Women’s National League: TV Cameras Set for Women’s Game

by Aaron Dunne

The stars of the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League will once again light up free-to-air television when the TG4 cameras return for 10 live games.

After linking up with the FAI in 2021 to broadcast four WNL games, TG4 has now reaffirmed its dedication to the League by increasing that total to 10 games.

  TG4’s Head of Sport Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said: “TG4 was delighted to bring SSE Airtricity Women’s National League to Irish television audiences for the very first time in 2021. From the brilliant first goal scored by Alex Kavanagh for Shelbourne against DLR Waves to the nail-biting drama of the final night in November which saw Shelbourne become the 2021 Champions; the WNL has everything.

“TG4 couldn’t be prouder to be bringing the excitement of women’s football to increasingly enthusiastic audiences and looks forward to the next step in the journey with the FAI and the League of Ireland.”

League of Ireland Director Mark Scanlon said: “We are looking forward to working with TG4 again following a successful collaboration last season. As the domestic game continues to go from strength to strength, we want to secure as much exposure as possible for the players and clubs, so having games broadcast on national television is a key part of that.

“It is fantastic to have games spread around the country with first visits to Sligo, Galway and Athlone already confirmed with more games set to be scheduled. We are looking forward to the games and reaching a wider audience thanks to TG4’s coverage.”

tv fixtures: July 30 Sligo Rovers v Shelbourne, The Showgrounds, KO 18:35; August 13 Galway WFC v Wexford Youths, Eamonn Deacy Park, KO 19:35; August 20 Athlone Town v Peamount United, Athlone Town Stadium, KO 19:35.

Dearbhaile Beirne of Peamount United, left, and Alex Kavanagh of Shelbourne at Coney Island in Sligo for the announcement the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League will once again light up free-to-air television when the TG4 cameras return for 10 live games. Photo: Sportsfile

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