TV3 to bring FA Cup finals to Ireland

Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 has acquired rights for the final of the FA Cup, English football’s top club knockout competition.

The deal will run for four years, from 2015 to 2018.

This year’s final between Arsenal and Aston Villa will take place on May 30.

The agreement represents the first time in 17 years that the showpiece game will be broadcast live on terrestrial television in Ireland.