TG4 to show 16 races live from Galway Races next weekend

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TG4 will broadcast two days of racing from the Galway Races next weekend, with a total of 16 races shown live from Ballybrit on Friday and Saturday.

The live broadcast will be a welcome return to the racecourse for the Irish language broadcaster, after its successful coverage from the festival last year.

Rásaí Beo will be presented by Seán Bán Breathnach, with analysis by Mánus Ó Conghaile and Evelyn Ní Ghriallais.

Racing journalist Daragh Ó Conchúir will be getting all the reactions from trainers, owners and jockeys outside the parade ring and race commentary will be provided by Micheál Ó Sé.

The team will be providing the TG4 audience with comprehensive coverage from the racecourse and no doubt there will be some craic agus praoi to be had in Ballybrit as well.

Rásaí Beo is produced by Waterford based company Nemeton TV. The team in the An Rinn Gaeltacht also produce Laochra Gael, Peil na mBan Beo and GAA Beo for TG4.

In the lead up to the TG4’s coverage, presenter Caitlín Nic Aoidh will be visiting the famous racecourse and giving TG4 Social Media audiences exclusive behind the scenes access.

Galway Races Chief Executive, Michael Moloney, said that they are delighted to have the team from TG4 back again with us here at Galway Racecourse on both the Friday and Saturday of our Summer Festival.

“This year is an extra special one for us as we welcome the return of our much-valued racegoers back to Ballybrit. The stage is now set. A warm welcome awaits.”

TG4’s Head of Sport, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said that over the last 18 months, horse racing has become an integral part of TG4’s sporting output.

“We are excited for Rásaí Beo to bring all the thrills and spills that come with this iconic festival to the viewers again,” he said.

“Above all, I look forward to all the racing action from the festival and to hearing the roar of the crowd as the winners come up the hill in Ballybrit. “

Full TG4 Galway Races schedule
FRIDAY 29th JULY

Live coverage begins on TG4 at 5pm

1st Race :5.00pm The Guinness Galway Tribes Handicap Hurdle

2nd Race: 5.30pm The James’s Gate Irish EBF Median Auction Maiden

3rd Race: 6.00pm The Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Steeplechase

4th Race: 6.35pm The Guinness Handicap

5th Race: 7.10pm The Guinness Irish EBF Fillies Maiden

6th Race: 7.40pm The Arthur Guinness Handicap

7th Race: 8.10pm The Rockshore Irish Lager Race

8th Race: 8.40pm The Hop House 13 Race

SATURDAY 30th JULY

Live coverage begins on TG4 at 2pm

1st Race: 2.00pm The Boylesports Maiden Hurdle

2nd Race: 2.30pm The Boylesports Handicap Hurdle

3rd Race: 3.05pm The Boylesports Irish EBF Maiden

4th Race: 3.40pm The Bathshack Maiden

5th Race: 4.15pm The Grá Chocolates Maiden

6th Race: 4.45pm The Ardilaun Hotel Handicap

7th Race: 5.20pm The McDonogh Capital Investments Handicap

8th Race: 5.55pm The BoyleSports Irish EBF Mares Flat Race