FA Cup final to be shown live on Irish TV

FA Cup final to be shown live on Irish TV

After an absence of almost 20 years the FA Cup final is returning to terrestrial television in Ireland.

TV3 will broadcast this year’s final between Aston Villa and Arsenal live from Wembley on Saturday May 30.

Shay Given is expected to feature for Aston Villa.

“The FA Cup Final has always been one of the biggest events in the football calendar and we are thrilled to make the Wembley occasion available to our viewers,” said TV3 Group Commercial Director Pat Kiely.

This year’s final is likely to include a couple of big names in Irish soccer. Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is expected to start for Aston Villa, 17 years after his last FA Cup final appearance.

One of Villa’s key men will be Ireland Under 21 midfielder Jack Grealish, who has enjoyed a sensational second half of the season, but has still yet to confirm if he will play for Ireland or England at senior level.

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