Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta returns to Connemara this weekend

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Leitir Móir is set to host the eagerly-awaited Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta this weekend, with the gaelic football festival returning for the first time since 2019.

The annual inter-Gaeltacht football tournament will take place at the club grounds of Cumann Peile Naomh Anna in Leitir Móir from Friday 3 June to Monday 6.

The festival will be officially launched on Friday at 9pm, with the first match throwing in on Saturday morning at 11am.

TG4, the competition’s main sponsor, will have coverage of the festival across all of its platforms including YouTube Spórt TG4. Eight games will be streamed live on the YouTube channel, with a further five games to be televised live on TG4.

Micheál Ó Domhnaill will present the games with commentary from Brian Tyers, Mac Dara Mac Donncha and Cuán Ó Flatharta.

Analysts will include some Comórtas Peile legends including Kerry’s Aodhán Mac Gearailt (An Ghaeltacht) Galway’s Seán Óg de Paor (An Cheathrú Rua) and Donegal’s Kevin Cassidy (Gaoth Dobhair).

Cork’s Rhona Ní Bhuachalla and Donegal’s Emer Gallagher will share their expert views on the Ladies Gaelic Football games.

The Ladies Senior Football Final will broadcast for the first time on TG4 on Bank Holiday Monday, 6 June and the Ladies Junior Final will be broadcast live on Spórt TG4’s YouTube channel on Sunday.

The weekend’s action will be previewed in the first programme of Spórt Iris, presented by Dara Ó Cinnéide and Gemma Ní Chionnaith live at 9.55pm on Friday night.

Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 2022 schedule

Saturday 4 June

11:00 Men’s Quarter Finals – Junior Boston Gaels v Clann na nGael YouTube Spórt TG4
13:15 Ladies Preliminary Rounds – Junior Cumann Peile Naomh Anna  v  Na Gaeil Óga YouTube Spórt TG4
15:00 Men’s Quarter Finals – Seniors Baile Átha an Ghaothraidh  v Bearna YouTube Spórt TG4
17:00 Men’s Quarter Finals – Junior Winners Preliminary Rounds A  v  B YouTube Spórt TG4
19:00 Men’s Quarter Finals – Seniors 1   v   2 preliminaries YouTube Spórt TG4


Sunday 5 June 

11:00 Men’s Semi – Final Game Páirc an Mhaimín YouTube Spórt TG4
13:15 Ladies Semi – Finals Naomh Anna  v Cill Chomáin YouTube Spórt TG4
15:00 Ladies Final – Junior Páirc an Mhaimín YouTube Spórt TG4
17:00 Men’s Semi – Final – Senior Páirc an Mhaimín TG4
19:00 Men’s Semi – Final – Senior Cumann Peile Naomh Anna v   Winners C TG4


Monday 6 June

12:00 Men’s Final – Junior Páirc an Mhaimín TG4
14:00 Ladies Final – Senior Páirc an Mhaimín TG4
16:00 Senior Men’s Final Páirc an Mhaimín TG4