After nine years the GAA and Sky Sports have parted ways, it caused huge controversy when it was announced originally that Sky were going to be showing games. But now I’m sure a lot of people will be delighted that they won’t be on a channel that you have to pay for.
Pity in one way, because Sky Sports grew the GAA out to a whole new different audience that never saw the games or wouldn’t normally watch them. I’m sure a few dinosaurs around the country will be delighted this evening..
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Sources with an understanding of events say that Sky wanted a package which included 16 League games as well as their Championship offering, but an agreement couldn't be reached. Games have been broadcast on Sky since 2014.
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) October 24, 2022
Sky Sports and the GAA announce a mutual agreement to end their broadcast partnership. pic.twitter.com/MO8Lca24y8
— Fintan O'Toole (@fotoole13) October 24, 2022
Now that Sky Sports have pulled out of the GAA deal for showing live matches it’s only inevitable that the GAA will cost far more for people to watch. More games at crazy prices on GAAGO or some other streaming platform. Anyone that thinks it’s good news maybe way off the mark.
— Joe Naughton (@JosephNaughton4) October 24, 2022
Its this a good day for the GAA or bad? There will be a lot of money lost from the Sky Sports deal..
Unwelcome news. Sky had some superb punditry with refreshing challenging discussions before each game.
Now left with RTE and its bland tired coverage, with its question and answer styled punditry.