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John Mullane Says GAA Players Should Be Paid If Games Are Shown On GAAGO

John Mullane Says GAA Players Should Be Paid If Games Are Shown On GAAGO
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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The only surprise about the backlash that GAAGO is facing is the fact that it took so long to arise.

The GAA's decision to show championship fixtures on the pay-per-view streaming service was always going to be a controversial one, especially when supporters realised that some of the biggest games in both codes would be broadcast in this manner.

Quite a few powerhouse hurling fixtures have already been shown on GAAGO this year, most recently the meeting of Cork and Tipperary over the weekend. Donal Óg Cusack made the case on The Sunday Game last night why this could be such a damaging move by the GAA, a sentiment that quite a few people seem to agree with.

John Mullane says players should be compensated after GAAGO move


John Mullane is not a fan of the GAA decision to employ a pay-per-view model, believing it could stop many supporters from seeing games.

Speaking on The Throw-In podcast, he said that it was only right that some of the revenue generated be shared with the players should the continue down this route.

I heard people saying last night 'Donal Óg is going to feel the wrath of the top boys in RTÉ', it shouldn't be the way. If he feels strongly on that and that's his opinion, he's entitled to give him opinion.

I am 100 per cent with him, I feel as strongly on it as well. I just think if we're going down this avenue of pay-per-view, we're cutting a lot of our audience out.

If they want to go down pay-per-view, grand, you've got to go and pay the players then. You've got to pay the players if you're going to go down that avenue.

You'd imagine that there is very little chance of that happening.

As more big names continue to weigh in, it seems likely that the debate around this issue is only getting started.


SEE ALSO: Micheál Martin Has Weighed In On Growing Complaints About GAAGO

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