GAA: A feast of good sport on TG4 the coming weeks

Updated: October 11, 2012

Handball and GAA fans are well catered for by TG4 in the coming weeks so here for the benefit of our readers are just a few of the programmes you can see in that period:

7:30pm GAA Handball Show
Previewing the World Handball Championships which will be held in Dublin
from Thursday 11th to Sunday 21st October. With over 2,000 players from 30 countries travelling to compete in an amazing spectacle, where 21 courts have been purpose-built in the fantastic Citywest Arena, this promises to be one of the most exciting International sporting events in Dublin this year.

1:55pm Laochra Gael: Na Coimhlintí
This series takes a look back at the classic Kerry v Offaly saga of the
early 80′s. A golden era for Kerry, but dramatically denied that historic
five-in-a-row by Offaly. With revealing interviews from Jack O’Shea, Mick O’Dwyer, Páidí Ó Sé, Mikey Sheehy, Eugene McGee, Seamus Darby and Pat Fitzgerald.

2:25pm GAA @ 125 Bliain
Social and cultural history of the GAA – the story is told by players,
managers and historians. This programme looks at the Ireland in which the GAA was created, how it nearly failed and then spread ‘like a prairie fire’.
Contributors include Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Seán Kelly, Diarmuid Ferriter and Mickey Harte.

3:00pm GAA Beo
Live coverage of the Galway Senior County Football Final and deferred
coverage of the Tipperary County Hurling Final:
LIVE: Galway County Football Final: Tuam Stars v Salthill-Knocknacarra,
Live from Pearse Stadium This is the sixth County final that
Salthill-Knocknacarra will have contested since 1990 and hopes are high
amongst their fans that this team can duplicate the excellent performance of the 2006 All-Ireland Champions. Tuam Stars will be confident going into the final after beating reigning champions Corofin in the semi-final. Corofin, who were bidding to reach their fifth final in a row, were sent crashing out at as brothers Conor and Paul Doherty fired home goals for Tuam Stars for a 2-6 to 0-9 victory.
**This will be the first County Final ever to be broadcast in High
Definition (HD). Presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill with commentary and analysis by Brian Tyers, Seán Óg de Paor and Fiachra Breathnach.

DEFERRED: Tipperary County Hurling Final: Thurles Sarsfields v Drom &
Inch, from Semple Stadium Thurles Sarsfields and Drom & Inch have won the Dan Breen Cup over the last 3 seasons, Sarsfields in 2009 & 2010 while Drom & Inch are the defending champions after winning the title for the first time in 2011.
Commentary by Mac Dara Mac Donncha and Pat Fleury.

8:30pm GAA 2012
Highlights and all the action from various GAA County Finals around the
country including the Waterford County Hurling Final (De La Salle v
Dungarvan), Dublin County Hurling Final (Kilmacud Crokes v Cuala), Galway County Football Final (Tuam Stars v Salthill-Knocknacarra) and the Tipperary County Hurling Final (Thurles Sarsfields v Drom & Inch).

9:00pm GAA Handball Show
All the latest news, action, stories and highlights from the World Handball Championships at the Citywest Arena, Dublin.

9:30pm GAA Handball Show
All the latest news, action, stories and highlights from the World Handball Championships at the Citywest Arena, Dublin.

1:10pm GAA BEO
Live coverage of the Hurling/Shinty Senior International between Ireland and Scotland from Inverness. This annual Hurling/Shinty International Series involving Ireland and Scotland is played on a home and away basis and this opening game takes place in Bught Park, Inverness. The second leg takes place in Ennis on Saturday 27th October. The Irish Hurling/Shinty Senior Team is managed by John Meyler (Cork) and Michael Walsh (Kilkenny).

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