This Sunday is one of KCLR’s biggest – if not the biggest – day for sport in our broadcast calendar. With Kilkenny contending the All-Ireland senior hurling championship final in Croke Park, it means we’ve got some big changes to regular programming right across the day, so here’s what’s happening.
Your All-Ireland Sunday on KCLR kicks off with an All-Ireland Breakfast including The Lake Country, hosted by James Lakes, running from 7-9am. We’ll be bringing you all you need to know about the roads and traffic on the way to Dublin as plenty of families and fans will be heading off early to get ahead of the rush.
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From 9am you’ll be able to join us live from the Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel, just off the top of O’Connell Street in Dublin. Our Sinead Burke and Stephen Byrne of KCLR’s News and Sports teams will be at the helm for a big breakfast buildup from the Academy Plaza, a mecca for Kilkenny hurling fans.
They (as in the hotel) are serving a match day breakfast from the early hours right through the morning and Team KCLR will be chatting to fans, replaying some of the Kittens To Cats highlights, hearing from players and management from both sides and more – all with a healthy dose of tunes to get you safely to Dublin and warmed up for the match.
We’ll be wrapping up in the Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel at midday so we can get the team packed up and off to Croke Park in time for the minor game between Tipperary and Galway. In a change from his usual Sunday evening slot, Roddie Cleere will be back at base for KCLR Classics until 2.30pm.
Martin Bridgeman anchors Sunday Scoreline with KCLR’s sport and digital teams keeping you up to speed on everything you need to know ahead of throw-in. We’ll be crossing live to Croke Park around 3pm for the buildup with our commentary team of Michael Walsh and Brendan Hennessy.
We’ll have full commentary, analysis and all the action from the first puck to the final whistle as Kilkenny take on Galway in a quest for their 36th Liam McCarthy cup win, all with thanks to Countrystyle Foods.
You can also listen live online via kclr96fm.com.
Post match, it will be John Kinsella keeping you company until 8pm with Sounds Like Sunday
Whatever the outcome of the game on Sunday, you’ll have a chance to hear it all again in full from 8pm, then it’s music and requests until 10pm with Thomas Maher.
From 10pm onwards
From 10pm onwards, it’s business as usual on your Sunday night on KCLR as Johnny Barry takes us into the wee hours with the very best of Irish country music.