RTÉ and Sky have retained their rights to broadcast GAA championship matches for the next five years but Newstalk has lost the radio broadcast which have now reverted to RTÉ Radio.
RTÉ have retained the rights to 31 senior championship games each year for the next five years while Sky has retained its 20-package deal, 14 of which are exclusive including two All Ireland football quarter semi-finals as well as the All Ireland semi-finals and finals in both football and hurling.
The 31 game package which RTÉ has includes the RTÉ Player as well as the exclusive national radio rights package for both hurling and football. RTÉ has also secured exclusive national Irish language radio rights on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
According to RTÉ Director-General, Dee Forbes, “I’m delighted that RTÉ has renewed and strengthened its longstanding and successful partnership with the GAA until 2022. As the national public service media organisation, RTÉ is proud to remain central in sharing the unique cultural and sporting experience of our national games with the Irish public. Gaelic Games are at the heart of Ireland’s culture and identity and I look forward to continuing to strengthen and evolve RTÉ’s partnership with the GAA into the future as we embrace developments in technology and emerging audience trends. RTÉ is committed to delivering quality Gaelic Games coverage across all platforms to serve the widest possible audience”.