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Sky Sports reportedly set to broadcast Limerick hurlers Munster Championship clash with Cork in June

Sky Sports reportedly set to broadcast Limerick’s Munster Championship clash with Cork in June.

Cork will play host to Limerick in the new and improved Pairc Ui Choimh on Saturday, June 2nd, in the second round of the new Munster Senior Hurling Championship and it looks as though Sky Sports will be the sole broadcaster for the clash according to the Irish Examiner’s John Fogarty.

Whilst it is a strong possibility that more Munster Championship games will be shown live by Sky, they are said to prefer fixtures that are played on a Saturday compared to those on Sunday, and since this will be the only championship match played on a Saturday in Munster, it is understandable that they wish to show it.

If it goes ahead and the fixture is shown live on the English broadcasting giant’s channel it will be the fourth time in two seasons that Limerick have been featured by the relatively new GAA host.

Due to the new format of the Hurling and Footbal Championships both RTÉ and Sky will be showing more games than ever before with the new Hurling Championship and the Super 8 set to attract more attention than previous years.

The GAA stated they have yet to confirm which games will be televised: “We are working with RTÉ and Sky Sports on the schedule. When it is finalised we will more than likely arrange a media briefing, as per previous practices, in conjunction with our partners.”

With the refurbished schedule in both Championships and the likelihood these games will be shown by Sky, the total amount of fixtures to be shown live on television will increase by 14, from 45 to 59.

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