Streaming will provide fan access as Cork GAA teams return to action

Streaming will provide fan access as Cork GAA teams return to action

Tommy O'Connell from Midleton had a great season for the Cork U20 hurlers last season. They're in action this Monday against Kerry. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

CORK supporters will be able to watch two inter-county games this Saturday via GAA streaming services.

The minor hurlers head to Thurles on Saturday, at 1pm, to face Clare in the Munster quarter-final, while the senior footballers host Louth at 4pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh where a draw would secure promotion to Division 3.

Both matches are behind closed doors but are available online. While The Irish Examiner service covered club GAA games in Cork for free, there will be a €5 charge for this weekend's ties.

Munster GAA will stream all games in the Electric Ireland Munster Hurling and Football championships. 

If Donal Óg Cusack's Cork side, which will be captained by Glen Rovers' Eoin Downey, the younger brother of Cork senior Robert, defeat the Banner they'll take on Limerick in the Munster semi-final. No doubt there will be a strong St Finbarr's core to the Rebels' line-up, which will be announced on Friday.

The Barrs' Ben Cunningham, William Buckley and Ben O'Connor excelled in their Premier 1 minor county triumph.

The minor footballers, All-Ireland champions last season, aren't in action until next month when they meet Kerry in Killarney.

Nemeton and Stream Sport will provide the minor coverage in the coming weeks, where one parent or guardian per player will be allowed into the games.

Cork's U20 hurlers are in Kerry on Monday for the Munster quarter-final and a victory there would also set up a provincial semi-final with Limerick. 

Pat Ryan is at the helm of a talented group, All-Ireland winners three years ago, that will be captained by Conor O'Callaghan, with Daire Connery, the Roche twins, Eoin and Brian, Shane O'Regan, Tommy O'Connell, Alan Connolly, Pádraig Power and Shane Barrett all involved.

There is no indication yet if that match will be available to watch online.

GAAGO will exclusively stream up to 23 games from the deferred two rounds of the Allianz League, including Cork and Louth. As with the minor ties, Nemeton are involved in conjunction with RTÉ Sport, with Marty Morrissey, Ger Canning and John Kenny among the commentators.

Ronan McCarthy's side have a number of injuries this weekend. Ciarán Sheehan and Tomás Clancy will be absent for the season, with Seán Powter and Seán White sitting out against Louth.

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