Tuesday, September 04, 2012

All-Ireland Finals coverage on RTÉ Radio


RTÉ Radio will broadcast the GAA All-Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 9 September and the All-Ireland Football Final on Sunday 23 September on all wavelengths and via the internet to Irish people and communities around the world.

RTÉ is asking on those with relatives or friends abroad to let them know that this coverage is available and to invite them to the biggest party in Ireland's sporting calendar.

Ireland: At home, audiences can listen as usual to the GAA finals on RTÉ Radio 1 FM, RTÉ.ie and on Longwave 252.
Britain: Across most of Britain, listeners can receive our coverage on Long Wave 252. In addition  RTÉ Radio 1 is available on the UK free to air satellite platform Freesat on channel 750.
Worldwide: Across the world, the match commentaries will be available online at www.rte.ie/radio1 and www.rte.ie/sport
Shortwave to Africa: In Africa, where many Irish people live and work, often in relative isolation with poor communications, RTÉ is providing special transmissions on shortwave radio. See details below.

Note: For those living in Ireland, who wish to get details of the shortwave frequencies to friends or family living abroad, RTÉ is providing a special phone text service. Listeners text the word "shortwave" to 51101 and they will receive a short text message with the shortwave frequencies. These texts are charged at standard rates.

Both Finals throw in at 3.30pm Irish Time (1430 UTC)
Coverage area Frequencies Irish Time (UTC Time )

Southern Africa - 17685 kHz (2pm to 6pm) 1300-1700 UTC
East Africa - 17540 kHz (2pm to 5pm) 1300-1600 UTC
East Africa -11915 kHz (5pm to 6pm) 1600-1700 UTC
West Africa - 7505 kHz (2pm to 6pm) 1300-1700 UTC

These services are part of RTÉ's continued commitment to Irish people overseas and, over the years, has proven especially popular with those in geographically or technically isolated areas.
In addition to RTÉ Radio broadcasts, RTÉ will also broadcast the All Ireland Finals on RTÉ One Television. Don't forget also the extensive and dynamic online offering from ww.rte.ie/sport.

For further details of RTÉ coverage abroad please see http://www.rte.ie/radio/worldwide.html


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