TG4 Championship Sponsorship Extended

2015 TG4 Championship Launched

The 2015 TG4 Ladies All Ireland Football Championships were launched at Croke Park today as more than 30 of the top players in the country assembled at the venue that will be host to the 42nd championship finals on September 27th.

6 July 2015; Pictured at the launch of the TG4 Ladies All Ireland Football Championship are Ciara O'Sullivan, Cork. The championship, which begins with the first matches on July 25th will culminate with the TG4 All Ireland Finals in Croke Park on September 27th. Cork will hope to win tenth third All Ireland title in 11 years but will face the highest level of competition in years. All supporters of the sport are being asked to support the championship, to Be the Difference, Be There #BetheDiff. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras Ó Mídheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
6 July 2015; Pictured at the launch of the TG4 Ladies All Ireland Football Championship are Ciara O’Sullivan, Cork. 

Cork will again be the team to beat in 2015 as the Rebellettes hope to become only the second team to win a five in a row of All Ireland titles to make it an amazing 10th All Ireland senior title in 11 years under Eamonn Ryan. However, the level of competition will be higher than ever; Dublin will want to make amends for their dramatic All Ireland final defeat at the hands of Cork in last year’s final, indeed it is a vastly different Dublin side to the one that suffered heartbreak last September as several players have left the panel with new faces coming in from their U21 All Ireland Championship winning side. The West is also very much awake as Galway showed when forcing Cork to a replay in the League final losing only by a point whilst Mayo have the experience and individual skills needed to mount a serious title challenge. Ulster has been a hugely competitive province this year with counties like Donegal, Armagh, Monaghan, Cavan and Tyrone all making great strides in recent times. Of course the most passionate challenge to Cork’s crown will come from within their own province as Kerry will be keen to ensure that they remain the record All Ireland winning county.

In the TG4 Intermediate championship there will be several challengers to the crown with at least 10 counties all competing with a realistic chance of claiming the All Ireland. Clare and Kildare have recently returned to the Intermediate grade and will be sure to be in the shake up as will the division 3 League Champions, Sligo, and the team they defeated in that final, Waterford will also be strong challengers. Elsewhere, the likes of Leitrim, Tipperary and last year’s beaten finalists Fermanagh will all fancy their chances of making a big impact in the championship.

There is a real international flavour to the TG4 Junior Championship as 3 of the 6 teams competing are from outside of the island of Ireland. Last year’s beaten finalists New York, will make the longest journey for the championship where they will be joined by Scotland and Lancashire who both make their first Intercounty championship appearances.

The draw for the Senior and Intermediate Preliminary Round also took place today.

In the Intermediate championship Limerick will meet Wicklow with Tipperary facing Roscommon whilst London will play Wexford as Longford received a bye through to Round 2. In the TG4 Senior Championship Down will meet Cavan in an All Ulster clash with Armagh meeting Laois for the second year in a row whilst Meath and Tyrone both received byes straight through to the Second Round.

The first televised matches will take place on July 25th.

Speaking today at the launch of the TG4 Ladies All Ireland Football Championship LGFA President, Marie Hickey said ‘We are delighted that TG4 have decided to extend their sponsorship agreement with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. It is a testament to the success of this relationship that both parties are so keen to retain the link that has served both sides so well for the past 15 years. Women’s sport is undoubtedly on the rise as we see the level of coverage in the media and interest in the general public continue to increase but this is only the beginning. Ladies Football has lead the way with increasing playing numbers, match attendances and TV coverage through TG4 and we are only getting started. We hope that this season we will see even more interest in our championship as we aim to crash through the 30,000 attendance figure for our finals. We are again asking our clubs and counties to get behind the players as they start out on their journey to Croke Park but we also appeal to sports fans to come and give the sport a chance, I know that anyone that was fortunate enough to be at the Dublin v Cork final last year is glad that they made the effort. With that in mind we will again be asking supporters to Be The Difference, Be There. #BetheDiff’

Ardstiúrthóir TG4, Pól Ó Gallchóir says:  “We are delighted to be extending our long-term  and  unique arrangement with LGFA as both TV and Web rights holder for and sponsor s of  their All-Ireland Championships.   TG4 and Peil na mBan are almost synonymous now that  we’ve built on  a truly enduring and mutually beneficial partnership that has raised the profile of this wonderful Gaelic sport and of our Irish language TV and Web content service too.  “Ní neart go cur le chéile” as the Irish proverb has it.   I wish new Uachtarán Marie Hickey well in her first year in office and want to thank Pat Quill for his support for TG4 and overall vision during his term.   Go raibh maith agaibh beirt.   We wish all the participating teams well in this year’s Championships and look forward to tracking their progress in our extended live coverage of 17 matches  on  TG4’s TV channel in Ireland and on our Player worldwide”

11th July, 2015

TG4 Munster Intermediate Championship Final

Waterford v Clare, Mallow, 4:00pm

TG4 Munster Senior Football Championship Final

Cork v Kerry, Mallow, 6:00pm


12th July, 2015

Connacht Intermediate Football Championship Final

Sligo v Leitrim, Elvery’s McHale Park, 2:00pm

Connacht Senior Football Championship Final

Galway v Mayo, Elvery’s McHale Park, 4:00pm


19th July, 2015

Leinster Junior Football Championship Final

Carlow v Louth, Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, 12:00pm

TG4 Leinster Intermediate Football Championship Final

Kildare v Offaly, Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, 2:00pm

TG4 Leinster Senior Football Championship Final

Dublin v Westmeath, Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, 4:00pm


26th July, 2015

TG4 Intermediate Football Championship Final

Antrim v Fermanagh, St. Tienach’s Park, Clones 13:15

TG4 Senior Football Championship Final

Donegal v Monaghan, St. Tienach’s Park, Clones 15:15

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