The GAA have just announced that TG4 and RTE2 have relaxed one of the key conditions in their broadcasting agreement that prevents GAA games being streamed during the windows allocated to the broadcasters, namely:
Friday 7.30 to 9.30 pm TG4
Saturday 5.30 to 9.30 pm RTE2
and Sunday 2.00 pm to 6 pm TG4
This relaxtion is in place until attendance restrictions are reviewed. The full text of the Ard Stiúrthóir and Uachtarán’s statement is below:
Best of luck to all our clubs and teams who return to competitive action this weekend and thank you for your work and assistance in educating and informing our members in recent weeks about the necessary precautions we need to take around our games.
The take up and engagement has been hugely encouraging.
We acknowledge the challenge and inconvenience around the limitations on spectators attending our games at the current time (200 – 26 Counties/ 0 – Six Counties).
However, we call on all of our units to help us adhere to these restrictions to ensure that public health is not jeopardised at this time and to avoid undermining our efforts to lobby to have these limits raised in the weeks ahead.
Similarly, we remind all of our clubs about the protocols shared recently for spectators attending games and we ask you to share these protocols with your members and distribute them on your communication channels.
In light of the current restrictions we are pleased to confirm that discussions with our broadcaster partners in RTÉ and TG4 have led to a relaxation in regulations governing the simultaneous broadcast and streaming of club games until attendance figures are reviewed.
We acknowledge their assistance in this regard.
Thank you for your ongoing support and co-operation.
Tomás Ó Riain – Ard Stiúrthóir
Seán Ó hÓráin – Uachtarán.