BBC should introduce GAA highlights programme’ -McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney  has reiterated calls for the BBC to introduce a highlights programme of Club championship games here in the north.

He  said:

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“Gaelic games is the largest spectator sport in the north of Ireland but continues to be ignored when it comes to TV coverage.

“There is a massive energy and enthusiasm surrounding GAA club championship games with large crowds turning out to watch the games.

“However, this momentum is matched with frustration among GAA fans in Derry and across the six counties  at what they feel is decades of neglect by BBC in terms of televising and mainstreaming Gaelic games.

“The BBC can do more to ensure there is equal access to GAA coverage and one of these measures should be the introduction of an extended highlights programme.

“As club championships reach the final stage and the Ulster championships begin we are calling on the BBC increase investment and coverage of Gaelic games.”