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RTE and TG4 to broadcast 2019 Women's World Cup

Wed, Apr 17 2019

In a first for Irish television, RTÉ and TG4 have announced that they will provide live coverage for every match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Beginning on Friday 7th of June with the Opening Ceremony and the Group A meeting of hosts France and Korea, RTÉ and TG4 will share coverage throughout the duration of the tournament with all games free-to-air for Irish viewers.

"RTÉ are delighted that alongside TG4 we can, for the first time ever, bring the FIFA Women’s World Cup in its entirety free-to-air to Irish viewers," said RTÉ Head of Sport Declan McBennett.

RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player will broadcast 23 matches including three of the quarter-finals, one semi-final and the final on Sunday 7 July.

TG4 will broadcast 29 matches in total including the opening match, one quarter-final, one semi final, the match for 3rd place and highlights of the final.

"TG4 has been a proactive supporter of Women’s Sport for many years," said TG4's Head of Sport Rónán Ó Coisdealbha.

"This new collaboration is another step in the right direction and ties in well with the very important 20x20 campaign. It is also a great example of how Public Service Media outlets can collaborate to bring the best of television content, free to air, to loyal audiences."