Ireland internationals support WATCHLOI


Ireland internationals support WATCHLOI

A number of Republic of Ireland international players have thrown their support behind the new streaming service for the League of Ireland - WATCHLOI
28th Jul 2020

With the domestic season resuming on Friday, July 31, supporters can watch every game live via this new streaming service.

And it is something that current Ireland players Matt Doherty, Enda Stevens, Kevin Long, Alan Browne, Ronan Curtis and Sean Maguire have backed, along with former internationals Paul McGrath and David Meyler. Each of them started their respective careers in the League and have maintained a connection to it.

Delivered by the Football Association of Ireland and RTE Sport, in collaboration with GAAGO, this world class streaming platform will guarantee supporters can watch the #GreatestLeagueInTheWorld wherever they are on

Each Premier Division fixture, as well as selected FAI Cup matches, will be live streamed with RTE Sport's cameras and commentary team set to create a fantastic production for supporters to enjoy.
Season passes went on sale this morning on the platform at just €55 for supporters in Ireland and €69 for the rest of the world. It will be the perfect way for supporters to support their club with revenue created set to go to each club and with over 55+ matches set to be on the platform, it is also great value.
The SSE Airtricity League is set to restart on Friday, July 31 with Derry City v Sligo Rovers to be the first match streamed on the platform, kick-off at 5.45pm.
"We're absolutely delighted to launch our new streaming service, WATCHLOI," said FAI Commercial & Marketing Director Mark Russell.
"Working with RTE Sport and GAAGO will guarantee that we will have a best-in-class product which SSE Airtricity League supporters will be able to enjoy around the world.
"Especially with COVID-19 restrictions, this is the ideal time to launch this service but with the revenue it will generate for the clubs, this is also a major moment for the league and a fantastic opportunity to promote and enhance the domestic game in Ireland."
Declan McBennett, Group Head of Sport, RTÉ said: "In these uncertain times, when dedicated fans are unable to attend games in large numbers, we are delighted to bring the games directly to them via WatchLOI.  
"This is a chance for the whole of the Irish footballing family to get behind the SSE Airtricity League and lend their support in every way to the clubs as the heartbeat of the association."