Saturday 17 February 2018

Off The Ball: Championship deserves better TV coverage

The hunger here for innovative wall-to-wall coverage of the GAA rivals that of any country
The hunger here for innovative wall-to-wall coverage of the GAA rivals that of any country

Donny Mahoney

The Championship returns to our lives this Sunday afternoon in Ballybofey.

It might be a seasonal coincidence, but all the crap months to live in Ireland are the ones where there's no proper to GAA to watch and discuss.

I often wonder what the marketeers who drive American sport would do with the launch of the GAA season. There would definitely be a flyover with fighter jets. Probably Enya fronting the reunited Clannad to sing Amhrán na bhFiann. Daniel O'Donnell would play a set at half-time. Television build-up would begin around 9.00am with a Mass attended by both teams near the Donegal-Tyrone border, presided over by priests from both counties.

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