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Ennis welcomes boost in Gaelic Games coverage, BBC must do more

10 January, 2019 - by Sinéad Ennis

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has welcomed news that RTÉ and Eir Sport will broadcast national league, hurling and club championship matches across both channels for the next three years.

The South Down MLA said:

“I welcome news that RTÉ and Eir Sport will increase their coverage of Gaelic Games - including national league, hurling and club championships - for the next three years. 

“This is a significant investment and timely given the large boost in participation in GAA over recent years, particularly in the north. 

“However, this also exposes BBC’s stark lack of coverage and continued neglect of the largest spectator and participatory sport in the north. 

“Clearly the needs of the GAA community - who are also BBC licence payers - are not as important as those who wish to watch soccer, motorsports, rugby, American football, snooker or darts.

“I will be seeking an urgent meeting with the Director General of BBC and would encourage others to make their viewers known by contacting [email protected].” 

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