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It's full stream ahead as GAA clubs and their supporters find way to cope with lockout

Donnchadh Boyle


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Every inter-county match will be streamed live online this year

Every inter-county match will be streamed live online this year

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Every inter-county match will be streamed live online this year

News that the limit of 200 on outdoor gatherings would not be extended until, at least, the end of the month, sends the GAA further down a road it has already been travelling for some distance.

With supporters all but locked out, the demand for access to streaming services has gone through the roof. And with championships edging towards knock-out stages and with no easing of restrictions, that demand will increase even further.

Ever since RTÉ and TG4 agreed to "a relaxation in regulations governing the simultaneous broadcast and streaming of club games until attendance figures are reviewed" almost every county board – and countless individual clubs – have begun streaming their own matches to cater for the supporters who can’t attend the game live.