GAA on TV this weekend: four games to watch

July 14, 2017

A view of a TV camera in position at Croke Park before the start of the action ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

This weekend will provincial finals in Ulster and Leinster plus two more football qualifiers broadcast live.

Saturday sees the intriguing clash between Tipperary and Armagh in Round 3B of the football qualifiers. The two have history from earlier in the year when Tipp scored an injury time goal to deny the Orchard promotion in the league.

Monaghan will be huge favourites to end Carlow footballers' odyssey in the second game on Saturday.

Sunday sees live coverage of provincial football finals in Ulster and Leinster. Both games see underdogs up against raging favourites.

TG4's history of the GAA continues is on at 8.30pm on Sunday with the Sunday Game at 9.30pm.

On Monday night GAA 2017 on TG4 features senior and minor highlights at 8pm.

Saturday 15 July

Sky Sports 5, 4pm, Tipperary v Armagh, All-Ireland SFC Qualifier (Throw-in 5pm)

Sky Sports 5, 6.40pm, Carlow v Monaghan, All-Ireland SFC Qualifier (Throw-in 7pm)

Sunday 16 July

RTE2, 1.30pm, Down v Tyrone, Ulster SFC final (Throw-in 2pm)

BBC2NI 1.30pm, Down v Tyrone, Ulster SFC final (Throw-in 2pm)

RTE2, 3.40pm, Dublin v Kildare, Leinster SFC final (Throw-in 4pm)

TG4, 8.30pm, An GAA

A continued look at the history of the Gaelic Athletic Association. In the '70s people were murdered in the North for being GAA members, as the 'Ban' was acrimoniously seen off. Fr Tommy Maher's new approach to hurling in Kilkenny brought them into a new battle for dominance with Cork. But the real rivalry of the era was being renewed between Kerry and Dublin.

RTE2, 9.30pm, The Sunday Game

Des Cahill is joined by Dessie Dolan, Pat Spillane and Rory Kavanagh to introduce action from the weekend's football, including Tyrone v Down and v Dublin v Kildare.

Monday 17 July

TG4, 8pm, GAA 2017

Weekly GAA highlights series with action from the weekend's GAA matches in the Senior and Minor Provincial Football and Hurling Championships.

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