RTÉ has promised to champion women in sport and the national broadcaster is following through on that.
For the first time ever on Irish prime time television, all 31 games in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 will air live on RTÉ.
RTÉ will broadcast all games, 27 matches will air live on RTÉ2, with four simultaneous group games on the RTÉ News Channel and the RTÉ Player.
Of course, there will be in-depth analysis from some of the most well-renowned people in the game.
Expert panelists including Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw, current Ireland Internationals Stephanie Roche, Louise Quinn, and Niamh Fahey, renowned coach and former player Lisa Fallon, as well as former players Richie Sadlier and Kevin Doyle will be providing analysis on the games throughout the tournament.
Aine O’Gorman, who has 112 caps for the Republic of Ireland, Liverpool and Rep of Ireland’s Megan Campbell, and Shelbourne and Rep of Ireland player Chloe Mustaki are also joining the punditry panel.
In 2021, RTÉ Sport achieved its 30 per cent target for female presenters on sports coverage across television.
For the upcoming Euros, Jacqui Hurley, Peter Collins, Clare MacNamara, and Marie Crowe will be at the helm in RTÉ studios throughout the tournament.
RTÉ Sport also announced that all of the Republic of Ireland’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 qualifiers will be shown live on RTÉ.
Jacqui Hurley, RTÉ Sport Presenter, said, “I’m really excited to be part of another major tournament on RTÉ this summer. I think particularily for young girls, these championships could have a major impact on how they see the world of sport, and it’s important that the national broadcaster has a role in that.
“I hope the young soccer stars watching see this tournament as their ‘Can See, Can Be’ moment.”