Both Donegal’s games this weekend are available live. Kildare GAA are providing coverage of the Allianz National Hurling League Roinn 2B free on their YouTube channel. When it is available I will post a link on the landing page of Donegal GAA. The Allianz League football against Tyrone is live on TG4 for viewers in Ireland and will be available for international viewers on GAAGo for €5. Again I will post the link on the Donegal GAA site. Any programmes that are produced by Kildare or Tyrone will also be available from our site.
Games are €5 in the league. Championship will be €8 each. GAAGO have 54 games in the Allianz Leagues and looking at 12-15 in the Championship, overall. This year they are also introducing a Domestic Pass, priced at €25. This gets you everything that’s not on TV in Ireland. While this will suit some counties it is of limited use for Donegal followers as most, if not all, our football matches will be broadcast on TV and GAAGO are not covering our hurling team. However, people may want to look at games outside of our own county team and for them this may be a good option. The Pass will be available for sale either tomorrow evening or Thursday morning. When someone goes to buy an individual game onsite, they will be given the choice there and then to buy the Pass/Game (not there at this moment but will hopefully be there tomorrow). The domestic pass is a new addition but there has been a pass for international viewers for the last four years down to €120 this year from €140 last year. Donegal’s football games will be available to them on GAAGO.
The link to GAAGO for our International viewers is https://www.gaago.ie/fixture/PL5-21-F-W2U and I will have this on site before each football match. Subscribers should be aware there is a big issue with piracy and phishing sites who are stealing people’s credit card details. There are numerous sites pretending to be GAAGO, and while GAAGO do manage to get them shut down others quickly appear. People should buy on the GAAGO website gaago.ie – nowhere else. People used apps a good bit to cast games to their TV last season, that’s all great, but if they want to avoid paying the surcharge of €1/2 that Apple and Google put on it via the app, then they should buy from the site itself where a €5 game costs €5 and not €7.20 etc…. they can still watch through the app.
Many GAA supporters may also have experienced a new wave of spam messages from fake streaming accounts on their social posts this weekend. They seem to be even more relentless when compared with last summer. The GAA have been in contact with Facebook on the issue. and they are not the only organisation facing this problem. What FB can do isn’t as sweeping and impactful as the GAA hoped. As with GAAGO above, for Donegal GAA fans the only place the games CLG Dhún na nGall are streaming will be available for purchase is our website. Buy there and nowhere else.