RTE have released a statement confirming that no interviews with Tyrone players or management will feature in their All Ireland football final coverage.
In 2011, Tyrone manager, Mickey Harte refused to engage with RTE following a sketch about Harte on The John Murray Show in the months following his daughter, Michaela’s death.
No Tyrone players have been interviewed by the national broadcaster since then.
In the statement released this morning, RTE Sport say they “respect the decision” of the Tyrone contingent.
“Last week RTÉ Sport extended the same invitation to Tyrone GAA that it has to Dublin GAA, and all previous All Ireland finalists with regard to participation in RTÉ coverage across television, radio and digital platforms.
“This included pre-match, day of match at Croke Park, and post-match interviews.
“Tyrone GAA have informed RTÉ Sport that the Tyrone management and players do not wish to participate in any such media activity with RTE and we respect that decision.
“RTÉ Sport will now continue with its planning and preparation and we wish both Tyrone GAA and Dublin GAA the very best of luck in the final.
“We will be making no further comment on this issue.”