And now, from BBC NI, here are today’s Irish League results… By Jude Collins on September 6, 2016 You’ve probably seen this already but I thought you might like a second viewing. It’s good…
A curious irony Jude but, just last weekend, as her indoors listened to the wireless I heard the occupied Ireland sports programme and, it struck me (and I have, through work, attended soccer games in Windsor Pk. Taylor’s Ave. Seaview, Shamrock Pk.) the attendance at these games, in comparison to G.A.A. is usually fewer so, why waste my taxes (television licence) on something with less support than my own wee club in Armagh obtains?
We have much better supported clubs too, the Pearse Og’s, Cross Rangers, Wolfe Tone’s, Silverbridge etc. and this is replicated across Ulster, the Emmet’s in Carrickmacross, Scotstown etc., why does Radio Ulster not send some of the OB units which persistently pass my house, to see and report on these?
A former BBC six counties presenter does put some matches onto his ‘youtube’ channel at
https://www.youtube.com/user/quinnj91/videos but, we don’t have to pay the taxes for that so, is it about time we sought review of this inequity in Ormeau Ave.?
I’m not sure that supposedly bigger attendances at Gaelic club matches compared to Irish League football matches necessarily means that either there is more interest generally or that one deserves tv coverage and the other doesn’t.
There used to be loads of GAA on both BBC and ITV. If it’s not on any more it’s not because there’s no desire to broadcast it but because the GAA sold the rights to the highest bidder.
“There used to be loads of GAA on both BBC and ITV.”
No there wasn’t.
“No there wasn’t.”
Odd then that I can easily find a reference to Jerome Quinn hosting ‘the BBC’s coverage of The Championship for 17 years until 2008’. And also the Sunday Sportsound programme on Radio Ulster.
My memory of Stephen Watson commentating on Gaelic matches (and my conversation with him about it) must be a false one?
There never was a time that there was “loads of GAA on both BBC and ITV”.
“There never was a time that there was “loads of GAA on both BBC and ITV”.Pure fabrication.”
Really? I remember a programme called ‘The Championship’ which showed games live. I think that was BBC. And I recall a weekly show hosted on UTV by Adrian Logan.
I remember the complaints from football supporters about the claimed lack of parity with other sports.
The Championship programme airs only occasionally, a handful of times over the course of maybe 2/3 months
Adrian Logan’s programme was 25mins a week to cover many many games.
It hasn’t existed in years.
Neither could be described as “loads of GAA on both BBC and ITV”.
Once again you show up your ignorance of things GAA.
“Yes really! The Championship programme airs only occasionally, a handful of times over the course of maybe 2/3 months”
Why are you using the present tense? In take it this means that in the past it was aired more frequently, which would support my point.
I wasn’t aware that it was still on.
“Adrian Logan’s programme was 25mins a week to cover many many games.”
That’s 25 minutes more than local football ever got.
“It hasn’t existed in years.”
Yes I know. That’s why I said “used to”.
“Neither could be described as “loads of GAA on both BBC and ITV”.”
That depends on how one is measuring it. Compared to local football, regular live matches and a weekly highlights programme does seem like loads. Football fans would love that sort of coverage.
“Once again you show up your ignorance of things GAA.”
I haven’t shown any ignorance at all. The only issue at stake here appears to be the interpretation of the word ‘loads’.
You’ll agree, though, that in the recent past (and, it seems, still currenfly), GAA has been afforded more coverage than local football?
Not only does your knowledge on GAA tv coverage seem limited at best seemingly so does your knowledge on local soccer coverage also.
You’re probably best leaving the subject alone as you continually embarrass yourself.
I don’t think it’s as bad as it was 20 years ago when all the talk about was about Linfield, the Glens, Ulster rugby, men’s hockey, ladies hockey and finally gaa.
“I don’t think it’s as bad as it was 20 years ago when all the talk about was about Linfield, the Glens, Ulster rugby, men’s hockey, ladies hockey and finally gaa.:
Maybe the fact that Gaelic is played on Sunday but the ‘final scor’ programme is on Saturday is relevant?
Mildly amusing the first time. Not sure it is hilarious enough to merit a second airing.
Nothing but repeats on these days!
Good show pity it is so near the truth!!!
The northernirelanders are upping their game…..they recently broadcast highlights of a ladies soccer final. I swear to god there was more supporters at a recent ladies u-16 club match I attended.
But sure GAA is all the culture we have. We haven’t tyre fests, poppy days,parades etc to look forward to.
Linfield 1-6 : 9-0 Cliftonville
Would that be consider a win-win?
MT, no harm but, I’m talking about wee club matches, not county games, I pay my taxes to fund the BBC in this part of Ireland, not to listen to guff regarding matches having attendance of seventy.
“MT, no harm but, I’m talking about wee club matches, not county games, I pay my taxes to fund the BBC in this part of Ireland, not to listen to guff regarding matches having attendance of seventy.”
As I said, the attendance at individual matches doesn’t necessarily reflect the wider interest.
Also football matches attracting seventy spectators wouldn’t be broadcast.
If you think club Gaelic matches should be televised you ought to lobby the GAA to include them in their tv rights packages.
Frankly, it’s not Headquarters which does rights to coverage of club games, I wonder if the BBC six counties would stand up to an equality assessment in this regard?
“Frankly, it’s not Headquarters which does rights to coverage of club games,”
Really? Who does, then?
“I wonder if the BBC six counties would stand up to an equality assessment in this regard?”
I’m sure it would.
PF, perhaps being purposely ignorant and proud of it is even more insulting. It’s goals first, then points. But I’m sure you knew that. Ah well, it’s not important because our Lord is king, as you would say yourself.
Goals first, I know, I even double checked before posting incase my memory was out. Again if the Internet has been cause of any misunderstanding, I apologise. It’s amazing how words can often create misunderstanding rather than the intended understanding!
By win-win I didn’t mean a draw, I mean a win for Cliftonville according to the score and a win for Linfield according the the order of goals and points: ‘sixteen ninety’.
Then again, I suppose if I’m explaining, I’m loosing!
Now I get it!
Too clever by half.
And I can’t spell either!
WHEN THEY DID SHOW ANY MATCHES LIVE THEY USED TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS PLAYED BEFORE GOING OVER LIVE . DID THE SAME AT IRELAND RUGBY MATCHES BEFORE THEY CAME UP WITH “IRELANDS CALL”
“WHEN THEY DID SHOW ANY MATCHES LIVE THEY USED TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS PLAYED BEFORE GOING OVER LIVE . DID THE SAME AT IRELAND RUGBY MATCHES BEFORE THEY CAME UP WITH “IRELANDS CALL””
Can’t answer in relation to Gaelic matches but what you say about rugby matches is untrue, which makes me sceptical about your first claim.
why dont you ring bbc and ask them……..and you will find out that my comment is 100% factual
That was clever, PF. Apologies. I was a bit quick out of the blocks.
How come this used to reduce me tot tears too?