In attendance at the 2024 GAAGO match schedule launch at Croke Park in Dublin are (from left): Aaron Kernan, GAAGO commentator Mike Finnerty, Michael Murphy, GAAGO host Gráinne McElwain, GAAGO sideline reporter Aisling O'Reilly, Paddy Andrews and Marc Ó Sé. Photo: Sam Barnes | Sportsfile

Mayo versus New York game to feature as GAAGO confirms 38 exclusive 2024 championship matches

GAAGO today announced its exclusive 2024 GAA championship broadcast schedule as well as a new midweek show, and also confirmed seven-time hurling All-Star Richie Hogan as an addition to its analysis team.

Fans will access 38 live and on-demand matches in broadcast quality for a special pre-Christmas pass price of just €69 up until December 31, before it moves to €79.

Within the 38-game schedule, 22 Sam Maguire Cup, nine Liam MacCarthy Cup and seven Tailteann Cup (‘Game of the Week’) matches will be streamed.

Among the matches is the New York versus Mayo game at the very start of the championship in early April next year.

Today's announcements come after a successful inaugural season of GAAGO operating in the Irish market when a range of live matches that would not ordinarily have been shown to viewers were aired and analysed by a stellar line-up of former players. The platform introduced a fresh player-led analysis to its content offering this season and its unique ‘access all areas’ presentation style will return in 2024.

Individual pay-per-game matches will be available for €12, a ‘3-for-2’ bundle deal will cost €24 and GAA members will receive 10% off any full price (€79) subscription. GAA clubs will be able to avail of a group pass for €150 and care-giving locations will again watch for free using complimentary login codes.

Live coverage from all six provincial championships as well as extensive All-Ireland series football championship action will be brought to viewers in Ireland and around the world for 19 match days across 13 weekends. Exclusive coverage begins on April 6/7 in Ruislip and Gaelic Park as Galway and Mayo travel to play London and New York respectively

Defending hurling and football champions Limerick and Dublin will feature across the match schedule, as will four provincial football semi-finals – including Kerry’s tie against either Cork or Limerick on April 20.

Cork’s Munster hurling championship round three clash against Limerick is also included in the line-up, and overall the platform will carry nine Munster and Leinster hurling round robin matches, all four All-Ireland series football preliminary quarterfinals, and two All-Ireland series football quarterfinals.

Like 2023, GAAGO coverage in 2024 will include full outside broadcast treatment for nearly 30 games, with live presentation, panel analysis and multi-camera set-up. In addition to the full match production, in-game digital highlights will be distributed to fans across GAAGO’s social media channels for the first time and a new midweek show will also provide more insight and debate during the championship (more details to follow).

Multiple access points will play a key role in the service’s 2024 distribution strategy, with virtually all internet-enabled devices being supported by and iOS or Android apps enabling casting to a television screen. Fans may also enjoy accessing GAAGO directly on TVs via Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, ROKU or connected Samsung and LG smart televisions.

Speaking at a GAAGO match schedule launch event, Larry McCarthy, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, said: “We are delighted to confirm the 2024 schedule for GAAGO and some enhancements to the offering, including the addition of Richie Hogan to an already stellar line-up of analysts and the very welcome addition of a new midweek GAA programme to complement the weekend coverage.

“We have worked hard to strike the balance between those games which will be shown by our broadcast partners, RTÉ and BBC, and those which will be shown on GAAGO. It's worth re-stating: If these games were not broadcast by GAAGO, they would not be available to view anywhere.

“GAAGO strives to make access as easy as possible and will once again work with care facilities and our clubs through the offer of special packages.”

Noel Quinn, head of GAAGO, added: “GAAGO is focused on providing an extensive schedule of live and on-demand matches to our fans in Ireland and around the world, and today’s schedule announcement once again showcases this commitment. Producing 38 matches, nearly 30 of which will receive full outside broadcast treatment, will ensure fans have a host of extra games to choose from next year and at a very compelling season pass price point.

“Thanks to comprehensive engagement with existing GAAGO subscribers since the end of our 2023 exclusive coverage, we recognised the need to introduce additional content and that is why we are delighted that 2024 will see a new midweek show made available free of charge. The introduction of in-game digital highlights on GAAGO’s social media channels also aims to meet GAA fan demand for shorter-form match content which aligns to global sports consumption trends.

“Finally, we look forward to welcoming back our very popular presentation and match analysis team, which this year sees the addition of Richie Hogan, with more names to be announced.”