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SPORTS PROGRAMMES ON TG4 – Christmas 2006 & the New Year


SUNDAY 24 DECEMBER 5:00pm    GAA: Baile Atha Cliath v Maigh Eo

MONDAY 25 DECEMBER 3:35pm     GAA Cúil na Bliana
                                   10:00pm     Micheál O’Hehir

                                   10:55pm    All-Ireland Gold – 1966 Hurling

TUESDAY 26 DECEMBER 3:30pm     GAA - Cluiche Ceannais Peile 2006

WEDNESDAY 27 DECEMBER   3:30pm    GAA – Cluiche Ceannais Iomána 2006
                                           9:00pm    TG 10 is fearr - Spórt
                                           9:30pm    Ringy


THURSDAY 28 DECEMBER    3:30pm    GAA:  Cluiche Ceannais Peile Faoi-21

FRIDAY 29 DECEMBER     3:30pm    GAA: Cluiche Ceannais Iomána Faoi-21

SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER    3:30pm     GAA 2006: Cluiche Ceannais Iomána na gClub

SUNDAY 31 DECEMBER 3:30pm    GAA 2006: Cluiche Ceannais Peile na gClub
                                                  5:00pm   Rásaí Capall 2006
                                                  7:00pm    GAA 2006 - Na Scéalta
                                                  8:30pm     UEFA sa Ghaeltacht

MONDAY 1 JANUARY 2007   12:30pm    Peil na mBan 2006

FRIDAY 5 JANUARY 2007   12:35pm    Wimbledon Súil Siar 2006

SUNDAY 24 DECEMBER
5:00pm   GAA: Baile Atha Cliath v Maigh Eo

Dublin v Mayo in this year’s All-Ireland Football Semi-Final at Croke Park. Another chance to see this classic encounter between Dublin and the tribesmen. It’s a game which will stay in people’s minds for a long time and this is your chance to see it again. Commentary by Mac Dara Mac Donncha.


MONDAY 25 DECEMBER
3:35pm    GAA Cúil na Bliana

The final countdown of TG4 viewers' choices as goals of the year in both hurling and football,  taken from various games throughout the year.  The votes have been cast, texts have been sent and votes have also been cast on the TG4 website and this year’s best goals have been chosen. Fifteen football goals and the same amount in the hurling have been chosen from various competitions during the year.


10:00pm    Micheál O'Hehir
The life and legacy of the pioneering Irish sports broadcaster,  "the voice of the GAA"  throughout his 50 year career with RTÉ.  Micheál O’Hehir went on to become a major figure in the television era also.  This new programme combines archive of many of his finest commentaries as well as tributes from colleagues and friends.

10:55pm   All-Ireland Gold – 1966 Hurling
A chance to see the 1966 All-Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Cork.
This was the year that seating under the Cusack stand reduced the capacity of Croke park to about 75,000. Commentary by Micheál Ó hEithir.


TUESDAY 26 DECEMBER
3:30pm    GAA - Cluiche Ceannais Peile 2006

Full match coverage of Kerry v Mayo in the 2006 Bank of Ireland All-Ireland Senior Football Final from Croke Park. Commentary and analysis by Garry Mac Donncha and Finín Mac a’Bháird.


WEDNESDAY 27 DECEMBER
3:30pm   GAA – Cluiche Ceannais Iomána 2006

Another chance to see the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Cork at Croke Park. Commentary by Garry Mac Donncha and Pat Fleury.

9:00pm   TG 10 is fearr - Spórt
This programmes countdowns the top ten sporting programmes since TG4 came on air ten years ago as voted by the TG4 audience. Presented by Síle Ni Bhraonáin.

9:30pm   Ringy
This documentary was produced last year remembering the 25th Anniversary of the death of Christy Ring, arguably Irelands greatest ever hurler. In this hour long programme we look back at his life and career. Included in the documentary are some archive shots of Ring in action as well as interviews with GAA personalties.


THURSDAY 28 DECEMBER
3:30pm   GAA:  Cluiche Ceannais Peile Faoi-21

Mayo v Cork in this year’s Cadburys All-Ireland Under-21 Football Final at Cusack Park, Ennis. Commentary by Brian Tyers.


FRIDAY 29 DECEMBER
3:30pm   GAA: Cluiche Ceannais Iomána Faoi-21

Kilkenny v Tipperary in this year’s Erin Under-21 All Ireland Hurling Final Replay. After drawing 2-14 each in a thrilling match at Croke Park the teams met again in the replay six days later in Thurles for another nail biting finish. Commentary by Brian Tyers.


SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER
3:30pm    GAA 2006: Cluiche Ceannais Iomána na gClub

Portumna (Galway) v Newtownshandrum (Cork) in this year’s AIB All-Ireland Club Hurling Final at Croke Park on St. Patricks Day. Commentary and analysis by Mac Dara Mac Donncha and Ger Loughnane.

SUNDAY 31 DECEMBER
3:30pm   GAA 2006: Cluiche Ceannais Peile na gClub

Salthill-KnocknaCarra (Galway) v St. Galls (Antrim) in this year’s AIB All-Ireland Club Football Final at Croke Park on St. Patricks Day. Commentary and analysis by Brian Tyers and Jarlath Burns.

5:00pm   Rásaí Capall 2006
This programme looks back on the 2006 Racing year in both Ireland and England. We look at the top 10 racing highlights of the year that include the Champion Hurdle in Cheltenham, the Irish Grand National in Fairyhouse, the Bailey Irish Champion Stakes in Leopardstown and of course the Grand National in Aintree. We also look back on the Kerry National in Listowel and the Michael Mc Namara & Co. Builders Handicap in Galway.

7:00pm   GAA 2006 - Na Scéalta
A lot happened in the GAA in 2006 and this is your chance to view it all again. The big names, the managers who came and went, the games which stood out, news reports, the glory and the controversy, we have it all. Who were the winners and losers, the movers and shakers in GAA matters in 2006? This programme cast an eye back on much of the action, including some you may have forgotten!


8:30pm    UEFA sa Ghaeltacht
In 1986, one of the world’s most prestigious soccer tournaments, the UEFA Cup, came to a small Gaeltacht village in the west of Ireland.  The Dutch team, FC Groningen, had been drawn against Galway United, but little did Groningen and their squad of Dutch internationals think they would be playing on a windswept community pitch in An Cheathrú Rua, used primarily by the local GAA team, and lacking such soccer niceties as grandstands and floodlights! Twenty years prior to Croke Park’s decision to open its ground to soccer, what led to a UEFA Cup match being played on An Cheathrú Rua GAA club’s home ground?


MONDAY 1 JANUARY 2007
12:30pm   Peil na mBan 2006

Another chance to see Cork v Armagh in this year’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Final from Croke Park. Armagh were looking for their first All-Ireland senior title after winning the junior title last year, but holders Cork were hoping for a two in a row. Commentary and analysis by Brian Tyers and Robbie Ó Grifín.

FRIDAY 5 JANUARY
12:35pm   Wimbledon Súil Siar 2006

Highlights of the best and most memorable moments from the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world - from the opening day ceremonies through the championship finals, relive the excitement of Wimbledon 2006. The 120th Championships shall be remembered for Roger Federer's impressive march to his fourth title in a row, fighting off the tigerish second seed, Rafael Nadal of Spain while Amelie Mauresmo captured the women’s singles crown. Introduced by Aoife Ní Thuairisg.


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