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2017 Championship TV Coverage

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,569 ✭✭✭✭ ProudDUB


    The GAA Championships coming soon. Ha ! What a joke.

    No lads, it is coming TODAY but in typical piss poor RTE fashion, there is sweet feck all on the telly !

    In properly ran sports, the start of the champioship starts with a bit of a bang and razamatazz and wall to wall coverage & not the damp squib that RTE and the GAA seem to be happy with, year in and year out. Utter jokeshop !


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,513 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    ProudDUB wrote: »
    The GAA Championships coming soon. Ha ! What a joke.

    No lads, it is coming TODAY but in typical piss poor RTE fashion, there is sweet feck all on the telly !

    In properly ran sports, the start of the champioship starts with a bit of a bang and razamatazz and wall to wall coverage & not the damp squib that RTE and the GAA seem to be happy with, year in and year out. Utter jokeshop !

    tech the championships started on the 23rd April when the Leinster Senior Hurling round robin started and the lower tier hurling championships are at the semi final stages. Of course New York vs Sligo is tonight. I imagine a lot of hangers on in the GAA are gone to NY for the weekend


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,569 ✭✭✭✭ ProudDUB


    Yeah, I know what is on tonight. That is my point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,513 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    ProudDUB wrote: »
    Yeah, I know what is on tonight. That is my point.

    true they could of done the championship launch tonight and show highlights of the weekends games too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,569 ✭✭✭✭ ProudDUB


    There is some sort preview show streaming live on the Sunday Game's Facebook page. Whoop dee bleeding doo !

    Can you imagine the Six Nations, or the Heineken Cup, or the Premiership, or the World Cup, having no live telly coverage on the first day of their championships? It is such a shame that RTE have exclusive rights to the free to air summer games and, that well intentioned, but out of date dinosaurs like Marty Morrisey are in charge of their GAA department. It is more than time to get someone young and vibrant in, to clean house and drag the station kicking and screaming into the 21st century world of broadcasting. It'll never happen now, more's the pity !


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 12 ✭✭✭ Milivojevic


    Great. Another season of looking at Michael Lyster's suits from 1945 with his permanent grin on his face. We'll also be bombarded with the biggest fool to ever hold an RTE microphone, Marty Morrissey. His knowledge of modern GAA borders on embarrassing.

    Meanwhile, Ger Canning will still be looking for latitude, whatever that is. Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane will also be along to say something controversial to keep themselves relevant.

    Token female, Jacqui Hurley, will accompany the lads throughout the year, ye know, just to keep the whole thing modern.

    And last but not least, Des Cahill, will be falling asleep if "da Dubs" aren't the topic of conversation.

    Here's to another 5 months of amateurs giving it their all. Best of luck to footballers and hurlers too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 90 ✭✭ GalwayMark


    Great. Another season of looking at Michael Lyster's suits from 1945 with his permanent grin on his face. We'll also be bombarded with the biggest fool to ever hold an RTE microphone, Marty Morrissey. His knowledge of modern GAA borders on embarrassing.

    Meanwhile, Ger Canning will still be looking for latitude, whatever that is. Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane will also be along to say something controversial to keep themselves relevant.

    Token female, Jacqui Hurley, will accompany the lads throughout the year, ye know, just to keep the whole thing modern.

    And last but not least, Des Cahill, will be falling asleep if "da Dubs" aren't the topic of conversation.

    Here's to another 5 months of amateurs giving it their all. Best of luck to footballers and hurlers too.

    You also have Joanne Cantwell, Clare McNamara and Brenda Donoghue so I wouldn't insult her as a 'token female'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    Is the New York game available to be watched anywhere? Hardly I suppose.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,004 ✭✭✭ C__MC


    Absolute buzzing for the hurling analysis. A quick insight on the key phrases:

    Intensity
    Passion
    Bang over the bar
    Teams waiting in the long grass
    Davy being Fitz being Davy, he lives and breeds the game
    There wasn't much in it, it was just the two teams being physical (someone could have been seriously injured from a really bad tackle)
    Cody will pull a rabbit out of the hat


    Not to mention John mullanes new love for Galway hurling, thought after the league final he was going to give their physical trainer the freedom of Galway

    I'll leave the brilliant football anyalysis to another time

    The theme tune is also yada yada, whole thing needs a complete revamp


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,516 ✭✭✭ munchkin_utd


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    Is the New York game available to be watched anywhere? Hardly I suppose.
    no, never is.

    was on ocean fm online though.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,750 ✭✭✭ iDave


    The first month is a bit Ulster heavy. Is Down v Armagh on June 4 really more interesting than Louth v Meath?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,463 ✭✭✭ elefant


    Great. Another season of looking at Michael Lyster's suits from 1945 with his permanent grin on his face. We'll also be bombarded with the biggest fool to ever hold an RTE microphone, Marty Morrissey. His knowledge of modern GAA borders on embarrassing.

    Meanwhile, Ger Canning will still be looking for latitude, whatever that is. Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane will also be along to say something controversial to keep themselves relevant.

    Token female, Jacqui Hurley, will accompany the lads throughout the year, ye know, just to keep the whole thing modern.

    And last but not least, Des Cahill, will be falling asleep if "da Dubs" aren't the topic of conversation.

    Here's to another 5 months of amateurs giving it their all. Best of luck to footballers and hurlers too.

    I've no issues with Michael Lyster.

    Other than that, I agree completely. It drives me crazy that the likes of Marty Morrissey, Ger Canning etc. are on air, butchering the coverage week-in and week-out. Are expectations for GAA broadcast so low that that is the best we can aspire to? It's dire stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,416 ✭✭✭✭ ArmaniJeanss


    iDave wrote: »
    The first month is a bit Ulster heavy. Is Down v Armagh on June 4 really more interesting than Louth v Meath?

    RTE love the Ulster championship games as the BBC have to organise the full OBU coverage and RTE can piggyback.
    Meanwhile RTE can send one man with a handheld camera to the Louth/Meath game for highlights and have fulfilled their obligations.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,750 ✭✭✭ iDave


    iDave wrote: »
    The first month is a bit Ulster heavy. Is Down v Armagh on June 4 really more interesting than Louth v Meath?

    RTE love the Ulster championship games as the BBC have to organise the full OBU coverage and RTE can piggyback.
    Meanwhile RTE can send one man with a handheld camera to the Louth/Meath game for highlights and have fulfilled their obligations.

    Meanwhile we'll be told Ulster is special and anyone can win it at any time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,516 ✭✭✭ munchkin_utd


    iDave wrote: »
    Meanwhile we'll be told Ulster is special and anyone can win it at any time.
    it is special as they dictate the entire football and hurling all Ireland schedule with their drawn out provincial football run off (max 1 game per week, so quarter final round which could be played on one weekend, or maybe more realistically 2, takes a month!), which in turn leaves very little wiggle room to have a properly organised club championship around the inter county scene.
    (the length of the overall championship season from national leagues to all ireland finals is determined by the longest un-modifiable, sacrosanct, provincial competition, which is Ulster football)

    that though is coming to an end seemingly next year with the tighter championship schedule, and with a potential hurling round robin if a special congress happens in the autumn, the TV coverage will likely be less ulster and less football biased from next year onwards.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭✭ Realbhoy


    Not having the Clare vs Limerick game on the june bank holiday weekend is a bit of a loss to them. Local derby with new management teams in both counties would have been nice but instead big bad sky have it


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,061 ✭✭✭ Boom__Boom


    Full list of RTE games
    The Sunday Game Live - Fixtures 2017

    All games live on RTÉ2

    Saturday 20 May 7pm Monaghan v Fermanagh (USFC Preliminary Round)
    Sunday 21 May 2pm Mayo v Sligo (CSFC Quarter final)
    Sunday 21 May 4pm Cork v Tipperary (MSHC Quarter Final)
    Sunday 28 May 2pm Derry v Tyrone (USFC Quarter final)
    Sunday 28 May 4pm Dublin v Galway (LSHC Quarter Final)
    Sunday 4 June 2pm Down v Armagh (USFC Quarter final)
    Saturday 10 June 5pm Cork/Waterford v Tipperary (MSFC semi final)
    Sunday 11 June 2pm Cavan v Fermanagh/Monaghan (USFC Quarter final)
    Sunday 11 June 4pm Galway v Mayo/Sligo (CSFC Semi Final)
    Sunday 18 June 2pm Derry/Tyrone v Donegal/Antrim (USFC Semi-Final)
    Sunday 18 June 4pm Waterford v Cork/Tipperary (MSHC Semi Final)
    Saturday 24 June 7pm Down / Armagh v Cavan / Monaghan / Fermanagh (USFC Semi-Final)
    Sunday 25 June 4pm Carlow / Wexford / Dublin v Offaly / Westmeath (LSFC Semi Final)
    Saturday 1 July 5.00pm, QUALIFIER
    Sunday 2 July 2pm Munster Football Final
    Sunday 2 July 4pm Leinster Hurling Final
    Saturday 8 July 5.00pm, QUALIFER
    Sunday 9 July 2pm Connacht Football Final
    Sunday 9 July 4pm Munster Hurling Final
    Sunday 16 July 2pm Ulster Football Final
    Sunday 16 July 4pm Leinster Football Final
    Sunday 23 July 2pm All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final
    Sunday 23 July 4pm All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final
    Sunday 30 July 2pm All Ireland Football Quarter Final
    Sunday 30 July 4pm All Ireland Football Quarter Final
    Sunday 6 August 3.30pm All Ireland Hurling Semi-Final
    Sunday 13 August 3.30pm All Ireland Hurling Semi-Final
    Sunday 20 August 3.30pm All Ireland Football Semi-Final
    Sunday 27 August 3.30pm All Ireland Football Semi-Final
    Sunday 3 September 3.30pm All Ireland Hurling Final
    Sunday 17 September 3.30pm All Ireland Football Final


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,061 ✭✭✭ Boom__Boom


    RTE love the Ulster championship games as the BBC have to organise the full OBU coverage and RTE can piggyback.
    Meanwhile RTE can send one man with a handheld camera to the Louth/Meath game for highlights and have fulfilled their obligations.

    And the pitiful thing is that the quality of BBC NI camerwork/match direction is so dire that shots of the crowd and shots of the sidelines seem to take priority over the actual action of the game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,061 ✭✭✭ Boom__Boom


    Realbhoy wrote: »
    Not having the Clare vs Limerick game on the june bank holiday weekend is a bit of a loss to them. Local derby with new management teams in both counties would have been nice but instead big bad sky have it

    I would say RTE choose the Down v Armagh game, because they can simply use the BBC NI feed. If they had the Clare v Limerick game they would have to film it themselves.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,687 ✭✭✭ corny


    I know he's a bit of a sap away from the microphone but Marty Morrissey shouldn't be thrown in with the rest of the commentary dross. Himself and Maloney make it at least bearable!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 90 ✭✭ GalwayMark


    Boom__Boom wrote: »
    I would say RTE choose the Down v Armagh game, because they can simply use the BBC NI feed. If they had the Clare v Limerick game they would have to film it themselves.

    Sky sports have exclusive rights to that game which got pointed out to people not living on planet mars.:(


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    What is the Sky deal this year? I assume they have exclusive rights to Tipp and Dublin's first games?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,463 ✭✭✭ elefant


    corny wrote: »
    I know he's a bit of a sap away from the microphone but Marty Morrissey shouldn't be thrown in with the rest of the commentary dross. Himself and Maloney make it at least bearable!

    I think he's woeful. Shows favouritism towards certain players, barely demonstrates an understanding of what is a good score/pass/piece of skill, he can actually sound bored if he's not commentating on the big teams in big matches etc.

    Maybe as an interviewer he's fine, but as a commentator I'd rather just listen to the crowd sounds. He adds nothing to the games.
    Darragh Maloney is grand imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,925 ✭✭✭ aidan24326


    corny wrote: »
    I know he's a bit of a sap away from the microphone but Marty Morrissey shouldn't be thrown in with the rest of the commentary dross. Himself and Maloney make it at least bearable!

    Agree that Marty doesn't deserve such negativity, I don't think he is actually too bad of a commentator. Ger Canning however is a poor commentator.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,350 ✭✭✭ Rasputin11


    Cyril was talking about how the Limerick hurlers need to return to their "hip n whip, move it quick" traditional style a few weeks back, woeful scutter to pass off as analysis.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,175 ✭✭✭ finbarrk


    I can't find a link to any Sky Sports fixture list. Is the Clare v Limerick their first game anyone?


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,513 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Sky Sports full GAA 2017 fixture list:


    Exclusive to Sky Sports

    Saturday, 3 June

    7.00pm Dublin v Carlow/Wexford (LSFC QF)

    Sunday, 4 June

    4.00pm Clare v Limerick (MSHC Semi-Final)

    Saturday, 10 June

    7.00pm Kilkenny v Wexford/Group Team (LSHC Semi-Final)

    Saturday, 17 June

    7.00pm Kildare/Laois/Longford v Meath/Louth Wicklow (LSFC Semi-Final)



    Exclusive to Sky Sports

    Saturday, 1 July

    7.00pm Football or Hurling Qualifier

    Saturday, 8 July

    7.00pm Football or Hurling Qualifier

    Saturday, 15 July

    5.00pm Football Qualifier Rd 3b

    7.00pm Football Qualifier Rd 3b

    Saturday, 22 July

    5.00pm Football Qualifier Rd 4a

    7.00pm Football Qualifier Rd 4a

    Saturday, 29 July

    5.00pm Football Qualifier Rd 4b

    7.00pm Football Qualifier Rd 4b



    Exclusive to Sky Sports

    Saturday, 5 August

    4.00pm All-Ireland Football Quarter-Final

    6.00pm All-Ireland Football Quarter-Final



    Semi Final & Final

    Sunday, 6 August

    3.30pm All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final

    Sunday, 13 August

    3.30pm All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final

    Sunday, 20 August

    3.30pm All-Ireland Football Semi-Final

    Sunday, 27 August

    3.30pm All-Ireland Football Semi-Final

    Sunday, 3 September

    3.30pm All-Ireland Hurling Final

    Sunday, 17 September

    3.30pm All-Ireland Football Final


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,749 ✭✭✭ Coillte_Bhoy


    So Sky are launching their coverage with Dublin V Carlow or Wexford? Their marketing people must be drooling, what a farce the whole cship set up is


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,133 ✭✭✭ Stevecw


    So Sky are launching their coverage with Dublin V Carlow or Wexford? Their marketing people must be drooling, what a farce the whole cship set up is

    Doesn't seem like a great one to start with, but it will actually be the best of the early Leinster round games. If Wexford win which is the most likely it will be a sell out game in Wexford Park.
    Even if Carlow win, it will be a packed Portlaoise for that game. So for once Skys 1st game will be in a ground that is almost sold out.
    Every year they broadcast from half empty places, looks bad. The Carlow/Wexford v Dublin game will be good tv with a massive crowd & hopefully Wexford/Carlow can make it competitive for as long as possible.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,749 ✭✭✭ Coillte_Bhoy


    Stevecw wrote: »
    Doesn't seem like a great one to start with, but it will actually be the best of the early Leinster round games. If Wexford win which is the most likely it will be a sell out game in Wexford Park.
    Even if Carlow win, it will be a packed Portlaoise for that game. So for once Skys 1st game will be in a ground that is almost sold out.
    Every year they broadcast from half empty places, looks bad.
    The Carlow/Wexford v Dublin game will be good tv with a massive crowd & hopefully Wexford/Carlow can make it competitive for as long as possible.
    Ya, fair point. Forgot it wouldnt be in Croker


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