Sport in The Republic of Ireland - Media Coverage

Media Coverage

  • Newspapers: All major newspapers dedicate significant amounts of space to sports coverage. These pages are usually dominated by soccer, Gaelic games and equestrian events. The most popular newspapers in Ireland for sports coverage are The Irish Examiner, Star, Irish Independent, The Sunday Tribune and The Sunday World.
  • Television: Gaelic football, hurling and soccer receive most of the sports coverage on domestic channels. RTÉ Two and TG4 currently hold the right to broadcast Gaelic games in Ireland. Coverage of the League of Ireland is shared between RTÉ, TG4 and Setanta Sports. TV3 and RTÉ Two both have rights to various European soccer competitions, such as the Champions League and the English Premier League. Setanta Ireland launched in early 2004 with the aim of offering a dedicated service to Irish sport. Satellite and Cable subscribers have access to many other foreign channels such as Sky Sports, Eurosport and Attheraces. RedDishTV, an irish company, live stream all major pool and snooker events online.
  • Magazines: There are relatively few Irish based magazines apart from GAA ones such as the Hogan Stand. However many foreign sports magazines are widely available.

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