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Interesting that no one has posted yet on RTE increasing their GAA coverage, usually they get lambasted on here for their lack of interest in GAA and what is seen as a pro rugby bias. Good to see that the new management seem to be keen to expand their GAA coverage in the coming years.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1766 - 11/01/2019 09:56:27    2156538

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Replying To Rosineri1:  "Interesting that no one has posted yet on RTE increasing their GAA coverage, usually they get lambasted on here for their lack of interest in GAA and what is seen as a pro rugby bias. Good to see that the new management seem to be keen to expand their GAA coverage in the coming years."
They have no choice now

They've lost much of their sports content to Virgin media (TV3)

I welcome it though but it would be a different story if they hadn't lost so much content to TV3

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19544 - 11/01/2019 10:14:25    2156544

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Just four extra games I suppose but it's better than nothing.

OGarmaile (Tyrone) - Posts: 143 - 11/01/2019 10:25:51    2156546

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Replying To Rosineri1:  "Interesting that no one has posted yet on RTE increasing their GAA coverage, usually they get lambasted on here for their lack of interest in GAA and what is seen as a pro rugby bias. Good to see that the new management seem to be keen to expand their GAA coverage in the coming years."
Yes they certainly deserve credit for acknowledging the huge interest in both the leagues and club championship and its great to see that some of these games will now be live on RTE. It isn't a coincidence I'm sure that head of sport there now is from a background more reflective of society in general. Hopefully he can also do something about the way highlight shows are put together but this is a great start for GAA fans and players.

Soma (UK) - Posts: 2279 - 11/01/2019 10:32:46    2156548

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I hope they are not just doing english versions of what is already on TG4. I would hope this means more games rather than the same games in different languages!

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 966 - 11/01/2019 10:51:57    2156553

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The only change i would be interested is a total overhaul of the panellists.. Mssrs Brolly O Rourke and Spillane are well past their sell by date and i would love to see them replaced by younger players who would analyse a game correctly rather than giving their opinions all the time ..

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1626 - 11/01/2019 11:06:15    2156556

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This is a fantastic move and should have been done long ago but however at least now it has happened. Nothing beats national league games under lights in the spring with teams like Dublin, Mayo and Kerry playing each other in either in Croker or down the country and it needed to be promoted more. RTE have a lot of potential to grow there GAA coverage and this is hopefully the start of it. Kevin McStay is also returning as a pundit which is great news.

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 440 - 11/01/2019 11:48:17    2156566

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Belclare - while Spillane Brolly etc can be annoying they are there for entertainment. Look at rte since Dublhy, Giles etc left..boring. Rugby without hook is boring especially with O Gara, he would put you to sleep.

We need good and accurate analysis but a bit of banter and comedy or someone to play the villain is also needed in my opinion. It's about finding that balance.

Am I right is saying Rte are just showing what sir sport are also showing?

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9825 - 11/01/2019 11:48:43    2156568

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Yes they certainly deserve credit for acknowledging the huge interest in both the leagues and club championship and its great to see that some of these games will now be live on RTE. It isn't a coincidence I'm sure that head of sport there now is from a background more reflective of society in general. Hopefully he can also do something about the way highlight shows are put together but this is a great start for GAA fans and players.
Soma (UK) - Posts: 2248 - 1/11/19 10:32:46 AM
More reflective of society in general. Oh come on!!!
Dont embarrass yourself.

DonaldDuck (Tipperary) - Posts: 544 - 11/01/2019 11:49:11    2156569

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Replying To DonaldDuck:  "Yes they certainly deserve credit for acknowledging the huge interest in both the leagues and club championship and its great to see that some of these games will now be live on RTE. It isn't a coincidence I'm sure that head of sport there now is from a background more reflective of society in general. Hopefully he can also do something about the way highlight shows are put together but this is a great start for GAA fans and players.
Soma (UK) - Posts: 2248 - 1/11/19 10:32:46 AM
More reflective of society in general. Oh come on!!!
Dont embarrass yourself."
What kind of men are they rearing in Tipp these days LOL? You have no chance of winning the hurling with people like ,wait for it- Donald Duck LOL
Nobody is asking RTE to be a P.R outfit for Gaelic football, they are for Rugby and hurling already. All Gaelic fans are asking is for a balanced view. For every 2 negatives have 2 positives for example.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1586 - 11/01/2019 12:35:40    2156582

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Replying To galwayford:  "
Replying To DonaldDuck:  "Yes they certainly deserve credit for acknowledging the huge interest in both the leagues and club championship and its great to see that some of these games will now be live on RTE. It isn't a coincidence I'm sure that head of sport there now is from a background more reflective of society in general. Hopefully he can also do something about the way highlight shows are put together but this is a great start for GAA fans and players.
Soma (UK) - Posts: 2248 - 1/11/19 10:32:46 AM
More reflective of society in general. Oh come on!!!
Dont embarrass yourself."
What kind of men are they rearing in Tipp these days LOL? You have no chance of winning the hurling with people like ,wait for it- Donald Duck LOL
Nobody is asking RTE to be a P.R outfit for Gaelic football, they are for Rugby and hurling already. All Gaelic fans are asking is for a balanced view. For every 2 negatives have 2 positives for example."
If the truth is known the on going fall out from the Sky deal had a roll to play in this.
The GAA set the scene for RTE & eir to play a part in to win back some of ground they lost.
In defence of RTE, they can only televise the number of games that's allocated to them as outlined in the Sky deal.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1935 - 11/01/2019 12:59:37    2156590

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have TG4 kept the rights to show the Sunday afternoon matches

redbomb (Tyrone) - Posts: 162 - 11/01/2019 13:32:37    2156599

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Replying To redbomb:  "have TG4 kept the rights to show the Sunday afternoon matches"
Yes

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12581 - 11/01/2019 14:41:05    2156609

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Have I misunderstood something? Isn't this nothing more than RTÉ showing a measly four league matches live on a Saturday night which are already being shown live on Eirsport? Unless I'm mistaken? If not, what's the gain here for GAA fans when the same games are live anyway, in English, on another channel at the very same time. Same match just being shown on two different channels?

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1148 - 11/01/2019 15:25:33    2156618

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Replying To Onion Breath:  "Have I misunderstood something? Isn't this nothing more than RTÉ showing a measly four league matches live on a Saturday night which are already being shown live on Eirsport? Unless I'm mistaken? If not, what's the gain here for GAA fans when the same games are live anyway, in English, on another channel at the very same time. Same match just being shown on two different channels?"
well, obviously most people don't have eir sport so it's good for them

NaomhNaille (Donegal) - Posts: 124 - 11/01/2019 16:30:28    2156623

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Replying To Onion Breath:  "Have I misunderstood something? Isn't this nothing more than RTÉ showing a measly four league matches live on a Saturday night which are already being shown live on Eirsport? Unless I'm mistaken? If not, what's the gain here for GAA fans when the same games are live anyway, in English, on another channel at the very same time. Same match just being shown on two different channels?"
For people who don't have Eir Sport it could be a good thing?

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2147 - 11/01/2019 16:34:37    2156624

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As far as I can see they are showing the same matches that are on Eir Sport, could have pushed the boat out and shown a few more. Dont understand the idea of rugby bias, RTE do not show six nations, pro 14 or champions cup, now reduced to November internationals, and world cup later in year when GAA intercounty season is over.

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 1252 - 11/01/2019 17:37:04    2156635

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Have I misunderstood something? Isn't this nothing more than RTÉ showing a measly four league matches live on a Saturday night which are already being shown live on Eirsport? Unless I'm mistaken? If not, what's the gain here for GAA fans when the same games are live anyway, in English, on another channel at the very same time. Same match just being shown on two different channels?
Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1073 - 1/11/19 3:25:33 PM
Most people dont have eirsport and 4 matches is far better than none so there very much is a gain as more people have access to RTE than Eir

DonaldDuck (Tipperary) - Posts: 544 - 11/01/2019 18:09:51    2156639

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What the hell are RTÉ doing with our money?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 9375 - 11/01/2019 18:22:58    2156645

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Replying To NaomhNaille:  "well, obviously most people don't have eir sport so it's good for them"
Jaysus ...

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1148 - 11/01/2019 18:55:22    2156651

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