Thursday 18 January 2018

Bias against our sport

'On Wednesday, May 11, the main sport news item on RTE Radio 1 throughout the day was a report on an English Premier League match of the previous evening, even though there was a full programme of Irish Premier Division football matches that same evening.' Photo: Sportsfile
'On Wednesday, May 11, the main sport news item on RTE Radio 1 throughout the day was a report on an English Premier League match of the previous evening, even though there was a full programme of Irish Premier Division football matches that same evening.' Photo: Sportsfile

Leters to the Editor

Sir - The recently held centenary commemorations honouring those who fought for Irish Independence was acknowledged with pride and thanks by the public as they attended events throughout the country in huge numbers.

The Gaelic Athletic Association's presentation of Laochra in Croke Park attracted in excess of 82,000 people to witness a spectacular evening of Irish sport and culture.

The Irish Army presented every primary school in the country with a copy of the Proclamation and the national flag, while Irish people at home and throughout the world responded spectacularly to the parades and pageants showcasing our distinct language, song, literature, dance and sport. We were witnessing a cultural renaissance. It wasn't to last long.

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