As the GAA season returns this month Galway GAA will be live streaming a number of upcoming club hurling and football matches to help people watch from home.
There won’t be a big return to watching matches in the stadium anytime soon, as the government has pushed back plans to increase the size of crowds that can gather outside.
Currently, crowds of up to 200 people are allowed outdoors. At a GAA match that would include all the players and associated personnel before any supported can be included.
That was due to increase to 500 people next Monday, but the government has this week decided to delay going into Phase 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown until August 10.
The new Live Streaming service is kicking off with games in the Brooks Group sponsored Senior Hurling Championship.
The first of these will be on Saturday, July 25 with Liam Mellows V Turloughmore and St. Thomas’ V Castlegar.
That will be followed on Sunday, July 26 by Gort V Craughwell.
The Claregalway Hotel sponsored Senior Football championship kicks off the following weekend and the following games are planned to stream.
- Saturday, August 1: Maigh Cuilinn V Micheal Breathnach
- Sunday, August 2: Mountbellew/Moylough V Annaghdown
- Monday, August 3: Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir V Glenamaddy
Viewers will be able to purchase a €6 pass for one games, or a weekend pass at €10 for two games, €15 for three games, or €20 for four games.
The new live streaming service is a partnership between Galway GAA and Nemeton TV and Galway Bay FM.
Full details on how to purchase a pass and join the live stream of the games will be published on the Galway GAA website early next week.
Galway GAA says that this new initiative will “provide an opportunity for a vast local & international audience to view selected Club championship games online, facilitating those who are unable to attend due to current supporter number restrictions at games.”