Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Irish Sun Launches a Whole New Sports Perspective for GAA Fans With the Arrival of The Irish Sun Sports Pack


The Irish Sun today officially unveils its new Irish Sun Sports Pack which offers subscribers exclusive and unrivalled highlights and content across multiple sports. As official clip rights partners with the GAA, the Irish Sun Sports Pack will feature highlights from the GAA Hurling and Football Championships and the National Allianz Leagues, in addition to top opinion, news, video and match reports from Ireland’s leading GAA columnists including Graham Geraghty, Collie Moran, Babs Keating and Michael Duignan.


The Irish Sun global GAA deal will allow subscribers across the world access to 85 League and Championship matches each year on the Irish Sun’s new mobile App, available on Apple and Android smartphones and on desktop. Further to the unparalleled GAA content, Irish subscribers to The Irish Sun Sports pack will enjoy official highlights from every Premier League, FA Cup, SPFL, Champions League and Europa League game alongside exclusive UFC content and offers. The Irish Sun Sports Pack is without doubt, the best value in the market; the first month is free with no commitment and then for just €4.99 per month, subscribers will have access to the full package on any smartphone or digital device.

Commenting on the launch, News UK & Ireland CEO, Mike Darcey said: “The new pack gives readers of The Irish Sun easy access to a huge range of thrilling sporting action. It continues our strategy of delivering world class content to our readers, in the inimitable Irish Sun style, across a range of platforms. In particular, we are delighted to have partnered with the GAA exclusively and we are very excited about providing GAA highlights first to Irish people all over the world.”


Paul Clarkson, Editor of The Irish Sun added: “We are hugely excited to be able to offer our readers an amazing package in the palm of their hands and for an incredible price.

“Few countries are more passionate about their sports than Ireland and the Irish Sun Sports Pack will let fans stay up to date wherever they are and at any time of the day.

“When you add in the extra news, showbiz, games and puzzles we are miles ahead of our competitors for content and value. Where else can you get a month’s access to these top sporting moments for the same price as a pint?”

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail, welcomed today's announcement. He said: “Access to our games has never been easier and this partnership with The Irish Sun is another innovative way for supporters of football and hurling to access highlights of our games regardless of where they might find themselves. I hope people derive great enjoyment and satisfaction watching our best footballers and hurlers in action over the course of our busy playing season.”

To celebrate the launch of The Irish Sun Sports Pack, Ireland’s most-read popular title launched its Kit for Clubs initiative. The scheme offers GAA Clubs across Ireland a set of 25 jerseys or training tops in their club colours worth €900 by simply signing up 40 club members to the Irish Sun Sports Pack for 3 months. For more information on the Free Kits for Clubs initiative visitwww.thesun.ie/gaakits


Over the coming weeks, The Irish Sun will take its new Sports Pack on the road by embarking on a GAA Roadshow. Visiting well-known GAA heartlands around the country including Dublin, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Galway and Cork with top columnists, including Graham Geraghty, Collie Moran and Michael Duignan and local GAA heroes; the events are free to attend. To register keep an eye out on www.facebook.com/Irishsunsport




The Irish Sun Sports Pack is available on a free 30-day trial and people can join at www.thesun.ie/join After signing up, simply search for ‘Irish Sun’ and ‘Sun Goals’ in Apple or Android App stores and download the additional Irish Sun App and Sun Goals App for free.