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https://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/316670

TG4 again coming up trumps with extensive live coverage of the National Hurling and Football leagues in the weeks ahead.
Meanwhile RTE will be showing 6 hour documenteries on their beloved Irish Womens Rugby team each Sunday

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 344 - 27/04/2021 20:01:58    2339000

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Replying To OpenStand:  "https://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/316670

TG4 again coming up trumps with extensive live coverage of the National Hurling and Football leagues in the weeks ahead.
Meanwhile RTE will be showing 6 hour documenteries on their beloved Irish Womens Rugby team each Sunday"
Why should RTE be expected to host the national league?
So many fans, pundits, players dont care for league so why should RTE?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2609 - 27/04/2021 20:21:55    2339007

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Replying To OpenStand:  "https://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/316670

TG4 again coming up trumps with extensive live coverage of the National Hurling and Football leagues in the weeks ahead.
Meanwhile RTE will be showing 6 hour documenteries on their beloved Irish Womens Rugby team each Sunday"
What's your point? Should RTE have broadcast the AFLW instead of women's rugby?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6321 - 27/04/2021 21:22:05    2339014

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Why should RTE be expected to host the national league?
So many fans, pundits, players dont care for league so why should RTE?"
How many of the cohorts that you mentioned have you spoken to to come to that conclusion?

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2509 - 27/04/2021 21:32:52    2339017

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Replying To OpenStand:  "https://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/316670

TG4 again coming up trumps with extensive live coverage of the National Hurling and Football leagues in the weeks ahead.
Meanwhile RTE will be showing 6 hour documenteries on their beloved Irish Womens Rugby team each Sunday"
Why should RTE be beholden to the GAA?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1571 - 27/04/2021 21:38:41    2339020

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I'd rather pay a licence fee just to support TG4, Rte seems almost anti Irish at this stage, very strange.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1824 - 27/04/2021 22:10:06    2339024

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Why should RTE be beholden to the GAA?"
RTE only have the crumbs re sports coverage.

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 326 - 27/04/2021 22:19:23    2339027

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I'd rather pay a licence fee just to support TG4, Rte seems almost anti Irish at this stage, very strange."
I think RTÉ Radio and RTÉ Radio sport and some RTÉ podcasts are very good. If independent Podcast makers can make a few quid from sponsors from free podcasts you'd wonder what the motivation is from some RTE TV top brass is when they're still in debt despite getting government subsidies, TV licence fee money, advertising revenue and income from any programmes sold on to other broadcasters. The Player sums up their lack of professionalism. A lot of money put in to a new look, there's some good content on it, but it doesn't stream well. Plenty of talented people in RTE and plenty of deadwood. They should sell RTE TV and let the new owner hire the sharpest applicants. TG4 is heavily subsidised too but has some great stuff, music, documentaries, kids TV, sport. Love him or loathe him Hector has some great stuff on TG4. Easier to stream with less conted granted, but the TG4 player streams well and let's you watch content online. Plus it promotes our native language. We should have an option to allocate portions of the TV licence money to broadcasters other than RTE Television.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6321 - 27/04/2021 22:28:51    2339029

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I'd rather pay a licence fee just to support TG4, Rte seems almost anti Irish at this stage, very strange."
RTE the lefty agenda pushing muck machine

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8285 - 27/04/2021 22:35:12    2339031

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Thanks be to god for tg4 because I certainly won't pay a subscription fee to eir for any Gaa game..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1450 - 27/04/2021 23:12:18    2339039

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Why should RTE be beholden to the GAA?"
They shouldn't be there's been no live GAA since January so commercially, RTE should be aware that there is a huge appetite to watch live games at the moment.

London125 (UK) - Posts: 55 - 28/04/2021 06:34:02    2339044

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Replying To Dubsfan28:  "How many of the cohorts that you mentioned have you spoken to to come to that conclusion?"
compare crowds at games, tv figures, social media interest
look at media coverage of the league and what players and coaches have said about it in the past...
they are all much lower for the league. the league is also finished before championship started.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2609 - 28/04/2021 08:17:24    2339048

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I'd rather pay a licence fee just to support TG4, Rte seems almost anti Irish at this stage, very strange."
There are still schools in Ireland that promote playing tennis, golf, hockey, rugby, basketball and even cricket, but not gaelic sports. RTE staff tend to come from these type schools and send their own children there, while TG4 staff come from schools that are more representative of the population. It would make an interesting study as to why this is still the case in some schools.

Soma (UK) - Posts: 2624 - 28/04/2021 10:00:30    2339057

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Replying To KillingFields:  "compare crowds at games, tv figures, social media interest
look at media coverage of the league and what players and coaches have said about it in the past...
they are all much lower for the league. the league is also finished before championship started."
So what you actually meant to say was there is less interest in the league compared to the championship instead of saying people didn't care about it?

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2509 - 28/04/2021 11:15:17    2339069

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Why should RTE be expected to host the national league?
So many fans, pundits, players dont care for league so why should RTE?"
Nonsense. There is huge interest in the leagues, the games are often a lot more competitive and evenly matched than cmost championship games.

As the OP says RTE have dedicated far more resources to obscure stuff like womens international rugby where there is absolutely zero interest if people were being honest

HuddHastings (Longford) - Posts: 136 - 28/04/2021 11:24:49    2339073

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Replying To Soma:  "There are still schools in Ireland that promote playing tennis, golf, hockey, rugby, basketball and even cricket, but not gaelic sports. RTE staff tend to come from these type schools and send their own children there, while TG4 staff come from schools that are more representative of the population. It would make an interesting study as to why this is still the case in some schools."
What a load of rubbish. How much basketball, cricket or golf do we see on RTÉ these days. Zero or very close to zero.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1307 - 28/04/2021 11:27:11    2339074

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Replying To Soma:  "There are still schools in Ireland that promote playing tennis, golf, hockey, rugby, basketball and even cricket, but not gaelic sports. RTE staff tend to come from these type schools and send their own children there, while TG4 staff come from schools that are more representative of the population. It would make an interesting study as to why this is still the case in some schools."
Which staff went to these schools you talk about and which schools?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6321 - 28/04/2021 11:40:25    2339077

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Do any of the smart tvs have TG4 player on them? Always get it hard to find them on youtube through the tv also!

georgejetson (Limerick) - Posts: 3 - 28/04/2021 11:58:02    2339078

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We are really crying out for a midweek GAA highlights show, with in-depth analysis (match of the day style almost). GAA2021 on TG4 is grand as is league Sunday but we need something more tbh.

butterfly (Meath) - Posts: 112 - 28/04/2021 12:11:30    2339084

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Replying To Soma:  "There are still schools in Ireland that promote playing tennis, golf, hockey, rugby, basketball and even cricket, but not gaelic sports. RTE staff tend to come from these type schools and send their own children there, while TG4 staff come from schools that are more representative of the population. It would make an interesting study as to why this is still the case in some schools."
Clearly there are also still people in Ireland who crave to be told what to do rather than make up their own minds on what sports they like to play, there are also plenty kids playing Gaelic sports who'd rather be playing other sports, but are just doing what they've been told to do by their parents. Maybe the better educated have cottoned on to the GAA, could that be a reason ?

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 28/04/2021 12:21:58    2339085

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