Strong support for petition to stop TG4 axing Seó Spóirt as GAA stars criticise decision

September 16, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

The TG4 sports show is being axed in April.

Source: Seo Spóirt TG4

A PETITION THAT was launched yesterday morning to stop TG4 from axing their popular Friday night programme Seó Spóirt, has already gained over 1,000 signatures.

It was announced on Tuesday that recently-installed TG4 chief executive Alan Esslemont had taken the decision that the show – presented by Kerry All-Ireland football winner Dara Ó Cinnéide – would end after the Allianz league finishes this April.

Kerry’s 2004 All-Ireland winning captain Dara Ó Cinnéide

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At the time of writing, the petition has 1,158 signatures. It was launched by Waterford native Barry Dunne yesterday and is calling for the decision to be reversed.

— Marc Ó Sé (@osemarc2) February 9, 2017

Source: Marc Ó Sé/Twitter

@pgal10 @bernardbrogan @CKKilkenny93 @starryboy14 @Darransull86 @AIDOXI @colmcooper13@osemarc2 @SeanKellyMEP retweet

— Tomás Ó Sé (@tomas5ky) February 10, 2017

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Several GAA stars like Kerry’s Tomás and Marc Ó Sé, Dublin’s Ciaran Kilkenny and James McCarthy, Kilkenny’s Michael Rice and Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin have expressed their disappointment this week at the decision.

The Friday night show is currently in its 11th season. TG4′s GAA Beo presenter Micheál Ó Domhnaill was the original presenter of Seó Spóirt before Ó Cinnéide took over in 2009.

Mór an trua nach mbeidh @SeoSpoirtTG4 ag craoladh arís. Clár iontach agus jab iontach déanta ag Dara agus an foireann go léir.

— Marc Ó Sé (@osemarc2) February 7, 2017

Source: Marc Ó Sé/Twitter

Very sorry to hear @SeoSpoirtTG4 willl be no more. Had the pleasure to talk with @gemnichionnaith & the team on many occasions. Great show

— Dick Clerkin (@dickclerkin8) February 9, 2017

Source: Dick Clerkin/Twitter

Crushing to hear the end of @SeoSpoirtTG4 Insightful coverage treasured by Gaeilgeoirs and non-gaeilgeoirs .Shouldn't be let go.

— Ciarán Kilkenny (@CKKilkenny93) February 8, 2017

Source: Ciarán Kilkenny/Twitter

absolute shame! What are TG4 thinking no more Sean Ban 😔

— James McCarthy (@JamesyMac26) February 8, 2017

Source: James McCarthy/Twitter

Is mór an trua go bhfuil @SeoSpoirtTG4 ag críochnú. Bhain mórán daoine an-taitneamh as an gclár ó 2007.

— Michael Rice (@arroz84) February 9, 2017

Source: Michael Rice/Twitter

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