Club semi-finals to be streamed live
MAYO and Kerry GAA fans worldwide are in for a treat next Sunday, January 29, when the eagerly-awaited All-Ireland semi-finals involving clubs from the counties will be streamed live on the internet.
Louisburgh and Westport face Kerry’s Glenbeigh-Glencar and Kenmare respectively in the AIB All-Ireland junior and intermediate championships in Cusack Park, Ennis. Huge crowds are expected to travel to the Co. Clare for the games, which have 12.30 p.m and 2.15 p.m starts.
Those who can’t make the journey – or who are living overseas – will be able to watch the games in the comfort of their own homes thanks to innovative TV service LocalStreaming.club and competition sponsors AIB.
“We are delighted to be able to show both of these games live on the day,” said Liam Horan of LocalStreaming.club.
“We have already broadcast Westport in their Mayo intermediate final win over Kiltimagh and Louisburgh’s excellent performance when defeating Charlestown in the Mayo Under 21 B football decider.
“We look forward to Kenmare and Glenbeigh-Glencar making their debut on our platform.”
The service is free of charge thanks to the sponsorship of AIB Bank. “As sponsors of the AIB All-Ireland club championships, we are always keen to find new ways of promoting the games and bringing them to a wider audience,” said Patrick Somers, marketing manager, AIB.
“Our tie-up with LocalStreaming.club started earlier this winter when we broadcast a number of hurling and camogie games. The fact that the games can be watched free of charge all over the world is a real boost and we look forward to a large audience.”
To access the game, viewers can go here: http://www.localstreaming.club/ennis17/
The match commentary team will include Liam Horan (presenter), Mike Finnerty (match commentator) and a number of AIB GAA ambassadors.
Coverage starts at 12 noon. The competing clubs will provide co-commentators - Colm Clarke (Louisburgh), Ger O’Connor (Glenbeigh-Glencar), Paul Grady (Westport) and Mickey Ned O’Sullivan (Kenmare Shamrocks).