agreement.
“I would also like to thank my own staff at TG4 and in particular the production team at Nemeton TV for their dedication, week after week, to bringing the highest quality coverage to our screens.”
Mícheál Naughton, president of the Ladies Gaelic Football Associationcommented : “We are delighted to announce the extension of our remarkable partnership with TG4 – and for another five years.
“TG4 have been with us since 2001, when they covered our senior All-Ireland final live for the very first time, when Laois got the better of Mayo in a memorable game.
“Since then, TG4’s commitment and dedication to women’s Gaelic football has helped the sport thrive to unprecedented levels.
“We’ve had record attendances at our TG4 All-Ireland Finals and record viewership in recent times – and we very much hope this trend continues as we look ahead to the next five seasons alongside TG4.
“It’s really exciting to have TG4 by our side throughout our 50e anniversary celebrations in 2024 – and planning for an exciting calendar of women’s football programs is well underway.
“With so many fans of our sport scattered around the world, it is extremely important that we can cater to the needs of a global audience and TG4’s ability to provide this coverage is invaluable in this regard.
“We now look forward to what promises to be another memorable Championship season, culminating in our TG4 All-Ireland Finals at Croke Park on Sunday 31 July.
“A big thank you to TG4 Managing Director, Alan Esslemont, Sports Manager, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha and the entire TG4 team for this outstanding vote of confidence in our association and our sport.
“We need the help of our clubs and counties to ensure that our cross-county players receive support in the stands and on the terraces throughout the Championship season.
“You can also tune in to live TV coverage of the 13 matches on offer – with the other 47 matches from the 2022 TG4 All-Ireland Championships available for viewing via our live streaming service.
“You can tune in to TG4’s linear coverage in Ireland and on the player worldwide at www.tg4.tvwhile all other Championship games will be available on: https://page.inplayer.com/lgfaseason2022/”
The 2022 TG4 All-Ireland Women’s Football Championships officially kicked off at Croke Park today, with representatives from participating counties attending the venue that will host the finals on July 31.
The 2022 TG4 All-Ireland Championships begin next Sunday, May 29, with five matches in the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship.
The intermediate championship continues on Sunday, June 5, while the junior championship begins the same day.
The senior championship begins on Saturday June 11 with the first of three rounds of the group stages.
The live televised matches on that date will see Waterford take on Donegal, while Cork or Kerry take on Galway.
A host of cross-county stars joined Máire Ní Bhraonáin at the megalithic site of Knowth Passage Tomb in County Meath, home of the current TG4 All-Ireland Senior Champions, to mark the launch of the 2022 TG4 All-Ireland Championships .
In attendance were Orlagh Lally from Meath, Jennifer Dunne from Dublin, Olivia Divilly from Galway, Susanne White from Donegal and Karen McGrath from Waterford.
The senior players were joined by middle duo Clare Owens (Leitrim) and Niamh O’Neill (Tyrone), as well as junior players Clíodhna Ní Shé (Carlow) and Róisín Ambrose (Limerick).
Meath, considered Ireland’s fifth province in medieval times, are the team to catch in the race for the Brendan Martin Cup – and they will also be aiming to clinch the TG4 Leinster title against rivals Dublin at Croke Park next Saturday .
Dublin were beaten by TG4 All-Ireland runners-up in 2021 and will be determined to do better this time around, while last year’s semi-finalists Mayo and Cork, as well as Ulster duo Armagh and Donegal, are other teams to watch in the senior championship.
Mid-runners beaten last year, Wexford will be a contender for the Mary Quinn Memorial Cup, but in a wide open field, Clare, Tyrone, Leitrim, Roscommon and Kildare among others will also be keen for their chances.
And in the junior category, seven teams are vying for glory, namely Derry, London, Carlow, Fermanagh, New York, Antrim and Limerick.
Antrim were runners-up last year, while London and New York both return to the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship after recent absences.
Full details relating to the TG4 All-Ireland Championships, including groups and fixtures, can be found by visiting the official LGFA website: https://ladiesgaelic.ie/
TG4 live program:
Saturday May 28: TG4 Leinster Senior Championship Final, 2.30pm, Croke Park
Saturday June 11: TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 1 – Waterford v Donegal & Cork/Kerry v Galway – 5:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Sunday June 19: TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2 – Cavan v Mayo & Armagh v Dublin/Meath – 1.45pm and 3.45pm
Saturday June 25: TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 3 – Cork/Kerry v Waterford & Mayo v Dublin/Meath – 5pm and 7.15pm
Saturday July 9: TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, Quarter-Finals – 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Saturday July 16: TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Finals – 4pm and 6pm, Croke Park
Sunday July 31: Finals TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Senior – 11.45am, 1.45pm, 4pm, Croke Park