Tuesday December 10, 2019

GAA players’ body wants ban on gambling adverts during TV broadcasts

Gambling promotion during live sports is under increasing scrutiny, due to concerns over the level of addiction and youth betting, driven mainly online

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

1st September, 2019
Kerry’s Gavin O’Brien tackled by Brian Fenton and Michael Fitzsimons of Dublin, the two teams meet again in today’s All-Ireland football final Picture: Inpho

Gambling adverts should be banned during GAA match broadcasts, the leading union for GAA players has said.

Ahead of today’s All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Kerry, Paul Flynn, chief executive of the Gaelic Players Association, said: “The GPA believes all gambling adverts during half-time of our games should be removed to protect the most vulnerable people, in particular young people, from the perils of this destructive addiction.”

Gambling promotion during...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Patient advocates are unhappy with the latest report on the national cervical screening programme and want further reviews, but some medical experts say resources would be better used elsewhere

Susan Mitchell | 2 days ago

Britain’s so-called ‘election of a generation’ is as muddled and confused as the Brexit debate that preceded it. On the ground in a number of constituencies, it proves difficult to take the temperature of this strangest of political contests

Susan O'Keeffe | 2 days ago

Undisclosed pay deals, secret pensions and underpayment of tax are just some of the problems left by John Delaney, as last week’s press conference revealed that the FAI has a long road ahead of it

Róisín Burke | 2 days ago