Ciarán Murphy: League of Ireland clubs denied fair share of television coverage

Exploits of Bohs, Dundalk and Rovers in Europe ignored while GAA fans bask in coverage

Bohemians fans during the club’s superb 2-1 win over  PAOK of Greece at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Bohemians fans during the club’s superb 2-1 win over PAOK of Greece at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The two weeks when the world turns its attention to the Olympic Games is usually fertile ground for sports columnists to stake their piece of ground in the never ending battle of Why-My-Sport-Is-Better-Than-Yours. So I’m going to preface all this by saying this is not one of those pieces . . . even if Bohemians Football Club are going to get a mention.

There are two League of Ireland clubs in action tonight in the third round of the Europa Conference League, Dundalk away to Vitesse Arnhem, and Shamrock Rovers at home to Teuta of Albania.

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