With the support of Lidl and The LGFA, TG4 and Tyrone Productions are producing a brand new live television event to celebrate the 2018 LGFA All-Ireland Final.
The show will be broadcast on TG4 at 9:30pm on Saturday the 15th of September – the eve of this year’s Ladies Football Final matches. Over the course of the programme, panellists and audience members will reflect on this year’s championship, on the games that will be taking place the following day, on the lives of Irish sports stars and on the story of women in Irish society in 2018.
The 90-minute programme will be presented by Gráinne McElwain and Dáithí Ó Sé and will be filmed in Dublin’s Mansion House. There will be a variety of well-known faces present on the night; amongst them former Brendan Martin Cup winners and sporting legends such as former Irish Rugby Captain Fiona Coghlan, Paralympic Swimmer Ellen Keane, Former Cork Footballer Valerie Mulcahy and Irish Hockey Player and World Cup Finalist Nicci Daly. As well as personalities from the world of sport, the programme will feature women from the worlds of business, broadcasting, politics and music. ‘Seó Beo Pheil na mBan le Lidl’ will also meet with a number of LGFA players’ families as well as inter-county players not competing in the finals.
On top of plenty of chat, the show will have a number of musical acts including Áine Cahill, John Spillane and Lucia Evans.
Ladies Football is enjoying massive popularity. It is the fastest growing sport in the country. Last year a record breaking 46,286 people attended the All-Ireland Finals in Croke Park – the largest live crowd at an all-female sporting event in 2017. Furthermore 56,300 people watched the games live on TG4.
Lively panels will form the backbone of the show. The panels will be interspersed with musical acts and comments from audience guests. As well as conversation and music, viewers will get the opportunity to hear from this year’s senior finalists in the form of emotive video inserts that will explore the preparation and sacrifices involved in reaching an All-Ireland Final.
The Ladies All-Ireland Finals will be broadcast on TG4 on Sunday 16th September on Peil na mBan Beo. Live coverage of the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Finals from Croke Park including Dublin v Cork in the Senior Final (4pm), Tyrone v Meath in the Intermediate Final (1:45pm) and Louth v Limerick in the Junior Final (11:45am). The biggest day of the year in the Ladies Football calendar has arrived – who will lift the Brendan Martin Cup? Presented by Gráinne McElwain with commentary by Brian Tyers.
Tune in at 9.30pm on Saturday the 15th of September on TG4. Join in on the conversation using the hashtag #properfan