862,000 WATCH 2022 ALL-IRELAND SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Kerry’s triumphant win over Galway in Sunday’s All Ireland Football final was watched by an average of 862,000 viewers and a share of 75% of those watching TV at the time. Viewing numbers on RTÉ2 peaked at 5.03 pm with 960,000 people watching as referee Sean Hurson added five minutes of extra time. There were 131,000 live streams on the RTÉ Player.
Following a tight match, the Sam Maguire Cup returns to the kingdom for the first time since 2014 after Sean O’ Shea received the cup from GAA President Larry McCarthy. The game marked Kerry’s 38th Senior Championship title.
It was a momentous day for Kerry’s number 14, David Clifford, finally achieving his dream of winning his first Senior All-Ireland medal. During The Sunday Game he was firstly named ‘Man of the Match’ and RTÉ’s team of panellists also awarded him ‘The Sunday Game Player of the Year.’
On The Sunday Game next Sunday evening at 9.30 pm on RTÉ2 Des Cahill presents highlights of the Ladies Football All-Ireland Finals from Croke Park. Saturday Sport and Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 will have live commentaries, reports and reaction from all the games while RTÉ.ie/sport will keep fans up-to-date with all the action.