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First ever GAA match shown live on TG4

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anybody know what it was?
1. first ever club match
2. first ever inter county match.

perfect10 (Wexford) - 25/08/2017 14:50:30    2037610

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I think google may be your best friend here with this one. Not a clue.

GameOfTyrones (Tyrone) - 25/08/2017 15:10:16    2037619

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Just a guess here but I would say it was a comortas Peil Na Gaeltachta match in the mid 90s possibly from Donegal , Kerry , Galway or Cork. I know the 1998 comortas was live from Donegal .

I'd guess 1996 or 97.

TheRightStuff (Donegal) - 25/08/2017 15:22:34    2037622

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Was TnaG back in them days.

Will never forget 2 auld lads in the local singing the praises of that new Irish tv station, "tang"

cavanman47 (Cavan) - 25/08/2017 16:12:29    2037643

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Great question - for which i' don't have an answer........ I've been to many a Tra nagCeist, and funny this question has never come up...... put me out of my misery

I would say as TG4 came on air in late October 1996, it was probably the following yr before it covered matches, and it was club matches, so an early County Final in 1997 in Donegal maybe!!!!!

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - 25/08/2017 16:56:03    2037658

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First national league matches were in 2002. Cork v Tyrone one of the earliest ones.

Byanthon (Tyrone) - 25/08/2017 17:16:09    2037667

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Oh i remember, it was....oh wait im after forgetting again

PyatPree (Cork) - 25/08/2017 17:55:44    2037680

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Yeah, I remember them well.
Watched both.Great games.

catch22 (USA) - 25/08/2017 18:43:17    2037698

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Replying To cuchulainn35:  "Great question - for which i' don't have an answer........ I've been to many a Tra nagCeist, and funny this question has never come up...... put me out of my misery

I would say as TG4 came on air in late October 1996, it was probably the following yr before it covered matches, and it was club matches, so an early County Final in 1997 in Donegal maybe!!!!!"
Tnag4 first came on air on Oct 31st 1996. Mary Robinson who was the president at the time made an opening speech. I think the first league match broadcast was Cork and Kerry in 2003.

OLLIE (Louth) - 25/08/2017 18:45:44    2037700

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Was TnaG back in them days.

Will never forget 2 auld lads in the local singing the praises of that new Irish tv station, "tang""
I laughed out loud here at work when I read that

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - 25/08/2017 20:02:42    2037721

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Tnag4 first came on air on Oct 31st 1996. Mary Robinson who was the president at the time made an opening speech. I think the first league match broadcast was Cork and Kerry in 2003."
Yes opening night was Halloween 1996!

I remember watching the rugby Leinster Schools Final on St. Patrick's Day 1997. But for the life of me can't remember the first gaa game. RTE definitely had the club finals on in 1997 on Patrick's Day. I think Athenry and Wolfe Tones Clare were in the hurling? Must check that.

Laois76 (Laois) - 25/08/2017 23:01:59    2037789

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The 1998 comortas Peil Na Gaeltachta in Falcarragh was the first comortas to be shown live by TnaG. Bit of guess work here but ill say the first match shown live was Clochaneeley V An Cathar Rua the semi final.

Murt (Donegal) - 26/08/2017 11:50:57    2037894

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Replying To Murt:  "The 1998 comortas Peil Na Gaeltachta in Falcarragh was the first comortas to be shown live by TnaG. Bit of guess work here but ill say the first match shown live was Clochaneeley V An Cathar Rua the semi final."
Fair play Murt. Excellent info there. O'Domhnaill and De Paor blaying for An Ceathru Rua. I'm afraid i don't know any players from Clochaneeley.

Laois76 (Laois) - 26/08/2017 12:07:09    2037899

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