Sunday, September 08, 2013

All Ireland Finals 2013 shortwave coverage by RTE on 8th & 22nd Sept 2013

RTÉ Radio will broadcast the GAA All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 8 September and the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 22 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, DAB, 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 and

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.

Both Finals throw in at 3.30pm Irish Time (1430 UTC)
Southern Africa - 7405 kHz (2pm to 6pm) (1300-1700 UTC)
East Africa - 17725 kHz (2pm to 5pm) (1300-1600 UTC)
East Africa -11620 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 Two Television. Don't forget also the extensive and dynamic online offering from

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