Seamus Galligan, maintenance manager of Kingspan Breffni Park, lifts the flags after the Ulster football quarter final between Cavan and Monaghan in May 2018. The stage will soon, once again, be reset for the county final, which is to be televised for the first time on RTÉ. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

County final to be broadcast live on RTÉ television

New ground will be broken for Cavan GAA with the news that the Senior Football Championship final is to be screened live on RTE television on Saturday, September 26 next.

The final was originally fixed for the following day but has now been brought forward after negotiations behind the scenes proved successful. RTE has committed to screening the match live on either RTE 1 or RTE 2 television.

The news will be welcomed by supporters, thousands of whom would have been unable to attend the match in person due to the ongoing restrictions. While an attendance of 500 will now be permitted, according to reports, the presence of RTE will be a major boost for the profile of the fixture and will allow fans around the world to tune in.

The semi-finals are down for decision this Sunday, with champions Castlerahan meeting Crosserlough and Cavan Gaels taking on Kingscourt. The county final will be the first in Cavan ever to be broadcast live on television by the national broadcaster.

“We are absolutely delighted, from a PR point of view, especially in these difficult times, this is fantastic news,” stated county board PRO Susan Brady.

See today's print edition of The Anglo-Celt, meanwhile, for full previews of the county semi finals.