All-Ireland ladies finals draw huge TV audience

August 03, 2022

Shauna Ennis raises the Brendan Martin Cup to the delight of her team mates at Croke Park

A whopping 491,000 people tuned into TG4’s coverage of last Sunday’s All-Ireland ladies football finals.

An average audience of 204,900 viewers watched the senior decider between Meath and Kerry, peaking at 5.10pm when 279,800 people watched the Royals being crowned All-Ireland champions for the second year in-a-row.

Viewers from over 50 countries tuned into the finals on the TG4 Player with 14,000 streams of the game from international viewers and over 20,000 streams were also registered from Irish viewers.

“Sunday’s broadcast was the 22nd edition of the TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football Championship,” TG4 Director General Alan Esslemont said.

“A unique history of a sport minoritized by society being championed by a language media minoritized by the state. By consciously standing together we have grown together.

“As we approach the 50th anniversary of the LGFA in 2024 let us all hope by that time that we are even further along the road towards true equality of opportunity for both Ladies Gaelic Football and Irish language media.”


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