No need to panic
GAA smart enough to know that alienating grass-roots core with Sky deal would destroy very principles that make it special
Published 29/03/2014 | 02:30
You didn't have to belong to the Christian-right of GAA politics to swallow a little hard this week at stories that Sky Sports are at the negotiation table for championship TV rights.
Rumour holds that Rupert Murdoch may be close to securing a 10-game package, including two All-Ireland quarter-finals, as the GAA continues to flirt with murmurs of a future contaminated by pay-per-view.
It is hard to think of a more inflammatory philosophical leap open to the Association than that of charging its members for the privilege of watching games from their own sofas.