Setanta offering PayPerView for All Ireland

Update 6/7/2013 : this service no longer seems to work. Setanta’s offering for GAA is covered here They offered this PayPerView for GAA in 2012 for a test, which now seems to be discontinued. We had added some information on other ways to watch GAA online.

Some interesting news comes this week, if you are outside Ireland, USA, Canada or Australia. Setanta Sports have a new offering with the online video streaming website, UStream.TV. They have a number of the games available to watch for free including the U21s, Intermediate and Senior Camogie games, while the Senior Hurling and Football All Ireland games, like Mayo versus Donegal next weekend, come at a cost. It seems that each of the premium games will cost $9.99 to watch. It’s not clear if you only have to pay once to watch the games, but we think it’s per game. See below for the full schedule.

Priced at $9.99 or about €7.60, it is a bit dear to watch 70 minutes of hurling or football. We are sure it will be of interest to some of our readers looking for a fully legal way to watch the All Irelands from abroad. The reason for the exclusion in the United States, Canada & Australia is due to existing online licensing rights. And if you are in Ireland you can already watch RTE online to see all of these games, for free.

It’s not just the live games that are shown, you will also be able to watch the post match analysis show The Sunday Game also online.

Here is their press release :


Setanta Sports recently announced their brand new service, which gives users outside of Ireland, the United States, Canada and Australia the ability to stream live GAA Championship matches online. “Watch GAA Online” ensures GAA fans from all over the world are not deprived of catching all the best live GAA action – wherever they may be.

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Setanta showing All Ireland games for $9.99 via UStream.TV

The channel has already streamed some pivotal fixtures this season; including last weekend’s All-Ireland Hurling Final draw between Kilkenny and Galway, as well both All Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi Finals.

A spokesperson for Setanta Sports commented:

“There are Irish communities all over the world and we are delighted to be able to bring them live GAA Championship matches on a weekly basis. Our dedicated GAA channel is the first of its kind in the available territories and ensures that GAA fans living abroad don’t miss out on any GAA action. Users can avail of our service by purchasing individual matches or alternatively a season long pass, of which was very popular with GAA fans earlier in the season.

We believe that our channel can become a hub for GAA users worldwide and allow them to engage with like-minded GAA fans through the social function on our channel. We are delighted to announce that we will be broadcasting this weekend’s live GAA matches completely free for users in the available territories. We believe that this gives users that have not already experienced our service a great chance to trial our channel ahead of the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championship Finals. ”

“Watch GAA Online” individual match passes are available for purchase on our website or directly via the channel page

Watch GAA Online Upcoming Fixtures

Saturday, September 15th (FREE)

  • 12:00pm ET GAA U21B Hurling Championship Final: Roscommon vs Kildare
  • 2:00pm ET GAA U21 Hurling Championship Final: Clare vs Kilkenny

Sunday, September 16th (FREE)

  • 9:00am ET GAA Intermediate Camogie Championship Final: Derry vs Galway
  • 11:00am ET GAA Senior Camogie Championship Final: Cork vs Wexford
  • 4:30pm ET The Sunday Game

Sunday, September 23rd

  • 8:30am ET GAA Minor Football Championship Final: Dublin v Meath
  • 10:30am ET GAA Senior Football Championship Final: Donegal v Mayo
  • 4:30pm ET The Sunday Game

Sunday, September 30th

  • 8:15 am ET GAA Minor Hurling Championship Final: Dublin v Tipperary
  • 10:30am ET GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final: Kilkenny v Galway
  • 4:30pm ET The Sunday Game

If you do give it a try, let us know about the quality when it’s live ! We plan to check out the U21 Hurling Championship Final: Clare vs Kilkenny, in a few hours.


Update :Here is a screenshot from the GAA Intermediate Camogie Championship Final: Derry vs Galway. And the quality is quite good.

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