PLANS TO EXPAND Mayo manager James Horan is pictured being interviewed on Mayo GAA TV last October at MacHale Park, Castlebar. There are plans to broadcast more club games in 2019. Pic: Michael McLaughlin
Clubs told they must allow clips from games to be shown
ANY club team looking to video record their games in league or championship in 2019 must seek permission from the County Board and allow Mayo GAA TV to broadcast clips from the game.
That was the message from Mayo GAA PRO Paul Cunnane who informed club delegates at last Thursday’s County Board meeting in MacHale Park about the Board’s plans to ‘expand’ Mayo GAA TV.
“Clubs must get permission to video their games…. but 99.9 percent of clubs will get approved ” he said. “As per that rule, a copy of that game must be made available to Mayo GAA to be broadcast on Mayo GAA TV.
“What we’re hoping to do is to take 90 seconds of that game and use it for highlights on a Saturday or Sunday. It’s not going to impede any club, or give clubs an advantage over anyone else, we’re not going to upload the full game.”
Cunnane added that the highlight reels will grow the Mayo GAA TV brand and promote the game. He says they have been inundated with requests for more coverage in recent weeks but admitted they’re limited in what they can show.
“I think it’s a good way of generating content to promote the game,” the Davitts clubman said. “We can upload a 90 second or two-minute highlights from each round of the league.
“It will promote the club game around the world as there is a lot of people who can’t get to games. So this is a way of expanding what Mayo GAA TV can do because at the minute we’re fairly limited in the amount of games we can broadcast.
“The last couple of months we’ve got a lot of enquiries about covering Mayo games and FBD League games, but there’s only a certain amount we’re able to cover in our own leagues and championships,” he continued.
“So because we won’t have much coverage until next September, we need to try and get content out there to build Mayo GAA TV and use it as a bigger and better vehicle as the years go by.”
There were no objections from club delegates.