TG4’s coverage will return for a third successive season to provide free-to-air television coverage of the SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division – starting this weekend with a Dublin Derby.
The duel between champions Shelbourne and newcomers Shamrock Rovers promises to be an entertaining encounter in Tolka Park on Saturday, March 18 and it will be live on TG4 from 13:40.
Six different clubs will feature in the opening four live games of the season and they were represented today at a media launch by Ciara Glackin (Athlone Town), Mia Dodd (Bohemians), Becky Watkins (Peamount United), Jessica Hennessy (Shamrock Rovers), Alex Kavanagh (Shelbourne) and Abbie Brophy (Wexford Youths).
Presented by Darren Ó Dubhgáin and produced by Fogarty Fenwick, Spórt TG4’s Sacar Beo will once again feature a team of expert football analysts across 12 live games in the 2023 season as coverage and viewership of the SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division continues to grow.
Each live game will also have exclusive behind the scenes action from the games across the Spórt TG4 social media channels and will make the games available globally via the TG4 Player App.
TG4’s Head of Sport Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said: “It is a very exciting year for women’s football and we look forward to the increased coverage of the SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division on TG4. This live free-to-air television coverage strengthens TG4’s commitment to women in sport and will be available to viewers far and wide.”
League of Ireland Director Mark Scanlon said: “The partnership with TG4 has helped the SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division to reach a wider audience and the top class productions have helped showcase the talent on show in the League of Ireland, we are delighted brilliant to have them involved again for the 2023 season.
“It has been an exciting start to the new season, following on the back of a rebrand, the introduction of professional status and having both Galway United and Shamrock Rovers join the League.
“Attendances are on the rise and interest in the SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division has never been higher. This is something that we aim to build on and the broadcasting of games on national television ensures that we are connecting with more people.”
Alongside TG4’s coverage of the SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division, LOITV will also cover the rest of the 2023 League of Ireland season. The LOITV Season Pass is now on sale on www.loitv.ie
LIVE TG4 GAMES
March 18 | Shelbourne v Shamrock Rovers, Tolka Park, KO 14:00
April 15 | Wexford Youths v Athlone Town, Ferrycarrig Park, KO 19:35
May 20 | Bohemians v Athlone Town, Dalymount Park, KO 19:35
June 10 | Shamrock Rovers v Peamount United, Tallaght Stadium, KO 19:35