RTÉ to show Women’s Champions League final for first time

RTÉ will show live coverage of Sunday’s Uefa Women’s Champions League final in a first for the Irish public-service broadcaster.

Sunday’s match will take place at the Anoeta Stadium in the Spanish city of San Sebastian and will pit German club Wolfsburg against French team Lyon, who are seeking a fifth successive title.

The match will be shown on the RTÉ2 channel and on the RTÉ Player live streaming and on-demand platform, with coverage to begin at 6.45pm.

RTÉ has previously broadcast women’s football, having shared coverage of last year’s World Cup in France with Irish-language broadcaster TG4. It marked the first time that the entire tournament had been broadcast free-to-air in Ireland.

In France, pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus and free-to-air digital terrestrial channel W9 will broadcast the Women’s Champions League final, while in the UK, pay-television broadcaster BT Sport will provide coverage. Mediapro’s free-to-air GolTV platform will also provide coverage in Spain.

Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and RTÉ recently launched a new streaming platform to deliver coverage of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The FAI and RTÉ Sport have joined forces with GAAGO, the IPTV service co-owned by RTÉ and the Gaelic Athletic Association, on the platform, which will provide live coverage of every league match and selected FAI Cup fixtures.