BBC Sport NI will broadcast GAA league games live for the first time

Saturday’s Division 2 encounter between Derry and Down will be the first streaming game of the Championship season

GAA Allianz League matches will be broadcast live by the BBC for the first time this season.

One match each weekend will be shown on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport NI website from this Saturday January 29, with the Division Two opener from Derry and Down in Ulster to Owenbeg.

Football coverage continues with Galway visiting Newry in Division Two a week later before the focus shifts to hurling the following weekend.

The first live hurling match will see Dublin take on Antrim at Corrigan Park in Division One on Saturday February 12.

Division 1 football is shown for the first time on February 19 with Armagh playing against Monaghan at the Athletic Grounds. Down v Roscommon in Division Two is the match on February 26, while Armagh’s draw against Kildare is the streaming match on March 12.

The BBC’s live coverage of the Championship games for 2022 ends with the Division Two draw between Down and Kerry on March 19.

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GAA League fixtures live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website

saturday 29 january – Derry v Down (Division 2 Soccer) 18:00 GMT

Saturday February 5 – Down v Galway (Division 2 Soccer) 17:00 GMT

Saturday February 12 – Antrim v Dublin (Division One hurling) 14:00 GMT

Saturday February 19 – Armagh v Monaghan (Division 1 Football) 17:30 GMT

Saturday February 26 – Down v Roscommon (Division 2 Soccer) 17:00 GMT

Saturday March 12 – Armagh v Kildare (Division 1 football) 18:00 GMT

Saturday March 19 – Down v Kerry (Division Two hurling) 14:00 GMT

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As well as new live coverage, BBC Sport NI’s GAA podcast “The GAA Company” returns to BBC Sounds on Tuesday February 1. Oisín McConville and Thomas Niblock will meet with the biggest names in sport every week, traveling near and far without forbidden subjects.

The podcast, which will run for 30 weeks until the All-Ireland final, will feature some of GAA’s most famous names as well as all the news, talking points and debates surrounding the 2022 season.

“We are pleased to announce an extension of our longstanding relationship with BBC Sport NI as part of our efforts to improve access to our games throughout the year,” said the GAA Chairman, Larry McCarthy.

“This new weekly slot, featuring live action from Allianz Football and the Hurling League, will enhance our offering to new and existing audiences at a time when our leagues have never been more popular.

“I welcome and look forward to coverage, not just on matchdays, but on various BBC platforms for supporters across the island.”

Neil Brittain, BBC Sport NI Editor, said: “We know how important the leagues are to GAA audiences and are delighted to bring live football and hurling to BBC iPlayer for the first time.

“We are also delighted to extend our broadcast partnership with Croke Park and look forward to giving GAA an even bigger platform on BBC NI.

“The GAA Social podcast on BBC Sounds was hugely popular last year causing great debate around the game and we’ve doubled the length of its run until the end of the All-Ireland series. We know it will continue to go from strength to strength in 2022.”


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