Sky Sports deal means Limerick-Clare clash will not be free to air

Three years into their overage of the GAA AND Sky Sports have secured their biggest coup by a distance. Yesterday it was announced that they will exclusively broadcast the Munster Championship clash between Clare and Limerick live on June 4.

Although Sky Sports have shown their fair share of games over the past number of years, they had yet to show a Munster Championship hurling game which is considered the pinnacle of the GAA. Last year SS did show Clare against Limerick exclusively but this was in the Qualifiers.

Highlights of last year’s RTE coverage can be seen below as Clare cruised to a 4 point win.

The subject of Sky Sports accessing rights to show the GAA has garnered its fair share of critics over the year. Many argue that it takes away from the beauty of the GAA, taking it away from Irish broadcasters RTE and TG4. However, it must be admitted that it does provide people overseas the opportunity to witness the sport.

When it was announced that SS would gain exclusive rights to show this game there were mixed reactions. Twitter user Mike Rea called it farcical, saying “so my elderly mother denied access to watching limerick again”. This reaction was echoed across social media as this game would usually be shown on Free-to-Air television.

However, a Limerick hurling match in the Munster Championship is something that must be experienced first-hand to fully appreciate. Although not all can attend, those able should take the opportunity to cheer on the Limerick men in Thurles on the first Sunday of June!

Social Sharing

Posted in

WATCH: Banogue and Knockane contest epic 2019 JBFC Final

Tonights Limerick GAA action from the archive is last years Junior B Football Championship between Knockane and Banogue. ...
Read More

WATCH: Limerick meet Waterford in the 2007 Munster Intermediate Hurling Final

Tonights Limerick GAA action from the archives is the 2007 Munster intermediate final between Limerick and Waterford in ...
Read More

WATCH: 2018 Minor Premier Hurling final between Garryspillane and Patrickswell

For our Saturday night GAA action from the Archive, we go back to the 2018 Minor Premier Hurling ...
Read More

WATCH: Kilmallock face Na Piarsaigh in the 2018 Limerick SHC semi-final

For our Saturday night action, we go back to 2018 to the Limerick SHC semi-final between Na Piarsaigh ...
Read More

WATCH: 2018 Limerick SHC semi-final between Patrickswell and Doon

Tonight's Limerick GAA action from the archives is the 2018 Limerick Senior Hurling Championship semi-final between Patrickswell and ...
Read More

TG4 to broadcast the Limerick SHC clash between Na Piarsaigh and Kilmallock

Limerick Senior Hurling Championship is set to be televised on TG4 from July. TG4 confirmed on Friday that ...
Read More

No water carrier but water breaks as GAA reiterate new rules for return to play

Ahead of the return to championship action in the GAA from next week, the association have drawn up ...
Read More

Reeling in the Years: Limerick GAA’s 2017

Our Reeling in the Years of Limerick GAA continues today as we go back to 2017 as the ...
Read More

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on March 22, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    1