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The GAA’s sale of 14 championship games to Sky Sports raised numerous hackles last week, but what were the motives behind the decision? Paul Rouse reports.

6th April, 2014

Strip away the emotion and the rhetoric, and the decision of the GAA to sell the broadcast rights to 14 of its championship matches to Sky Sports is a remarkable one. It is remarkable in terms of the history of the association, its professed ethos, its previous statements on the possibilities of such a deal, and the logic used to explain the decision.

Any talk that this deal will lead inevitably to pay-for-play for the GAA's...

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