McCartney welcomes increase in GAA coverage

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney  has welcomed the announcement that the BBC will broadcast three Ulster Championship games live on FM radio this year.The Foyle  MLA said:“It’s welcome that the BBC has increased its coverage of the GAA by broadcasting three Ulster Championships live on FM radio.

“This is a sign that the BBC and others are beginning to listen to the voice of Gaels who feel frustrated at the previous lack of live coverage.“Sinn Féin has been highlighting this issue for two years and have consistently lobbied the BBC and other broadcasters to ensure there is equal access to GAA coverage. 

“While this is a welcome increase, more can and should be done to ensure parity of esteem for Gaels and licence payers. “Sinn Féin will continue to press broadcasters, including the BBC and RTÉ, on the need for fair, equitable and accessible access to Gaelic games for everyone right across Ireland.”