BBC ALBA festive sports schedule
We’re delighted to announce a jam-packed schedule of sport on BBC ALBA over Christmas and New Year.
From our Nemeton base in Scotland, we will be producing coverage of six exciting football and rugby matches to keep you entertained through the holidays.
See full schedule below:
* PRO14 - Edinburgh v Glasgow - 23/12/2017, 17:00, BBC ALBA
* SPFL Premiership - Hamilton v Kilmarnock - 27/12/2017, 22:00, BBC ALBA
* SPFL Premiership - Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian - 30/12/2017, 18:00, BBC ALBA
* SPFL Championship - Greenock Morton v St Mirren - 02/01/2018, 14:50, BBC ALBA
* PRO14 - Edinburgh v Southern Kings -…
Life after football
This Saturday 16th December, we’re covering the Scottish Premiership match Dundee v Partick Thistle at 18:00 on BBC ALBA.
Our extended feature this week tells the story of former footballer Chris Mitchell, who tragically died after failing to cope with the transition into the workplace after his playing career ended. Chris’ sister has set up a foundation in his name and along with the PFA Scotland, they are offering courses for players to learn skills that will help them when they retire from the game.
We also hear from Partick Thistle midfielder Adam Barton, who reflects on several serious injuries he has suffered in his…
Weekend football on BBC ALBA
This weekend, we’re covering two football matches for BBC ALBA.
Watch the SPFL Premiership match between Hamilton v St Johnstone on Saturday 9th December at 18:00 and the SPFL League One game Airdrieonians v Raith Rovers on Sunday 10th December at 16:00.
Our VT highlight for Hamilton v St Johnstone this week will see John Brogan look back on a career in which he scored 140 goals for St Johnstone, making him the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, before joining his hometown club Hamilton and helping Accies win the First Division championship and record one of the most famous results in their history. Simply click on the video…
Con O’Callaghan: Cuala’s Answer
‘An freagra’ a ghlaotar air i gCuala, ach an féidir le Con O’Callaghan críoch a chur leis a bhliain dochreidte le Craobh Iomána Laighean a bhaint amach ar an Domhnach?
Faigh amach ar an Domhnach @13.30 ar TG4!
He is known in Cuala as ‘The Answer’ but can Con O Callaghan finish off his fantastic year by guiding his side to a Leinster Hurling title on Sunday?
Find out on Sunday from 13.30 on TG4!
From New Zealand to Glasgow
“If I’m being honest, I never thought I would play rugby in Glasgow for the Warriors… Once I thought about it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it!” - Callum Gibbins, Glasgow Warriors
Both rugby and football is on the agenda for this week’s BBC ALBA coverage from Nemeton TV in Scotland.
This evening, we look forward to the PRO14 Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues game at 19:25 on the channel.
In our VT this week, we chat to the Warriors’ new fan favourite Callum Gibbins on settling in after his move from New Zealand and why head coach Dave Rennie was so important in his decision to come to Glasgow.
Bridging the Gap
As part of our sports coverage, we provide some exciting features to look forward to, where you learn more about each club, their players, ambitions and challenges.
In this week’s teaser clip, which you can watch here right now, we catch up with the Hibernian Ladies new head coach Kevin Milne on how he strives to close the gap with Glasgow City. He’s confident the team can go one better next season after the experience gained in this year’s campaign.
You can watch the full interview on BBC ALBA as part of our coverage of the Women’s Scottish Cup Final - Glasgow City v Hibernian Ladies on Sunday 26th November at…