Designation of sporting events

Review of Designated Sporting Events 

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has decided that the current list of sports events designated for coverage on free-to- air television services should not be amended at this time.

The events currently listed are as follows:

Live Basis

  • The Summer Olympics.
  • The All-Ireland Senior Football & Hurling Finals.
  • Ireland’s qualifying games in the European Football Championship & FIFA World Cup tournaments.
  • Ireland's games in the European Football Championship Finals & FIFA World Cup Finals Tournament. 
  • Opening games, semi-finals and final of the European Football Championship Finals and the FIFA World Cup Finals Tournament.
  • Ireland's games in the Rugby World Cup Finals Tournament. 
  • The Irish Grand National and the Irish Derby.
  • The Nations Cup at the Dublin Horse Show.

Deferred Basis

· Ireland’s games in the Six Nations Rugby Football Championship.


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