As the GAA season returns this month, Galway GAA will be live streaming a number of upcoming club and football matches to help people watch from home.
There won’t be a big comeback to watching games in the stadium anytime soon, as the government has pushed back plans to increase the size of the crowds that can congregate outside.
Currently, crowds of up to 200 people are allowed outside. In a GAA match that would include all players and associated staff before any support could be included.
That was due to rise to 500 people next Monday, but the government decided this week to postpone entry into phase 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown until August 10.
The new live streaming service kicks off with matches from the Brooks Group sponsored senior hurling championship.
The first of these will take place on Saturday July 25 with Liam Mellows V Turloughmore and St. Thomas’ V Castlegar.
This will be followed on Sunday July 26 by Gort V Craughwell.
The Claregalway Hotel-sponsored Senior Football Championship kicks off the following weekend with the following games scheduled to be streamed.
- Saturday August 1: Maigh Cuilinn V Micheal Breathnach
- Sunday August 2: Mountbellew / Moylough V Annaghdown
- Monday August 3: Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir V Glenamaddy
Viewers will be able to purchase a pass at € 6 for one match, or a weekend pass at € 10 for two matches, € 15 for three matches, or € 20 for four matches.
The new live streaming service is a partnership between Galway GAA and Nemeton TV and Galway Bay FM.
Full details on how to purchase a pass and join the live streaming of the games will be posted on the Galway GAA website early next week.
Galway GAA said this new initiative “provides a wide local and international audience with the opportunity to view selected club championship matches online, making it easier for those who cannot attend due to current fan restrictions. during matches “.