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Reality check is needed on BBC's sports coverage

In Tuesday's Belfast Telegraph there was an article about Jerome Quinn losing his unfair dismissal case against the BBC.

In the article, there was a paragraph which stated, "During the hearing Mr Quinn launched a scathing attack on his former employers, saying the BBC promoted 'Protestant-supported sports' over Gaelic games."

It's funny, because, as I recall, practically every Sunday throughout the summer for a number of years, the BBC broadcast a live GAA match, sometimes replacing a major sporting event which was being broadcast on the rest of the BBC network, such as the Queen's Club tennis final, or a Moto GP race.

Yet, when it comes to 'Protestant-supported sports', as Mr Quinn calls them, there are two live matches of local football per season (the two cup finals) and even this has only started in the last four or five years. I don't think Ulster rugby even appears live on the BBC now, as all their matches are now broadcast on satellite.

I think Mr Quinn needs a reality check.


Carrickfergus, Co Antrim


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