National - Does GAA get fair coverage compared to soccer and rugby

Replying To mediaman:  "I see it has now increased to 80,000+ for tomorrow's matches."
It's some dedication to the cause that 2 'contributors' would give that post the thumbs down! If only the rte news team were as thorough as the cheerleaders on here.

Soma (UK) - Posts:1800 - 06/08/2016 11:05:11   1896533

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As I have said many time the GAA does not get fair coverage compared to the two sports mentioned. RTE news even gives out information on English premiership - what nonsense.

browncows (Meath) - Posts:1401 - 06/08/2016 11:19:02   1896536

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The RTE 6.01 News and Sport's Friday fiasco reminded me of another of their recent caption howlers. We all remember the Tony Keady Affair. Well when he was interviewed recently on 6.01 Sport about Galway hurling he was captioned as Tony Ready. Last night's pantomime showed a similar lack of respect for our players and our games.

However In contrast to all the cock-ups in their football/hurling coverage of late 6.01 Sport always seems to get it right when dealing with other sports which suggests it's that old D4 mindset that's the real problem. So don't be surprised if they show the Mayo/Tyrone preview on this evening's 6.01 News and Sport.

mediaman (Antrim) - Posts:355 - 06/08/2016 11:56:33   1896548

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Replying To browncows:  "As I have said many time the GAA does not get fair coverage compared to the two sports mentioned. RTE news even gives out information on English premiership - what nonsense."
Imagine that. Soccer no less. Hard to believe that there are people who like GAA and other sports. Down with that sort of thing.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts:3414 - 06/08/2016 13:04:13   1896568

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I'm sure it's pure coincidence that the biggest sporting event in Europe today (80,000+ in attendance in Croke Park) which has been ignored all week by RTE 6.01 News and Sport also happens to the one to be shown exclusively on Sky Sports.
P.S. Off now to enjoy 'the second of this year's All-Ireland Football semi-finals.'

mediaman (Antrim) - Posts:355 - 06/08/2016 13:51:24   1896586

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See what you started there Mediaman.

Even the stadium announcer is calling them semi finals !

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts:3414 - 06/08/2016 15:54:26   1896616

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Replying To mediaman:  "I'm sure it's pure coincidence that the biggest sporting event in Europe today (80,000+ in attendance in Croke Park) which has been ignored all week by RTE 6.01 News and Sport also happens to the one to be shown exclusively on Sky Sports.
P.S. Off now to enjoy 'the second of this year's All-Ireland Football semi-finals.'"
Just under 90,000 people at Wembley today for Liverpool v Barcelona. More amazing 'facts' from mediamoan !

bad.monkey (USA) - Posts:4330 - 06/08/2016 19:18:35   1896779

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So RTE should be promoting Liverpool v Barcelona? ?????????

witnof (Dublin) - Posts:1086 - 06/08/2016 20:10:13   1896851

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Replying To Soma:  "It's some dedication to the cause that 2 'contributors' would give that post the thumbs down! If only the rte news team were as thorough as the cheerleaders on here."
I'll wager the same two who gave your post the 'thumbs down'...

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts:3383 - 06/08/2016 20:19:15   1896862

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Replying To mediaman:  "I'm sure it's pure coincidence that the biggest sporting event in Europe today (80,000+ in attendance in Croke Park) which has been ignored all week by RTE 6.01 News and Sport also happens to the one to be shown exclusively on Sky Sports.
P.S. Off now to enjoy 'the second of this year's All-Ireland Football semi-finals.'"
...just after watching the news here in Spain....no mention of Europes biggest sporting event in Croke park today....shocking stuff....

extranjero (Wexford) - Posts:198 - 06/08/2016 20:55:24   1896890

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Replying To keeper7:  "I'll wager the same two who gave your post the 'thumbs down'..."
Perhaps so, id also suspect one of those 'contributors' has previously referred to the GAA as "ye" which makes me wonder about the merits of that posters views...

Soma (UK) - Posts:1800 - 06/08/2016 21:12:11   1896909

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It's some dedication to the cause that 2 'contributors' would give that post the thumbs down! If only the rte news team were as thorough as the cheerleaders on here.
Soma (UK) - Posts:1557 - 06/08/2016 11:05:11
No need to be so sanctimonious and hypocritical. The RTE news team do a very good job, could they do better, of course, but they will always want to.
What exactly do you want to change in media coverage?

The RTE 6.01 News and Sport's Friday fiasco reminded me of another of their recent caption howlers. We all remember the Tony Keady Affair. Well when he was interviewed recently on 6.01 Sport about Galway hurling he was captioned as Tony Ready. Last night's pantomime showed a similar lack of respect for our players and our games.
However In contrast to all the cock-ups in their football/hurling coverage of late 6.01 Sport always seems to get it right when dealing with other sports which suggests it's that old D4 mindset that's the real problem. So don't be surprised if they show the Mayo/Tyrone preview on this evening's 6.01 News and Sport.
mediaman (Antrim) - Posts:344 - 06/08/2016 11:56:33
Do you know that many more people who never went to a fee paying school, don't live and never have lived in Dublin 4 play rugby. There is no d4 mindset.


Perhaps so, id also suspect one of those 'contributors' has previously referred to the GAA as "ye" which makes me wonder about the merits of that posters views...
Soma (UK) - Posts:1557 - 06/08/2016 21:12:11
Once again having pops at posters yet criticises others for defending themselves against name calling. Complete hypocrisy!!!

ormondbannerman (Clare) - Posts:12869 - 06/08/2016 21:36:16   1896932

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Media man is right to call out any bias against the GAA by the RTE sports dept. Other sports do it all the time. And demand and get plenty of coverage.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts:940 - 06/08/2016 22:18:34   1896979

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Replying To extranjero:  "...just after watching the news here in Spain....no mention of Europes biggest sporting event in Croke park today....shocking stuff...."
It's fair to say in all walks of life there is always a "love/hate" feeling between opinions and facts, in a lot of cases when opinions are no longer seen as entertaining, the originator or the receiver using a tad of sarcasm goes in search of "facts" however small or insignificant they may be, it's all in the name of having the last say so to speak, depending on your postal code.
When the gaa sold some of television rights to sky the world and it's granny knew it was for monetary reasons, and that's fair enough even though I didn't agree with it, but that's life. I'm pretty sure RTE didn't object too much either, as they are probably looking at the bigger picture anyway, they also know that they have an allocation of games to televise through the year as well even though they too pay the gaa for those rights, so, who wins or loses here, well the gaa certainly don't lose simply because their games are now being televised by using two very different broadcasters, (1) sky, is a multinational worldwide brand name who bought into the gaa idea for their own reasons and because it was "gift wrapped." (2) RTE, carries the flag as our national broadcaster, that's why most of us don't mind paying our licence fee, if and when sky don't renew the contract with the gaa all is not lost as the gaa still have RTE to broadcast their games so the gaa is in a win win situation.
Sky on the other hand are hoping that those unfortunate people who do not now have the opportunity to view those games will sign up for some sort of package, interesting.
If RTE don't always get it right I think that may be because they're human and that's one of the reasons I like them. Come to think of it I don't always get it right myself sure didn't I predict Tyrone to beat Mayo this evening and guess what I got it wrong, because I no longer have sky (pay for view) package I followed the last few minutes on match tracker, I didn't even wait for the 6.01 RTE news/sport.
You know what, if I had an energy filled level of criticism, for say in this case RTE, or to be a tad sarcastic about it, to nit pick a couple of miniscule issues I would just switch off and change over to sky, why persist with RTE and make yourself feel miserable, unless of course sky can't do any better, and if that's the case why bother with sky pay for view. Live life.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts:1552 - 06/08/2016 22:41:39   1896999

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Hat's off to rte 2 day, untouchable, done and dusted, not even sky could cope with 2 days game.

Cuhullain (Kildare) - Posts:179 - 07/08/2016 18:58:57   1897541

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supersub15 (Carlow)

Sky on the other hand are hoping that those unfortunate people who do not now have the opportunity to view those games will sign up for some sort of package, interesting.



Living here in the UK I'm one of those unfortunate people. The only ways I could watch todays hurling semi-final, was to go to a pub, or sign up for Sky (which I did). I say sign up for Sky, but this means buying a 24 hour pass with NOW tv (no contract) for £6.99. which entitles me to watch all sport shown on Sky. For next Saturdays AI semi-final replay I'll probably buy a weekly pass for £10.99. This will give me the Tipp v Galway game on a Sunday as well, plus all the Sky live Premier League soccer games and anything else that takes my fancy.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts:270 - 07/08/2016 19:29:36   1897554

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "supersub15 (Carlow)

Sky on the other hand are hoping that those unfortunate people who do not now have the opportunity to view those games will sign up for some sort of package, interesting.



Living here in the UK I'm one of those unfortunate people. The only ways I could watch todays hurling semi-final, was to go to a pub, or sign up for Sky (which I did). I say sign up for Sky, but this means buying a 24 hour pass with NOW tv (no contract) for £6.99. which entitles me to watch all sport shown on Sky. For next Saturdays AI semi-final replay I'll probably buy a weekly pass for £10.99. This will give me the Tipp v Galway game on a Sunday as well, plus all the Sky live Premier League soccer games and anything else that takes my fancy."
Just go onto sportstream site
they have free links streamed live for all games

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:11781 - 07/08/2016 19:38:16   1897563

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "[quote=Cockney_Cat:  "supersub15 (Carlow)

Sky on the other hand are hoping that those unfortunate people who do not now have the opportunity to view those games will sign up for some sort of package, interesting.



Living here in the UK I'm one of those unfortunate people. The only ways I could watch todays hurling semi-final, was to go to a pub, or sign up for Sky (which I did). I say sign up for Sky, but this means buying a 24 hour pass with NOW tv (no contract) for £6.99. which entitles me to watch all sport shown on Sky. For next Saturdays AI semi-final replay I'll probably buy a weekly pass for £10.99. This will give me the Tipp v Galway game on a Sunday as well, plus all the Sky live Premier League soccer games and anything else that takes my fancy."
Just go onto sportstream site
they have free links streamed live for all games"]I do that, but they are very hit and miss, and the quality of the picture can vary a lot . You can spend ages trying to get a decent stream, jumping from one to another, you miss a lot of the action. Although, with the soccer I streamed nearly all the games I watched last year, and the quality was good. But, the are far more streaming sites showing soccer

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts:270 - 07/08/2016 20:14:34   1897588

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "[quote=hill16no1man:  "[quote=Cockney_Cat:  "supersub15 (Carlow)

Sky on the other hand are hoping that those unfortunate people who do not now have the opportunity to view those games will sign up for some sort of package, interesting.



Living here in the UK I'm one of those unfortunate people. The only ways I could watch todays hurling semi-final, was to go to a pub, or sign up for Sky (which I did). I say sign up for Sky, but this means buying a 24 hour pass with NOW tv (no contract) for £6.99. which entitles me to watch all sport shown on Sky. For next Saturdays AI semi-final replay I'll probably buy a weekly pass for £10.99. This will give me the Tipp v Galway game on a Sunday as well, plus all the Sky live Premier League soccer games and anything else that takes my fancy."
Just go onto sportstream site
they have free links streamed live for all games"]I do that, but they are very hit and miss, and the quality of the picture can vary a lot . You can spend ages trying to get a decent stream, jumping from one to another, you miss a lot of the action. Although, with the soccer I streamed nearly all the games I watched last year, and the quality was good. But, the are far more streaming sites showing soccer"]Can you get GAAGO in the UK lads?

extranjero (Wexford) - Posts:198 - 07/08/2016 23:26:12   1897741

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RE sporting bloopers
http://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/gaelic-football/sky-sports-start-gaa-coverage-3338626
sure didnt sky once state that mayo in 2013 went on to win the all ireland -- D4 mentality or human error , id say human error

Gaffes do occur from time to time on tv --- just google Guy Goma (remember this one)

Dont recall if there are any soccer and rugby ones on rte maybe there are maybe there isnt , but then again i dont trawl rte news looking to pounce on every single error

more importantly yesterday well done to pat, brian, anthoney and all involved with the minors , what a win WERE GOING TO THE ALL IRELAND YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

janesboro (Limerick) - Posts:1267 - 08/08/2016 09:28:43   1897814

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