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Concern at possible GAA ‘pay per view’ deal with Sky

28 March, 2014 - by Sandra McLellan TD

Sinn Fein's spokesperson on arts, heritage, sport and tourism, Sandra McLellan TD, has expressed concern, that the GAA are considering a pay per view deal with Sky.

McLellan said:

"I fully understand that the GAA must consider all options when it comes to funding. But I believe a pay to view deal with Sky will damage the integrity and image of the GAA.

"The GAA holds a unique and special place in Irish society. It is open, inclusive and accessible. GAA games are followed by households the length and breath of the country. To move to pay per view will make them less accessible.

"While the grass roots may benefit from a deal, it will be seen as giving with one hand while taking with the other.

"The GAA will rightly, as always, make its own decision but I hope they will reconsider the terms of a pay per view Sky deal."


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