Minimum of nine games live on TV each year
Building on its live camogie coverage RTÉ Sport announced today (31/03/2022) that it has reached agreement with the Camogie Association on a new multi-year deal running until 2027 which will see a minimum of nine games shown live on RTÉ television each year.
Included in the deal, which runs from this year, are the Glen Dimplex All Ireland Senior, Intermediate and Premier Junior Championship Finals; the two Senior Championship semi-finals and two Senior Championship quarter-finals; the Littlewoods Ireland National League Finals and the AIB Senior Club Championship Finals.
In 2022, the All Ireland Senior, Intermediate and Junior finals will be live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player in a triple-header from Croke Park on Sunday 7th August. The two Senior semi-finals on 24th July and two quarter-finals will also be live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player on weekend of 9/10th July.
Sunday 9th April will see the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie National League Finals broadcast live from Croke Park while previously the 2021 AIB Club Championship Finals on 6 March were also live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player. The 2022 Club Championship Finals will be broadcast on Sunday 18th December 2022.
Hilda Breslin, Uachtaran/President of the Camogie Association said: “Camogie has never been of a higher standard or more entertaining, it stands out as one of the most exciting TV sports spectacles. Our sportswomen excel at the top of the fastest and most skilful women’s field sport in the world. I am delighted that the continued commitment of our national broadcaster means more people than ever before will get to see our most important matches. This will help us expand participation and allow more young girls to experience our wonderful sport. I want to pay tribute to RTE. Together we are tackling the barrier to gender equity in sport with this enhanced visibility showcasing our players and game. “
Declan McBennett, Group Head of Sport, RTÉ said: “RTÉ is delighted to not only extend but enhance its camogie coverage for the next six years. The fact we are now covering the final stages at Championship, League and Club competition shows our commitment as well as both the growth and strength of the game in recent years and the ongoing rise in playing standards. The camogie coverage is one key plank for RTÉ in building coverage across women’s sport where visibility remains the key driver is assisting with participation and playing numbers.”
Sinead McNulty, CEO of the Camogie Association said that she was “excited by the potential reach and exposure that this long-term partnership with RTÉ will bring for the game of Camogie and for the Camogie Association’s sponsors. It is fantastic to extend on previous working relationship with RTÉ who have demonstrated wonderful technical experience and expertise in covering Camogie, as well as the insights brought by the pundits and commentary teams. We look forward to a very productive and successful partnership.”