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GAA Fans Rage As Tyrone Monaghan Classic Is Not Shown Live On TV

GAA Fans Rage As Tyrone Monaghan Classic Is Not Shown Live On TV

The Ulster Championship holders are out as Monaghan defeated Tyrone 1-16 to 1-18 today at Healy Park. Six Conor McManus scores helped his side to a massive victory to the delight of the Oriel County's fans, although the rest of the country could not enjoy it as the game was not televised live.

While delayed coverage is being shown on BCC NI, the tie was not televised. With the new expansion of the GAA championships, the number of games screened live on television was not increased under current broadcasting deals. RTE's live games today were the Clare v Cork and Limerick v Tipperary Munster hurling Championship fixtures.

The fact that the game was not televised live proved hugely unpopular online.

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The GAA and its broadcasters are locked into the current TV deal of showing 45 live games per year, in spite of the extra games. With the existing deal set to run for five years it appears, unless the GAA revisit the deal, less live competitive games is something the GAA fan will have to get used too.

SEE ALSO: Tipperary's Michael Ryan Enacts Media Ban After Limerick Defeat

Maurice Brosnan

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