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Media Coverage For 2nd Tier Teams

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "NFL Divisions 3 and 4 get little coverage in the media but no one wants them abolished.
Same for Ring, Rackard, Meagher Cups."
For the most part those competitions Involve counties in which the interest in Hurling is minimal compared to football therefore it's seen as more acceptable for those competitions not to be covered significantly. In the Tailtean Cup it will involve many teams in which there is a huge interest in football in those counties and the only way teams will be interested is with proper promotion and coverage and I expect the competition will receive neither.

PK57 (Louth) - Posts: 1630 - 23/04/2022 10:06:12    2412421

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Replying To PK57:  "For the most part those competitions Involve counties in which the interest in Hurling is minimal compared to football therefore it's seen as more acceptable for those competitions not to be covered significantly. In the Tailtean Cup it will involve many teams in which there is a huge interest in football in those counties and the only way teams will be interested is with proper promotion and coverage and I expect the competition will receive neither."
The players want this. They want their own competition to be able to play more championship matches and develop and improve.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 3799 - 23/04/2022 11:21:55    2412446

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The Tailteann Cup rewards the winners with a Final 16 place. The McDonagh Cup rewards the finalists with home advantage in the Preliminary Quarter-finals and the winner with Provincial hurling, playoff in Kerry's case. Tailteann Cup semi-finals and final will be live on RTÉ. The McDonagh final will be live on RTÉ. Both tournaments have or will have a high competitive standard. The crowds for the McDonagh are disappointing. The quality of talent on offer deserve better support. It's attainable for the Tailteann to have a higher support base. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. When people see that Tailteann success is guaranteeing a Final 16 spot, it'll be interesting how that influences the profile of the tournament. The right ingredients are in the mix to make it a success.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 6832 - 23/04/2022 21:45:36    2412632

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Replying To PK57:  "For the most part those competitions Involve counties in which the interest in Hurling is minimal compared to football therefore it's seen as more acceptable for those competitions not to be covered significantly. In the Tailtean Cup it will involve many teams in which there is a huge interest in football in those counties and the only way teams will be interested is with proper promotion and coverage and I expect the competition will receive neither."
Again with this line about coverage. Why is this always used when it comes to other tiers? The way people talk about it it's as if Div 3/4 teams have been getting wall to wall coverage.

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 984 - 23/04/2022 21:55:41    2412639

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Coverage?
The Semis and Final are live on TV.
After that maybe do the draw live on TV and have Co Chairs, Team managers there for a bit of reaction blather etc.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 369 - 24/04/2022 10:22:26    2412670

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Replying To oneoff:  "Again with this line about coverage. Why is this always used when it comes to other tiers? The way people talk about it it's as if Div 3/4 teams have been getting wall to wall coverage."
I never suggested that teams in the lower divisions receive huge coverage but obviously the level of coverage increases in championship football. The coverage that Wexford and Wicklow received on TSG last night is more than either would have received all year. Placing 16 teams in a secondary competition and not even mentioning them or showing any highlights is not good for a competition only beginning. I don't think it's too much to ask for to say they get a bit of a mention and a few highlights shown.

PK57 (Louth) - Posts: 1630 - 25/04/2022 16:51:31    2413177

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Spectators want to see teams of similar level play each other. Even if the quality is not as good, the entertainment will still be there. I definitely believe that Tailtean Cup games can give the players frim weaker counties the coverage they deserve

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 27 - 30/04/2022 10:13:21    2414112

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Replying To Rhyne_Stonecowboy:  "Spectators want to see teams of similar level play each other. Even if the quality is not as good, the entertainment will still be there. I definitely believe that Tailtean Cup games can give the players frim weaker counties the coverage they deserve"
Spectators want to see the best teams play each other, and if they're of similar quality all the better.
A cracking game between Leitrim and carlow isn't going to have the same appeal as a comparably mundane game between mayo and Dublin.
Same in most if not all sports.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1262 - 30/04/2022 10:48:12    2414121

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