As well as celebrating Waterford’s return to the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, WLR is celebrating 25 years of The Big Match on the station that loves Waterford as much as you do!
To mark the two momentous occasions, WLR will dedicate Sunday, September 3rd to supporting the Waterford Senior Hurlers in their endeavour to reclaim the Liam MacCarthy Cup, including three live broadcasts from the heart of the action in Dublin.
Listeners can expect a day of previews; great music for your journey to Croke Park; a live pre-match show from The Croke Park Hotel before the game; live coverage of The Big Match with commentary team Kieran O’Connor and Stephen Frampton; and an All-Ireland special LIVE from the post-match banquet at The Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road in Dublin.
The WLR All-Ireland Final Team has been announced:
7-10am: Seán Organ’s Sunday Sunrise
10am-12pm: Timmy Ryan will keep you entertained and informed with all your favourite songs as you leave the Déise for Croke Park.
12-3pm: Before The Big Match with Aoibhin Fallon and Eamon Keane LIVE from The Croke Park Hotel, where Aoibhin, Eamon and the WLR Street Team will be chatting to fans and soaking up the pre-match atmosphere.
3pm: The big one, The BIG Match LIVE from Croke Park, thanks to George Corbett SKODA, with commentary team, Kieran O’Connor, who has been hosting The Big Match on WLR for 25 years, former Waterford hurling legend Stephen Frampton and WLR’s GAA correspondent Tomás McCarthy.
5.30-8pm: Drive Home with Rick Whelan, with the best mix of music, reflection on the game and plenty of fan interaction.
8-10pm: The All-Ireland Special LIVE from the post-match banquet at The Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road in Dublin, where WLR’s Liz Reddy & Gavin Whelan will have plenty of post-match analysis, interviews and reaction direct from the team hotel.
This will be WLR’s biggest broadcast day EVER, with coverage of the All-Ireland Final sponsored by Clem Jacob Hire, a true Waterford company, celebrating 10 years in business this year.
Only one radio station loves Waterford as much as you do… WLR, Waterford’s biggest and only radio station dedicated to supporting Waterford GAA.
Best of luck to Derek and the team on Sunday!