We are Hiring/Táimid ag lorg…Léiritheoir/Producer
Nemeton TV is a sports production company working in television in Ireland and Scotland. We produce over 600 hours of live sport yearly. Our HQ is in West Waterford our Scottish base is located in the culturally diverse city of Glasgow.
Our collective Celtic spirit makes us an unconventional blend of passionate creatives, savvy techies and confident dealmakers.
Our output includes GAA, Scottish Premier League, domestic and international football and Six Nations rugby, boxing, horseracing and a range of documentaries.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Producer to work in our sports production team in An Rinn, Dungarvan, Waterford.
How to apply:
More information at/Eolas breise le fáil ar: Please download the document below. Please email your cover letter and CV/Seol iarratas agus CV chuig: email@example.com. The closing date for applications is Friday 13 August 2021
Is comhlacht léirithe idirnáisiúnta é Nemeton atá lonnaithe i nGaeltacht na nDéise. Clúdaímid cluichí Gaelacha, rugbaí, sacar, rásaí capall, dornálaíocht agus go leor eile do chraoltóirí in Éirinn ar nós TG4, agus thar lear. Beidh an post lonnaithe sa Rinn i gCo. Phort Láirge agus ba bhuntáiste í tuiscint ar an nGaeilge agus spórt.
Cuir iarratas isteach roimh Dé hAoine 13 Lúnasa 2021
LGFA and TG4 Confirm Bumper Schedule of Live Summer Action
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association and Championship sponsors TG4 have today announced a bumper schedule of live summer action. It has been confirmed that all 63 games in the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Championships will be available to watch LIVE – and Friday night football is back! TG4 will screen a total of 13 live games – including an All-Ireland Final triple-header from Croke Park on Sunday, September 5, when the Junior, Intermediate and Senior champions will be crowned.
TG4’s exclusive coverage begins this Friday, July 9, with the meeting of meeting of Galway and Kerry in Group D of the Senior Championship (throw-in, 7.30pm). The Friday night fare continues with the Ulster derby clash between Armagh and Cavan on Friday, July 16, while Tipperary will play Meath in another Friday night offering on July 23. The pivotal Group 4 showdown between Kerry and Donegal is also live on Saturday, July 24, while TG4 will broadcast all four Senior Championship quarter-finals across the August Bank Holiday weekend, along with the Senior Championship semi-finals on Saturday, August 14. In addition, the remaining 50 matches across the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championships will be available to view live on the LGFA and TG4’s dedicated Championship online portal: https://page.inplayer.com/peilnamban/
This announcement comes as 2021 marks the 21st season of TG4’s sponsorship of the All-Ireland Ladies Football Championships – and the 21st year of live TV coverage of the All-Ireland Finals. 31 counties will set out on the road to potential glory, with 13 teams competing in the Senior Championship, 13 in the Intermediate grade, and five in the Junior Championship. Peil na mBan Beo will be available to audiences globally on the TG4 Player at www.tg4.ie/beo and on the TG4 Mobile and Smart TV App.
Spórt TG4 will also have exclusive behind the scenes action from the championships across its social media channels.
Speaking to mark the launch of the 2021 TG4 Championships, TG4 Ardstiúrthóir TG4 Alan Esslemont said: “For 21 years now, TG4 has been the proud sponsor of the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championships, during which time we have been the sport’s exclusive broadcaster and passionate partner of Peil na mBan/LGFA. TG4 is delighted to continue to lead the way, ensuring that women’s sport is front and centre for television audiences. Already this year, we have aired 150% more games from the 2021 Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues; we will continue to make even more games available to the public, free to air, nationally and internationally across all our broadcast platforms. Above all, I look forward to all the sporting action over the summer and to hearing the roar of the crowd (however many they may be) at the TG4 All-Ireland Finals in Croke Park this September.”
Ladies Gaelic Football Association President Mícheál Naughton commented: “We’re looking forward to another brilliant season of TG4 All-Ireland Championship Football, coming hot on the heels of a memorable Lidl National League campaign. This is the 21st year of our long-standing partnership with TG4, which continues to go from strength to strength. We’re grateful to our Championship sponsors and official broadcast partner for their continued investment in, and support of, our Championships. We’re in a position, too, where we can welcome back spectators to our fixtures, albeit in a limited capacity for now, but their presence will add to our games and we look forward to welcoming our loyal supporters back through the turnstiles. It promises to be another memorable Championship season up to Sunday, September 5, when we will crown our Junior, Intermediate and Senior Champions for 2021. You can follow all of the action on TG4 and on our dedicated Championship portal – with all 63 games available to view live. For the #ProperFan in your life, this is a real treat and we’re sure to witness many spectacular moments before the West County Hotel, Mary Quinn Memorial and Brendan Martin Cups are handed over.”
TG4 has also confirmed that former Galway star Máire Ní Bhraonáin will lead the Irish language broadcaster’s Peil na mBan Beo coverage once again for the forthcoming season. Máire will be joined on live coverage by a top-class team of analysts. Cork legend Rena Buckley, an 11-time TG4 All-Ireland Senior medallist, is on board again alongside Dublin’s Sorcha Furlong, a leading figure in the breakthrough 2010 win for the Sky Blues. 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate winner and Players’ Player of the Year Vikki Wall will also provide expert insight – and she’s a key member of the Meath team now preparing for Senior Championship fare. Former Waterford star Michelle Ryan, ex-Dublin ace Sinéad Finnegan, and Cork’s Rhóna Ní Bhuachalla, who netted crucial goals in the 2014 and 2016 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Finals, make up the star-studded TG4 team. A host of leading inter-county stars joined Máire at the stunning Aasleagh Falls, Leenane, County Mayo, to mark the launch of the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Championships. In attendance were Dublin’s long-serving star Lyndsey Davey, a five-time TG4 All-Ireland Senior medallist, Armagh’s Blaithín Mackin, Mayo ace Niamh Kelly, and Kerry’s Aishling O’Connell. The senior players were joined at Aasleagh Falls by Intermediate duo Sinéad Kenny (Roscommon) and Fiona Claffey (Westmeath), as well as Junior players Gráinne McLoughlin (Limerick) and Niamh McCarthy (Limerick).
In the 2021 TG4 Senior Championship, Dublin are the team to catch as the Sky Blues, who recently captured the Lidl National League Division 1 title, aim for a fifth successive Brendan Martin Cup win. Dublin’s opening fixture in the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship will be streamed live next Saturday, July 10, when they take on Tyrone at Kingspan Breffni. Dublin will face stiff opposition from last year’s beaten finalists, Cork, who also succumbed to Mick Bohan’s charges in the 2021 Lidl NFL Final. 2020 semi-finalists Galway and Armagh are other teams to watch out for in the Senior grade, along with Mayo, under the management of former county star Michael Moyles. Westmeath, meanwhile, will be aiming to go one step further in the Intermediate Championship, after suffering defeat to Meath at Croke Park last December.
And in the Junior grade, five teams are bidding for glory, namely Antrim, Carlow, Derry, Limerick and Wicklow, who were runners-up last year.
TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Championship 2021 – All ties at 2pm unless stated
Friday 9th July 2021
TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 4 - Round 1 – Live on TG4
Galway v Kerry - Cusack Park, Ennis, 7.30pm
Saturday 10th July 2021
TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 1 - Round 1
Armagh v Monaghan - Athletic Grounds.
Cavan v Mayo - Markievicz Park.
TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 2 - Round 1
Cork v Meath - St Brendans Park, Birr.
TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 3 - Round 1
Dublin v Tyrone- Kingspan Breffni.
TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Championship – Group 2 - Round 1
Leitrim v Fermanagh - Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins.
TG4 All Ireland Junior Championship - Round 1
Antrim v Derry - Corrigan Park, Belfast.
Sunday 11th July 2021
TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Championship – Group 1 - Round 1
Westmeath v Longford - TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar.
Wexford v Sligo - Ferbane.
TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Championship – Group 3 - Round 1
Roscommon v Kildare - Duggan Park, Ballinasloe.
TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Championship – Group 4 - Round 1
Down v Offaly - Lannleire, Dunleer, 1pm.
TG4 All Ireland Junior Championship - Round 1
Limerick v Wicklow - John Lockes, Callan.
We Are Hiring/Táimid ag Lorg…Broadcast & IT Technician
We Are Hiring/Táimid Ag Lorg… Broadcast and IT Technician
Nemeton is an international TV and streaming production company. We produce GAA, rugby, soccer, horse racing, boxing and much more for TG4, BBC, RTÉ, Sky Sports and international streaming broadcasters like MSTV. The position is based in our HQ at An Rinn, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. A knowledge of Irish and/or a willingness to learn would be an advantage. A keen interest in sport would also be an advantage.
How to apply:
More information at/Eolas breise le fáil ar: Please download the document below. Please email your cover letter and CV/Seol iarratas agus CV chuig: firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Friday 30 July 2021
Is comhlacht léirithe idirnáisiúnta é Nemeton atá lonnaithe i nGaeltacht na nDéise. Clúdaímid cluichí Gaelacha, rugbaí, sacar, rásaí capall, dornálaíocht agus go leor eile do chraoltóirí in Éirinn ar nós TG4, agus thar lear. Beidh an post lonnaithe sa Rinn i gCo. Phort Láirge agus ba bhuntáiste í tuiscint ar an nGaeilge agus spórt.
Cuir iarratas isteach roimh Dé hAoine 30 Iúil 2021
We Are Hiring: Production Co-Ordinator
Production Co-Ordinator (fixed term contract)
NemetonTV is an international TV and streaming production company and we produce over 600 hours of live sport yearly. We produce GAA, rugby, soccer, horse racing, boxing and much more for TG4, BBC, RTÉ, Sky Sports and international streaming broadcasters like MSTV. We also produce a range of documentaries.
Our HQ is in West Waterford and our Scottish base is located in the culturally diverse city of Glasgow.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Co-Ordinator to work in our sports production team in Glasgow on a 9 month contract.
For more information, a detailed overview of the role and how to apply please download the document below. You can submit your CV directly to email@example.com by Friday, 23rd July 2021.
TG4 to Show Galway Races Summer Festival
TG4 confirms Live TV coverage Friday 30th and Saturday 31st July from Galway Races Summer Festival
Clúdach Beo Teilifíse ó Fhéile Samhraidh Rásaí na Gaillimhe deimhnithe ag TG4 Dé hAoine agus Dé Sathairn an 30 agus 31 Iúil. Tá sé deimhnithe ag TG4 go gcraolfaidh an stáisiún dhá lá den rásaíocht ó Fhéile Samhraidh Rásaí na Gaillimhe na bliana seo beo Dé hAoine agus Dé Sathairn an 30 agus an 31 Iúil. Áireofar mar chuid den chlúdach beo ar TG4 sceideal ollmhór rásaíochta ina dtaispeánfar 15 rás le linn an dá lá do lucht féachana saor go haer. Seán Bán Breathnach a chuirfidh Rásaí Beo i láthair, agus is iad Mánus Ó Conghaile agus Evelyn Ní Ghriallais a bheidh i mbun tráchtaireachta. Gheobhaidh an t-iriseoir Daragh Ó Conchúir tuairimí na dtraenálaithe, na n-úinéirí agus na marcaithe lasmuigh den fháinne paráide agus is é Cárthach Breathnach a bheidh i mbun tráchtaireachta ar na rásaí. Cuirfidh an fhoireann clúdach cuimsitheach ón ráschúrsa ar fáil do lucht féachana TG4 agus beidh neart spraoi agus spóirt againn as Baile an Bhriotaigh chomh maith.
Two days of racing from this year’s Galway Races Summer Festival will be broadcast live on TG4 on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st July, the station has confirmed. The live coverage on TG4 will include a packed race card with 15 races shown over the two days to a free-to-air audience. The live broadcast from Ballybrit will be a welcome return to the racecourse for the Irish language broadcaster, who last aired the races in 2006. 2021 saw a concerted increase in Irish Horseracing coverage for TG4, which provided live racing to fans over 10 weeks from venues including Leopardstown, Punchestown, Naas, Cork, Limerick, Dundalk, Navan and Sligo. Highlights have included the opening of the flat season back at its home in The Curragh; the Easter Festival in Fairyhouse and the triumphant return to Tramore of trainer Henry de Bromhead and his stable of champions (Minella Times, Honeysuckle, Put the Kettle On, Minella Indo and Balko Des Flos) who were paraded live for admirers on TG4. Rásaí Beo will be presented by Seán Bán Breathnach, with analysis by Mánus Ó Conghaile and Evelyn Ní Ghriallais. Racing journalist Daragh Ó Conchúir will be getting all the reactions from trainers, owners and jockeys outside the parade ring and race commentary will be provided by Cárthach Breathnach. The team will be providing the TG4 audience with comprehensive coverage from the racecourse and no doubt there will be some craic agus spraoi to be had in Ballybrit as well. Rásaí Beo is produced by Waterford based company NemetonTV. The team in the An Rinn Gaeltacht also produce Laochra Gael, GAA Cúl Camps and GAA Beo for TG4. Rásaí Beo will also be available to watch on the TG4 Player and on the TG4 Mobile and Smart TV App. Spórt TG4 will also have exclusive behind the scenes action from Ballybrit across its social media channels.
CEO of Galway Racecourse, Michael Moloney said: “We are delighted to have the team from TG4 broadcast live from Galway Racecourse on both the Friday and Saturday of our Summer Festival this year. In the current times, we really miss our loyal supporters here in Ballybrit that come year after year, and bring such magic to our event, so this news that they can get close to the action this Summer is very much welcomed. The Galway Races is a multi-generational event and such a huge part of Summer tradition and Irish culture. In total, viewers at home throughout Ireland tuning into TG4 will get to see fifteen races live on television, and will feature The Guinness Galway Tribes Handicap Hurdle, The Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Steeplechase, and The Galway Shopping Centre Handicap with a total prize fund in excess of €500,000 over the two days. The team at TG4 have always been hugely progressive and are great supporters of Irish racing and our Festival. On behalf of our fans and the Galway Race Committee, I would like to thank them for making this happen. We look forward to working with the team in TG4 both in the build up to and during race week.”
TG4’s Head of Sport, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said: “We are delighted to be showing the Galway Races Summer festival. Horse racing became an integral part of the station’s sporting output this year, and we look forward to continuing this with TG4’s free-to-air coverage from Ireland’s largest horse racing meet. We are particularly excited to be back in Ballybrit for the first time in 15 years, and to bring all the thrills that comes with this iconic festival to the viewers at home.”
The full TG4 Galway Races schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY 30 JULY
Live coverage begins on TG4 at 3.45pm
1st race, 4pm: The James’s Gate Maiden Hurdle
2nd race, 4.30pm: The Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle
3rd race, 5pm: The Guinness Galway Tribes Handicap Hurdle
4th race, 5.30pm: The Guinness Handicap Hurdle
5th race, 6.05pm: The Guinness Beginners Steeplechase
6th race, 6.40pm: The Arthur Guinness Steeplechase
7th race, 7.10pm: The Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Steeplechase
SATURDAY 31 JULY
Live coverage begins on TG4 at 12.30pm
1st race, 12.50pm: The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden
2nd race, 1.22pm: The Galway Shopping Centre Maiden
3rd race, 1.57pm: The O’Leary Insurances Handicap
4th race, 2.32pm: The Galway Shopping Centre Handicap
5th race, 3.10pm: The Irish EBF Auction Series Maiden
6th race, 3.45pm: The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nursery Handicap
7th race, 4.20pm: The Galway Shopping Centre Handicap
8th race, 4.50pm: The McDonogh Capital Investments Handicap
Lucky 13 for Cork – or a second title for Dublin? All will be revealed on Saturday evening at Croke Park when the big city rivals lock horns in the 2021 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 Final. It’s a recent rivalry that has captured the imagination of Ladies Football fans – and another big-day meeting between two excellent sides is a mouth-watering prospect. Just over six months since they met here at Croke Park in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior decider, Cork and Dublin are back for another shot at silverware. Dublin ran out winners on that occasion but it was another intriguing battle that was in the balance for long spells, with a powerful second half performance from the Sky Blues proving good enough for a fourth successive All-Ireland title.
Where once it was Cork calling the shots when these counties met, now it’s Dublin with the upper hand. When they clashed in the group stages at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, it was a nip and tuck affair but Dublin prevailed by a point from a thrilling encounter, on a 3-15 to 4-11 scoreline. Dublin’s strength in depth proved crucial on that occasion, as former Ireland rugby international Hannah Tyrrell, back with the county team for the first time since 2014, landed 2-7. In the second half, the likes of Lauren Magee, captain Sinead Aherne and Niamh McEvoy came off the bench to aid the Dublin cause and bring know-how and experience to the table.
That’s not to say that Cork are lacking in the squad stakes. Looking back on that evening, they had Orlagh Farmer, Eimear Meaney, Emma Spillane and Brid O’Sullivan among the subs that came on.
These are two teams with so many options to call upon – and the respective managers, Dublin’s Mick Bohan and Cork’s Ephie Fitzgerald, know so much about their opponents.Cork and Dublin met in three successive All-Ireland Finals from 2014-2016 – and Cork won each of them, having also tasted victory in the 2009 decider. 2018 marked a shift in the rivalry – Dublin finally getting one over on Cork, and in an All-Ireland Final. That year, Dublin had also lifted the Lidl National League Division 1 title for the one and only time in the county’s history, when they defeated Mayo.
Fast forward to the 2019 All-Ireland semi-final – and victory for Dublin again. Last December, Sky Blue ribbons adorned the Brendan Martin Cup and where once Dublin were the hunters, they’re now very much the hunted. Cork did get the better of Dublin a classic Lidl National League semi-final in 2019 but they’ll want to scalp them on a bigger day – and Croke Park this evening provides the latest opportunity.
Cork (v Dublin): M O’Brien (capt.); S Kelly, R Phelan, E Meaney; E O’Shea, A Hutchings, M Duggan; M O’Callaghan, H Looney; E Spillane, B O’Sullivan, O Finn; S O’Leary, C O’Sullivan, L Coppinger.
Dublin (v Cork): A Sheils; M Byrne, N Collins, H Leahy; L Caffrey, O Carey, L Magee; S McGrath, J Dunne; H Tyrrell, L Davey, S Killeen; S Aherne (capt.), N Hetherton, C O’Connor.
Beidh Gaillimh ag tabhairt aghaidh ar Áth Cliath anocht insan Craobh Iomána BGE Fé20 - Cluiche Ceannais Laighean i bPáirc uí Chonchúir, Tulach Mhór agus beidh an caitheamh isteach ag 7.30 ar TG4. Ar dheireadh, beidh an dá fhoireann ag dul i gcomhrac le chéile 188 lá i ndiaidh na cluichí leathcheannais a d’imir siad i mí na Nollag anuraidh. Beidh an buaiteoir ag imirt in aghaidh Corcaigh i gCluiche Ceannais na hÉireann.
Galway face Dublin this evening in the 2020 Leinster U20 Hurling Final in O’Connor Park in Tullamore with throw in at 7.30pm on TG4. Both teams finally face off 188 days after their semi-final wins last December. The winner of this will face Cork in the All-Ireland Final.
10 Tips on Working From Home
Even for the most dedicated remote worker, the novelty wears off after a couple of days/ weeks/months. Our colleague Susan has created a list of helpful tips to stay focused and lift your mood.
(1) Create a Workspace: If space allows, set up a dedicated work from home space. At a minimum you will need a comfortable chair and a table-like surface. Treat this space as your workplace so it is separate to areas in your home that you use to relax or socialise. This means that you can leave your work space for breaks.
(2) Morning Routine: Wake up at your usual time, get washed and dressed and think of ways to fill the gap of time spent commuting or getting ready for the office. Perhaps drink your morning coffee on a walk, cook a healthy breakfast, go for a cycle or do a home workout. These activities will help your body to release feel- good hormones to get you motivated.
(3) Stay Connected: Working from home can feel a little isolating. It’s important to stay in touch with your colleagues. Schedule a team call each morning to catch up, discuss work and share thoughts. Having some structure will keep you motivated and engaged in your work. Create a to do list for each day and make it your goal to complete it.
(4) Regular Breaks: Take regular breaks to make coffee, have a snack or even put on a wash. Have virtual coffee breaks via video call with your colleagues where you can chat about things other than work for a few minutes. Breaks are important for your mental health and will help with your work too.
(5) Lunch: Eat your lunch away from your work space and make sure that you are away from your computer. It’s also hugely important to get outside for some air on your lunch break. Whether it’s for a walk with the dog, a jog or run, or even a trip to the supermarket for supplies, getting out in the fresh air is crucial for your mental health and job performance.
(6) Normal Working Hours: Sticking to a time schedule can be difficult when working from home. However, having set times and tasks will give your day structure. Avoid waking up late, taking longer lunches or putting off tasks that will need to be completed later in the day and end up spilling over into your free time.
(7) The Long Finger: We’re all guilty of it, dismissing reminders to complete tasks we don’t like, or putting off plans to re-evaluate work goals. If you have some extra time to spare, begin working on your development plan with opportunities and goals. Break each one into steps and add these steps to your calendar and work on them bit by bit.
(8) Limit Social Media: The temptation can be much stronger when you’re working from home but try to avoid being on your personal social media to check your notifications or messages. Switch your phone on to “do not disturb” mode and check it when you are taking a break.
(9) Make Plans: It’s easy to get fed-up when there’s so little going on. So take this time to start cook/bake new things, discover new music, watch movie classics, dive into a good book, declutter your home, play a new game with the kids, get out the old family photos or maybe even complete a fitness challenge!! Try to include at least one activity into your evenings.
(10) Finish on Time: Switch off the computer and switch off your mind. Move away from your work space give yourself a few moments to adjust - your work day is over, time is your own. If you have any tips that work for you share those too… and remember to look after yourself and your mental health while working at home.
NemetonTV Committing to Sustainability
Tá NemetonTV ina cheannródaí agus muid ag déanamh forbairt trasna ár gcláracha go léir leis an togra ‘albert’. Cuireadh tús le albert sa bhliain 2011 chun cabhrú le lucht déanta teilifíse, agus earnálacha eile, na cleachtais agus nósanna is fearr ó thaobh na timpeallachta dhe a chur i bhfeidhm agus cláir á léiriú acu. Ó shin tá tuiscint níos fearr a fháil ag léiritheoirí ar an tionchar atá ag a gcuid léiriúchán ar an timpeallacht agus dearbhú ar fáil go bhfuil siad i mbun léiriúchán inbhuanaithe.
D’fhógair TG4 i Mí Eanáir go mbeadh sé éigeantach go ndéanfaidh gach léiriúchán faoi chonradh le TG4 a lorg carbóin a thomhais agus leas a bhaint as Áireamhán Carbóin albert. Sé GAA Cúl Camps an clár is déanaí de chuid Nemeton a bheidh ag glacadh le Áireamhán Carbóin albert. Ag gach céim den léiriúcháin, ghlac Nemeton leis go mbeimís ag cloí leis an gcóras inbhuanaithe albert, go háirithe leis an gclár GAA Cúl Camps agus an tionchar timpeallachta a bhaineann leis. An chéad rud a rinneamar ná gur sheolamar Memo Glas amach chuig an fhoireann léirithe ar fad ag tús an réamh-léiriúcháin. Laistigh de sin bhí aidhmeanna leagtha amach againn chun clár inbhuanaithe a dhéanamh. Tháinig forbairt ar an Memo seo i rith an léiriúcháin. Déanadh an scannánaíocht ar fad lasmuigh agus mar sin beidh spreagadh ag na páistí a fhéachann ar an gclár chun sugradh lasmuigh faoin aer go minic. Spreagamar athchúrsáil gach seans a fuaireamar chomh maith. Nuair a dhéanann na páistí cleachtadh ar scileanna, molaimid rudaí ginearálta ón dtigh gur féidir leo a úsáid. Chuireamar ceist ar an gcriú aiseolais a thabhairt dúinn go leanúnach agus mar sin beidh muid i ndán an t-eolas sin a roinnt le cláracha eile chun feabhas a chur ar ár gcláracha thíos an bóthar.
NemetonTV is aiming to become an industry leader in committing to sustainability across productions through work with the albert initiative. Founded in 2011, albert encourages productions to make a positive environmental impact and inspire audiences to act for a sustainable future. TG4 became the first Irish broadcaster to introduce the use of albert’s carbon calculator as a mandatory requirement for productions at the beginning of 2021. The latest Nemeton production to commit to albert is GAA Cúl Camps, a Cúla4 production.
NemetonTV committed to fully engaging with the principles of sustainability and positive environmental behaviour at every stage of production, following guidelines set out by albert as well as introducing some initiatives specific to GAA Cúl Camps and the environmental impact of the production. One of the first initiatives included sending out a Green Memo to all production crew at the beginning of pre-production which outlined the aims and goals of GAA Cúl Camps in order to become a sustainable production. This memo was continuously revised and updated at each stage of production with any new information or feedback from crew added to improve and enhance the aims of production. There was a concerted effort made to show positive environmental behaviour on screen as part of GAA Cúl Camps. All of the filming took place outdoors, with the aim to encourage children to play outdoors and develop a lasting relationship with nature. Children were encouraged to use and repurpose items around the house to take part in the drills shown throughout the programme, which helped to encourage sustainable behaviour through reusing and recycling. The GAA Cúl Camps production requested and encouraged feedback on its green initiatives from crew in order to improve its practices and objectives. This feedback was put into effect and will be shared with other projects in order to improve the environmental impact of NemetonTV productions in future.
Familiar territory for 2021 Lidl Ladies League Finalists
The captains from the eight participating counties have their sights firmly focused on the 2021 Lidl Ladies National Football League Finals. The Division 1 and 2 Finals will form the basis of a Government-approved test event for spectators at Croke Park next Saturday, June 26, with three of the competing teams set for quickfire returns to the famous venue. Cork, Dublin and Meath were all present at Croke Park on December 20 last for the TG4 All-Ireland Senior and Intermediate Finals – with Dublin (Senior) and Meath (Intermediate) taking home the silverware on offer. And they’ll be back on the hallowed turf on Saturday for the 2021 Lidl National League Finals – with Meath facing Kerry in the Division 2 decider (5pm – Live on TG4) before Cork and Dublin meet again in the Division 1 Final (7.30pm – Live on TG4).
On Sunday, attention switches to the Finals in Divisions 3 and 4, with both of these games set to be streamed live on the Spórt TG4 YouTube Page.
In Baltinglass at 4pm, neighbours Laois and Kildare lock horns in the Division 3 decider, while Leitrim and Louth will battle it out for Division 4 honours at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones, with a 2pm throw-in time.
In the Division 1 Final, Cork are aiming to retain the title they won in 2019 (the Lidl National Leagues were not completed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic).
The Leesiders are competition specialists – winners on 12 occasions and appearing in the Division 1 Final for the 15th time since 2004.
Dublin, meanwhile, are chasing just a second Lidl NFL Division 1 title, as they look forward to a third final appearance.
The Sky Blues lost to Cork in the 2014 Final but beat Mayo in 2018 to finally land the top League honours.
When Cork and Dublin met in the group stages of the League at the end of May, visitors Dublin prevailed by just a single point, and Mick Bohan’s charges also won the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Final meeting between the counties.
In the Division 2 Final, silverware and promotion are on offer, as both teams aim for top flight status in 2022.
Meath enjoyed a famous day at Croke Park when they defeated Westmeath in the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Final and after claiming promotion from Division 3 in 2019, winning the Division 2 crown would represent another significant step forward for the Royal County.
Opponents Kerry, who won by six points against Meath in the group stages, were relegated from Division 1 in 2018, but are now just 60 minutes away from a potential return to the top tier.
There’s are also repeat meeting from the group stages in the Divisions 3 and 4 Finals, where Laois and Louth will be looking to turn the tables on Kildare and Leitrim respectively and gain promotion into the bargain.
Laois edged out Kildare by three points in Portlaoise in May, while Leitrim were eight-point winners over Louth on the same day.
Looking ahead to four intriguing games, Mícheál Naughton, President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, said: “Unfortunately, we could not conclude our Lidl National League competitions in 2020 but it’s wonderful to be in a position where we are about to hand over four pieces of silverware to the Lidl National League winners.
“Since the commencement of our 2021 Lidl National Leagues, we have witnessed some brilliant football and we’ve been privileged to view it all either on TG4 or via our live-streaming service, in association with Lidl.
“We’re all set for four great games and it’s heartening to be in a position to welcome spectators to the three Final venues – Croke Park, Baltinglass and St Tiernach’s Park.
“I wish to pay tribute to National League competition sponsors, Lidl, who are also our official retail partner.
“Since coming on board with us in 2016, Lidl have helped to elevate our game to new heights, and they provided significant investment which enabled us to live-stream 50 games during the 2021 Lidl National Leagues.
“This is #SeriousSupport for Ladies Football and yet another example of why this partnership has evolved and blossomed.”
Speaking on behalf of Lidl Ireland, Chief Executive Officer, JP Scally, added: “As Chief Executive Officer of Lidl in Ireland, I am extremely proud of our partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. “With 209 stores nationwide, we are part of communities all over Ireland and we are committed to supporting the organisation from the grassroots right up to county level and our sponsorship of the Lidl National Football Leagues. I want to wish all the teams taking part in the finals the very best of luck. It’s a huge achievement to get this far in the competition, particularly given how difficult a start to the year it has been for everyone. We look forward to the many better days ahead, starting this weekend.”
Tickets for Saturday’s Lidl NFL Divisions 1 & 2 Finals are on sale at https://am.ticketmaster.com/gaa/buy, while stocks last.
2021 Lidl Ladies National Football League Finals:
Saturday June 26:
Lidl NFL Division 1 Final – Cork v Dublin – Croke Park, 7.30pm – Live on TG4
Lidl NFL Division 2 Final – Kerry v Meath – Croke Park, 5pm – Live on TG4
Sunday June 27:
Lidl NFL Division 3 Final – Laois v Kildare – Baltinglass, 4pm – Live on Spórt TG4 YouTube
Lidl NFL Division 4 Final – Leitrim v Louth – St Tiernach’s Park, Clones, 2pm – Live on Spórt TG4 YouTube.
Inside the Offaly Camp
Agallamh le bainisteoir Uíbh Fháilí John Maughan & ceadúnas eisiatach isteach i seaisún traenála roimh cluiche ceannais na sraithe in aghaidh Doire. Bhí an cluiche ceannais ar súil i bPáirc an Chrócaigh inniu agus thóg Doire an teideal abhaile leo. Rinne an foireann an chuid obair ar seo. Maith sibh léiritheoir Ben, ceamaradóir Fionn agus eagarthóir Cian.
Interview with Offaly manager John Maughan & exclusive access to their training session ahead of their League final with Derry. The final took place today in Croke Park with Derry taking home the title. Great job to producer Ben Egan, cameraman Fionn Mac Giolla Chuda & editor Cian O’Halloran.
Tá an-áthas ar CLG, i gcomhar le Kellogg agus TG4, a fhógairt go gcraolfar an clár GAA Cúl Camps don dara séasúr ar TG4 ar feadh sé seachtaine an samhradh seo. Tosóidh an tsraith Dé Luain, 28 Meitheamh ar 7:30pm, an lá céanna ar a mbeidh na campaí féin ag tosú ar fud na tíre. Beidh an tsraith ar fáil ar sheinnteoir TG4, áit a gcuirfear an filleadh ar ghníomhaíochtaí an champa ar fáil beo agus ar éileamh araon do gach duine sa bhaile agus thar lear.
Is iad Nemeton TV, atá lonnaithe i bPort Láirge, a léireoidh an tsraith GAA Cúl Camps agus is í Gráinne Bleasdale a chuirfidh an tsraith i láthair. Áireofar scileanna, druileanna agus míreanna ó shaineolaithe CLG i sraith na bliana seo, míreanna a mbainfidh an teaghlach ar fad sult astu, le buaiteoir Chraobhchomórtas Pheil na mBan, réalta Átha Cliath Sinéad Aherne, seaimpín Camógaíochta Chorcaí Linda Collins, Iománaí Phort Láirge Tadhg de Búrca agus imreoir Thiobraid Árann Séamus Kennedy, mar aon le peileadóir na Gaillimhe Paul Conroy agus peileadóir Dhún na nGall Ryan McHugh. Beidh dhá theaghlach ag glacadh páirte i ngach clár agus bainfidh siad triail as a gcuid scileanna nua. Tá CLG tiomanta deis a thabhairt do leanaí cluichí Gaelacha a imirt an samhradh seo agus táimid ag súil go mór le séasúr nua de leagan craolta Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps mar aon le leagan beo.
Tá páirt glactha ag 1,460,829 leanbh in GAA Cúl Camps ón mbliain 2006. D’éirigh go hiontach le Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps sa bhliain 2020 agus ba mhór an faoiseamh iad do bhreis agus 70,000 leanbh ar fud na tíre ó shrianta Covid-19. Is ionann an bhliain 2021 agus an 10ú bliain d’urraíocht Kellogg’s agus filleadh an chomórtais ar an bpaicéad a bhfuiltear ag súil go mór leis, ina mbeidh deis ag clubanna duaiseanna ar fiú €25,000, €10,000 nó €5,000 iad, a bhuachan.
Chuir Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy fáilte roimh an tsraith nua ag rá “Guím gach rath ar gach duine a bhfuil baint acu le Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps sna seachtainí agus sna míonna atá amach romhainn. Ba mhaith liom buíochas ar leith a ghabháil le Kellogg agus TG4 as an gcruthaitheacht a thaispeáin siad anuraidh chun cuidiú linn teagmháil a dhéanamh leis an méid sin daoine óga tríd an gclár teilifíse. Tá súil agam go mbeidh sé gach pioc chomh rathúil i mbliana.”
Dúirt Sarah Ferguson, Ceann Margaidh Kellogg’s in Éirinn “Tá ríméad orainn go bhfuil Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps ag filleadh ar TG4 i ndiaidh chomh maith is a d’éirigh le cláracha na bliana seo caite agus is iontach an bealach é le ceiliúradh a dhéanamh ar 10 mbliana d’urraíocht. Tá Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps ina ghné lárnach de shamhradh na hÉireann agus is iontach an rud é go bhfuil an clár GAA Cúl Camps ag cur leis seo gach bliain. Táimid ag súil go mór le breathnú ar an gclár agus na mílte leanaí ar fud na tíre a fheiceáil ag glacadh páirte sna campaí, ag bualadh lena gcairde agus ag baint súip as an saol i dtimpeallacht shláintiúil lasmuigh.
Dúirt Ceannasaí Spóirt TG4 Rónán Ó Coisdealbha “Táimid ag súil le sraith nua eile de GAA Cúl Camps ar TG4 a thabharfaidh deis don lucht féachana cuid de réaltaí na gcluíchí Gaelacha agus an chéad ghlúin eile a fheiceáil ag cleachtadh a gcuid scileanna.”
Cuireann Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps seachtain lán aicsin agus lán spraoi ar fáil do bhuachaillí agus do chailíní idir 6 agus 13 bliana d’aois, seachtain ghníomhaíochta atá dírithe ar shult a bhaint as a bheith ag imirt na gcluichí Gaelacha. Tá na campaí á reáchtáil ag cóitseálaithe cáilithe agus is féidir le gach leanbh páirt a ghlacadh iontu, bíodh taithí aige i gcluichí Gaelacha cheana nó ná bíodh. Tá áit curtha in áirithe ag níos mó ná 100,000 leanbh cheana féin, ach tá áiteanna fós ar fáil in go leor ceantar. Féach ar do champa áitiúil arhttps://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
The GAA, in conjunction with Kellogg and TG4, are pleased to announce that GAA Cúl Camps show will air for a second season on TG4 for six weeks this summer. The series begins on Monday 28th June at 7:30pm with the camps themselves also starting up around the country on the same day. The series will be available on the TG4 player TG4.ie, making the return to camp activity, both live and on demand, available to everyone at home and abroad.
The GAA Cúl Camps series will be produced by Waterford based Nemeton TV, and presented by Gráinne Bleasdale. This year’s series will include skills, drills and segments from GAA experts that will appeal to all the family from All-Ireland winning Dublin Ladies Football star Sinéad Aherne, Cork Camogie champion Linda Collins, Waterford Hurler Tadhg de Búrca, and Tipperary’s Séamus Kennedy along with Galway Footballer Paul Conroy and Donegal’s Ryan McHugh. Each programme will feature two families who will try their new skills. The GAA is committed to providing children with the opportunity to play Gaelic games this summer and looks forward to a new season of both broadcast and live Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps. Since 2006, 1,460,829 children have participated in the GAA’s Cúl camps. In 2020, the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps proved a great success and provided a welcome diversion for over 70,000 children across the country from the Covid-19 restrictions. 2021 marks the 10th year of Kellogg’s sponsorship and the return of the eagerly anticipated on-pack competition, offering clubs the chance to win prizes worth €25,000, €10,000 or €5,000.
GAA President Larry McCarthy welcomed the new series saying, “Best wishes to everyone involved in the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps in the weeks and months ahead. A special word of acknowledgement to Kellogg and TG4 for the creativity they showed last year in helping us to connect with so many young people through the television programme. I hope it’s every bit as successful this year.”
Sarah Ferguson, Kellogg Market Head Ireland said: “We are delighted to see the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps return to TG4 after last year’s successful show and it’s a great way to celebrate our 10 years of sponsorship. The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps have become a staple of Irish summers and it’s great that the GAA Cúl Camps show is adding to this each year. We look forward to watching the show and seeing thousands of children across the country take part in the camps, getting the chance to meet up with their friends and enjoy themselves in a healthy outdoor environment.”
TG4’s Head of Sport, Ronán Ó Coisdealbha said: “We look forward to another new series of GAA Cúl Camps on TG4 which will give our audience the opportunity to see some of our Gaelic Games stars and the next generation of youngsters practising their skills.”
The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity focused on having fun playing Gaelic games. The camps are run by qualified coaches and open to all children with and without Gaelic games experience. Over 100,000 children are already booked but there is still availability in many areas. Check out your local camp on https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
Laochra Gael Nominated at the Celtic Media Festival
Tá scéal pheileadóra Chiarraí, Kieran Donaghy ainmnithe i gcomhair Gradam ag an bhFéile na Méan Ceilteach i mbliana sa chatagóir ‘Sports Documentary’. Bhí an clár seo ar TG4 i mí Márta 2020, agus bhí sé mar chéad eipeasóid san ochtú sraith déag de Laochra Gael, sraith atá déanta anseo i NemetonTV. Bhuaigh Kieran 4 bhonn uile Éireann, 3 ghradam All Star agus Peileadóir na Bliana le linn a shaothair. Agus is scéal faoi leith é an scéal faoin bhfear darb ainm Star: ag briseadh tríd leis na Underdogs, an triail ina rinneadh lán tosaithe dó, lámha na cispheile, an laghdú agus an athbheochan, agus ar ndóigh, Joe Brolly. Agus sa chúlra, bhí caidreamh casta agus crua idir é féin agus a athair a bhí ceangail aige le gach rud a rinne sé ar an bpáirc.
Tá sceitimíní orainn go bhfuil an ainmniúchán againn agus go n-éirí an t-ádh leanár bhfoireann Laochra Gael ar fad.
The story of Kerry footballer, Kieran Donaghy has been nominated for an Award in this year’s Celtic Media Festival in the ‘Sports Documentary’ category. This episode aired on TG4 in March 2020 as the first instalment of the 18th series of Laochra Gael, produced here at NemetonTV. In his career, Kieran won 4 All Ireland medals, 3 All Stars and Footballer of the Year. The man called Star has an extraordinary story: breaking through with the Underdogs, the experiment that made a full forward out of him, the basketball hands, the decline and the revival, and of course, Joe Brolly. And in the background, the complex and difficult relationship with his father that was tied up in everything he did on the field of play.
We’re so excited to be nominated and wish all the Laochra Gael team the best of luck.
A Touch of Class
Roimh an Sraith Peile Allianz chluiche leathcheannais Roinn 1 in aghaidh Tír Eoghain ag an deireadh seachtaine, féachann GAA BEO siar ar an scil álainn a thaispeáin David Clifford ar an bpáirc imeartha. Agus na Euros ag tosnú anocht, seo fear a mbeidh in ann súil isteach ar aon fhoireann sacair!
Ahead of the Division 1 Allianz League football semi-final against Tyrone this weekend, GAA BEO look back on the amazing skill that Kerry’s David Clifford has displayed on the playing field. With the Euros starting tonight, here’s someone that could walk onto any soccer team.
Record-winning year for NemetonTV and WIT at the Student Media Awards
Twelve students from the Waterford Institute of Technology and NemetonTV course were nominated across four different categories coming home with three awards.
It has been another record-breaking year for the Higher Diploma in Television and Media Production at the prestigous National Student Media Awards 2021. Twelve students from the Waterford Institute of Technology and Nemeton TV course were nominated in four categories for their highly creative and compelling films, going on to win three of the top awards.
“WIT have a complete hold over this category!” announced the SMEDIAS host on the night when announcing Iarfhlaith O Domhnall’s first win for the Údaras na Gaeltachta Award for Best Irish Language Production.
An acclaimed fiddler and filmmaker, Iarfhlaith takes us on a delightful musical journey through the stunning Blue Stack Mountains of his native South-West Donegal. In this once vibrant Gaeltacht of Na Cruacha, the film finds traces of a rich music, song and storytelling culture.
“I’m really proud and honored with this recognition. I am particularly grateful to the NemetonTV team who supported me throughout the year. This award is in honour of the people of Na Cruacha”.
Iarfhaith surpassed all expectations when also winning the highly coveted Best Film Documentary category. Following the successful broadcast of Na Cruacha on TG4, Iarfhlaith is now making documentaries with the forward-thinking Irish Traditional Music Archive.
Dublin filmmaker Kevin O Grady has won the TG4 BLOC Award for Best Bilingual Short Film for Starring Kevin’s brother and himself, the short film An Béal ina Thost is a quirky tale of PlayStation rivalry gone wrong! “I wasn’t expecting to win at all, there was tough competition from all the other films on our course” said Kevin when the award was announced.
There is good news for anyone interested in directing and editing short drama, documentary film or digital marketing content. The course will commence again in September 2021 with an exciting and innovative blend of practical workshops and online classes. The eight-month course is uniquely tailored to the needs of students who wish to develop their skills while working. The high-quality films produced are broadcast on TG4’s series Céad Seans | First Chance and achieve recognition at festivals around Ireland. They have been winning at the National Student Media Awards since 2014.
Scéal na Sraithe
Seo fís deas a rinne an foireann GAA BEO an tseachtain seo caite. Check out this cool preview the team put together ahead of last weekend’s league action on GAA BEO.
Seo mar a sheas na foirne roimh an tSraith Iomána Allianz, Babhta 3.
Níorbh ach pointe amháin as sé faighte ag Luimneach agus mar sin ní raibh siad ar thóir an teideal arís i mbliana. D’aimsigh Corcaigh 14-65 sa chéad trí chluiche i mbliana in aghaidh Port Láirge, Tiobraid Árann agus an Iarmhí. Bhí An Iarmhí tar éis a chéad trí chluiche a chailliúnt. Bhí Tiobraid Árann ag déanamh sár jab agus níorbh aon chluiche caillte acu sna chéad cúpla babhta. Bhí Cill Chainnigh ar bharr an tábla tar éis Loch Garman a bhuaileadh an deireadh seachtaine roimhe. Ní raibh aon bua faighte ag Laois sa tsraith ar chor ar bith. Bhí Loch Garman (ar 4 pointe) chun taisteal go Aontroim ( ar 2 phointe) chun iad a imirt don gcéad uair ó 2015. D’imir Port Láirge go maith in aghaidh Gaillimh le déanaí agus bhí siad ag iarraidh an curriarracht sin a choimeád. Bhí bua amháin ag An Clár agus bhí 2 bhua ag Áth Cliath.
Seo an fís a rinne an foireann GAA BEO roimh babhta 4.
The Clash of Old Foes
The latest instalment of a gripping rivalry awaits us as Dublin seniors prepare for a very first outing at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. In recent times, Dublin have been slow starters in the League but they hit the ground running last weekend against Waterford, with former rugby international Hannah Tyrrell in fine form. Cork were good too in patches against Tipperary in the Friday night League opener and the return of ace attacker Eimear Scally to the squad is a fillip for boss Ephie Fitzgerald. These two could well meet each other again down the line in League and Championship – and they’ll both be anxious to lay down an early marker in what is a repeat of the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final.
Cork: M O’Brien (capt.); S Kelly, R Phelan, C Collins; E O’Shea, A Hutchings, M Duggan; H Looney, M O’Callaghan; A O’Mahony, C O’Sullivan, D Kiely; S O’Leary, L Coppinger, O Finn.
Dublin: A Sheils; L McGinley, M Byrne, L Caffrey; A Kane, O Carey, O Nolan; S McGrath, J Dunne; H Tyrrell, L Collins, L Davey; S Killeen, N Hetherton, C O’Connor.
By Jackie Cahill for Ladies Gaelic
The tale of Dublin & Kerry 2001
The tale of Dublin & Kerry 2001
Bhí sé bliain déag caite ó a bhuail Ath Cliath & Ciarraí le chéile agus bhí scéitimíní san aer i Staid Semple an tsamhradh 2001 agus an lucht féachana ag ullmhú don ‘Turas go Tiobraid Árann’.
Bhí an t-atmaisféar féiltiúil faoin gcluiche ceathrú ceannais na hÉireann agus bhí an seastán Killinan cosúile le Cnoc 16. Bhí an ócáid chomh stairiúil le ainmneacha móra cosúil le Tomás Ó Sé, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Darrah Ó Sé, Maurice Fitzgerald, Dara Ó Cinnéide agus Aodán Mac Gearailt ag caitheamh an glas agus ór. Ar an dtaobh eile bhí Coman Goggins, Paddy Christie, Johnny Magee, Ciarán Whelan, Jason Sherlock agus Dessie Farrell. Bhí Staid Semple mar chúlra dena chluichí dodhearmadta idir Áth Cliath agus Ciarraí an tsamhradh sin. Seo físeán faoi laethanta caite a chuaigh amach roimh an chluiche i Staid Semple an tseachtain seo caite.
Dublin and Kerry hadn’t clashed in the Championship for 16 years so the excitement levels were very high in Semple Stadium in the summer of 2001 as fans geared up for the ‘Trip to Tipp’ and there was a huge sense of occasion about this All-Ireland quarter-final.
The Killinan End of Semple Stadium essentially became Hill 16 on tour.
It was an iconic era in the GAA with the likes of Tomás Ó Sé, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Darrah Ó Sé, Maurice Fitzgerald, Dara Ó Cinnéide and Aodán Mac Gearailt wearing the green and gold; and on the Dublin side Coman Goggins, Paddy Christie, Johnny Magee, Ciarán Whelan, Jason Sherlock and Dessie Farrell.
Semple Stadium provided the backdrop for those unforgettable Kerry/Dublin clashes that summer. Here is a throwback video made ahead of Dublin and Kerry’s clash in Thurles in the Allianz League last week.
Open Broadcast Systems adds 5G support
Open Broadcast Systems has added support for 5G in its encoder products. This allows low-latency, high-quality video to be transported from its encoders in full broadcast contribution quality.
Open Broadcast Systems has built 5G support into its existing encoder products, making it possible for customers to contribute live video over 5G without the need for external hardware. This integration makes delivering over 5G simple for any broadcaster or content provider and enables remote production from anywhere with a 5G network.
Kieran Kunhya, Founder and CEO, said: “By adding 5G support to our encoders, customers for the first time can experience Broadcast Quality, not Backpack Quality, at sub 100ms latencies over mobile networks. Anyone with a spare slot on their encoder can add 5G modems to take advantage of the growing connectivity available.”
5G modules for Open Broadcast Systems encoders are available immediately. NemetonTV, a production company, based in the heart of the Waterford Gaeltacht, will be using the 5G support as a proof of concept during the next season of Gaelic Football and Hurling Championship later this year.
Fiachna Mac Murchú, Technical Systems Manager, NemetonTV, added: “We have already begun some tests with Open Broadcast System’s 5G equipment and have been pleased with the results. This will make it much easier for us to contribute feeds from live matches across Ireland, without impacting the quality.”
Beidh Dún na nGall ag tabhairt aghaidh ar Thír Eoghain san Ómaigh amárach agus labhraíomar le Ryan McHugh thuas i gCill Chartha le déanaí faoi filleadh na sraithe. Nach álainn na radharcanna thuas i gCionn Mhucrois.
Donegal and Tyrone go head to head tomorrow in Omagh and we spoke to Ryan McHugh recently about the return of the Allianz Football League. Check out the beautiful scenery at Muckross Head.
Sraitheanna Peile na mBan i 2021
Fógartha ag TG4 go bhfuil méadú mór le déanamh ar an gclúdach ar Shraitheanna Náisiúnta Peile Lidl Pheil na mBan 2021
Tá TG4 ar tí méadú 150% a chur ar líon na gcluichí sna Sraitheanna Náisiúnta Peile Lidl Pheil na mBan 2021 a chraolfar ar an stáisiún Is léir ón méadú atáthar a dhéanamh ar an gclúdach, ó cheithre chluiche go dtí deich gcluiche, go bhfuil TG4 dílis do Pheil na mBan, agus leanann an stáisiún de bheith ina cheannródaí maidir le spórt na mban a chraoladh.
Craolfar ceithre chluiche grúpa ó Roinn 1A agus Roinn 1B ar TG4 chomh maith le cluichí leathcheannais ó Roinn 1. Craolfaidh TG4 na ceithre chluiche ceannais Roinne go heisiach an deireadh seachtaine an 26/27 Meitheamh - cluichí ceannais Roinn 1 agus Roinn 2 ar TG4 agus cluichí ceannais Roinn 3 agus Roinn 4 ar Chainéal Spóirt YouTube TG4.
Oíche Aoine an 21 Bealtaine a chuirfear tús le clúdach TG4 ar Shraitheanna Náisiúnta Peile Lidl Pheil na mBan 2021 le neart aicsin nuair a thabharfaidh Corcaigh aghaidh ar Thiobraid Árann sa chéad Roinn. Craolfar an cluiche sin beo ag an 7.30pm. Casfar na comharsana Gaillimh agus Maigh Eo ar a chéile ar pháirc na himeartha an lá dár gcionn ag 7.30pm.
Chomh maith le clúdach cuimsitheach agus urraíocht a dhéanamh ar shraith chraobhchomórtas Pheil na mBan, tá an-áthas ar TG4 cluichí Shraitheanna Náisiúnta Peile Lidl Pheil na mBan a thaispeáint ar ardán craoltóireachta saor in aisce ar stáisiún náisiúnta teilifíse agus trí chainéal Spóirt YouTube TG4, chomh maith le hiad a chur ar fáil ar fud an domhain ar Aip Sheinnteoir TG4.
Leanfar d’aicsean beo agus eisiach Pheil na mBan ar TG4 a chraoladh ar Pheil na mBan Beo. Is duine d’iarpheileadóirí na Gaillimhe, Máire Ní Bhraonáin, a chuirfidh an tsraith i láthair agus beidh painéal de shaineolaithe ina teannta chun anailís a dhéanamh, Michelle Ryan Phort Láirge, Sorcha Furlong agus Sinéad Finnegan Átha Cliath, Rena Buckley agus Rhóna Ní Bhuachalla Chorcaí chomh maith le Réalta na Mí agus Imreoir Idirmheánach na Bliana TG4 Vikki Wall ina measc. Brian Tyres a bheidh i mbun na foirne tráchtaireachta. NemetonTV, comhlacht léiriúcháin as Port Láirge, a léiríonn an tsraith. Dúirt Ceannasaí Spóirt TG4 Rónán Ó Coistealbha: “Tá TG4 i mbun clúdach beo agus eisiach ar Pheil na mBan le breis is fiche bliain anuas. Ón gclúdach breise a dhéanfar ar Shraitheanna Náisiúnta Lidl 2021 ar TG4, is ceannródaí fós an stáisiún maidir le spórt na mban a chraoladh in Éirinn agus a chinntiú go bhfuil spórt na mban a chur faoi bhráid lucht féachana teilifíse. Tá an-áthas ar TG4 tuilleadh cluichí a chur ar fáil don phobal saor go haer ar an teilifís.
Dúirt Uachtarán an LGFA Mícheál Naughton: “Is léiriú arís é ar thiomantas TG4 dár spórt, tiomantas nach bhfuil a shárú le fáil, go bhfuil tuilleadh cluichí beo curtha leis an sceideal teilifíse. Táimid ag tnúth go mór le tús a chur le Sraitheanna Náisiúnta Peile Lidl Pheil na mBan 2021, agus táimid an-sásta leis an bhfógra maidir leis an gclúdach seo nach bhfacthas riamh cheana ó TG4. Tá sárchluichí leagtha amach do na seachtainí amach romhainn agus trí chlúdach iontach TG4 cuirfear an t-aicsean is fearr ar fáil don lucht féachana anseo sa bhaile agus thar sáile.”
TG4 announces major increase in coverage of the 2021 Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues
TG4 is set to broadcast 150% more games from the 2021 LGFA Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues. The increase in coverage from four to ten games again confirms TG4’s dedication to Ladies Gaelic Football, as the station continues to blaze a trail for the broadcast of women’s sport.
TG4 will broadcast four group games from Division 1A and Division 1B, in addition to the semi-finals for Division 1. TG4 will also exclusively broadcast all four Divisional finals on the weekend of June 26/27, with Division 1 and 2 finals airing on TG4, and the Division 3 and 4 finals broadcast on Spórt TG4’s YouTube Channel.
TG4’s 2021 coverage of the Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues will get underway with Friday night action on May 21, with Division 1’s Cork v Tipperary clash broadcast live at 7.30pm. The following day will see neighbours Galway and Mayo lock horns at 7.30pm.
In addition to the station’s extensive coverage and sponsorship of the Peil na mBan championship series, TG4 is delighted to give these games from the Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues the exposure on a broadcast platform that is free to air on national television and via Spórt TG4’s YouTube channel, and to also make them available globally via the TG4 Player App.
Peil na mBan Beo will continue to be the home of live and exclusive Ladies Football action on TG4. The series will be presented by former Galway footballer Máire Ní Bhraonáin, who will be joined by an expert panel for analysis including Waterford’s Michelle Ryan, Dublin’s Sorcha Furlong and Sinéad Finnegan, Cork’s Rena Buckley and Rhóna Ní Bhuachalla, Meath Star and current TG4 Intermediate Player of the Year Vikki Wall. The commentary team will be led by Brian Tyers. The series is produced by Waterford-based production company NemetonTV.
Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, TG4 Head of Sport, said: “For over twenty years TG4 has been the home of live and exclusive television broadcasting of Ladies Gaelic Football. With TG4’s increased coverage of the 2021 Lidl National Leagues, we continue to lead the way in broadcasting of women’s sport in Ireland and ensures that women’s sport is front and centre for television audiences. TG4 is delighted to make even more games available to the public on free to air television.”
Mícheál Naughton, LGFA President, said: “The addition of further games in the live TV schedule once again demonstrates TG4’s unrivalled commitment to our sport. We are very much looking forward to the commencement of the 2021 Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues, and delighted with the announcement of this unprecedented coverage from TG4. There are some mouth-watering fixtures to look forward to during the weeks ahead, and TG4’s stand-out coverage will the very best action into viewers’ homes at home and abroad.”
Nemeton & WIT Film Recruits Premiere Their Films
An Sárshaothar cineamaiteach is déanaí ó scoláirí Nemeton TV. The Premiere of the Newest Nemeton & WIT Film Recruits.
The eight latest Cinematic Masterpieces courtesy of the students of Nemeton TV. Below is a little bit about each film, each film is subtitled so even if your standard of Irish is not perfect you will still be able to follow the story! The films premiere on the 19th May on Facebook so make sure you have the popcorn ready because these films are certainly worth the watch.
Tá Aisteoir caílliúil, Eoin Geoghegan, ag déanamh a chéad scannán mar stiúrthóir. “An Dreapadoir” is aimn don scannán a scríobh sé agus a stiúraigh sé agus é ag aisteoireacht chomh maith. Dúirt Eoin “Bhíos ag gcónaí tógtha leis an gné teicniúil den scannánaíocht agus tar éis fiche bliain mar aisteoir bheartaigh mé dul isteach chun staidéar a dhéanamh ar na rudaí seo toisc an bhliain a bhí againn de bharr Covid 19. Bhí fhios agam go mba é seo an t-am ceart chun dul tharnais agus níos mó a fhoghlaim mar níl móran oibre do aisteoir na laethanta seo. Mar aisteoir bhíos gliondrach an cúrsa a dheanamh le Nemeton TV. Tá an scannán grinn dorcha. Cailleann sé gach rud ach a shaol. An bhfuil sé in ann é a shábháil sula bhfuil sé ró-dhéanach. Fíorspéisúil, greannmhar, bí cinnte feachaint air! Established Irish Actor Eoin Geoghegan is making his directorial debut with his film “An Dreapadoir”. A film in which he wrote, directed and starred along with Maíre Dineen as the Producer. “An Dréapadoir” is a dark comedy about how a man survives when stripped to his bare necessities, a gripping funny film that isn’t your quintessential dark comedy by any means.
Cur síos le focal amháin: Fuinniúil.
AMHARCLANN NA NDAOINE
Cian Ó Ciosógh as Port Lairge agus ceoltóir cumasach a stiúraigh, a scríobh agus a d’ullmhaigh an clár faisnéise seo. Dar Teideal “Amhrclann Na nDaoine” tá an clár seo bunaithe ar “The Theatre Royal” agus na rudaí atá ag cur isteach ar an mBainistíocht agus ar na fostaithe tríd an bpaindéim. Tar éis obair san amharclann é féin, bhí súim ag Cian níos mó a fháil amach ar conas atá an tionscoil ag láimhseáil na laethanta crua seo agus na deacaireachtaí atá ag ceoltóirí tríd an tír ar fad. Cian Cusack, a native of Waterford and an accomplished musician wrote, directed and produced this thought provoking documentary. The documentary titled “Amharclann na ndaoine” focuses on “The Theatre Royal” in Waterford and the impact and effects that the Covid 19 Pandemic had on both the workers and the management there.
Cur síos le focal amháin: Dóchasach.
Díograiseoir na meain Shóisialta, Ailish Ní Dhonnabháin atá tar éis ana- chuid síntiúsoirí a fháil ar a cainéal YouTube “Ailod of ASMR” is ea scríbhneoir agus stiúrthóir den ngearr scannán “Comhghairdeas”. Tar éis céim BA a fháil i nGaeilge agus na meáin i UL, cheap Ailish go mba é an cúrsa seo an slí feiliúnach chun a chuid scileanna sa Ghaeilge agus sna Meáin a chur le cheile. Tá an gearr scannán faoi fhear nach bhfuil cúrsaí grá ró-rathúil dó agus atá éadmhar mar go bhfúil a dheartháir óg ag pósadh roimhe féin. Scéal traidisúnta faoi ghrá gan chúiteamh le casadh. Social Media enthusiast Ailish O’Donovan is the writer and director of the Short film “Comhghairdeas”. Her short film “Comhghairdeas” is about a man who is unsuccessful in finding love and is jealous of his younger brother getting married before him. The traditional story of unrequited love with a twist.
Cur síos le focal amháin: Aisteach
Múinteoir i Meánscoil San Nioclás agus ceoltóir tradisiúnta ealaíonta is ea Gearóid McNamara ó Tulla, Contae an Chláir. Ghlac Gearóid an post mar Stiúrthóir agus an smaoineamh a bhí aige ná clár a dhéanamh faoi thriúir fear óg a bhíonn ag seinm an Bhosca Ceoil ó timpeall Cúige Mumhan. Tá “Boscadóir” faoin gceol ata siad tar éis foghlaim tríd na blianta agus comparáid á dhéanamh leis na ceoltóirí Bosca Ceoil a bhí ann rompu siúd mar shampla “Joe Cooley” agus “Paddy O’Brien”. Gearóid McNamara is a teacher teaching in “Meánscoil San Nioclás” and skilled Irish Traditional musician from Tulla County Clare. Gearóid is the Director and came up with the concept for the programme “Boscadóir” a documentary which centres around three young accordion players from Munster.
Cur síos le focal amháin: Díogras.
CAPAILL AGUS CARÁISTE
Chuaigh Martina Falvin atá ina cónaí in Eochaill isteach sa chúrsa seo chun snas a chur ar a cuid Gaeilge agus ar a cuid scileanna labhartha. Tá Martina díongbhailte chun a cuid scileanna a úsáid sna Meáin agus is í atá mar stiúrthóir ar an gclár Faisnéise “Capaill agus Carráiste”. An scéal taobh thiar den chlár seo ná an spórt le marcaíocht caráiste agus ag díriú isteach ar thiománaí carráiste Paddy agus físeáin cartlainne den scoth ag feachaint siar blianta ó shin. Deir Martina go bhfuil an ceangal capall agus fear ana- láidir agus í ag iarraidh é seo a thaispeáint i rith an chláir. Martina Falvin who decided to do the course to refresh her Irish Language skills and fluency. Martina is the director and visionary behind the documentary “Capaill agus Caráiste” with help from editor Ciarán O’Goibin. The documentary is about the sport of carriage riding and focuses around a masterful carriage driver Paddy also featuring some archival material.
Cur síos le focal amháin: Paisean
Fanaiceach Stair, Kevin Ó Gráda is ea an stiurthóir agus leíritheoir den ngearr scannán “Paranormal Gaeltacht”. Tar eís céim a bhaint amach i stair i gColáiste na Trionóide, ba bhreá le Kevin bealach difrúil a thríail agus nuair a fuair sé amach faoin gCúrsa i Nemeton agus an obair sna meáin a dheanann siad trí Ghaeilge, ní raibh aon amhras go raibh sé chun an cúrsa a dhéanamh. Sa scéal, tá beirt fhear atá ag fiosrú cúrsaí paranormaltacha i gceantar na Rinne, ach i rith an scéil ‘fhéidir nach bhfuil siad ag déileáil le paramormálta ar chor ar bith. Le casadh mór sa scéal, b’fhéidir go mbeidh siad ag teitheadh ón dlí! History Fanatic Kevin O’Grady is the Director and Producer of Paranormal Gaeltacht. Kevin graduated from Trinity with a BA in History. Gaeltacht Paranormal tells the story of two paranormal investigators who are based in the Ring Area. However what first appears to be evidence of paranormal activity is actually something very different.
Cur síos le focal amháin: Amaideach
AG DUL I DTAITHÍ AR DHOMHAN NÍOS FEARR
Le paisean mór do Ghaeilge agus Netflix tá Shane Noonan mar Stiúrthóir agus léiritheoir den gclár faisnéise “ Ag dul i dtaithí ar dhomhan níos fearr”. Tar éis dó céim a bhaint amach i nGaeilge agus na Meáin i gColáiste Mhuire Gan Smál dúirt Shane go raibh sé in am a bhrionglóid a leanúint chun oibriú i Teilifís agus scannánaíocht agus ba é an cúrsa i Nemeton Ard Dioplóma i Léiriu Teilifíse & na Meán an áit cheart chun tosnú. Tá an clár faoi théamh domhanda agus conas ar féidir linn mar dhaoine seasamh agus oibriú le chéile chun é a mhoilliú. Tá daoine sa chlár a labhraíonn faoi na tithe ata acu agus na rudai éiceabhacha a dhéanann siad chun an domhan a dhéanamh níos fearr. Labhraíonn siad faoi na rudaí simplí gur feidir linn a dhéanamh chun ár bpíosa den domhan a shábháil. Shane Noonan who has a passion for Netflix and Irish is the Director and Producer of “NO NAME YET”. Shane graduated from Irish and Media in Mary Immaculate College and decided it was time to follow his love of TV and Film. His documentary is about climate change and how together and individually we can take a stance about it. Shanes documentary features eco-friendly livers who implore us to make more ecologically friendly choices.
Cur síos le focal amháin: Comhaimseartha
Léirtheoir óg ullmhianach Seán Dowd is ea an Stiúrthóir den gclár faisnéise “Siondróm Sonas”. Ba bhreá le Séan a bheith ag obair sa ghnéith léiritheoireachta agus in iarléiriú sa scannánaíocht don chuid is mó. Rinne Séan an chlár faisnéise seo a thagann óna chroí féin. Tagann an inspioráid óna dheartháir óg a bhfuil Down Syndrome air. An rud ba mhaith le Seán a léiriú sa chlár seo ná conas go bhfuil a shaol tar éis athrú agus tionchar mór aige ar shaolta dhaoine eile agus iad a chur i bhfeabhas. Seán Dowd, an aspiring editor, is the director of the documentary “Siondróm Sonas”. Seán enjoys the editing and post-production side of film production the best. Seán was inspired by his 13 year old brother with down syndrome. In his documentary Seán wants to show how much his younger brother has changed and touched the lives of all the members in his family for the better and how his life wouldn’t be the same without him.
Cur síos le focal amháin: Dearcadh
Beidh an Premiere beo ar Facebook Dé Céadaoin 19ú Bealtaine 7pm.
The Postgraduate Course in Television & Media Production is run by the Waterford Institute of Technology in association Nemeton TV, one of Ireland’s leading production companies, and Udarás na Gaeltachta. This course is widely regarded as the most industry-focused course in the media sector. The core belief is that our third level course is relevant, dynamic and genuinely prepares students for industry. The course has gained a high profile in the media industry and has an excellent employment record among course graduates. Films produced on the course are broadcast on TG4, screened at festivals around Ireland and have been winning the Best Irish Language Film at the National Student Media Awards every year since 2014.
This course runs from September 2021 to May 2022.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 058 46696
GAA Returns to our Screens
Ó nach bhfuil sé ar fheabhas a bheith thar n-ais. Tá an chéad deireadh seachtaine de GAA BEO críochnaithe againn agus chlúdaíomar 4 chluiche na Sraitheanna Allianz do TG4. Bhíomar scaipthe ar fud na tíre, in An Muileann gCearr, Loch Garman, Corcaigh agus Béal Feirste. Seo físeán a rinneamar an tseachtain seo caite i gcomhair filleadh na gcluichí náisiúnta.
Oh it’s good to be back. We’ve just completed our first weekend of GAA BEO where we covered 4 Allianz League games for TG4. Our crew were spread out around the country in Mullingar, Wexford, Cork & Belfast. This is the Teaser that our team cut last week marking the return of our national games.
Filming with Waterford’s Jamie Barron
Ar dheireadh, tá na sraitheanna Allianz ar ais! Seo an píosa a rinneamar le imreoir Phort Láirge, Jamie Barron lasmuigh den dtigh solais Bhaile na Cúirte. Labhraíonn sé faoi sochar agus dochar an tsaoil i rith an dhianghlasáil. Chuimnigh sé ar an tslí a thugadh dóchas agus misneach do dhaoine i rith tréimhse deacair nuair a shroich Port Láirge an Cluiche Ceannais na hÉireann.
Finally the Allianz Leagues are back after lockdown. Here is the EFP we filmed with Waterford hurler Jamie Barron outside the stunning Ballinacourty lighthouse. He talks to us about the ups and downs of lockdown, and how Waterford got so far in the championship, which gave people hope and encouragement during a tough time.
A Season of Allianz Leagues Action Set for TG4
TG4 is delighted to announce the details of its Allianz Leagues coverage for 2021. TG4 will broadcast an unparalleled comprehensive schedule of Gaelic Games with 25 games live and exclusive from the Allianz Leagues (Football and Hurling) over the coming months.
TG4 will show at least four live games every weekend, with one game on Saturday and three games every Sunday; two of which will be live on TG4, while a third will be available to view live on the TG4 Player App, in addition to deferred full coverage of the game on TG4 later that day.
TG4’s coverage begins on the weekend of May 8 with Allianz Hurling League action including; Westmeath v Galway, Wexford v Laois, Cork v Waterford and Antrim v Clare.
GAA Beo will continue to be the home of live and exclusive coverage of GAA on TG4. The series will be presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill. He will be joined by a panel of expert analysts and commentators each week. The series is produced by Waterford based production company Nemeton TV.
GAA Beo’s coverage will have unique features such as picture-in-picture replays to ensure viewers never miss a second of the live action. Fans can also expect live behind-the-goal angles for puck outs and kick outs, giving the TG4 audience a superior tactical vantage point for these key aspects of the game. The series will also bring the players’ stories closer to the viewers, with features on leading hurlers and footballers such as Waterford’s Jamie Barron & Donegal’s Ryan McHugh.
In addition to the live coverage of the Allianz Leagues games, GAA 2021, TG4’s weekly Gaelic Games TV highlights show, returns on Monday May 10 at 8pm. The series will broadcast all the best action from the previous weekend’s games.
Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, TG4 Head of Sport said “TG4 is delighted to announce the return of the Allianz Leagues to our screens for 2021. While we are bringing you all the action, we will also be working tirelessly alongside our partners in the GAA and with those in different playing grounds across the Island to ensure a safe environment for all involved. TG4 has a long history of providing comprehensive GAA coverage and we are so pleased to able to continue doing so during these challenging times.
A list of all the games to be covered can be found here
Bhí deireadh seachtaine den scoth ag foireann NemetonTV agus iad ag obair san ostán Rivercourt i gCill Chainnigh. Fuair comhlacht ó Chill Chainnigh, Cartoon Saloon, ainmniúchán Oscar don scannán álainn ‘Wolfwalkers’ agus bhí bród orainn an ócáid a chludach donár gcomharsana san thoir theas. Ní rabhadar in ann taisteal thar lear chun súil ar an gcairpéad dearg ach bhí céiliúradh fós acu. Bhí an gradam buaite ag scannán Pixar ar dheireadh, ‘Soul’.
NemetonTV had a great weekend working in the Rivercourt Hotel in Kilkenny. Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon were nominated for Best Animated Picture for their beautiful film ‘Wolfwalkers’ and we were proud to cover the event for our neighbours in the South East. They couldn’t travel across The Atlantic to walk the red carpet due to restrictions but they still celebrated the night. They ultimately lost out to Pixar movie ‘Soul’.
Tomás Mac Craith spoke to WLR FM on Friday before the event and he said: “We’re providing all the camera, the lighting and everything and feeding that all back to the main programme tonight in LA. “It’s basically looking after all of the facilities here, getting all the pictures back, getting all the pictures in from America and everything that goes with it,” he said.
Watch the trailer for Wolfwalkers here
The fun movie is available to watch on AppleTV.
Seven weekends of horseracing on TG4 in March and April
Irish horseracing will feature on TG4 for seven consecutive weekends as the channel announced a significant increase in its racing coverage for 2021.
TG4 have covered the annual Listowel Festival for the past 16 years and broke new ground with a live broadcast from Punchestown last Sunday.
Beginning at Leopardstown on Sunday, March 7, TG4 will cover racing each weekend through to the middle of April, taking in fixtures from eight different racecourses in that time, including the first action of the 2021 Flat season from the Curragh on Sunday, March 21.
The programmes will be hosted by Seán Bán Breathnach and Mánus Ó Conghaile and they will be joined by reporter Daragh Ó Conchúir who will get all the reaction and interviews with jockeys and trainers outside the parade ring.
Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, Head of Sport at TG4, said: “Building on the back of the success of our coverage from Punchestown, we are delighted to roll out increased coverage of Irish horseracing in the coming weeks. The coverage will be extensive to say the least, we will show six races live from Leopardstown to begin with and on days with two race meetings, we have pencilled in live races from both fixtures. We are particularly excited about the start of the new Flat season at the Curragh on Sunday, March 21 and our coverage on Saturday, April 3 brings in the first day of the Easter Festivals from both Fairyhouse and Cork. The Derby and Guineas trials will be central to the programme from Leopardstown on Sunday, April 11.”
TG4 will provide live coverage from the following meetings in March and April:
Leopardstown – Sunday March 7
Limerick & Naas – Sunday March 14
Curragh – Sunday March 21
Limerick & Naas – Sunday March 28
Fairyhouse & Cork – Saturday April 3
Leopardstown – Sunday April 11
Tramore & Dundalk – Sunday April 18
ARMAGH forward Aimee Mackin has been crowned TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year for 2020.
Mackin (23) was voted best in class by her peers, with the Shane O’Neills player fending off stiff competition from Dublin duo Carla Rowe and Sinead Goldrick to claim the coveted individual award. Mackin recovered from cruciate knee ligament damage sustained against Cork in 2019 to make a sensational impact during the 2020 Championship. She scored 1-6 in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship opener against Tyrone, before a 2-7 haul helped Armagh past Mayo and into a first semi-final appearance since 2015. Armagh fell at the penultimate hurdle against eventual champions Dublin, but Mackin lit up Kingspan Breffni with an excellent display, registering 2-4 in defeat to bring her Championship haul to 5-17 from three outings.
Mackin’s Senior Players’ Player of the Year accolade was confirmed on ‘Peil na mBan – Foirne na Bliana,’ in association with AIG Insurance, which aired on TG4 on Saturday evening 28th February 2020.
And it was a show to remember for Mackin, who was also named on the Senior Team of the Championship, while her sensational second half semi-final goal against Dublin earned the lethal attacker the AIG Cúl na Bliana award. An expert TG4 panel selected Mackin’s superb effort as their number one from the 2020 season – ahead of Meath ace Vikki Wall’s terrific solo goal in the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Final victory over Westmeath, and Áine O’Sullivan’s early strike for Cork in their Senior Final reverse at the hands of Dublin.
Vikki Wall, meanwhile, was named as the TG4 Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year following a brilliant season for the Royals.
The Dunboyne player (22) was the Player of the Match from the Intermediate decider, as Meath, beaten finalists in 2019 and 2018, defeated Leinster rivals Westmeath to secure Senior Championship Football in 2021. Wall’s Dunboyne clubmate Emma Duggan was also nominated for the Intermediate award, along with Westmeath captain Fiona Claffey.
The Junior accolade went to Fermanagh’s 20-year-old forward Eimear Smyth for the second successive year. Smyth, from the Derrygonnelly Harps club, enjoyed another sparkling season with the Erne County, who atoned for their 2019 Final loss at the hands of Louth by going one better against Wicklow and securing Intermediate Championship football for the coming season. Smyth’s Fermanagh team-mate Joanne Doonan and Wicklow’s Meadhbh Deeney were also nominated for the Junior award.
Smyth is one of five Fermanagh players named on the Junior Team of the Championship, as selected by the LGFA’s All Star committee. Wicklow may have suffered Final defeat but there is some consolation for the Garden County with the presence of seven players on the Junior selection. Limerick provide two players to the Junior 15, with Antrim’s Saoirse Tennyson also included. On the Intermediate team, Player of the Year Wall makes the grade as one of seven Meath representatives. Runners-up Westmeath have four players selected, Clare have two players on the team, with one each for Kildare and Roscommon.
On the Senior selection, Dublin lead the way with six players included, with beaten finalists Cork providing four players on the chosen 15. Armagh’s stunning Championship impact is rewarded with three players named on the selection – including Player of the Year Aimee Mackin and her sister, Blaithin. Galway’s 2020 captain Louise Ward and Tipperary’s Aishling Moloney are also listed on the Senior Team of the Championship.
Marie Hickey, Ladies Gaelic Football Association President, said: “We are delighted to salute the various winners from ‘Peil na mBan – Foirne na Bliana – le AIG Insurance.’
“This was a wonderful production that brought so many memories flooding back as we looked back on our 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Championships.
“It was an extraordinary and unprecedented season that saw us play two of our All-Ireland Finals five days before Christmas Day – and we were treated to some brilliant football across the three grades.
“Our players went to great lengths to represent their counties and it was right to acknowledge the efforts of leading players in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior grades.
“Well done to the 45 players selected on the Teams of the Championship, and our TG4 Players’ Player of the Year award winners.
“What a night it was for Aimee Mackin – who won the TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year award, found a place in the forward line on the Senior Team of the Championship, and saw her brilliant goal against Dublin named as the ‘AIG Cúl na Bliana.’
“We look forward to more brilliant football in 2021, when I expect so many of the players acknowledged this evening to feature prominently for their respective counties again.”
Alan Esslemont, Ard-Stiúrthóir TG4, added: “Comhghairdeas le gach duine den 45 imreoir a ainmníodh tráthnóna inniu ar ‘Peil na mBan - Foirne na Bliana’ le AIG Insurance’.
“These players, from across all three inter-county grades played their part in keeping the country’s spirits strong in 2020 and showed that in a challenging year for sport globally, the LGFA is a world-class model for women’s sport. TG4 was delighted that it could continue to showcase these superb athletes in 2020.
“Congratulations to Aimee Mackin, Vikki Wall and Eimear Smyth, who were chosen by their fellow footballers as TG4’s Players’ Players of the year. A special congratulations is due to Armagh’s Aimee Mackin, who was not only awarded ‘Senior Player of the Year’ but who also scored the ‘AIG Cúl na Bliana’. What a year 2020 was for her!”
Speaking on behalf of AIG Insurance (Ireland), General Manager Aidan Connaughton said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), AIG is extremely proud to partner with TG4 and the LGFA to help showcase the 2020 Teams of the Championship, the TG4 Players’ Player of the Year award winners and AIG Cúl na Bliana.
“We would like to congratulate the 45 players who were honoured on the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Teams of the Championship, and the three Players’ Player of the Year award winners.
“In addition, congratulations to Aimee Mackin from Armagh for her stunning goal against Dublin in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final, who was also revealed as the winner of the AIG Cúl na Bliana.
“A national audience got the chance to look back fondly on the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Championships and it’s only fitting that these talented athletes and teams are now recognised and acknowledged for their achievements across what was a very different season.”
Junior Team of the Championship
Shauna Murphy – Fermanagh
Emily Mulhall – Wicklow
Sarah Jane Winders – Wicklow
Rebekah Daly – Limerick
Alanna Conroy – Wicklow
Saoirse Tennyson – Antrim
Sarah McCarville – Fermanagh
Aoife Gorman – Wicklow
Róisín O’Reilly – Fermanagh
Áine Cunningham – Limerick
Laura Hogan – Wicklow
Aisling Maguire – Fermanagh
Eimear Smyth – Fermanagh
Meadhbh Deeney – Wicklow
Marie Kealy – Wicklow
County by county breakdown: Wicklow 7, Fermanagh 5, Limerick 2, Antrim 1.
Intermediate Team of the Championship
Monica McGuirk – Meath
Rachel Dillon – Westmeath
Lucy Power – Westmeath
Emma Troy – Meath
Róisín Considine – Clare
Fiona Claffey – Westmeath
Megan Thynne – Meath
Jennifer Higgins – Roscommon
Máire O’Shaughnessy – Meath
Emma Duggan – Meath
Vikki Wall – Meath
Anna Jones – Westmeath
Stacey Grimes – Meath
Niamh O’Dea – Clare
Róisín Byrne – Kildare
County by county breakdown: Meath 7, Westmeath 4, Clare 2, Kildare 1, Roscommon 1.
Senior Team of the Championship
Martina O’Brien – Cork
Martha Byrne – Dublin
Clodagh McCambridge – Armagh
Eimear Meaney – Cork
Melissa Duggan – Cork
Blaithin Mackin – Armagh
Sinead Goldrick – Dublin
Jennifer Dunne – Dublin
Louise Ward – Galway
Carla Rowe – Dublin
Lyndsey Davey – Dublin
Aimee Mackin – Armagh
Áine O’Sullivan – Cork
Aishling Moloney – Tipperary
Noelle Healy – Dublin
County by county breakdown: Dublin 6, Cork 4, Armagh 3, Galway 1, Tipperary 1.
TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year – Aimee Mackin – Armagh
TG4 Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year – Vikki Wall – Meath
TG4 Junior Players’ Player of the Year – Eimear Smyth – Fermanagh
AIG Cúl na Bliana (1/2/3):
Aimee Mackin – Armagh v Dublin (TG4 All-Ireland Senior semi-final)
Vikki Wall – Meath v Westmeath (TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Final)
Áine O’Sullivan – Cork v Dublin (TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final)
Gradaim an Uachtaráin 2021 winners announced
The GAA is pleased to confirm the recipients for Gradaim an Uachtaráin 2021.
These prestigious annual awards, organised with the support of AIB and broadcast by TG4, affords Uachtarán CLG, John Horan, with an opportunity to acknowledge outstanding commitment and long service across the club and county network.
The 11 awards are a cross-section of people who have shared the common theme of making an inspirational impact on their code and also their club and community.
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Seán Ó hOráin said: “The GAA stands on the shoulders of the People we are fortunate to be able to call our own. Ultimately, the strength of the Association is down to the resilience, dedication andinspiration of the volunteers who make it happen, week after week, year after year.
“These awards give us an opportunity to single out a group who are not motivated by recognition, but who have made an invaluable contribution to our Association and are worthy of this acknowledgement and are great ambassadors for the tens of thousands like them all across the GAA.
“I would like to acknowledge AIB for their ongoing support of these awards and of their wider commitment to Gaelic games.
“Míle buíochas also to TG4 for their assistance in helping us to bring these awards to the widest audience possible and for the work they do each year in showcasing Gaelic games.”
The GAA Presidents’ Awards (Gradaim an Uachtaráin 20201 was broadcast on Sunday 28 February on TG4 at 5.10pm.
Buaiteoirí Ghradaim an Uachtaráin 2021
LEINSTER RECIPIENT – Denis Carr, St. Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh GAA Club - Dublin
Denis Carr has made an extraordinary life-long contribution to the GAA in Dublin at club and county level. A member of St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh since the early ‘60’s, Denis has managed many teams at underage and adult level in the club. At committee level he has held several key roles and responsibilities, including Chairman and Treasurer. In the mid-80’s when the club launched an ambitious plan to develop a clubhouse and dressing rooms, Denis, as club treasurer, played an integral part in the success of the project.
His passion and enthusiasm for the promotion of Gaelic games and culture in his local community has been infectious. Denis always took a keen interest in the welfare of the club’s juvenile players and readily provided guidance and assistance to them. Indeed, such is the respect in which Denis is held that he is a man whose judgement and counsel are regularly sought and heeded.
He has been a club delegate to the Dublin County Committee for an incredible 48 years and has served as an Officer of various subsidiary Boards during that period, including Hurling Board Chairman. Denis was involved with the Dublin senior hurling team under the management of Tommy Naughton and is currently a member of the County Hearings Committee.
Denis, apart from being a shrewd umpire, has a gregarious personality, is quick-witted and is an extremely popular individual. The positive legacy of all his work at club and county level is manifested in the deep respect and depth of admiration shown by all who know him.
A proud family man, his selflessness and commitment to the GAA during his lifetime makes Denis Carr a very worthy recipient of the GAA President’s Award.
ULSTER RECIPIENT – Fr. Seán Ó Gallchóir, CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola
Fr. Seán Ó Gallchóir is synonymous with every facet of GAA in Donegal through coaching, refereeing, Scór competitions and administration. He began teaching in Holy Cross College in an Fál Carrach in 1971 later in Pobalscoil Chloich Cheann Fhaola when a new School was built, the same year he was ordained a Priest. He immediately began to coach and manage Gaelic Football teams within the School who enjoyed unrivalled success in Ulster from 1974 -1986.
In conjunction with his management and coaching achievements Fr. Seán was an active and well-respected referee in Donegal and Ulster. The pinnacle of his refereeing career was to officiate in two County Senior Finals as well as being the man in the middle in the Ulster Minor Final in 1982 when Antrim were the victors over Down.
Fr. Seán was an avid follower of Scór competitions and has been active in the Cultural side of the GAA all through his life. Fr. Seán wrote many plays and dramas which were used by competing Teams in Scór competitions.
He is renowned for his most celebrated book, the Book of Donegal GAA Facts which has just seen its 7th volume published in 2020. He has had various other books published on subjects such as History and the Irish Language but another book of note which he has had published relating to GAA is: “The Story of the Donegal Senior Football Championship 1919 -2001” (2002).
Fr. Sean spent many years involved in the Donegal Northern Board assisting in administration roles and has served CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola in various roles over the years and is currently the Honorary President of his Club.
MUNSTER RECIPIENT – John Clifford, Laune Rangers GAA Club
John Clifford is a lifelong member of Laune Rangers Club. He has lived all his life in Dromin, which is on the border of the parish, bounding near neighbours, Milltown/Castlemaine. While he may have lived on the periphery of the parish, both he and his family have been at the heart of the Laune Rangers Club. He played football at all levels of the club from underage and togged out for the senior team in four decades. He was on the Laune Rangers team that won the Mid-Kerry Senior Championship and League in 1973 and again in 1983. He won a Mid-Kerry Minor medal in 1968 and captained the team to win the Novice county Final in 1970.
However, it is his involvement with the club off the field of play that stands out. He took part in two major fundraising trips in the past, one to America in 1972 and the other to London in the 90’s. He has been Chairperson for eight years in the late 90’s and 2000’s. He was also delegate to both the County Board and the Mid Kerry Board in the past and is currently Chairperson of Bord na nÓg and was involved in the preparations for the national Féile competitions which took place in Kerry in 2016.
CONNACHT RECIPIENT - Peter Joe Fitzmaurice, Kilmore GAA,Roscommon
Peter Joe was born in September 1930 and has given outstanding service to the Association. Kilmore GAA club was reformed in 1972 and Peter Joe became vice-chairperson in its inaugural year and has been involved in the club ever since.
On the field, Kilmore have won the County Junior championship in 1975, Intermediate championship in 1981 and Roscommon senior championship in 1983 and Peter Joe Fitzmaurice has been an ever constant and was a selector on all three occasions.
He has held many roles within the club including Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer, assistant Treasurer and is President of Kilmore GAA for over 20 years. Peter Joe also served as a selector on many underage teams down the years.
He was a crucial part of the club drive back in 1979 when Kilmore acquired new ground and developed the current pitch and facilities which were opened in 1982. He has also given over 20 years of service to Roscommon GAA as a loyal gate collector on gates for club & County games.
CAMOGIE RECIPIENT – Linda Kenny, Burren Rangers Hurling & Camogie Carlow
In 2009 Linda became fixtures secretary of Carlow Camogie and since then has been fundamental to the rebuilding of Carlow Camogie. Linda has served as secretary for five years and is the current Chairperson.
In 2017 Linda was appointed by Leinster GAA as Camogie Representative to the Féile Organising Committee and served as PRO. Throughout 2017 Linda and the organising committee worked tirelessly to ensure what was one of the most successful Féile na Gael’s on record, with the largest number of hurling and camogie teams participating ever.
At the recent Leinster AGM, Linda was elected as Uachtarán Tofa and will take up post in April 2021.
HANDBALL RECIPIENTS – Michael & Ann Naughton, St. Coman’s GAA Club - Roscommon
Michael and Ann Naughton have served their club, county and province in a coaching and administrative capacity since 1980.
Michael and Ann coached both boys and girls in St Coman’s, Roscommon, over this period and were particularly influential in promoting and developing girls and ladies handball at the club.
An incredible haul of honours followed and titles in Féile na Gael, Community Games, Tailteann Games, All-Ireland 40x20 & 60x30, Girls Team of 10, World Championships, USHA Nationals, 40x20 and 1-wall Nationals were brought back to the club and county during their time.
Ann served as Team manager to official Irish teams at various World Championships. Michael has served as club and county PRO. He won a number of Masters titles in both 40x20 and 60x30 and had a long-playing career. He continues his promotional work for handball through the Roscommon GAA History Committee and is still coaching at the St Coman’s Handball Club. Both have been lifelong devotees to Handball and have given a lifetime of invaluable service to the game.
LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL AWARD - Catherine Murphy, Mungret St. Pauls GAA Club - Limerick
Catherine has been a volunteer and active member of the club since its foundation 27 years ago, spending many years in executive roles or in the background on committees as well as been an active player at club and county level.
Since retiring from county level she is now regularly seen as linesperson at National games or refereeing at local level. As secretary, Catherine is the hub of all their activities. She uses her considerable organisational skills to assist managers and coaches in preparation for training, matches and events.
The most significant impact of Catherine’s involvement is best seen at the under-age academy. From its inception, Catherine has been an omni-presence in the academy. Over the years she has encouraged parents to get involved in the club at some level. Her support for the executive and committees has been inspirational.
Catherine’s dedication to Ladies football is second to none and if she is not in the club, you will most likely find her at a county board meeting, refereeing a game, umpiring at matches or running the line at an inter-county game.
EDUCATION AWARD - Michael McMahon (AIT and Clare/Galway)
Mike has been involved in AIT GAA since joining the staff as a lecturer in Civil Engineering in the early 90s. He has been a driving force in the hurling club ever since.
Mike was involved with Comhairle Ardoideachais for a long number of years, serving in a number of roles most notably as Rúnaí. His dedication was unwavering and he put in countless hours, above and beyond what most would deem necessary.
He has been a driver of competition for the ‘weaker’ colleges, notably the Corn Pádraig MacDiarmada. Mike no longer serves on CA having finished up at the 2019 AGM but left a great legacy through his devotion to the role and to Gaelic games in this sector.
A native of Kilfenora in the Burren, Mike is heavily involved in Clarinbridge GAA Club and Galway GAA and a great role model for his selflessness and commitment.
INTERNATIONAL AWARD – Tony Bass, Maastricht Gaels, The Netherlands
Maastricht-based and member of the Cuala GAA Club in Dalkey, Tony Bass has been involved within the European Board from soon after its inception under the guidance of the late Joe McDonagh and during his GAA Presidency in 1999.
He has carried out phenomenal development work in all GAA codes in this time, having acted in numerous positions within the European Board, most notably as: Chair, Secretary, Ard Chomhairle delegate, and has attended the annual GAA Congress to make representations on behalf of Europe GAA. He has been involved in the continued expansion of competition within Europe and in organising many teams from there to travel to the GAA World Games - where in an invaluable volunteer capacity - he has fulfilled many functions: as referee, mentor, manager, liaison officer and advocate for the promotion and development on a world-wide basis.
Tony was also involved in establishing his home club in Europe, Maastricht GAA, and the strategic nature of his input is reflected in the fact that the Club - in conjunction with the municipal authorities - secured a 15-aside floodlight 4G pitch which has hosted the European Finals on many occasions.
Over the past two decades he has carried out enormous work in bringing the games in mainland Europe to an incredible level. Tony has made a real contribution to the solid framework that is now in place in Europe and has been a huge source of inspiration to all the other GAA units at International level.
GRADAM NA GAEILGE - Fergus Mac Aoidh, CLG Naomh Adhamhnáin – Dún na nGall
Rugadh agus tógadh Fergus Mac Aoidh i nGaeltacht Loch an Iúir i gcontae Dhún na nGall. Bhog sé go Leitir Ceanainn ag deireadh na nóchaidí tar éis dó seal a chaitheamh i gCill Dara agus ó shin i leith tá sé sáite ina chlub áitiúil, CLG Naomh Adhamhnáin, agus an t-uafás déanta aige thar na blianta chun an Ghaeilge agus Scór a chur chun cinn sa chlub – mar bhall agus mar Oifigeach Gaeilge. Bronnadh bonn cré-umha de chuid Fhondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha ar an gclub sa bhliain 2019 mar aitheantas ar iarrachtaí Fhearguis agus an chlub trí chéile an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn.
Chaith Fergus tréimhsí éagsúla mar Oifigeach Gaeilge agus Cultúrtha ar a chontae dúchais, Dún na nGall, i measc rólanna eile, chomh maith. Is minic é le cloisteáil, freisin, ag spalpadh Gaeilge mar ‘fhear tí’ ag cluichí baile Dhún na nGall i mBealach Féich agus i Leitir Ceanainn. Bhí Feargus ar Choiste Gaeilge agus Cultúrtha Chúige Uladh, freisin, áit a raibh an Ghaeilge lárnach i ngach a rinne sé ann agus is ball reatha é de chuid Chomhairle Uladh.
Tá sé ina Chathaoirleach ar Choiste Scoil Samhraidh Shéamuis de Faoite agus spreag sé na mílte ball de chuid Chumann Lúthchleas Gael le freastal ar an gcúrsa cáiliúil Gaeilge sna Dúnaibh i nGaeltacht Thír Chonaill thar na blianta. Tá ‘tráth na gceist boird’ á eagrú go bliantúil ó 2007 i leith i nDún na nGall agus baint mhór ag Fergus leis ó shin.
Tháinig fás agus forbairt ar Scór i nDún na nGall le linn d’Fheargus a bheith mar Oifigeach Gaeilge agus b’iomaí comórtas ar ghlac sé féin páirt ann thar na blianta. Tá a shaol caite ag Feargus ag cur chin cinn na Gaeilge agus an chultúir Ghaelaigh i nDún na nGall.
THE DERMOT EARLEY FAMILY AWARD – The Dempsey Family, St. Joseph’s GAA Club, Milltown, Co Laois (Martin Dempsey, Michael Dempsey, PJ Dempsey, Sean Dempsey, Betty Moore, Margaret Farrelly and Ann Smith)
Jack Dempsey, from Laois, and Annie Spain from Offaly were married on 3rd of July 1957 and had seven children. There was a strong GAA gene from the start.
Betty is the most senior of the Dempsey family, her three daughters play with St. Brigids club, and two of them Anna and Jane have represented Laois at senior level. When Betty’s husband Mick was club manager she became the jersey wash lady - a job she learnt from her mother Annie a generation earlier.
Michael represented St Josephs and Laois throughout the 70’s 80’s and 90’ winning seven Club titles and a National League in 1986 with Laois. As a Coach/ Manager he has guided St Joseph’s to a county title in 2000 in a year where he managed O’Hanrahan’s of Carlow to a Leinster club title. He also managed Laois U-21’s to Leinster success in 1984 and went on to manage the Laois senior team in 1997 and 1998. He was trainer/ selector under Martin Fogarty when Kilkenny collected successive All Ireland U-21 Hurling titles in 2003 and 2004 before joining the senior management with Brian Cody. He has recently served as Chairman of the National Academy Committee whose report is now reflected in GAA policy on Academy and player pathway. Michael is currently IT Carlow’s GAA programme director and has returned to his native St Joseph’s as senior football manager for the coming season.
Seán Dempsey has also represented both club and county over many years and holds four Club titles. Seán managed Laois minor footballers to All Ireland success in 2003 and Leinster success in 2004 before managing the U-21’s to Leinster wins in 2006 and 2007. He has managed at all levels from underage to senior and also managed the Ladies senior team. Seán served as selector under Val Andrews when Leinster won Interprovincial competitions in 2005 and 2006, also serving with Jack Sheedy when Longford were promoted from Division 4 in 2015. He served as Football Officer for Laois GAA between 1997 and 2007, as Chairman of Leinster Council’s Football Committee 2009-2014 and currently acts as Coaching officer for his club. After managing Ferbane to a County title in 2019 he is currently managing Ballinteer St Johns in Dublin.
Martin is a holder of six Laois championships, a Leinster U-21 championship winners’ medal in 1982, was full back on the 1986 National League winning team and was a stalwart for Club and County for many years. He volunteers a lot of time to club infrastructural work and is a tireless fundraiser for the club. His son Mikie is currently on the senior team and his daughter Áine plays with St. Josephs.
Margaret is a former ladies footballer with the club with whom her daughter Sinead and son Seamus now play on their respective senior teams. Having risen through the age groups she is now assisting the ladies senior team. When Margaret resided in Dublin she was mentor to various underage boys and girls teams in Castleknock.
PJ has played at all levels with Laois and holds six championship medals and a Leinster U-21 championship in 1987. He has the distinction of having managed at every level within the club and is currently managing the girls U- 10 team, alongside his role as selector to the Laois minor footballers. PJ has managed the clubs Senior Footballers twice (2009 &2010, 2014&2015) winning a county league in 2010 and managed the club U-21’s to its first success in the competition in 2008. PJ held the position of Club Treasurer in 2006 and Secretary in 2013.
Anne Dempsey is one of those people whose time, dedication and energy make the GAA such a vibrant and dynamic organisation. She is an outstanding volunteer who lives and breathes St. Joseph’s GAA Club. She has mentored underage teams, fundraised, served on numerous committees and acted as club treasurer and secretary for many years. Ann’s family are immersed in the GAA and her four daughters all played, or are playing and her son, James, plays for the club’s seniors.
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Cuireann Dáithí Ó Sé sraith a 3 de Seal le Dáithí i láthair ar TG4. Beidh dreas comhrá gach seachtain le haoi difriúil, ina n-insíonn aionna scéal a mbeatha agus iad ag caitheamh ‘Seal le Dáithí’. I measc na n-aionna sa tsraith nua, tá Stiúrthóir Fótagrafaíochta ‘Peaky Blinders’, Laureate na nÓg, Ollamh a chónaíonn in éiceaphobal i dTiobraid Árann, Iar-Uachtarán ar Chonradh na Gaeilge, banaltra de chuid Médecins Sans Frontières, traenálaí pearsanta a bhunaigh giomnáisiam sa Phalaistín, fear PR a d’úsáid a chruthaitheacht chun é féin a shábháil ón imirce, Príomhfheidhmeannach Women for Election, fuirseoirí, scríbhneoirí, amhránaithe, ceoltóirí agus craoltóirí. Tá Sraith 3, Seal le Dáithí, ar súil gach Déardaoin ag 19.30 ar TG4.
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360 is back with Episode #3
In this week’s show, Presenter Iona Ballantyne is joined in the studio by former Scotland international footballer Suzanne Lappin.
They hear from Scottish netball star Emily Nicholl, examine the incredible work Spartans Football Club has been doing for the local community over lockdown and look back on a classic Scotland match that saw Suzanne find the net for her country.
360 is a weekly show and next episode is live on Thursday 1st October at 20:00.
Don’t forget that you can also watch Nemeton TV’s coverage of the SPFL Premiership match Hamilton v Dundee United on BBC ALBA this Saturday 26th September at 18:00 with commentary from Alex O’Henley.
Enjoy your weekend of sport!
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Brand new 360 episode on YouTube
Here at the Nemeton TV Scotland office, we’re excited to announce that the second episode of our sparkling new web show 360 is now live on YouTube.
In this week’s show, Presenter Iona Ballantyne is joined by Glasgow City co-founder Laura Montgomery. They look at a new women and girls rugby club in Paisley, catch up on SWNT transfers and hear from Katie Rood, the only woman in the world to be paid equal to men at club and international level.
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Iona Ballantyne presents 360, the new digital BBC ALBA show that gets to the heart of the incredible women and empowering stories in Scottish sport. Alongside special guests, Iona will be championing women. 360 will boost exposure, celebrate the extraordinary talent on our doorstep and beyond, and also highlight the key issues of the day.
Across the series we’ll be focusing on BBC ALBA’s core sports of football, rugby and shinty, but don’t be surprised if we venture wider along the way. 360; from the home of Scottish women’s sport, to you, wherever you are.
Next episode is live on Thursday 24th September at 20:00 and we can promise another action-packed episode for sport lovers all over the world!
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GAA GOLD Series
‘GAA GOLD’ is a brand new half hour television series which will look back on the main events on the 1980’s GAA Calendar.
GAA GOLD, a new archive based series from TG4, looks back at the 1980’s through the prism of the GAA year.
Each programme focuses on one year and we travel through the GAA season with a mixture of all of the classic games, news stories and music hits from that year.
The first programme of the series starts with the year 1980 and the programme charts that year’s twists and turns on Gaelic fields throughout the land with league finals, provincial finals, All-Ireland semi-finals and All-Ireland finals. That year end ends with Joe Connolly’s emotional and evocative speech on the steps of the Hogan Stand with the cheeky line of “People of Galway, we love you!”
In 1982 All Ireland Football Final, there was Séamus Darby’s famous goal that shocked Kerry - and the nation - to end their five in-a-row hopes. In the Hurling Final the Cats claimed their 22nd All-Ireland title captained by a young man named Brian Cody.
In 1983 we will see Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s famous rocket goal against Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final. Michael O’Hehir on commentary said “This is one you need to see in slow motion but the slow motion won’t even slow it down!”.
In the Minor hurling final there is a young man named Niall Quinn playing for the Dubs against Galway. He scored a great point on the day and would go on to score 21 international goals for the Republic of Ireland soccer team. The Football Final that year saw 4 players sent off in the Dublin v Galway battle.
The series will include the 1984 Ulster Football Final - Frank McGuigan was on fire for Tyrone that day and scored 11 points from play - each one better than the last as Tyrone claimed their first provincial title since 1973 in Clones.
This was also the GAA’s centenary year with the All-Ireland Hurling Final held in Semple Stadium between Cork and Offaly. We hwill see the first ever International Rules tests between Ireland and Australia from that year with plenty of action on and off the ball.
In 1986 we have some action from the first ever Ladies Football Final to be played at Croke Park. The Kerry’s Ladies team went one better than the men as they claimed a ‘five in-a-row’ with victory over Wexford.
There are other more quirkier events in the GAA season too. In 1987 a National Football League Quarter-final between Dublin and Cork ended in a draw. Cork failed to reappear for extra-time so Dublin ran the ball down unopposed and shot into an empty Cork net to claim a very unusual victory.
All of these great memories can be seen in this new ‘GAA GOLD’ series with the soundtrack of the era - a mix of both international and Irish acts such as U2, Thin Lizzy, The Pogues, Mamas Boys, The Undertones, Cry Before Dawn, Sinéad O’Connor, The Dubliners, The Hothouse Flowers, The Stunning and many more.
TG4 schedule for Sunday 14 June
2.35pm All Ireland Gold - Antrim v Offaly in the 1989 All Ireland Hurling Semi Final
4.00pm Dublin v Mayo in the 2017 All Ireland Senior Football Final
5.40pm GAA GOLD - 1980 (GAA GOLD looks back on the main events on the 1980 GAA Calendar).
GAA GOLD Television Series on TG4
Programme 1 - 1980 Sunday 14 June 5.40
Programme 2 - 1981 Sunday 21 June 5.40
Programme 3 - 1982 Sunday 28 June 5.40
Programme 4 - 1983 Sunday 5 July 5.40
Programme 5 - 1984 Sunday 12 July 5.40
Programme 6 - 1985 Sunday 19 July 5.40
Programme 7 - 1986 Sunday 26 July 5.40
Programme 8 - 1987 Sunday 2 August 5.40
Programme 9 - 1988 Sunday 9 August 5.40
Programme 10 - 1989 Sunday 16 August 5.40
Na campaí ‘GAA Cúl Camps’ le craoladh ar TG4
Cúis áthais do Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, i gcomhar le Kellogg’s agus TG4, a gcuid pleananna maidir le Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2020 a fhógairt. Cuirfear tús leis na campaí féin ar 20 Iúil, ach idir an dá linn agus leis na himreoirí óga a réiteach do na campaí, craolfar an sraith teilifíse ‘GAA Cúl Camps’ ar TG4 ón 29 Meitheamh ar aghaidh.
Craolfar an clár ó Luan go hAoine ag 10.25 ar feadh trí seachtaine ón 29 Meitheamh go dtí 17 Iúil. Craolfar an clár arís tráthnóna ar 5.15 agus beidh fáil air ar sheinnteoir TG4 ag TG4.ie agus ar Cula4.com. Is í Gráinne Bleasdale a chuirfidh an clár i láthair. Bhí Gráinne páirteach san fheachtas mór aclaíochta do Operation Transformation – 10@10, bíonn sí ag aisteoireacht i bpáirt Michelle ar Ros na Rún agus bhí sí páirteach sna sraitheanna ‘An Saol Faoi Sháid’ agus go leor eile.
Beidh roinnt míreanna sa chlár le réalta spóirt, leithéidí Rena Buckley (Corcaigh), Liam Rushe (Áth Cliath) agus Caoimhín Ó Casaide (Dún na nGall)
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De réir threoirlínte CLG maidir leis na cluichí Gaelacha a chur ar siúl arís go sábháilte, is féidir a fhógairt go mbeidh na Kellogg’s Cúl Camps á gcur ar siúl i gclubanna fud fad na tíre tar éis 20 Iúil. Foilseofar liosta de na clubanna ina mbeidh siad ar siúl ar shuíomh idirlín an Chumainn ar 22 Meitheamh https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/as-gaeilge agus beidh an mórphobal in ann spásanna a chur in áirithe ón dáta sin ar aghaidh. Tá gach eolas faoi na Cúl Camps ar fáil ag an nasc sin, freisin.
De bharr na paindéime d’fhéadfadh sé tarlú go laghdófar ar an líon daoine atá in ann páirt a ghlacadh sna campaí i gcontaetha áirithe. Dá bhrí sin, socraíodh go mbeadh feisteas na Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps ar fáil le ceannach ar líne ag an nasc seo a leanas https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/
Rinneadh teagmháil leis an 4,000 duine a bhí tar éis clárú do na campaí i mbliana sular tháinig an phaindéim agus tugadh trí rogha dóibh; 1.) Aisíoc iomlán 2.) Feisteas na Cúl Camps a fháil sa phost chomh maith le haisíoc ar an méid a bhí ag seasamh amach ina dhiaidh sin 3.) Spás a fháil ar cheann de na campaí a athschocraíodh.
De bharr na mbeartas sláinte agus sábháilteachta atá i bhfeidhm faoi láthair, d’fhéadfadh sé tarlú nach mbeidh clubanna áirithe in ann an líon céanna páistí a thógáil ar a gcuid campaí i mbliana. Dá bhrí sin moltar do dhaoine spásanna a chur in áirithe chomh luath agus is féidir.
Dúirt Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Sean Ó hÓráin, go raibh ríméad air go raibh sé in ann pleananna an Chumainn do na Cúl Camps a fhógairt.
Thug Ruth Hughes, Ceannasaí Margaíochta Kellogg’s in Éirinn, le fios go raibh sí an-sásta go mbeadh na Cúl Camps ag gabháil ar aghaidh i mbliana agus go mbeadh gné de na campaí le feiceáil ar an teilifís i mbliana.
Dúirt Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, Ceannasaí Spóirt TG4, “Tá TG4 ar bís go mbeadh na Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps á chraoladh ar TG4 agus go mbeidh deis ag gasúir óga a scileanna a fheabhsú agus iad sa bhaile. Gach maidin, ar feadh uair a chloig ar Cúla4, beidh Campa Cúla4, agus díreach in a dhiaidh, craolfar na GAA Cúl Camps. Beidh neart siamsaíochta agus spraoi ann do na gasúir an Samhradh seo ar TG4.”
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Pléifear cuid de na heachtraí is cáiliúla a tharla i gcluichí CLG le linn na 1980idí i sraith nua ar TG4. Déanfaidh GAA Gold - Na Scéalta cur síos ar na cluichí is tábhachtaí a imríodh le linn na 1980idí agus pléifear na buaicphointí agus na hísealphointí leis na himreoirí a bhí ag imirt ag an am. Tabharfar léargas nua ar chuid de na cluichí is cáiliúla i stair Chumann Lúthchleas Gael mar chuid de shraith nua atá le seoladh ag TG4.
Déanfaidh GAA Gold – Na Scéalta cur síos ar na cluichí is tábhachtaí a imríodh le linn na 1980idí agus pléifear na buaicphointí agus na hísealphointí leis na himreoirí a bhí ag imirt ag an am.
Craolfar an tsraith nua, léirithe ag Nemeton Teo, gach Céadaoin ar chainéal Youtube Spórt TG4 ag 7.00pm. Is é Micheál Ó Domhnaill, láithreoir GAA BEO, a chuirfidh an tsraith i láthair agus aíonna speisialta faoi agallamh aige gach seachtain. Inseofar scéalta faoi na laochra a bhí ag imirt ina dteannta agus ina gcoinne agus nochtfar cúpla seoid nua ó na cluichí sin nach raibh cur amach ag daoine orthu go dtí seo.
Chomh maith leis sin beidh míreanna gearra ó na cluichí féin le feiceáil, ach is podchraoladh físe é seo le comhrá bríomhar.
Sa chéad chlár, GAA GOLD – Na Scéalta 1980, cuirfear faoi agallamh Ger Power agus Joe Connolly, captaein fhoirne Chiarraí agus na Gaillimhe a bhuaigh craobhacha peile agus iomána na hÉireann an bhliain sin, agus beidh an craoltóir aitheanta Seán Bán Breathnach in éineacht leo.
Tá sé fógartha chomh maith ag TG4 go mbeidh sraith nua GAA Gold ag tosú Dé Domhnaigh, an 14 Meitheamh. Sa chéad chlár, tabharfar spléachadh ar na heachtraí móra a tharla i 1980 ó Chluiche Ceannais na Sraithe Peile Náisiúnta i mí Aibreáin go Cluiche Ceannais Peile na hÉireann i mí Mheán Fómhair.
New Series of Laochra Gael 2020
Filleann an tsraith shuntasach CLG seo ar TG4 don ochtú bliain déag. Cuirfear sé chlár úr-nua i láthair, sa sraith is údarásaí CLG ar an scáileáin. Beidh seisear laochra a rinne gaisce ar an bpáirc agus a bhfuil scéalta agus saolta ar leith acu ar fad. Is fíor-laochra iad uilig agus a gcáil imithe rompu. Sa tsraith seo, gheobhfar léargas iomlán pearsanta orthu agus ar an ngaol lena spórt agus leis an saol mórthimpeall orthu. Insíonn an scéal spóirt na bun-fíricí a bhí i gconaí i gceist i gcláracha Laochra Gael síos tríd na blianta, ach téann an tsraith nua seo amach píosa maith thar na línte bána. Meallfaidh na scéalta pearsanta an lucht féachana ar thuras nua agus teilifíse CLG.
Dúirt Uachtarán CLG John Horan “ Is iomaí gaiscíoch a d’imir ár gcluichí thar na blianta agus tá TG4 le moladh go hard as ucht an aitheantais a thugann siad do na gaiscígh agus do na laochra sin tríd an tsraith teilifíse Laochra Gael. Tá na himreoirí seo i measc na n-imreoirí is fearr a d’imir ár gcluichí riamh. Is iomaí uair a chuir na himreoirí seo gliondar ar lucht a gclubanna agus ar lucht a gcontaetha féin, agus ar mhórphobail Chumann Lúthchleas Gael chomh maith dar ndóigh, lena gcuid gaiscí ar an bpáirc imeartha. Tá sé iontach go bhfuil deis ag na himreoirí seo a scéalta a inisnt tríd an tsraith teilifíse, Laochra Gael, agus go bhfuil deis ag glúnta nua daoine óga aithne a chur ar na laochra seo agus foghlaim faoina gcuid éachtaí. Cinntíonn an tsraith seo go bhfanfaidh oidhreacht na n-imreoirí móra seo i gcuimhne na ndaoine go ceann i bhfad.”
Dúirt Ceann Spóirt TG4, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha “go bhfuil an cainéal thar a bheith mórtasach as an gclúdach beo a dhéanann sé ar chluichí ach gur cuid thábhachtach chomh maith í an tsraith Laochra Gael i gclúdach cluichí Gaelacha TG4. Dúirt sé: “Tugann an tsraith Laochra Gael léargas ar an méid atá bainte amach ag na pearsana breátha spóirt seo agus ar an obair mhór atá curtha isteach acu. Is cuid lárnach den chlúdach a dhéanaimid ar Chluichí Gaelacha í an tsraith faisnéise seo ó cuireadh Laochra Gael ar aer den chéad uair sa bhliain 2001.”
Kieran Donaghy – Ar an Imeall
Filleann Laochra Gael leis an 18ú sraith, ag tosú le scéal pheileadóra Chiarraí, Kieran Donaghy. Bhuaigh Kieran 4 bhonn uile Éireann, 3 Ghradam All Star agus Peileadóir na Bliana le linn a shaothair. Agus is scéal faoi leith é seo faoin bhfear ar a dtugtar an ‘Star’. Ag briseadh tríd leis na Underdogs, an triail ina rinne lán tosaithe de, lámha na cispheile, an meath agus an athbheochan agus dar ndóigh, Joe Brolly. Agus sa chúlra, bhí caidreamh casta agus crua idir é féin agus a athair gaol go raibh tionchar aige ar gach rud a rinne sé ar an bpáirc. Seo Kieran Donaghy, a thosaigh amach mar Underdog, ach a chríochnaigh mar Star.
Stiúrthóir: Ronan O’Donoghue. Rannpháirtithe: Deirdre Donaghy, Paul Galvin, Micheál Quirke, Éamonn Fitzmaurice, Joe McMahon, Vincent Hogan, Michael Moynihan.
Diarmuid Lyng – An Crosbhóthar
Sa dara chlár den tsraith, insítear scéal Diarmuid “Gizzy” Lyng. Bhí sé mar chaptaen agus mar cheannaire ar fhoireann Loch Garman tráth a raibh gaisce á dhéanamh acu ag iarraidh an bua a fháil ar an fhoireann is fearr riamh, Chill Chainnigh, Ansin, agus é i mbarr a réime, bhain galar aisteach dó. Bhí ar éirí as an iomáint agus ba chosúil go raibh a shaol ag titim as a chéile. Thug Diarmuid faoi thuras domhanda sa tóir ar bhiseach don chorp agus don intinn. Agus ba in Iarthar Chiarraí, áit atá ghar dá chroí, a fuair sé faoiseamh sa deireadh.
Stiúrthóir: Cormac Morel. Rannpháirtithe: Eoin Quigley, George O’Connor, Ciaran Lyng, Tommy Walsh, Siobhán de Paor, Michael Moynihan
Alan Brogan – Saibhreas Clainne
Leanann an sraith le clár faoin pheileadóir, Alan Brogan. Bhí a athair agus a uncail mar laochra ag muintir Chnoc 16. Ach má bhí brú ar Alan dá bharr seo, ba bheag a chuaigh sé i bhfeidhm air. Réchúiseach mar dhuine, ach fíochmhar mar iomaitheoir, b’é Alan croílár foirne Átha Cliath ó bhí sé ina dhéagóir. Ach in ainneoin sár-thaispeántais Alan, bhí an cuma air ar feadh i bhfad nach dtabharfadh sé Sam ar ais go dtí an príomhchathair choíche. Ansin, leis na deartháireacha Brogan chun cinn, chas an taoide. Cuireadh tús leis an “Tonn Gorm”, agus tógadh an fhoireann peile is fearr a chonacathas riamh.
Stiúrthóir: Paul Jenkins. Rannpháirtithe: Bernard Brogan Snr, Bernard Brogan Jnr, Colm Parkinson, Paul Caffrey, Michael Moynihan, Éamonn Fitzmaurice, Lydia Brogan
Iggy Clarke – Corp agus Anam
Mheall Iggy Clarke (nó Fr. Iggy mar a bhíodh cáil air) lucht leanúna na hiomána ar fud na tíre, ach nuair a tháinig tost an tslua, chaill sé a chreideamh agus thosaigh saol nua ar fad do. Ba chrann taca é sa líne leathchúil, agus bhí sé ina cheannródaí in athbheochan iománaithe na Gaillimhe sna seachtóidí. Ach séanadh an sméar mullaigh air nuair a gortaíodh go dona é i gCluiche Leathcheannais na hÉireann i 1980. Ach le linn an bronnadh chorn is cáiliúla riamh, chualathas i ngártha molta an tslua an méid ghrá is a bhí ag lucht leanúna na Gaillimhe do Iggy. Tar éis éirí as an iomáint, dhein sé cinneadh i bhfad Éireann níos mó ná riamh agus thosaigh Iggy amach ar shaol nua, ar thóir sásaimh mar thuata.
Stiúrthóir: Jimmy Duggan. Rannpháirtithe: Mariel Forde-Clarke, Fr. Joe Clarke, Tom Clarke, John Connolly, Seán Bán Breathnach, Pat Fleury, Vincent Hogan
David Brady – In Aghaidh an Easa
Chaill David Brady Cluiche Ceannais na hÉireann ceithre huaire le Maigh Eo agus chruthaigh an pian agus an fearg a thagann leis sin duine de na tráchtairí is conspóidí i saol spóirt na hÉireann. Chaith sé a óige ar Ché Bhéal an Átha áit gur beag meas a bhí ann do dhlíthe na hiascearachta. Ní fear é David a d’imeodh le treo na gaoithe. Bhí sé trodach i gcónaí i lár na páirce, agus bhraith sé briseadh chroí Mhaigh Eo níos mó ná mar a bhraith éinne. Ach níor lig sé don síor-dhíomá cur isteach air agus níor lig sé do chlú na gcailliúntí dul lena ainm. Ina ionad sin, tá cáil anois air mar dhuine a dhéarfaidh, cibé scéal é, glan amach.
Stiúrthóir: Jimmy Duggan. Rannpháirtithe: Ger Brady, Alan Dillon, Seán Óg de Paor, Seán Bán Breathnach, Vincent Hogan.
Brenda McAnepsie – Thar Teorainn Amach
Rinne Brenda McAnepsie éacht do pheileadóirí Mhuineacháin, d’imir sí fiú i gCluiche Ceannais na hÉireann agus í ag iompar clainne, ach lasmuigh den pháirc is mó dúshlán agus tragóid pearsanta atá ina saol. Ba cheannródaí i bPeil na mBan í Brenda ón tús agus bhí sí chun tosaigh nuair a rug Muineachán greim daingean ar an spórt sna nóchaidí. Níor éirigh Brenda as aon rud riamh, agus d’imir sí fada go leor chun Craobh Chlub na hÉireann a bhuachaint lena hiníne. Ach bíonn an saol ar an teorainn cruaidh uaireanta agus níorbh fhada riamh trioblóid agus tragóid ó Brenda agus a clann.
Stiúrthóir: Hugh Walsh. Rannpháirtithe: Vincent McAnespie, Ciara McAnespie, Aoife McAnespie, Gráinne McElwain, Michael Morgan, Michael Ryan.
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Sraith Laochra Gael
Clár 1: Kieran Donaghy, 9.30i.n, Deardaoin 5ú Márta
Clár 2: Diarmuid Lyng, 9.30i.n, Deardaoin 12ú Márta
Clár 3: Alan Brogan, 9.30i.n, Deardaoin 19ú Márta
Clár 4: Iggy Clarke, 9.30i.n, Deardaoin 26ú Márta
Clár 5: David Brady, 9.30i.n, Deardaoin 2ú Aibrean
Clár 6: Brenda McAnespie, 9.30i.n, Deardaoin 9ú Aibrean
The definitive GAA sports series returns to TG4 this spring for a 18th series. The series hour-long format has proved a huge success, bringing each player’s personal stories to screen. The series features six Laochra with genuine star quality and reveals deeper, fresh and sometimes unexpected insights into the lives of these icons. While their sporting careers continue to provide the backdrop to the story, the series travels well beyond the four white lines. Gripping personal storylines will compel viewers to travel towards territory unique to the GAA television landscape. and “Laochra Gael” returns to the screen for an 18th series on TG4 on the 5th March 2020. Six brand new programmes, featuring six legends who performed heroics on the field and who each have a unique and extraordinary story to tell.
Speaking at today’s launch, Uachtarán CLG John Horan said: “Many great warriors have played our games down through the years and TG4 are to be praised for the tributes they pay to these great heroes through their series Laochra Gael. These players are among the finest to have played our games. They have given so much happiness and memories, not only to people of their own clubs and counties but to the GAA community as a whole with their exploits on the field of play. It is great that these players get to tell their stories through this television series and that new generations of young people can get to know them and to get to learn about their achievements. This series ensures that the legacy of these great players will live long in the memory.”
Welcoming the new series, TG4’s Head of Sport, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha says “the channel takes great pride in its live match coverage but the Laochra Gael series also plays an important part in TG4’s Gaelic games coverage.” He said: “The Laochra Gael series illustrates the achievements and the sacrifices of these wonderful sports people. This documentary series has become a key component of our Gaelic Games coverage since Laochra Gael began in 2001.”
Kieran Donaghy – On the Edge – 9.30pm, Thursday 5th March
Kieran Donaghy, The man called Star has an extraordinary story: breaking through with the Underdogs, the experiment that made a full forward out of him, the basketball hands, the decline and the revival, and of course, Joe Brolly. In his career, Kieran won 4 All Ireland medals, 3 All Stars and Footballer of the Year. And in the background, the complex and difficult relationship with his father that was tied up in everything he did on the field of play. Kieran Donaghy, who started out as an Underdog and became a Star. Participants: Deirdre Donaghy, Paul Galvin, Micheál Quirke, Éamonn Fitzmaurice, Joe McMahon, Vincent Hogan, Michael Moynihan.
DiarmuidLyng – The Crossroads – 9.30pm, Thursday 12th March
Diarmuid “Gizzy”Lyng was captain and leader of a Wexford team that performed heroics in their efforts to overcome Kilkenny, the greatest team of all time. Then, at the height of his powers, he was struck down by a mysterious illness. He was forced to give up hurling and it seemed that life was falling apart. Diarmuid travelled the world in search of physical and mental recovery. And it was in West Kerry, a place close to his heart that he finally found release. Participants: Eoin Quigley, George O’Connor, Ciaran Lyng, Tommy Walsh, Siobhán de Paor, Michael Moynihan
Alan Brogan – The Family Silver – 9.30pm, Thursday 19th March
Alan Brogan’s father and uncle were heroes of Hill 16. But if there was pressure on Alan because of this, he barely felt it. Laid-back as a person, but fierce as a competitor, Alan was the beating heart of Dublin teams from his teens. Despite Alan’s consistent excellence, it seemed that he would never bring Sam back to the capital. Then with the Brogan brothers to the fore, the tide turned. The “Blue Wave” had begun, and the greatest football team in history was built. Participants: Bernard Brogan Snr, Bernard Brogan Jnr, Colm Parkinson, Paul Caffrey, Michael Moynihan, Éamonn Fitzmaurice, Lydia Brogan
Iggy Clarke – Body and Soul – 9.30pm, Thursday 26th March
Iggy Clarke, or Fr Iggy as he was known, enticed hurling lovers across the country, but when the cheering stopped, he had a crisis of faith and embarked on a brand new life. A rock in the half back line, Iggy spearheaded the Galway hurling revival of the 70s. His greatest moment was cruelly denied with a horrific injury in the 1980 All Ireland Semi Final. But an unforgettable demand from the crowd during the most famous cup presentation of them all spoke volumes about the love of the Galway people for Iggy. His hurling retirement was followed by an even bigger life decision, as Iggy Clarke embarked on, and embraced life as a layman. Participants: Mariel Forde-Clarke, Fr. Joe Clarke, Tom Clarke, John Connolly, Seán Bán Breathnach, Pat Fleury, Vincent Hogan
David Brady – Against the Tide – 9.30pm, Thursday 2nd April
David Brady lost four All Ireland Finals with Mayo, and it is the pain and the anger that comes with this that informs one of the most controversial pundits in Irish sport. A childhood on the quay in Ballina, where attitudes to the fishing laws were liberal, indicated that David Brady was not interested in going with the flow. Always a combative presence in midfield, David knows more than most about Mayo’s well-documented heartbreak. But he remains unbowed by the many disappointments, and refuses to be defined by them. Instead, he has carved out a reputation for saying exactly what is on his mind, whatever that may be. Participants: Ger Brady, Alan Dillon, Seán Óg dePaor, Seán Bán Breathnach, Vincent Hogan.
Brenda McAnepsie – Beyond Borders – 9.30pm, Thursday 9th April
Brenda McAnespie was the rock of the Monaghan Ladies footballers, even playing in an All-Ireland Final when she was pregnant, but away from the field she has had plenty of experience with personal challenges and tragedy. A pioneer of the woman’s game from its infancy, Brenda became a bedrock of a Monaghan team that conquered the sport in the 90s. As a footballer, she truly did not know the meaning of giving up, and played long enough to win an All-Ireland club title with her daughters. But life on the border meant that trouble and tragedy were never far away for Brenda and her family. Participants: Vincent McAnespie, Ciara McAnespie, Aoife McAnespie, Gráinne McElwain, Michael Morgan, Michael Ryan.
Six outstanding Gaels. Six remarkable personal stories. Laochra Gael is back on TG4 at 9:30pm on Thursday 5th March 2020. The series is produced by NemetonTV, the independent production company from Ring in the Waterford Gaeltacht which has produced much of TG4’s acclaimed sports coverage.
Programme 1: Kieran Donaghy, 9.30pm, Thursday 5th March
Programme 2: Diarmuid Lyng, 9.30pm, Thursday 12th March
Programme 3: Alan Brogan, 9.30pm, Thursday 19th March
Programme 4: Iggy Clarke, 9.30pm, Thursday 26th March
Programme 5: David Brady, 9.30pm, Thursday 2th April
Programme 6: Brenda McAnespie, 9.30pm, Thursday 9th April
Magic Moments between Cork & Waterford
Chuaigh na sean-naimhde Corcaigh & Port Láirge i gcoimhlint arís sa chéad bhabhta don sraith iomána Allianz. Féach siar ar na cuimnhí draíochtúil a bhí acu thar na blianta.
Old rivals Cork and Waterford met once again in the opening round of the Allianz Hurling League. Here’s a look back on some magic moments down through the years.
Here Comes the 2020 Allianz League
Chuireadh tús lena Sraitheanna Allianz an deireadh seachtaine seo caite agus bhí GAA BEO ann chun an t-aicsean ar fad a chraoladh.
Last weekend, the Allianz Hurling & Football Leagues got off to a thrilling start and GAA BEO were there to cover the action!
Hurling is Everything in Borris-Ileigh
Tá Conor agus Niall Kenny anois mar an 3ú ghlúin de na Kenny’s le craobh Tiobraid Árann buaite acu le Buiríos Ó Luigheach. Tá siad ar aistear draíochtúil ó Cill Droichid go Tiobraid Árann agus anois, Páirc an Chrócaigh.
In 2019 Conor and Niall Kenny became the 3rd generation of County Champions with Borris-Ileigh. Their remarkable journey took them from Cellbridge to Tipperary and now a date with destiny awaits in Croke Park.
Branagans Eager for Glory
“You’re just destined to play football”
Na deartháireacha Branagan ag caint faoi Kilcoo GAC & a n-aistear speisialta go Craobh na hÉireann.
The 5 Branagan siblings are looking to create history in Croke Park when they take on reigning champions Corofin in the All-Ireland Senior football final this Sunday.
Tullaroan’s Memorable Moment
Tomás Ó Flatharta has named his favourite moment from the club championship 2019! If you’ve a memory you’d like to share let us know on Twitter @GAA_BEO!
Favourite Club Moments 2019
Coman Goggins has chosen his favourite club moment of 2019 ahead of the last GAA BEO live broadcast of the year on Sunday!
Check it out here!
Naomh Conaill’s Last Ulster Appearance 2010
Naomh Conaill will face Kilcoo in the 2019 Ulster football final on Sunday. The last time they got this far was in 2010, where they were beaten by Crossmaglen Rangers of Armagh. Here is look back on what happened that day.
Kilcoo’s Last Ulster Appearance 2016
Kilcoo will face Naomh Conaill in the 2019 Ulster football final on Sunday. The last time they got this far was in 2016, where they were beaten by Slaughtneil of Derry. Here is look back on what happened that day.
Brendan Maher: Unbelievable for the Club
Bhuaigh Buiríos Ó Luigheach an Craobh Iomána Thiobraid Árann i mbliana don chéad uair ó 1986. Anois, tá siad insan cluiche ceannais iomána na Mumhan agus s’iad Baile Mhic Gonair an foireann a mbeidh ag seasamh ina mbealach Dé Domhnaigh.
This year Borris-Ileigh won the Tipperary SHC for the first time since 1986. They are now into the Munster hurling final, where they face Ballygunner on Sunday.
All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Final Previews
THE 2019 All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Champions will be crowned at the weekend.
The Intermediate and Senior Finals are down for decision on Saturday, while the Junior decider is pencilled in for Sunday. On Saturday, at Kingspan Breffni, Cavan (2.30pm), Naomh Pól from Antrim and Offaly opponents Naomh Ciarán get the weekend underway when they contest the Intermediate Final, a game that can be viewed live on the LGFA Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/2OvUJ2D.
Later in the evening, at 5pm at the LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick, it’s the turn of Senior Finalists Mourneabbey from Cork, the holders, and Galway’s Kilkerrin-Clonberne, who will grace this stage for the very first time. TG4 will provide live coverage of the Senior decider http://bit.ly/37oJ7a1.
On Sunday, attention switches to Duggan Park in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, where Cork club Donoughmore take on Mayo’s MacHale Rovers at 2pm, a game that can be watched live on the LGFA Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/2OvUJ2D.
Saturday November 23:
All-Ireland Ladies Senior Club Final – Kilkerrin-Clonberne (Galway) v Mourneabbey (Cork); Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, 5pm. LIVE TG4 http://bit.ly/37oJ7a1
For the third season in a row, reigning All-Ireland champions Mourneabbey will contest the Senior Club Final.
Mourneabbey, currently managed by Tipperary’s 2019 TG4 All-Ireland winning boss, Shane Ronayne, had lost Finals in 2014, 2015 and 2017 but they finally got over the line last year when seeing off Dublin outfit Foxrock-Cabinteely in the showpiece decider. Their opponents this time are first-time Finalists Kilkerrin-Clonberne, who have newly-crowned TG4 All Stars Nicola and Louise Ward, who are twin sisters, in their ranks. Kilkerrin-Clonberne can also call upon the talents of the Divilly sisters, Siobhán and Olivia, while they’ll also have the three Noone sisters, Hannah, Eva and Lynsey, who have been winning regularly at underage level with Galway, spearheading the Western charge.Between the sticks for Kilkerrin-Clonberne, Lisa Murphy is the Galway goalkeeper who earned a TG4 All Star nomination in 2019, while evergreen midfielder Annette Clarke was the county’s All-Ireland winning captain in 2004. And at full-back, Aisling Costello is sister of current Galway senior footballer, Shane Walsh. Mourneabbey are a battle-hardened outfit, however, with established Cork stars Eimear Meaney, Maire O’Callaghan, and the O’Sullivan sisters, Ciara and Doireann, in their ranks. There are four O’Sullivan sisters in the Mourneabbey team, with Róisín and goalkeeper Meabh joining Ciara and Doireann in the starting line-up. Niamh and Aisling O’Sullivan are also sisters, as are Maire and Síle O’Callaghan. Mourneabbey can also call upon the services of 2017 TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year Noelle Healy, a key member of the Dublin teams that have won the last three TG4 All-Ireland Senior titles. Both teams came through tough semi-finals to make it to the Gaelic Grounds, with Mourneabbey accounting for old foes Donaghmoyne, while Kilkerrin-Clonberne defeated Foxrock-Cabinteely. In 2015 and 2018, Mourneabbey and Kilkerrin-Clonberne met at the All-Ireland semi-final stage, with Mourneabbey winning on both occasions. For the first time since 1990, Galway will have a team contesting the All-Ireland Ladies Senior Club Football Championship Final. St Grellan’s lost on that occasion to Ballymacarbry from Waterford, while Galway Gaels contested successive Finals in 1981 and 1982, winning in 1981 before losing out a year later. In contrast, Cork clubs Mourneabbey, Inch Rovers, Donoughmore, St Enda’s, Watergrasshill and Newtownshandrum have won All-Ireland titles in various years.
Kilkerrin-Clonberne: L Murphy; S Gormally, A Costello, S Fahy; C Dunleavey, N Ward, H Noone; A Clarke, L Ward; L Noone, S Divilly, C Miskell; E Noone, A Morrissey, O Divilly.
Mourneabbey: M O’Sullivan; A O’Sullivan, E Meaney, S Conroy; K Coakley, R O’Sullivan, E Harrington; M O’Callaghan, N O’Sullivan; C O’Sullivan, B O’Sullivan, N Healy; L Fitzgerald, D O’Sullivan, S O’Callaghan.
All-Ireland Ladies Intermediate Club Final – Naomh Pól (Antrim) v Naomh Ciaran (Offaly); Kingspan Breffni, Cavan, 2.30pm. LIVE on LGFA Facebook Page. http://bit.ly/2OvUJ2D
Both Intermediate Finalists are gracing this stage for the first time, and it’s also the very first time that clubs from each county have reached an adult national club final. Naomh Ciarán will hope to keep the Intermediate cup in Leinster for the third year in a row, following wins for Clontarf (Dublin) in 2018, and Dunboyne (Meath) a year previously. The last team from Ulster to lift the All-Ireland Junior crown was Lisnaskea from Fermanagh back in 2011, and a win for St Paul’s would bridge an eight-year gap for the province. In their respective semi-finals, Naomh Ciaran produced a stunning display to oust former All-Ireland Senior champions Inch Rovers after extra-time, while St Paul’s edged out St Nathy’s by just a single point. Dual star Kate Kenny has been in sensational form for Naomh Ciaran, earning the Player of the Match award in the Leinster Final before shooting 1-10 against Inch Rovers. Naomh Pól, meanwhile, will look to the attacking class of Kirsty McGuinness and Mairead Cooper as they aim to clinch the silverware on offer. Lara Dahunsi is a former Ulster Young Player of the Year but the absence of another Antrim county star, Saoirse Tennyson, is a blow. Tennyson underwent surgery on a cruciate knee ligament injury on Thursday, and faces a spell on the sidelines as her rehabilitation begins.
Naomh Pól: A Healy; C Stewart, E Kelly, L O’Neill; M Hanna, C Brown, L Wallace; S McCann, Á Tubridy; N Enright, C McGuinness, L Dahunsi; F Rocks, K McGuinness, M Cooper.
Naomh Ciarán: A Keena; A Spain, E Nally, A Grehan; R Ennis, E Flynn, F Boland; K Kenny, A Gavin Mangan; E Cahill, L Keena, K Rigney; A Corbett, R Cockram, E McEvoy.
Sunday November 24:
All-Ireland Ladies Junior Club Final – Donoughmore (Cork) v MacHale Rovers (Mayo); Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, H52K274, 2pm. LIVE on LGFA Facebook Page. http://bit.ly/2OvUJ2D
Two-time All-Ireland Senior Champions Donoughmore are looking to follow in the footsteps of Aghada in 2017 and Glanmire last year by bringing the Junior silverware back to Cork. This is the fifth successive year that a Cork club has contested the All-Ireland Junior Club Final, as Glanmire (2018), Aghada (2017), Kinsale (2016) and Bantry Blues (2015) all appeared on the big day in previous seasons. For Mayo Ladies Football, this is also a big day as it marks the first time since 2017, when Carnacon claimed Senior honours, that a team from the county has contested an All-Ireland Club decider. The CL MacHale Rovers team is graced by Rachel Kearns, who claimed a TG4 All Star award at the Citywest Hotel last Saturday night, while current Offaly manager John Maughan has four nieces in the starting team. No Mayo team has ever won the All-Ireland Junior Club Championship, although Knockmore did contest the 2008 Final. Donoughmore, in contrast, were Senior Champions in 2001 and 2003, while they also contested the 2009 Senior decider. A ten-year gap is bridged back to that last national outing for the Cork club, who have legendary dual star Rena Buckley pulling the strings at midfield. Another former Cork star, Aisling Barrett, is another survivor from those All-Ireland winning teams who’s still going strong at club level. Donoughmore defeated Navan O’Mahonys at the semi-final stage, while MacHale Rovers overcame the challenge of Edendork, with Kearns contributing 1-9 on the day.
Donoughmore: C O’Connell; Aoife Barrett, Aisling Barrett, L McCarthy; A Quigley, M Dilworth, D Dineen; R Buckley, C Keane; E O’Reilly, N Lohan, A Greene; J Brew Dinan, E Lyons, A Buckley.
MacHale Rovers: N Larkin; L Maughan, D Kelly, C Kelly; C Walsh, A Deane, G Murray; M Larkin, E Keane; K Maughan, S Maughan, E Murray; S Walsh, R Kearns, R Maughan.
Compiled by Jackie Cahill
Super Sunday coming up on TG4
Super Sunday coming up on TG4, with THREE games in full!
TG4 have today announced a Super Sunday of AIB Club Championship action on December the 1st, with no less than THREE provincial finals to be shown in full on the channel. This is on top of the two provincial finals they will be showing this Sunday.
The triple header begins in Omagh, live on air at 1.30pm, where the Ulster Football Championship will have a new name on the trophy by the end of the day. Donegal’s Naomh Conaill have taken out big hitters Gaoth Dobhair and Clontibret on the way to the final and will hope to take one last step for a historic first provincial title. They will face Kilcoo side led by Conor Laverty, who are looking to make it third time lucky after narrow defeats in the 2016 & 2012 finals.
The festival of action continues with the Munster Football Final, a repeat of the 2015 final where Clonmel Commercials stunned Nemo Rangers with a last minute goal to take the title. Clonmel will fancy their chances again with the likes of Michael Quinlivan and hurling star Séamus Kennedy in their ranks. Nemo looked impressive dismissing Austin Stacks the last day and they will be looking to the likes of Luke Connolly and Paul Kerrigan to exact revenge in Dungarvan.
Rounding off the day is the Leinster Hurling Final, in full from Portlaoise. Henry Shefflin’s All Ireland champions Ballyhale Shamrocks were ruthless in putting St. Martin’s to the sword in the semi final, and will already be looking to defend the national crown in Croke Park. They will face huge underdogs St Mullins in the provincial final, fresh from a dramatic last gasp victory in their semi final against Rathdowney Errill. Having already slayed Cuala, can the Carlow champions provide one more big upset?
As always, GAA Beo will be presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill, with commentary from Brian Tyers, Marcus Ó Buachalla & Conall Ó Cíobháin. Analysis will be provided by Kevin Cassidy, Mark Harte, Paddy Kelly & Michael Rice
This Sunday November 24th sees a double bill of finals on TG4. There will be a live broadcast of the Munster Hurling Final between Munster champions Ballygunner, fresh from their impressive win over Patrickswell, and Brendan Maher’s Borrisoleigh. In the deferred game, All Ireland champions Corofin face Roscommon’s Pádraig Pearses, who are appearing in their first Connacht Final. Commentary from Brian Tyers and Garry Mac Donncha, with analysis from Donal O’Grady, Cathal Moore and Se án Óg de Paor.
Sunday - November 24th On air from 1.30pm
LIVE - Munster Hurling Final - Ballygunner v Borrisoleigh
DEFERRED - Connacht Football Final - Corofin v Pearse Brothers
Sunday - December 1st On air from 1.30pm
LIVE - Ulster Football Final - Kilcoo v Naomh Conaill
DEFERRED - Munster Football Final - Clonmel Commercials v Nemo Rangers
DEFERRED - Leinster Hurling Final - Ballyhale Shamrocks v St. Mullins
SWF ANNUAL AWARDS 2019 - voting is now open!
Nemeton TV proudly supports Scottish Women’s Football and has sponsored the category “Save of the Season” at this year’s SWF Annual Awards, which will take place on Saturday 30th November at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.
The Nemeton TV Save of the Season nominees are:
FC Kilmarnock v DUNDEE UNITED
GLASGOW CITY v Spartans
Rangers v FORFAR FARMINGTON
RANGERS v Glasgow City
Dryburgh Athletic v MORTON
Glasgow City v HIBERNIAN
Upon the launch, SWF had over 1,400 votes cast online with around 3,500 views across YouTube and Facebook.
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Upcoming Ladies Football coverage on TG4
TG4 have announced details of their upcoming Ladies Football coverage, including ‘Red Carpet Live’ at TG4 All Stars!
Saturday 16th November
6:30pm Red Carpet Live on SPÓRT TG4 Facebook at the TG4 Ladies All Stars Banquet at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.
Gráinne McElwain will be live on the red carpet and will be interviewing special guests ahead of the TG4 Ladies All Stars Banquet.
Watch live on the Spórt TG4 Facebook page
Saturday 23rd November
2:45pm Live coverage begins of the All Ireland Ladies Club Football Finals from Parnell Park, Dublin:
3:00pm All Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Final - Naomh Ciaran (Offaly) v Naomh Pól (Antrim)
5:00pm All Ireland Senior Club Championship Final - Kilkerrin/Clonberne (Galway) v Mourneabbey (Cork)
Presented by Gráinne McElwain with commentary and analysis by Michelle Ryan, Máire Ní Bhraonáin, Brian Tyers and Mac Dara Mac Donncha.
Sunday 24th November
5:10pm Réaltaí Pheil na mBan
Special programme looking back at the highlights of the TG4 Ladies Football All-Stars Awards banquet from the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. The Ladies Gaelic footballers were presented with their TG4 All-Star awards while the programme also captures the atmosphere from the big night and includes a review of this year’s Championships as well as interviews and features. Introduced by Gráinne McElwain.
Dublin Star Ciarán Kilkenny back with GAA BEO
Beidh an foireann GAA BEO i bPáirc Parnell ag an deireadh seachtaine i gcomhair an Cluiche Ceannais Peile Átha Cliath idir Baile Buadáin Naomh Éanna agus CLG Tomás Dáibhís. Beidh réalt Átha Cliath Ciarán Kilkenny leo ar an dtaobhlíne, fear a bhuaigh cúig Chraobh na hÉireann as a chéile le Áth Cliath. Féach air in aicsean anseo!
This weekend, the GAA BEO team will be in Parnell Park for the Dublin Senior Football Championship final between Ballyboden St. Enda’s and Thomas Davis. They will be joined on the sideline by Dublin five in a row star Ciarán Kilkenny. Check him out here!
More County Finals on Show
Tá dhá chraobh chondae eile le socrú againn Dé Domhnaigh, peil i nDún na nGall, agus an iomáint sa phríomhchathair. Bhí na chúil ag teastáil ó Ghaoth Dobhair in aghaidh Chill Chartha sa chluiche leathcheannais chun a theideal a choimeád lá amháin eile. Don dara bhliain as a chéile tá Naomh Conaill ina naghaidh sa chluiche ceannais, tar éis Naomh Ádhamhnáin a bhualadh. Sa chluiche iarbheo bheidh Cuala ag iarraidh an chraobh a fháil ar ais in aghaidh Naomh Bríd foireann nár bhuaigh an craobh riamh!
This Sunday we have two more county finals on show, Donegal football and Dublin hurling. Gaoth Dobhair needed those goals in the semi-final against Kilcar to hang on to their title for at least one more day. For the second year in a row, Naomh Conaill stand in their way after they overcame St. Eunan’s in the semi-final. In the deferred game, Cuala will be hoping to take back their crown when they take on St. Brigid’s, a side who are in search of their first county hurling title!
Action Packed Weekend
Rinne foireann baile Davy Fitzgerald, Droichead Abhann Ó gCearnaigh, damáiste sa chluiche ceannais iomána an Chláir in aghaidh na hiomaitheoirí áitiúla Creatlach in Inis. Droichead Abhann Ó gCearnaigh 0-21 Creatlach 0-15. Beidh siad ag tabhairt aghaidh le Bhaile Mhic Gonair, Rí na Mumhan, sa Craobh na Mumhan. Bhí an bua ag Baile Mhic Gonair in aghaidh De La Salle ag an deireadh seachtaine. Sa chraobh Ros Comáin, bhí an bua ag Na Piarsaigh in aghaidh Gaeil Ros Comáin. Tá siad seampíní don chéad uair riamh!
Fitzgerald’s home club, Sixmilebridge, inflicted a 0-21 to 0-15 defeat on local rivals Cratloe in Ennis. They will next meet reigning Munster champions Ballygunner in the Munster championship after they defended their Waterford crown against De La Salle at the weekend.
In the Roscommon championship, Pádraig Pearses defeated Roscommon Gaels. They are champions for the first time in their history!
Roimh an chluiche ceannais iomána an Chláir idir Creatlach agus Droichead Abhann Ó gCearnaigh ar an Domhnach beag seo, téann GAA BEO tríd an stannstoc atá acu chun féachaint siar ar Niall Gilligan, iar-imreoir an Chláir agus iománaí leis a chlub Droichead Abhann Ó gCearnaigh.
Ahead of Sunday’s Clare county final between Cratloe and Sixmilebridge, GAA BEO dips into it’s archives to root out old match footage of Sixmilebridge and former Clare hurler Niall Gilligan. It is Niall Gilligan’s 23rd season playing with Sixmilebridge. Gilligan first played Senior Hurling for the club in 1995, and is now the holder of 6 County Championship Medals, 2 Munster Club, and 1 All Ireland Club Medal. 6 members of the panel weren’t born, when Niall started in 95. He has All-Ireland Club (1996) and All-Ireland Senior (1997) titles. Gilligan’s career tally of 20 goals and 197 points marks him out as Clare’s top championship scorer of all-time. Throughout his career Gilligan made 56 championship appearances, marking him out as Clare’s most “capped” player of all-time. He announced his retirement from inter-county hurling on 5 January 2010. He has been a selector with the Sixmilebridge senior, under-21 and under-15 teams, while he was manager of the Sixmilebridge under-21 team that claimed championship honours in 2013. He also he was also Selector and Coach to the Intermediate Team this year.
Patrickswell Take the Crown
Some of the best bits from the GAA BEO action over the weekend!
Patrickswell defeated Na Piarsaigh in the Limerick SHC final and Gaoth Dobhair are through to the Donegal SFC final.
Looking Back to 2015
Súil siar ar an gcluiche ceannais iomána Luimní 2015. A look back at the Limerick Hurling final 2015.
Na Piarsaigh 1-22 Tobair Phádraig 4-12
TG4 announce big match coverage in the next fortnight
TG4 have announced their pick of GAA club action for the next two weeks, with some huge games available in the football and hurling championships.
This Sunday the cameras will be in Limerick for the hurling final that sees the All Ireland champions of 2016, Na Piarsaigh, try and win a third county title in a row. Standing in their way are 2016 county champions Patrickswell. In the deferred game, Donegal and Ulster Champions Gaoth Dobhair will have a battle on their hands against the McHugh brothers and Kilcar, if they are to continue their defence of the title and book a place in the county final.
On Sunday the 13th, TG4 will be live in Ennis for the Clare Hurling Final. Podge Collins & Cratloe are back in the county final after defeat last year. Up against them are Sixmilebridge, managed by Davy Fitzgerald, who last won the title in 2017.
In the deferred game, history will be made one way or another in the Roscommon Football Final. Roscommon Gaels have not won the title since 2004, but Pearse Brothers have never won a senior title in their 57 year history.
GAA Beo will be presented as always by Micheál Ó Domhnaill with analysis from Mark Foley, Pat Fleury, Charlie McGeever, Paul Flanagan, Cathal Moore & Paul Conroy.
Sunday - October 6
LIVE - Limerick Hurling Final - Na Piarsaigh v Patrickswell - On air @ 3.00pm
DEFERRED - Donegal Football Semi-Final - Kilcar v Gaoth Dobhair
Sunday - October 13
LIVE - Clare Hurling Final - Cratloe v Sixmilebridge
DEFERRED - Roscommon Football Final - Padraig Pearses v Roscommon Gaels
Dunloy rule Antrim & Cratloe through to Clare final
Le cabhair óna chúil déanach, bhí Dún Lathaí in ann Ruairí Óg a dhíchorónú insa cluiche ceannais iomána Aontroma i mBaile an Chaisleán. Lena linn sin, beidh cluiche ceannais stáiriúil le teacht i gContae an Chláir tar éis an bua a fuair Creatlach 3-24 thar Croisín in Inis insan cluiche leath-cheannais. Beidh Droichead Abhann Ó gCearnaigh ag fanacht orthu insan cluiche cinniúnach.
Late goals help Dunloy to dethrone Cushendall in Antrim hurling decider in Ballycastle, while Cratloe set up a historic Clare decider with their neighbours after hitting 3-24 in semi-final win. Sixmilebridge await in the decider.
Back in Time: All-Ireland 1989
Flashback Friday! Here’s a look back at the 1989 All-Ireland hurling final between Antrim and Tipperary. The game finished Tipperary 4-24 Antrim 3-9. The 1989 Antrim team will be honoured at the Antrim Senior Hurling Final this Sunday in Ballycastle!
Súil siar ar Chluiche Ceannais Iomána na hÉireann 1989 idir Aontroim & Tiobraid Árann. Chríochnaigh an cluiche Tiobraid Árann 4-24 Aontroim 3-9. Beidh daoine ag cuimhneamh orthu ag an gcluiche ceannais iomána Aontroma an Domhnach beag seo i bPáirc Mac Uílín, Baile an Chaisleáin!
The Best Club Action on TG4
Táimid ar ais leis an gCraobh Club! Táimid ag dul go Fear Manach chun an chluiche ceannais peile a chlúdach beo. Tá na ríotha Doire Ó gConaíle ar thóir a gcúigiú craobh chontae as a chéile a bhuacaint. Ach tá Seamróga Ros Liath, tánaistí 2015, ag seasamh ina mbealach. Ina dhiaidh sin, beidh an t-aicsean óna cluichí leathcheannais iomána Luimnigh le feiscint iarbheo ar TG4.
Díreach cosúil lena cluichí leathcheannais anuraidh, beidh Dún Bleisce ag buaileadh le Tobair Phádraig agus beidh Cill Mocheallóg ag tabhair aghaidh ar Na Piarsaigh.
Beidh an t-aicsean is fearr le feiscint ar TG4 go dtí Mí Eanair. Bígí linn!
We’re back with action from the Club Championship, starting with the Fermanagh football county final and the Limerick hurling semi-finals.
Reigning champs Derrygonnelly Harps are going for their fifth title in a row, but standing in their way are the runners up from 2015, Roslea Shamrocks.
Exactly like the semi-finals in Limerick last year, Doon will take on Patrickskwell, while Kilmallock meet Na Piarsaigh again!
All the best club action will be found on TG4 from now until January! Don’t miss anything!
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, PREMIERSHIP & SWPL on BBC ALBA
It’s another sports packed week for us at the Nemeton office in Scotland as we bring you live coverage of women’s football and the latest action from the Scottish Premiership.
We start off with live coverage of the Scottish Women’s Premier League as Forfar Farmington go up against Motherwell. Forfar are battling away for points as they aim to avoid relegation this season but they will need to be at their best to beat Donald Jennow’s side.
We bring you full match coverage of the Scottish Premiership as Livingston host Aberdeen. The Lions are always a difficult side to beat on their home turf but the Dons will want to make up for the draw against St Johnstone last week by taking all 3 points in this encounter.
Next week we then bring you live coverage of the Champions League as Glasgow City take on Chertanovo. City are winning on aggregate 1-0 after the first leg away win in Russia. Scott Booth’s side will still need to be on their toes to ensure they make it to the next round of the competition.
Join us at the following times:
20/09/2019 SWPL Forfar Farmington v Motherwell– BBC ALBA, 19:30
21/09/2019 SPFL Premiership Livingston v Aberdeen– BBC ALBA, 18:00
26/09/2019 UEFA Women’s Champions League Glasgow City v Chertanovo BBC ALBA, 19:20
Watch Nemeton TV’s full coverage of the matches on BBC ALBA or on the BBC iPlayer.
Record Breaking Figures
There was a record 56,114 spectators in attendance at Croke Park for the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Finals last weekend – almost 6,000 more than last year’s previous biggest crowd – despite the wet and windy conditions, which meant less than ideal playing conditions for both sides.
The first score of the game didn’t arrive for 22 minutes, but it was a crucial goal for Sinéad Goldrick while Hannah O’Neill’s palmed effort nine minutes after the break kept Galway’s comeback at arm’s length.
This was Dublin’s sixth straight final appearance, and after three losses to start that run, they completed their hat-trick of wins in style. The experience of Goldrick, Lyndsey Davey and Siobhan McGrath was instrumental in the win, which pleased Bohan.
“Isn’t it some testament to the older group of our players. That was an absolute war out there today. And all the scraps, but if you look at the key scraps in that game they were won by the older players,” said Bohan.
“When you talk about developing people for the world, for so many different skillsets. I look around our camp at the moment and see those leaders. That is what they do. They do that in so many ways night after night.
“That is what we saw out there today. It wasn’t pretty but (they showed) character. Their character stood up a little bit higher than what Galway’s was. That is no disrespect to them at all. They need to learn their trade and you can only do it by getting here.
“That little bit of experience that comes year after year. You can imagine how proud we are going back into that dressing room.”
While this was far from the most entertaining All-Ireland final in memory, the conditions had a huge effect on the action. It was the lowest scoring final since 2003 and both sides struggled in front of goals, while retaining possession in contact was almost impossible with the slippy ball.
But the shooting was poor too. Róisín Leonard and Sinéad Aherne uncharacteristically missed frees early on, and it wasn’t until Goldrick’s deflected goal that the scoreboard was impacted eight minutes from the break.
It was certainly a day for defenders and Dublin were well represented by theirs. Olwen Carey was outstanding alongside Goldrick, while Éabha Rutledge negated the influence of Galway captain Tracey Leonard. Galway too performed admirably at the back, but the goals they conceded were vital.
It was a remarkable half-time scoreline of 1-0 to 0-1, but straight after the restart Dublin added to their tally when Davey found the target, while she also played a huge role in her side’s second goal when O’Neill flicked her accurate pass to the net.
Just before that score Galway were reduced to 14 players when Mairéad Seoighe was sin-binned for a late charge on Ciara Trant, but despite that Tracey Leonard and Róisín Leonard cut the deficit to three points with seven minutes remaining.
But there was no dream comeback for Galway, and a brilliant Aherne point was added to by substitute Noelle Healy four minutes from time, the fourth time in their history that Dublin finished the year as champions.
“There was no nerves today. It wasn’t that we didn’t perform,” said Galway manager Tim Rabbitt. “This is a developing team. We were very calm, we were well in the game for long periods. We just made too many turnovers at crucial periods and Dublin, being the team that they are, punished us.
“To only concede six scores in a match and especially against Dublin you’d expect to win a game but they are worthy All-Ireland champions and congrats to them on the three in-a-row.
“We’re on a bit of a journey at the moment but this is only a stopping point on it. The girls have been absolutely brilliant all year and put in a super effort. We want to build on that now.”
Scorers – Dublin: S Goldrick 1-0, H O’Neill 1-0, L Davey 0-1, S Aherne 0-1, N Healy 0-1.
Galway: T Leonard 0-2 (2f), S Conneally 0-1, R Leonard 0-1.
Dublin: C Trant; É Rutledge, N Collins, M Byrne; A Kane, O Carey, S Goldrick; L Magee, S McGrath; L Davey, N McEvoy, C Rowe; H O’Neill, J Dunne, S Aherne (c).
Subs: N Healy for Dunne (h-t), C O’Connor for McEvoy (43), O Whyte for O’Neill (51), R Ruddy for Kane (55), N Heatherton for Rowe (60).
Galway: L Murphy; S Burke, S Lynch, O Murphy; N Ward, L Ward, S Molloy; B Hannon, Á McDonagh; O Divilly, M Glynn, M Seoighe; R Leonard, S Conneally, T Leonard (c).
Subs: F Cooney for Conneally (43), C Cooney for Murphy (46), L Coen for Seoighe (48), A Trill for R Leonard (57), M Coyne for Hannon (58).
Referee: Brendan Rice (Down).
One of the LGFA trophies at the 2019 GAA World Games was named after Tipperary’s Rachel Kenneally. Rachel passed away in March 2018 following a battle with breast cancer. Rachel was a member of the Tipperary side that lined out in the 2013 All-Ireland Intermediate Final.
Denis Kenneally and Samantha Lambert talk about their daughter and friend.
The Ballymacarbry Journey
25 years ago Waterford beat Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Final. On that day, Michael Ryan was trainer of the Waterford team. His daughter, Michelle, has just completed her 19th season playing with Waterford.
Three in a Rowe
Fuair Carla Rowe dhá chúl sa chluiche ceannais anuraidh do na Dubs agus beidh sí ag iarraidh an rud chéanna arís i mbliana. Agus mar a mhínigh sí i rith na seachtaine, is ó na páistí áitiúla a fhaigheann sí a cuid inspioráid.
Carla Rowe scored two goals for the Dubs in last year’s All-Ireland Final and she will hoping to do the same again on Sunday. Here she explains how the kids she works with every day provide her real inspiration.
The Walls of Dunboyne
Labhair Vikki & Sarah Wall faoi fás aníos ag imirt peile le chéile agus an aistear a bhí acu chun an chluiche ceannais idirmheánach a bhaint amach.
Meath’s Vikki & Sarah Wall spoke about growing up playing football together at home, and the journey they have shared to the Intermediate All-Ireland Final.
Mairéad Seoighe Living the Galway Dream
Tá mála le phacál ag Mairéad Seoighe agus í ar an mbealach go dtí‘n Astráil le chonradh lán-aimsire AFL. Ach roimhe sin tá aisling le fíorú aici le peileadóirí na Gaillimhe.
Mairéad Seoighe has a bag to pack as she will shortly be heading Down Under to take up a full time AFL contract. But before she goes has one big dream to realise in the All-Ireland Final.
Roimh chluichí móra tá áit ag réalt Thiobraid Árainn Aishling Moloney gur féidir léi dul agus a spás fhéin a bheith aici. Rinne sí cuairt ar an áit i rith na seachtaine agus labhair sí faoi conas brú an lá mór a sheachaint.
Before and after big games, Tipperary star Ashling Moloney has her own special place to go to get away from it all. This week she explained how she manages to avoid the pressure as the All-Ireland Final approaches.
All-Ireland Battle Commences for Ladies
Tá sé in am dona Cluichí Ceannais Craobh TG4 i bPeil na mBan 2019. Beidh an trí chluiche beo ar TG4 ó Pháirc an Chrócaigh Dé Domhnaigh. Sa chluiche sóisir beidh Fear Manach ag tabhairt agahaidh ar chontae an Lú @ 11.45. Ansin ina cluiche idirmheánach, beidh Tiobraid Árann (buaiteoirí 2017) ag buaileadh le contae an Mhí (tánaistí 2018) @1.45pm. Ar dheireadh, beidh an cluiche ceannais sinsear agus na banríonacha le dhá bhliain anuas Áth Cliath ag buaileadh le mná an Iarthar, Gaillimh. Bígí linn!
The time has come to crown the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football champions. All three Finals are down for decision at Croke Park on Sunday, September 15, and all three are LIVE on TG4. The action gets underway at 11.45am when Fermanagh, the 2017 Champions, take on Louth, last year’s runners-up. That’s followed by the meeting of Tipperary, the 2017 winners, and Meath, the 2018 runners-up, in the Intermediate decider at 1.45pm. The scene will then be set for the Senior Final between Dublin, chasing a third successive crown, and Galway, appearing in just their third Senior Final, and looking to repeat their once and only Brendan Martin Cup win in 2004, when they beat the Sky Blues.
A day of sport not to be missed!
“What a thrill!”
- Siblings Paul & Jody Townend share their experiences of horse racing ahead of the Listowel races taking place this week.
Live coverage daily from 13:45 on TG4.
Buaicphointí de Ruby Walsh agus é ag glacadh páirt insna Rásaí Lios Tuathail.
Rásaí Lios Tuathail: Súil Siar 15 Bliain
Thosaigh TG4 a gcraoladh dena Rásaí 15 bliain ó shin.
Féach siar ar na buaicphointí ó 2004!
CAMANACHD CUP FINAL, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE & PREMIERSHIP ACTION on BBC ALBA
It’s a sports packed week for us at the Nemeton office in Scotland as we bring you live coverage of women’s shinty and football.
We start off with live coverage of the Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final as Skye Ladies go up against Badenoch Ladies. These two sides met in the final last year with Badenoch lifting the trophy on that occasion. Will Skye be able to get revenge this time around?
Next week we then bring you live coverage of the Champions League as Hibernian Ladies take on SK Slavia Praha. This is going to be a tough game for the Hibees but they’ll be confident that they can provide a shock in the competition.
Finally, we bring you full match coverage of the Scottish Premiership as Ross County host St Mirren. The Staggies started strongly but have suffered 2 defeats on the bounce and will want to get back to winning ways. Jim Goodwin’s side will need to be at their best if they are wanting to take all 3 points against their highland opponents.
Join us at the following times:
07/09/2019 Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final Skye v Badenoch– BBC ALBA, 16:00
11/09/2019 UEFA Women’s Champions League Hibernian Ladies v SK Slavia Praha BBC ALBA, 19:35
14/09/2019 SPFL Premiership Ross County v St Mirren– BBC ALBA, 18:00
Watch Nemeton TV’s full coverage of the matches on BBC ALBA or on the BBC iPlayer.
Cork Achieve Minor Football Title
Bhí an bua ag Corcaigh i ndiaidh am breise insan cluiche ceannais peile mionúir na hÉireann, an chéad craobh a bhuaigh siad ó 2000. Bhí Corcaigh i gceannais ar Gaillimh i rith am breise, agus bhí siad 3-17 in aghaidh 2-14 chun cinn le cabhair ó chúl Ryan O’Donovan. In ainneoin an cúl a fuair Cunningham ag an deireadh, níor leor é dona fhir na Gaillimhe chun teacht thar n-ais sa cluiche. Lean Corcaigh ar aghaidh chun a n-aonú gcraobh déag peile mionúir a bhuacaint. Chríochnaigh sé Corcaigh 3-20 Gaillimh 3-14.
Cork triumphed in extra-time to win an epic All-Ireland minor football final for their first Markham Cup triumph since 2000. They dominated extra-time, turning around with a 3-17 to 2-14 lead, with the help of Ryan O’Donovan’s goal. Even a second goal from Cunningham was not enough to rescue the Tribal dream, and Cork marched on to claim their 11th All-Ireland MFC title.It finished Cork 3-20 Galway 3-14.
PREMIERSHIP & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL on BBC ALBA
The season is in full swing for us at the Nemeton office in Scotland as we bring you all the latest football action.
We kick-off the action with full match coverage of Kilmarnock v Aberdeen. Each team has struggled with league form so far in the campaign and they will be looking to rediscover the form of last season which resulted in European football for both sides.
Next week we’ll have live coverage of the Women’s Euro 2021 qualifier as Scotland go up against Cyprus. Kerr’s team will be looking to bounce back from the World Cup but will need to be careful if they want to avoid an upset by the Cypriots.
Finally we bring you full match coverage of the Scottish Premiership as Motherwell host Hibernian. The Steelmen have put in some good performances but have not picked up 3 points so far this season. Whilst Hibs are still feeling the effects of that heavy defeat against Rangers at Ibrox. It’s tough to call who will come away with the 3 points in this showdown.
Join us at the following times:
24/08/2019 SPFL Premiership Kilmarnock v Aberdeen – BBC ALBA, 18:00
30/08/2019 Women’s Euro Qualifier Scotland v Cyprus- BBC ALBA, 19:25
31/08/2019 SPFL Premiership Motherwell v Hibernian – BBC ALBA, 18:00
Watch Nemeton TV’s full coverage of the matches on BBC ALBA or on the BBC iPlayer.
3 Chraobh as a chéile buaite ag Gaillimh
Sin 3 chluiche ceannais na hÉireann as a chéile buaite ag an bhfoireann iomána mionúir Galway!
That’s 3 All-Ireland titles in a row won by the Galway Minor Hurlers!
An Lá Mór Iomána
Tá an lá mór buailte linn!
Beidh Gaillimh ag tabhairt aghaidh ar Chill Chainnigh sa chluiche ceannais na hÉireann i gCraobh Iomána Mionúr Electric Ireland.
Beidh an t-aicsean ag dul ar aghaidh ó 12:30 Dé Domhnaigh ar TG4 roimh an Chluiche Ceannais Sinsir! Ná cáilligí amach air!
The big day is upon us!
Galway will be facing Kilkenny in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final.
All the action will be live from 12:30 on Sunday on TG4 before the Senior final. Don’t miss out!
Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 2019
GAA BEO are bringing you plenty of action from the 50th Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta taking place this weekend. An Ghaeltacht will host this year’s competition in Gallarus, Co. Kerry.
On Sunday, both senior semi-finals will be shown live on TG4 from 17.35 and on Monday the Junior & Senior finals will be shown live from 13.00.
Táimid ag taispeáint aicsean ón 50ú Chomórtas Peile na Gaeltachta ag an deireadh seachtaine. Tá comórtas na bliana seo á reáchtáil ag Cumann Caide na Gaeltachta i gCorca Dhuibhne i gCiarraí.
Ar an Domhnach, tá an dá cluichí leath-cheannais le feiscint beo ar TG4 ó 17.35 agus ar an Luan beidh an cluiche ceannais sóisir agus an cluiche ceannais sinsir á thaispeáint beo ó 13.00.
SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS on BBC ALBA
It’s an exciting week of Scottish football action for us at Nemeton as we bring you live coverage of both legs of the Scottish Championship Play-off final followed by full match coverage of the Scottish Premiership.
On Wednesday (15th May ) and Saturday (18th May) Raith Rovers and Queen of the South battle it out in the Scottish Championship Play-off final. Raith Rovers overcame Forfar Athletic to reach this stage and will fancy their chances against a Queen of the South side who have just started playing for a new manager. Allan Johnstone’s side thumped Montrose 5-0 after suffering a scare from the League 1 side and with their goal scoring hero Steven Dobbie on unstoppable form, it really is tough to call on who will come out on top across the two legs.
We then bring you full match coverage of the Scottish Premiership as Hibernian take on Aberdeen. This is the last fixture of the season in the Scottish Premiership and what a season it has been! Aberdeen still have everything to play for this Sunday (19th May) if they want to win that final European spot. They will need to beat Paul Heckingbottom’s side and hope Kilmarnock lose to snatch 3rd place away from Killie. However, Easter Road is no easy place to travel to and the Hibees will be no pushovers as they aim to end the season on a high.
Join us at the following times:
15/05/2019 Scottish Championship Play-off Final 1st Leg- BBC ALBA, 19:35
18/05/2019 Scottish Championship Play-off Final 2nd Leg- BBC ALBA, 16:00
19/05/2019 SPFL Premiership Hibernian v Aberdeen – BBC ALBA, 18:00
Watch Nemeton TV’s full coverage of the matches on BBC ALBA or on the BBC iPlayer.
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SWPL CUP FINAL on BBC ALBA
It’s a jammed packed week at the Nemeton office in Scotland as we bring you some fantastic football.
We kick-off the action with live coverage of the SWPL Cup final as Glasgow City take on Hibernian Ladies. Glasgow City have been flying in the league and are showing the sort of form that proves why they are champions. However, it is a different story when it comes to cup competitions where Hibs have been dominant for the last 3 years. Grant Scott’s side will want to make it 4 in a row.
We then bring you full match coverage of the Scottish Premiership as Livingston host Dundee. The Dark Blues already know their fate as relegation was confirmed after last week’s defeat to Hamilton. Gary Holt’s side have already secured safety but they will aim to prove that that was no fluke and take all 3 points from Jim McIntyre’s side.
Join us at the following times:
10/05/2019 SWPL Cup Final Glasgow City v Hibernian Ladies- BBC ALBA, 19:35
11/05/2019 SPFL Premiership Livingston v Dundee – BBC ALBA, 18:00
Watch Nemeton TV’s full coverage of the matches on BBC ALBA or on the BBC iPlayer.
The Race for League Glory
The Lidl Ladies National Football League Finals take place next Saturday and Sunday and GAA BEO are bringing you all the action live on TG4.
On Saturday, at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones, Co. Monaghan, it’s Antrim against Fermanagh in the Division 4 final at 2pm, followed by the Division 3 final between Meath and Sligo at 4pm at the same venue.
On Sunday, at Parnell Park in Dublin, the first game of a double-header is Kerry v Waterford in the Division 2 final at 2pm, followed by the Division 1 final clash between Cork and Galway at 4pm.
SARAH BEANEY CUP FINAL on BBC ALBA
The showcase of the season in women’s domestic rugby, the Sarah Beaney Cup final, will be exclusively live on BBC ALBA for the first time this weekend, along with full match coverage of the Scottish Premiership as Dundee take on Hamilton Academical.
It’s Silver Saturday in the rugby world as Hillhead Jordanhill go up against Watsonians in the Sarah Beaney Cup final live from BT Murrayfield. Hillhead Jordanhill are the holders of the cup, but will face a tough challenge against a Watsonian side who are pushing to be the best women’s rugby club in Scotland.
Our Scottish Premiership feature match is Dundee against Hamilton Academical. Dundee are really struggling at the bottom of the table and if they have any hope of staying up, they will need to get the 3 point on Saturday. Meanwhile after St Mirren’s win last weekend, Hamilton are only 2 points above their relegation rivals and will aim to stay above them with a crucial win against the Dark Blues.
Join us at the following times:
27/04/2019 Sarah Beaney Cup Final - Hillhead Jordanhill v Watsonians- BBC ALBA, 17:35
27/04/2019 SPFL Premiership – Dundee v Hamilton Academical – BBC ALBA, 23:00
SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP and SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE ACTION
It’s a busy weekend of football coverage for us at the Nemeton office in Scotland as we bring you action from the Scottish Premiership and League One.
We kick off with full match coverage of Livingston v St Mirren on Saturday (20th of April). St Mirren are fighting to stay in the top flight and are currently only 4 points behind Hamilton. If they hope to avoid that relegation play-off spot they will need to be at their best to overcome Gary Holt’s side who are notoriously difficult to beat at home. Will the buddies be able to pick up the vital 3 points?
On Sunday (21st April) we head over to Gayfield Park to bring you live coverage of Arbroath v Raith Rovers. Arbroath have already sealed promotion to the Championship after picking up the League One title last weekend. Raith have guaranteed their place in the play-offs but with Montrose only a point behind them for that 2nd place spot, the Rovers will still push for the 3 points!
Join us at the following times:
20/04/2019 SPFL Premiership Livingston v St Mirren - BBC ALBA, 18:00
21/04/2019 SPFL League One Arbroath v Raith Rovers – BBC ALBA, 16:00
King of the Vikings
Bhí comhrá ag GAA BEO le Pauric Mahony laoch iomána Phort Láirge agus é ag féachaint ar aghaidh go dtí cluiche ceannais na sraithe ag an deireadh seachtaine in aghaidh Luimneach.
INTERNATIONAL AND PREMIERSHIP ACTION on BBC ALBA
It’s a jammed packed week at the Nemeton office in Scotland as we bring you all the latest football action!
We kick-off the week by bringing you full match coverage of Hibernian v Kilmarnock. Paul Heckingbottom’s men have been creeping up the table and are still pushing for that European spot. Steve Clark’s men however have been in excellent form this season and they will need to be their best again if they are going to overcome the Hibees.
Our other Scottish Premiership feature match is Hamilton Academical against St Mirren. The relegation battle is heating up and Oran Kearney’s men have the Accies in their sights! This is set up to be a cracker in the battle for survival.
We will also be bringing you live coverage of Scotland Women against Chile & Brazil. With the FIFA Women’s World Cup fast approaching, Shelley Kerr’s side are looking to build a bit of momentum before heading into the tournament. These two games will be a great test for them for when the real challenge comes this summer.
Join us at the following times:
03/04/2019 SPFL Premiership Hibernian v Kilmarnock- BBC ALBA, 22:00
05/04/2019 Women’s International Challenge Match Scotland v Chile – BBC ALBA, 17:50
06/04/2019 SPFL Premiership Hamilton Academical v St Mirren - BBC ALBA, 18:00
08/04/2019 Women’s International Challenge Match Scotland v Brazil - BBC ALBA, 18:50
Watch Nemeton TV’s full coverage of the matches on BBC ALBA or on the BBC iPlayer.
SCOTTISH WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE on BBC ALBA
This weekend we are delighted to bring you our first game of the new season of the Scottish Women’s Premier League and what a cracker of an encounter to start us off.
On Friday (29th March) the coverage kicks off from Ainslie Park at 19:35 as Hibernian Ladies go up against title rivals Glasgow City. This is sure to be a tight contest between the teams with both sides more than capable of beating the other on the day. Hibs are currently top of the table with City a point behind them with a game in hand. It’s still early on in the season but both sides will know that the outcome could have a significant bearing on the title.
On Saturday (30th March) we head to Paisley for a nail-biting clash between St Mirren and Dundee. Both sides are battling it off at the foot of the table with Dundee currently a point ahead. Will the home advantage be enough to see the Buddies through or will the Dark Blues be able to open the gap and avoid the automatic relegation spot?
Don’t miss any of action only on BBC ALBA!
SCOTTISH CHALLENGE CUP FINAL on BBC ALBA
This weekend our attention is on the nail-biting final of the Scottish Challenge Cup as Welsh side Connah’s Quay Nomads take on Ross County.
Andy Morrison’s side have beaten a host of Scottish clubs to get to the final with Falkirk, Queen’s Park and Edinburgh City all struggling against them. The Nomads will be looking to add Ross County to that list and if they succeed they will be the first team outside of Scotland to have won the trophy. Will they be able to make to make history?
Ross County are still on course for promotion back the Premiership. Despite their recent defeat to Championship rivals Dundee United, the Staggies are still 7 points clear at the top. They will be looking to add some silverware to keep the momentum around the club going and they will see Saturday’s final as an ideal opportunity to show everyone that they are the favourites for promotion and that they will be in Scotland’s top division next season.
You can watch live coverage of the match from 16:20 on Saturday (23rd of March) on BBC ALBA.
Hanging out with TJ Reid
Bhíomar i gcomhrá le TJ Reid roimh na cluichí ceannais na gClub Dé Domhnaigh.
Tá Baile Héil ar thóir a 7ú Craobh na hÉireann a bhuacaint, ach tá Naomh Tomás ag seasamh ina mbealach.
Beidh neart aicsean ar fáil daoibh ó 13.00 Lá Fhéile Pádraig ar TG4
Ballyhale Shamrocks are going in search of their seventh All-Ireland Senior Club hurling title in Croke Park.
Standing in their way are the 2013 winners St. Thomas’.
Viewers are in for a treat this St. Patrick’s Day! All the action kicks off at 13:00!
WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL RUGBY and SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP on BBC ALBA
This week our attention is on the last round of the Women’s Six Nations and the Scottish Premiership.
We kick-off the action by bringing you live coverage of England v Scotland at Twickenham. Scotland are yet to win in the tournament and what better way to stop your losing run and to stop your closest rivals from winning the Grand Slam at the same time, than by beating them on their home turf! Can Shade Munro’s team come away with the points?
We then bring you full match coverage of Aberdeen v Livingston. Derek McInnes’s side have been struggling at home lately and with Gary Holt’s Livi picking up a crucial 3 points over St Johnstone last weekend, the Midlothian club will see this as an opportunity to pick up some more crucial points to insure their survival for next season!
Join us at the following times:
16/03/2019 Women’s Six Nations England v Scotland - BBC ALBA, 19:30
16/03/2019 SPFL Premiership Aberdeen v Livingston BBC ALBA, 23:00
The League Continues
Tá críoch na sraithe le feiscint ag an bpointe seo agus feicfimd 6 fhoireann le spriocanna ar leith le bhaint amach acu Dé Domhnaigh.
Bhí toradh díomách ag Ros Comáin an tseachtain seo caite ach tá lá mhór rompu inniu agus iad ag cur fáilte roimh Áth Cliath. Tá seans fós ag fir Jim Gavin cluiche ceannais na Sraithe a bhaint amach tar éis bua cuimsitheach ar Mhaigh Eo.
Má fhaigheann Ciarraí a bhua inniu beidh leath chois acu sa chluiche ceannais tar éis teacht aniar na seachtaine seo caite. Ach tá bua go ghéarr ag teastaíl ó fir Malachy O’Rourke tar éis cailliúit eile i gcoinne Thír Eoghain.
Agus san iomáint, sa bhabhta deireannach, tagann na sean naimhde Corcaigh agus Tiobraid Árann le chéile agus áit sna chluichí ceathrú ceanais ar an líne
MIDWEEK ACTION on BBC ALBA
This midweek we’re focusing on football action as we bring you live coverage of the Scottish Championship and full match coverage of the Scottish Premiership.
Firstly we head over to Dingwall for live coverage of Ross County against Ayr United. With both teams pushing for promotion this is sure to be a real tough match with the three points being hotly contested.
On Wednesday we’re heading to Perth and to McDiarmid Park where St Johnstone take on Hibernian. With Hibs finding better form under their new boss, will Heckinbottom make it 3 wins in a row or will Tommy Wright’s side pick up the points to push them back in the top six?
Join us at the following times:
26/02/2019 Scottish Championship Ross County v Ayr United - BBC ALBA, 19:40
27/02/2019 SPFL Premiership St Johnstone v Hibernian BBC ALBA, 22:00
Don’t miss any of the action on BBC ALBA!
BACK TO BACK ACTION on BBC ALBA
It’s set up to be a cracking weekend of sport as we bring you back to back action on BBC ALBA.
First we bring you live coverage of the Women’s Six Nations as France go up against Scotland. The Scots are still without a win in the tournament but will be hoping to upset the French on their home turf.
Following the rugby, there’s full match coverage of Heart of Midlothian versus St Mirren. The Jam Tarts will be hoping to bounce back from the loss against Motherwell but, with St Mirren fighting for survival it’s going to be a hard fought battle to see who gets the 3 points at Tynecastle.
Please join us at the following times:
Women’s Six Nations- France v Scotland – 19:50 Saturday 23rd February
Scottish Premiership – Heart of Midlothian v St Mirren – 22:50 Saturday 23rd February
SCOTTISH CHALLENGE CUP SEMI-FINAL on BBC ALBA
It’s an exciting week for us at the Nemeton office in Scotland as we bring you live coverage of the first semi-final in the Scottish Challenge Cup.
Join us on Friday (15th of February 2019) at 19:35 as we head up to Dingwall where Ross County will take on Darren Young’s East Fife to see who can book their place in the final of the tournament. Despite Ross County being a division above their opponents East Fife are no strangers to a wee cup upset and they will fancy their chances against the highlanders.
If you are still up for more excitement, we bring you full match coverage of Livingstone v Dundee on Saturday (16th of February) at 6pm. Jim McIntrye’s side are slowly making progress but they will need to be at their best to overcome the Lions who will fancy their chances being at home to take the 3 points!
Join us for all the action only on BBC ALBA!
SCOTTISH PREMIERHSIP and WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS on BBC ALBA
There’s plenty of sporting action for us to look forward to at the Nemeton office in Scotland this week. As well as full match coverage of the Scottish Premiership, we’ll be producing live coverage of the Women’s Six Nations.
Join us tonight (Wednesday 6th February 2019) at 10pm as Dundee take on Steve Clark’s Kilmarnock. With Dundee conceding a late goal to only pick up a point at Hamilton and with Kilmarnock losing against Hearts, both teams will be aiming to secure the crucial 3 points in this midweek fixture.
We then head over to Scotstoun on Friday night (8th February 2019) to bring you live coverage, from 19:25pm, as Scotland Women take on Ireland Women in the Six Nations. Both teams suffered defeats in their opening fixtures so this is going to be a real battle to see who will come out on top.
Join us on BBC ALBA for all the action.
Domhnach Gnóthach ar TG4
Dé Domhnaigh ar GAA Beo tá 3 chluiche ina iomlán againn i mBabhta 2 de Sraitheanna Allianz.
San iomáint tá bliain is fiche ó thús ré Brian Cody agus bhí tús maith aige in aghaidh Chorcaí. Ina gcoinne tá an Clár, a chaill i nDúrlas an tseachtain seo caite.
Sa Pheil beimid san Ómaigh, áit a bhfuil fir Mickey Harte ag lorg a chéad phointí tar éis chailliúint in aghaidh Ciarraí. Leo inniu tá Maigh Eo, a bhí i lár an stoirm i mBabhta 1
Agus sa 3ú chluiche, feicfimid iomáithe Corcaigh, sa bhaile in aghaidh Loch Garman i bPáirc Uí Chaoimh.
WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS AND PREMIERSHIP ACTION on BBC ALBA
The Women’s Six Nations is finally here and we are excited to bring you live coverage from this prestigious tournament on BBC ALBA!
Join us tomorrow (Friday 1st February 2019) for every tackle, kick and try at 19:25 to see Scotland take on Italy live from Scotstoun in what is sure to be a cracking game!
And the entertainment doesn’t stop there. If you still in the mood for some more action we will bring you full match coverage of Hibernian v Aberdeen on Saturday 2nd February at 18.00 Will Hibernian push on from their win against St Mirren last weekend or can Derek McInnes’s men get all 3 points from Easter Road?
Don’t miss any of the action only on BBC ALBA!
Bliain Nua, Sraith Nua, Rialacha Nua!
Bliain nua, sraith nua, rialacha nua!! New year, new league, new rules!
Cuireann muid tús leis an séasúr nua le curaidh na hÉireann sa dá chód..
Beo ó 1pm ar an Domhnach ar TG4. Live Sunday from 1pm on TG4.
Peil Roinn 1: Muineachán v Áth Cliath Beo ó 1pm
Iomáint Roinn 1A: Loch Garman v Luimneach Iarbheo ag 3.40pm
PREMIERSHIP ACTION returns to BBC ALBA
With the Scottish football winter break finally over we are delighted to kick-off the action with a Premiership double header this week.
We begin our 2019 Premiership coverage at Fir Park where Motherwell take on Hibernian. Both sides have brought in players in the January window in order to try and push themselves up the table. This will be a tight contest but will the home advantage be enough for the Steelmen to get the 3 points over Neil Lennon’s side?
On Saturday, we travel to Pittodrie to bring you full match coverage of Aberdeen v Kilmarnock. With Greg Stewart now up against his former side, will he be the difference or will Steve Clark’s men push on and put more pressure on the Old Firm for that top spot in the league?
Join us at the following times:
23/01/2019 SPFL Premiership Motherwell v Hibernian - BBC ALBA, 22:00
26/01/2019 SPFL Premiership Aberdeen v Kilmarnock - BBC ALBA, 18:00
Watch Nemeton TV’s full coverage of the matches on BBC ALBA or on the BBC iPlayer.
Best Place to Watch GAA in 2019!
Tá bliain mór GAA amach romhainn & seo an áit is fearr chun féachaint air!
There’s a huge year of GAA ahead of us & here on TG4 is the best place to watch it!