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Media bans in sport hurt all of us

The efforts to restrict journalistic access ahead of Ulster rugby’s clash with Glasgow Warriors and the Carl Frampton vs Nonito Donaire fight simply can’t be allowed to stand, writes Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

20th April, 2018
John Cooney of Ulster kicks a late conversion. Pic: Getty

Unfortunately, the sporting side of sport simply has to take a back seat this week due to the actions of those at the top.

Ulster’s decision to allow only sports journalists access to its events ahead of the clash with Glasgow Warriors on Friday, and to provide no media facilities for non-sports journalists at the game itself, has cast a shadow over proceedings.

So too have the ongoing issues with access for Irish...

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