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

Last Wednesday RTE 6.01 News and Sport sent a film crew to Sligo to cover a violent incident which occurred after a Minor Football match in the county. Nothing wrong with that. Unless of course RTE 6.01 News and Sport ignores violent incidents in other sports as they did this weekend in regard to soccer.
On Saturday there was serious crowd violence in West Ham's new ground (fighting, Nazi salutes and so on). There were also a number of serious incidents in Glasgow during the Celtic Rangers match (examples of sectarianism and wholesale destruction of property). Unlike the MInor match in Sligo RTE gave both the West Ham and the Celtic matches extensive coverage on the 6.01 News and Sport but not a word was said about these violent incidents.
Now maybe RTE will give time on Monday's programme to highlight these violent incidents in soccer because if they don't we will have yet another excellent example of 6.01 News and Sport bias towards our games.

mediaman (Antrim) - Posts:355 - 11/09/2016 20:23:50   1912877

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The last time I checked don't think either Celtic, rangers or west ham are in Ireland, the incident in Sligo was if a very serious nature and deserved to be covered but then again in your world mediaman there is no wrong in the gaa.

tinrylandman (Carlow) - Posts:387 - 12/09/2016 14:23:49   1913084

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14,410 - the attendance at yesterday's Waterford Galway All-Ireland U-21 Hurling Final more than attended the recent Ireland England U-20 Rugby Union World Cup Final. Imagine that more than a World Final.It 's amazing really when you consider what little coverage the competition receives on RTE TV compared to U-20 Rugby Union which isn't even as popular on the World stage as U-21 hurling is in this country alone.

mediaman (Antrim) - Posts:354 - 11/09/2016 11:25:54 1912698

Eh the 21s final was covered on sunday game last night highlights and analysis- did rte do highlights of u20s world cup final ---dont think so

14k plus though is fantastic attendance - had around 17k at last years final - when we won our three in a row the finals weree getting 30k plus

janesboro (Limerick) - Posts:1305 - 12/09/2016 14:42:40   1913099

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Replying To mediaman:  "Last Wednesday RTE 6.01 News and Sport sent a film crew to Sligo to cover a violent incident which occurred after a Minor Football match in the county. Nothing wrong with that. Unless of course RTE 6.01 News and Sport ignores violent incidents in other sports as they did this weekend in regard to soccer.
On Saturday there was serious crowd violence in West Ham's new ground (fighting, Nazi salutes and so on). There were also a number of serious incidents in Glasgow during the Celtic Rangers match (examples of sectarianism and wholesale destruction of property). Unlike the MInor match in Sligo RTE gave both the West Ham and the Celtic matches extensive coverage on the 6.01 News and Sport but not a word was said about these violent incidents.
Now maybe RTE will give time on Monday's programme to highlight these violent incidents in soccer because if they don't we will have yet another excellent example of 6.01 News and Sport bias towards our games."
Go on, open your front door and dare to tread, albeit precariously, in the real world.

MedwayIrish (Wexford) - Posts:1778 - 12/09/2016 14:44:40   1913101

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Replying To tinrylandman:  "The last time I checked don't think either Celtic, rangers or west ham are in Ireland, the incident in Sligo was if a very serious nature and deserved to be covered but then again in your world mediaman there is no wrong in the gaa."
So we should only report on the good things from British soccer ahead of our own sport of the day, but on the bad news area we should not report on bad things across the water and solely focus on irish bad sport news is that what you are implying

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:12022 - 12/09/2016 18:01:36   1913205

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "So we should only report on the good things from British soccer ahead of our own sport of the day, but on the bad news area we should not report on bad things across the water and solely focus on irish bad sport news is that what you are implying"
Where did he imply that ?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts:3567 - 12/09/2016 19:32:47   1913219

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "So we should only report on the good things from British soccer ahead of our own sport of the day, but on the bad news area we should not report on bad things across the water and solely focus on irish bad sport news is that what you are implying"
So you are suggesting that RTE should report on sectarian incidents at a soccer match in Scotland and other incidents at a soccer match in England in order to give balanced coverage following an incident at a GAA match in Sligo? Do you think that if RTE Six One News show other incidents from other sports it will somehow mitigate the reputational damage the Sligo incident has caused. Truly bizarre!

As regards Mediamoan, he throws in these random, damaging comments blindly ignoring the facts that for the last 4 weekends RTE has had blanket coverage of GAA (2 football semis, hurling final and camogie finals) - on radio and on TV, endless positive coverage but one incident in Sligo, covered by every media outlet in the country is all he focuses on. Has he checked that all those media outlets have given coverage of so-called negative incidents deom other sports to balance the negative GAA coverage? No chance. But that doesn't fit with his agenda.

The guy is obsessed with Six One News and from previous posts it is obvious that he has personal issues with the people on that News programme (for whatever reason) and this thread is his means to get at them.

jimski (Kildare) - Posts:284 - 12/09/2016 20:07:18   1913238

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No the simple fact is the Scottish league being covered by rte constantly.
the Sligo minor championship I would say had never been covered by rte ever in the broadcasters history Its probably safe to say. Therefore if they view the Scottish league newsworthy every week then surely a balanced report and not just the fairytalw stuff should be carried is that not too much to ask?
They don't view the Sligo minor championship as of national interest ever so why just because an unsavoury incident occurs should it become newsworthy?
Did they even state who won the game in the bulletin? There was some very serious incidents at west ham home game in the Olympic stadium which would be deemed more newsworthy to the viewers surely seen as they cover the premier league daily

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:12022 - 12/09/2016 22:18:21   1913306

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Bump. Ignore the solo runs by Leitrom posters. This is the real deal. The original and best!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts:634 - 09/10/2016 22:37:25   1924319

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I see several negative stories about the GAA in the Indo this weekend. No surprises there really. They seem to intensely dislike Sinn Féin and the GAA. And worship at the altar of FF/FG/Labour and Soccer or Rugby.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts:968 - 22/10/2016 11:11:03   1928299

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Not one word anywhere on RTE about the mass brawl between Cobh Ramblers & Drogheda Utd fans on Saturday night. Now if this had happened at a GAA match...?

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keeper7 (Longford) - Posts:3452 - 24/10/2016 23:48:04   1928775

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Think rte is bad. newstalk in morning 7.00-9.00 is just about dundalk and rugby, seriously thinking of changing chanels, one of biggest matches with dundalk and longford a week ago less than 500 at it. but got more radio time. would be more at under 6 or under 8 match

madbull (Westmeath) - Posts:149 - 25/10/2016 10:31:31   1928792

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Watched the 6.0 News on RTE1 & no mention of the Dublin County Hurling Final which I'm sure had the biggest sporting attendance in Ireland today, apart from the rugby in the RDS.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts:3452 - 29/10/2016 20:34:56   1930093

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And no mention of the Mayo County Football Final either!

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts:3452 - 30/10/2016 01:21:58   1930119

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This is the thread that will never die

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts:1440 - 30/10/2016 08:13:52   1930128

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Replying To keeper7:  "Watched the 6.0 News on RTE1 & no mention of the Dublin County Hurling Final which I'm sure had the biggest sporting attendance in Ireland today, apart from the rugby in the RDS."
Huh, so happened to go to the rugby game yesterday..(had very little interest in it but it was an excuse to meet up with a friend who has a big interest in it). On the way to the ground we encountered 2 of Dublin's All Ireland winning team going to it as well. Obviously they had more interest in the rugby than in going to the Dublin county final! Can't always blame the media for the choices people make or for the interest or lack of it that Gaa people have in their own county final.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts:634 - 30/10/2016 15:51:04   1930187

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Don't be so afraid to admit you might have an interest in rugby PS, nobody is judging you on here for it. Don't know why a couple of lads from the Dublin football team not going to the Dublin club hurling final suggests to you that there is no interest in it tho? The big crowd at the game seems to indicate there was plenty of interest. Maybe they were just catching up with an old friend at the RDS as well.

Soma (UK) - Posts:1880 - 30/10/2016 17:01:30   1930205

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Replying To keeper7:  "Watched the 6.0 News on RTE1 & no mention of the Dublin County Hurling Final which I'm sure had the biggest sporting attendance in Ireland today, apart from the rugby in the RDS."
go watch tg4. theres club hurling and football every sunday

hogan35 (Kilkenny) - Posts:92 - 30/10/2016 17:28:51   1930213

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Replying To Soma:  "Don't be so afraid to admit you might have an interest in rugby PS, nobody is judging you on here for it. Don't know why a couple of lads from the Dublin football team not going to the Dublin club hurling final suggests to you that there is no interest in it tho? The big crowd at the game seems to indicate there was plenty of interest. Maybe they were just catching up with an old friend at the RDS as well."
Don't be so afraid to admit you might have an interest in rugby PS, nobody is judging you on here for it.

Nobody ?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts:3567 - 30/10/2016 18:20:24   1930236

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Noone need have a problem with featuring soccer, rugby, golf or racing etc but why exclude GAA? The simple point being made (over & over) is that RTE 6.0 News could just as easily have had a short piece about the Dublin hurling final & Mayo football final instead of ignoring it. Of course, if there was a melee in Parnell Park they'd have magically found the footage!

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts:3452 - 30/10/2016 22:34:28   1930310

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