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Westport’s big day ‘live’ on internet TV


THIS weekend’s AIB All-Ireland junior and intermediate club finals – in hurling and football – will be screened live on internet TV station LocalStreaming.club.
Clubs from Mayo, Meath, Kerry, Tyrone, Kilkenny, Galway and Cork will chase national glory on the hallowed sod of Croke Park – and fans will be able to watch every moment of the action live on the net.
Innovative TV service LocalStreaming.club and competition sponsors AIB have teamed up to provide coverage of all four finals. The hurling deciders take place on Saturday and the football showdowns go ahead on Sunday.
“We have shown a number of games in the club football and hurling championships over the past two years, and we are delighted to now cover our first All-Ireland final series,” said Liam Horan of LocalStreaming.club.
On Saturday next, coverage begins at 2.30pm ahead of the All-Ireland junior club hurling final between Mayfield (Cork) and Mooncoin (Kilkenny) at 3pm, followed by the Intermediate hurling decider between Ahascragh-Fohenagh (Galway) and Carrickshock (Kilkenny) at 4.45pm.
Then, on Sunday, coverage begins at 1.30pm ahead of the All-Ireland junior club final between Kerry’s Glenbeigh-Glencar and Rock St Patrick’s of (Tyrone) which throws-in at 2pm.
The Intermediate final between Westport and St St. Colmcille's of Meath begins at 3.45pm.
To view the games, fans should go to www.localstreaming.club. It can also be viewed on the AIB YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/user/aibbanktv.
The service is free of charge thanks to the sponsorship of AIB Bank.
“We are very excited about streaming all four finals. We have collaborated with LocalStreaming.club on a number of occasions and they have shown a real commitment to capturing the essence of these great championships ,” said Patrick Somers, Marketing Manager, AIB.
“It is great to have the games in Croke Park and being able to show them to a worldwide audience is a real bonus”.
The match commentary team over the two days will include Mike Finnerty (Sports Editor of The Mayo News, and well-known for his work with Sky Sports, eir Sport and Mid-West Radio), Liam Horan, and a number of AIB GAA ambassadors, including the former Kerry footballer Stephen Stack and current Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke.
Westport’s Paul Grady is one of the co-commentators on duty for his club’s big game.

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