A new collaboration between Clare GAA and The Clare Champion will get underway this weekend, with the live online video streaming on www.clarechampion.ie of the opening round of the Clare U-21A Hurling Championship clash between Kilmaley and Sixmilebridge.
The game will be streamed live from Clarecastle GAA Club on Saturday afternoon and will be available on the Clare Champion website and social media channels.
The Clare Champion’s Derrick Lynch will be on commentary for the game, with Clarecastle’s Fergie O’Loughlin on analysis.
It is the first of a number of games in the U-21 championship, which will be streamed online, with games in each round up to and including the final set to be broadcast for Clare GAA fans worldwide.
Chairman of Clare GAA, Joe Cooney has welcomed the development and feels it will be a positive move.
“This move means we are getting our games out to more people around the country and around the world. There will be games from the U-21 championships broadcast in conjunction with The Clare Champion and Clare GAA and it’s exciting times. It will be a great opportunity, in particular, for those who might be out of the country to see their local club in action through this streaming service. I think myself it is the way forward,” he noted.
Clare Champion editor, Peter O’Connell said the live streaming opens up the games to Clare people who live outside the county and abroad.
“We are hoping that this will prove particularly popular with the Clare diaspora, wherever they are located around the world. I also commend the Clare County Board in their foresight on working with us on this project. The game will be live streamed but we will also put together a highlights package, so that people who attend the game can view it back online later,” he said.
The game will be live on The Clare Champion website and social media channels on Saturday afternoon from 1.50pm, along with post-match reaction on air and online.