Fans ‘let down’ by restricted TV coverage of Galway match

A Fianna Fáil politician says it is a “disgrace” the Galway versus Mayo senior football championship match isn’t available on terrestrial television.

The provincial semi-final match will be shown live on Sky Sports, and not free-to-air stations, RTÉ or TV3, this Saturday with a 7pm throw-in.

Galway City Councillor Ollie Crowe, who is travelling to the game, said the GAA has “let fans down” by this deal.

“It’s an absolute disgrace,” he thundered.

“They have no regard for supporters. They say that this Sky deal is for immigrants but that’s rubbish – Setanta has these matches for people living in the UK and US.

“This is just pure greed from the GAA. It’s money, money, money and that’s all they care about. Sure they’ll charge you a tenner going into a Junior C match,” said Cllr Crowe.