The new Guinness PRO14 Rugby season kicks off this weekend with live coverage on TG4.
Building on the extensive coverage of previous seasons, TG4 will broadcast 28 live games as well as deferred coverage of a further 9 Interprovincial games. TG4 will also broadcast weekend highlights ensuring Irish audiences continue to experience all the best Guinness PRO14 action, in the build up to the Guinness PRO14 Final, live from Celtic Park in Glasgow on Saturday 25th May.
There will be a particular focus on the games featuring Irish teams, with Leinster looking to consolidate their position after their historic PRO14 and Champions Cup double last year. But other teams have points to prove as well – Connacht’s fresh start under Andy Friend and Johann Van Graan having his first pre-season with Munster.
Speaking today in the Sportsground in Galway at the launch of their coverage for the season, TG4’s Head of Sport, Rónán Ó Coistealbha says:
“TG4 are very proud of our association with this tournament which began in 2001. We look forward to bringing comprehensive coverage of the Guinness PRO14 to viewers and rugby fans all over Ireland on free to air television in the coming months with 28 live matches as well as highlights and deferred coverage each week. We are very pleased to have agreed a television rights deal with the PRO14 for the next three seasons and we look forward to seeing some great rugby matches over the coming months.”
Iris Productions will provide coverage of the Guinness PRO14 Rugby Season on TG4 for the first time this year. Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill returns as the anchor for the programmes and she will be joined by an expert panel of analysts including Rónán Loughney, Marcus Horan, Eoghan Ó Neachtain, Éamonn Molloy and Eimear Considine.
Coverage of the Guinness PRO14 Rugby 2018/19 season kicks off this weekend with two live matches on TG4. Leinster take on the Cardiff Blues, in Cardiff Arms Park on Friday 31 August, with a 19:35 kick off. The following day, Saturday 1 September, Connacht play host to the Glasgow Warriors at 15:00.
This years final will be historic no matter which teams prevail, as it will take place for the first time in Parkhead, at the home of Celtic soccer club, in Glasgow.
For more information on all of the coverage of this years Guinness PRO14 Rugby season check out www.tg4.ie/ga/sports/rugbai-beo/
TG4 Rugby BEO coverage includes:
All 11 of Connacht Rugby’s home games including Septembers ‘Mí na Seaimpíní’ and Connacht’s Interprovincial clashes with Munster, Leinster & Ulster Rugby
* Live & Exclusive coverage of all Connacht matches against Welsh Opposition
* Live Munster Rugby Matches against Welsh Opposition
* Live Leinster Rugby Matches against Welsh Opposition