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GAA Congress Vote Against Motion For Free-To-Air Games

On a day when the GAA have passed a motion for the introduction of the ‘mark’ in gaelic football, they have stuck to their guns on one of the more controversial issues.

Sky Sports have exclusively broadcast some championship games over the last two years, and today Dublin GAA brought a motion for all matches be made free to air.

However, this has been heavily defeated.

While Sky Sports are doing an excellent job covering the games, many point to the fact that due to the amateur ethos of the GAA, the organisation should not make the fans pay to watch games on the television.

However, it is clear that the added revenue of selling broadcasting rights to Sky Sports was a major draw for delegates, and the motion needed a further 50% to pass.

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