‘BBC must end historic neglect of Gaelic games’ – Ennis

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has called on the BBC to end what she described as their ‘historic neglect of Gaelic games’ by extending their televised coverage of the GAA, including Club Championship games.

The party’s Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson was commenting after launching her online petition ‘BBC, end the historic neglect of GAA coverage’.



Sinéad Ennis said, “Today I’m launching an online petition which is calling on the BBC to end their historic neglect of Gaelic games.

“I have been highlighting this issue for well over a year now and I’m disappointed that there has been no significant progress or investment made by the BBC to extend their coverage of GAA.

“This issue is gaining traction among GAA fans who are rightly angry and frustrated at the BBC’s lack of coverage of the largest spectator sport in the north.



“The GAA has over a quarter of a million members and simply want parity and equality from the broadcaster that we pay our licence fee to and this must be reflected in their coverage.

She added, “I’m calling on Gaels across Ulster to sign the petition and join the campaign to ensure the BBC begin to show fair play for Ulster Gaels.”



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