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Open thread: what do you think of the GAA coverage on telly?

The Dublin GAA chief says fans are being ‘short-changed’ by RTÉ.

Michael Lyster: Sunday Game presenter.
Michael Lyster: Sunday Game presenter.
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DO YOU FEEL short-changed, Gaelic games fans?

Dublin GAA’s chief executive says today that those of us with an interest in hurling and football are being sold short by the state broadcaster.

In his report to the Dublin county convention, John Costello says the fact that RTÉ doesn’t broadcast any live GAA games between September and May does a disservice to supporters.

“The licence fee payers whose primary sporting interests are Gaelic games are being short-changed,” he says.  ”Domestic soccer has the Monday Night Soccer while rugby has Against the Head but what of football and hurling?

“Even the Six One News on Sunday evenings gives scant coverage of football and hurling, just listing results in some willy-nilly fashion without at times informing the viewer whether its football or hurling, quarter-finals, semi- or finals.”

Recently too, former Laois player Colm Parkinson suggested on Newstalk radio that the Sunday Game should be complemented with another magazine-style show, especially on busy championship weekends in the summer.

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So what do you think of RTÉ’s Gaelic Games coverage in general and what would you like to see less or more of?

Let us know in the comment section below.

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