Sky Sports reveals on-screen line-up for GAA coverage

Award-winning GAA coverage team to start on Sky Sports next month

David Baker
by David Baker on 19th May, 2014

As Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) coverage becomes available for the first time across all Sky Sports platforms, Sky Sports announces its highly experienced on-screen line up for Kilkenny v Offaly in the All Ireland Leinster Hurling Championship on June 7th.

This year marks the start of live weekly coverage from the All Ireland Gaelic Football and Hurling Championships on Sky Sports.

Reporting the action as it happens is a team that shares more than 40 years of TV experience and a string of accolades including 17 All Star awards and six All Ireland titles across the two sports.

Sky Sports presenters Rachel Wyse of Sky Sports News and Brian Carney, presenter on Sky Sports rugby league coverage, will present the channel’s GAA coverage.

Commentators Dave Mcintyre and Mike Finnerty will detail play on the ground for both hurling and football. Former Hurlers of the Year and All Ireland Final winners, co-commentator Nicky English and Lead analyst Jamesie O’Connor will add their take on GAA hurling matches.

For football coverage, additional commentary will be delivered by co-commentator and 1985 All Star Paul Earley, while Lead analyst and 1995 Footballer of the Year Peter Canavan will offer up his perspective on the proceedings.

Taking viewers closer to GAA

“This is the team that’s going to entertain, inform and bring to life Sky Sports’ GAA coverage,” said Steve Smith, Director of production at Sky Sports.

They’ve got the knowledge and expertise to help take viewers closer to GAA as part of our unrivalled summer schedule of sport.”

Sky Sports GAA coverage will comprise of 20 games a season including the Semi-Finals and Finals. These will be available to watch across all Sky Sports platforms including TV, online and mobile with Sky Go, Sky Sports News and

Sky digital TV customers who have a Sky Sports subscription can watch GAA coverage on mobile devices via Sky Go or the award-winning Sky Sports for iPad app at no extra cost. This is in addition to watching the action live on TV.

Downloading the Sky Sports TV app from the TV and broadband provider also enables non-subscribers to receive all six Sky Sports channels at an extra cost, giving them full access to GAA coverage on their mobile devices.

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