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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1455 on: January 11, 2018, 08:00:10 PM »
Personally I find sky analysis superior to the 3 begrudgers on RTE. Actually breaks down tactics instead of the usual "ach but sure they have been very defensive and awful to watch" (whilst racking up 16 scores in the first half).

It really would not be difficult to better RTE. The whole Sunday Game needs a complete make over from the studio to the presenters. It is awful. (A bit like their soccer coverage).

Sky are doing an excellent job.

Sky gloss over issues where RTE saturate coverage on them. Sky is just as bad in the other direction. I dont need cheerleaders any more than I need cynical feckers.

I get that. I do. Some of skys over excitement of dour qualifiers in July is cringe at times. However, id still rather have canavan, horan and Senan Connell than listen to old men wax lyrical about "the good old days".

The three men you named are not exactly spring chickens themselves, though. and bar Canavan none of them reached the heights the RTE crew did in the game either.

To be fair, Horan is more there from his stint in management. That Senan Connell is some ginnit. Spouts more sh*te than a quality slurry tank.
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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1456 on: January 17, 2018, 03:47:41 PM »
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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1457 on: January 18, 2018, 12:24:55 PM »
Can this eirsport be got on Kodi by any chance?

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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1458 on: January 18, 2018, 02:40:06 PM »
I think Senan Connell is an excellent pundit. Knows the game inside out. Knows the players. Can read a game very expertly. I really rate him as a pundit.

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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1459 on: January 24, 2018, 12:03:43 PM »
I see Free Sports are showing Dublin v Offaly and Cork v Kilkenny this Saturday.

Looking through their schedule, they look to be showing highlights of games in the following weeks starting at midnight on the Sunday morning.  They are connected to Premier Sports in some way, so they are only showing this weeks games live and are saying that the rest of the games will be live on Premier sports.

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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1461 on: February 07, 2018, 11:57:26 AM »
https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/sky-sports-and-eir-deals-set-in-stone-until-at-least-2021-466799.html
Reacting to the news, Leitrim chairman Terence Boyle said: Its under contract so its understandable....."

That's about the only part of the article that's worthwhile.

Still, it keeps the conversation going and Joe got his name in the paper again.

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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1462 on: May 18, 2018, 09:45:15 AM »
Anyone know how much SKY's deal is worth?


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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1463 on: May 18, 2018, 11:01:35 AM »
Do I remember a figure of  5m for 3 years??
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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1464 on: May 18, 2018, 04:32:01 PM »
Do I remember a figure of  5m for 3 years??

Can't see a breakdown anywhere, all I can see is RTE's & SKY's deal bring in about 11m a year. If you're figure is right you'd really have to wonder why they bothered.

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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1465 on: May 18, 2018, 06:33:38 PM »
Do I remember a figure of  5m for 3 years??

Can't see a breakdown anywhere, all I can see is RTE's & SKY's deal bring in about 11m a year. If you're figure is right you'd really have to wonder why they bothered.

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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1466 on: June 04, 2018, 09:35:11 PM »
Interesting that for all the giving out (I know michael duignans auld lad wont be able to watch any gaa saturday) but SKY are showing 3 games on saturday and more importantly the choice of two games at the same time with both Leinster hurling games being shown at 7pm, something you wont get with RTE. Sunday you have Tipp Clare and Waterford Limerick on at 2, both huge games in the context of the championship but only one is going to be shown and then we get to see dublin beat longford at their ease. Credit to SKY (and eir) who are able to show games that are on at the same time and do it.

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« Reply #1467 on: June 04, 2018, 09:45:29 PM »
Interesting that for all the giving out (I know michael duignans auld lad wont be able to watch any gaa saturday) but SKY are showing 3 games on saturday and more importantly the choice of two games at the same time with both Leinster hurling games being shown at 7pm, something you wont get with RTE. Sunday you have Tipp Clare and Waterford Limerick on at 2, both huge games in the context of the championship but only one is going to be shown and then we get to see dublin beat longford at their ease. Credit to SKY (and eir) who are able to show games that are on at the same time and do it.

A pity the Dubs didn't beat Kilkenny like they should have, as it would have made it a really exciting end to the group stages. Instead Galway v Dublin is a dead rubber, and while the victors of Wex v KK will find themselves in a Leinster final (as big underdogs), the losers will still be in the All Ireland series.

I know one 3rd place team plays the winner of the Joe McDonagh Cup. Who does the other 3rd place team play?

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« Reply #1468 on: June 04, 2018, 09:47:46 PM »
Interesting that for all the giving out (I know michael duignans auld lad wont be able to watch any gaa saturday) but SKY are showing 3 games on saturday and more importantly the choice of two games at the same time with both Leinster hurling games being shown at 7pm, something you wont get with RTE. Sunday you have Tipp Clare and Waterford Limerick on at 2, both huge games in the context of the championship but only one is going to be shown and then we get to see dublin beat longford at their ease. Credit to SKY (and eir) who are able to show games that are on at the same time and do it.

A pity the Dubs didn't beat Kilkenny like they should have, as it would have made it a really exciting end to the group stages. Instead Galway v Dublin is a dead rubber, and while the victors of Wex v KK will find themselves in a Leinster final (as big underdogs), the losers will still be in the All Ireland series.

I know one 3rd place team plays the winner of the Joe McDonagh Cup. Who does the other 3rd place team play?

Top 2 teams in joe mcdonagh play the 3rd placed teams in munster and leinster

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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #1469 on: June 05, 2018, 11:52:23 AM »
Interesting that for all the giving out (I know michael duignans auld lad wont be able to watch any gaa saturday) but SKY are showing 3 games on saturday and more importantly the choice of two games at the same time with both Leinster hurling games being shown at 7pm, something you wont get with RTE. Sunday you have Tipp Clare and Waterford Limerick on at 2, both huge games in the context of the championship but only one is going to be shown and then we get to see dublin beat longford at their ease. Credit to SKY (and eir) who are able to show games that are on at the same time and do it.

Sky are showing just 2 games according to this http://www.skysports.com/watch/gaa-on-sky

Meath v Tyrone and Kilkenny v Wexford.