Last year over 250,000 tuned in to watch the live athletics action in Ireland.

Athletics Ireland has announced that six high profile athletics events will be streamed live in 2019.

Over 250,000 viewers watched last year’s athletics coverage, and the first event to be broadcast live in 2019 is the Junior and Under-23 Indoor Championships, which takes place on Sunday, January 27.

Hamish Adams, CEO of Athletics Ireland: “This is the fifth year in which Athletics Ireland has live streamed our Irish Life Health events and we are delighted to once again partner up to promote our great sport to a growing audience.”

Athletics Ireland – working closely with multimedia firm nTrai – has been streaming events since 2013 and this combined with a strong social media presence has created an ideal platform with which to broadcast the action.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this service again in 2019 and we must thank our sponsor Irish Life Health for providing us with the platform to showcase our great sport to an ever-increasing audience,” said Athletics Ireland Marketing Manager Daragh Browne, who is confident this year’s viewership will top 300,000.

“Irish Life Health has been a fantastic supporter of Athletics from grassroots right up to masters level and we are looking forward to working with them again this year to promote athletics as a sport for life across the country.

“Our target this year is to stream six high-class national athletics events and to reach over 300,000 views. It’s an ambitious target but streaming of the 2018 Irish Life Health Senior Indoors attracted a viewership of over 90k alone and the feedback received from fans was overwhelmingly positive, so we see no reason we can’t build on this success.”

2019 Live streaming schedule

Jan 27 – Irish Life Health Junior and U23 Indoors AIT, Athlone
Feb 16 – Irish Life Health Senior Indoors National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown
Mar 30 – Irish Life Health Juvenile Indoors Day 1 AIT, Athlone
Jun 1 – Irish Life Health All Ireland Schools Track and Field Tullamore
Jul 6 – Irish Life Health Junior and U23 Outdoors Tullamore
Jul 27 – Irish Life Health National Seniors Morton Stadium, Santry

Exact streaming times to be announced in the days leading up to each event.

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