Watching the action on Saturday

Photo: Irish Examiner (Brendan Moran/Sportsfile)

With only 200 supporters allowed to attend the match at Markievicz Park on Saturday, the only option for the vast majority of us will be to tune in on TV. The hurlers are also in action earlier the same afternoon and, no doubt, some of you will be interested in seeing that game too.

Let’s start with the hurling match. This is a Rackard Cup fixture, in which we’re playing Donegal in Round 1 of Group A. The match is being played at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny where throw-in is 2.30pm.

The game is being streamed live on Donegal GAA TV on a PPV basis. It’s €5 for a match pass, further details on that are here.

Our Connacht SFC quarter-final against Sligo at Markievicz Park throws in at 4.30pm and this game is live on Sky Sports. It’s on their Arena sports channel which, unless you’re already a pay-TV subscriber, you’ll need to access via a day pass or a month pass.

If you don’t have Sky (or Virgin Media, through whom you can also – for a fee – get broadcast access) then an option that might work for you is to subscribe via Now TV, Sky’s streaming platform. From what I can see you can get a day pass for the Sky Sports bundle on Now TV, which includes the Arena channel, for €10. That’s what I’m planning to do at any rate and then stream it to the TV in the same way as with GAA GO.

If you’re happy to forego the vision side of things and stick with the sound, then Midwest is also an option. They’ll be broadcasting full match commentary on the radio from Markievicz Park.

10 thoughts on “Watching the action on Saturday

  1. Thanks for that Willie Joe.
    The NOW month pass might be worth considering also (€20)- we might have further use for it if we get past Sligo. And you could pig out on other sport’s first a few weeks.

  2. Great news on the TV coverage. All we need is 7 or 8 different subscriptions and we are good to go.

  3. Thanks one more year.

    A further thought about NOW. Don’t think you can record from it. A SKY sub which you can cancel might be an option. I do like to put in the hard yards of watching back.

  4. GAA GO in the States. You’re invited over to watch with me, lol.

    Killing me not to come over for second straight year to see the lads.

  5. For those of us in Britain, looks like sky or midwest also. Gaago website says match won’t be shown on that platform

  6. I’m probably going to get the Now tv pass,another option might be assigning yourself a foreign VPN and watching on Gaago? I haven’t tried it myself in relation to Gaago but have done it with other channels.

  7. Thanks very much for this information WJ. I’ve just bought a two-month subscription to NOW TV for €30. It includes 11 sky sports channels. Go raibh maith agat!

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