Speaking at the launch of the 2012 TG4 Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships in Croke Park, Ardstiúrthóir TG4, Pól Ó Gallchóir expressed his delight at the announcement of a new three year deal that extends the TG4 sponsorship and broadcast rights agreements with Cumann Peil Gael na mBan up to the end of the 2015 season. During this period, TG4 will provide live coverage and world-wide webcast of up to 70 live games, including, for the first time, coverage of the O’ Connor Cup Final, the annual inter-varsity competition.
TG4 have also announced that their first every HD broadcast will be the 2012 Ladies Gaelic Football Finals in Croke Park on the 30th of September.
A sponsorship extension such as this is a massive boost to Ladies Football in Ireland and abroad.
Pat Quill, Uachtarán Cumann Peil Gael na mBan stated that “TG4 has become synonymous with Ladies Gaelic Football and we are delighted that they have renewed their sponsorship with Cumann Peil Gael na mBan until 2015. The renewal of the sponsorship of the Senior, Intermediate and Junior intercounty championships in the current economic climate is an indication of the excellent marketable product that we have and further cements a partnership of mutual benefit that exists between TG4 and Cumann Peil Gael na mBan.”
Alongside the official speeches many of the top Intercounty players from around the Country had a lot to say about TG4 and what it has done for their sport.