Cork City Sports will be broadcast live on TG4. Due the success of last years coverage, the event will be broadcast live on TG4 for the coming years
Cork City Sports chairman Tony O’Connell said: “This is important for Cork City Sports. We feel that live television coverage both home and abroad is vital to bring our great meeting to the next level.”
Meet director Joe Hartnett stated: “Going back to the days of Steve Ovett and Yuri Sedykh in the 80s, and Sonia O’Sullivan in the 90s and 00s, the Cork City Sports has always been a highlight of the Cork sporting summer and the Irish athletics summer. Now we hope to find a whole new audience. By becoming higher-profile, we hope to attract many more quality names to Cork City.”
Donal Murnane, Cork City Sports PRO commented: “We are thrilled to be live on TG4 once again. The channel’s sports coverage is very highly-regarded and delighted that Cork City Sports has become a staple of their live output.”
TG4 head of sport Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said: “TG4 are delighted to commit to this coverage of the Cork City Sports. As a supporter of all sports we believe it is paramount for headline athletics event to be available free-to-air. Athletics has provided some major good news stories for Irish sport down through the years, and in recent years via the medal exploits of Thomas Barr, Ciara Mageean, Mark English, Fionnuala McCormack and Rob Heffernan, and we hope to see more of them in future on TG4.”
TG4’s broadcast will run from 7:20pm to 9pm on Monday, July 16th. Coverage will also be available online worldwide via the TG4 Player and live streamed on the Cork City Sports Website.