'Sunday Game' schedule


THIS SEASON’S Sunday Game was launched by RTÉ yesterday. It will feature 13 matches broadcast in high definition as well as some new panellists. All-Ireland winners Eddie Brennan, Kilkenny, who retired last season, and Martin McHugh, the former Donegal footballer and Cavan manager will make their first appearances on the programme this summer.

All-Ireland winning managers, Clare’s Ger Loughnane, making a welcome reappearance after a year out with serious illness, and Cork’s Donal O’Grady, who was in charge of Limerick last year, both return to the panel.

A new magazine programme Championship Matters, presented by Marty Morrissey, will be broadcast on Thursday evenings.

SCHEDULE– May 20th: Roscommon v Galway (SF), May 27th: Tipperary v Kerry (SF), Tipperary v Limerick (SH), June 2nd:Offaly v Wexford (SH), June 3rd: Longford or Laois v Wexford  (SF), June 9th: Roscommon or Galway v Sligo (SF, deferred coverage), June 10th: Tipperary or Kerry v Cork (SF) Armagh v Tyrone (SF), June 16th: Derry v Cavan or Donegal (SF), June 17th: Galway or Westmeath or Antrim v Offaly or Wexford (SH), Clare v Waterford (SH), June 23rd: Carlow or Laois or Dublin v Kilkenny (SH), June 24th: Fermanagh or Down v Monaghan or Antrim (SF), Tipperary or Limerick v Cork (SF), June 30th: Armagh or Tyrone v Derry or Cavan or Donegal (SF), July 1st: Meath or Wicklow or Carlow v Offaly or Kildare (SF), July 7th: All-Ireland Qualifier (SH), July 8th: Leinster final (SH) (HD), July 14th: All-Ireland Qualifier, July 15th: Munster final (SH) (HD), July 22nd: Leinster final (SF) (HD), July 28th-29th: All-Ireland quarter-final SH (HD), August 4/5/6th: All-Ireland quarter-finals (SF) (HD), August 12th: All-Ireland semi-finals MH and SH (HD), August 19th: All-Ireland semi-finals MH and SH (HD), August 26th: All-Ireland semi-finals MF and SF (HD), September 2nd: All-Ireland semi-finals MH and SH (HD), September 9th: All-Ireland final SH (HD), September 23rd: All-Ireland final SH (HD)

RTÉ will also broadcast deferred coverage of Roscommon/Galway v Sligo on June 9th at 10.05pm on RTÉ Two. Two further HD matches will be confirmed at a later date.