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Saturday 25 May 2019

Sky apologise after GAA fans in Northern Ireland miss out on watching The Sunday Game

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

RTÉ have asked Sky to investigate why The Sunday Game highlights show was unavailable to GAA fans in Northern Ireland trying to tune in on the Sky platform.

Des Cahill presented highlights of the final round of games in the Munster SHC round-robin series which Saw Cork and Clare book their places in the provincial decider with wins over Waterford and Limerick respectively.

Tomás Ó Sé and injured Mayo star Tom Parsons offered their analysis of Galway's Connacht final win over Roscommon.

RTE tweeted today: "RTÉ broadcast @TheSundayGame on @RTE2 last night and made it available to viewers on island of Ireland. It appears those on the Sky platform in Northern Ireland were unable to watch which is very disappointing. RTÉ has contacted Sky and asked them to investigate the issue."

In a statement issued to Independent.ie, Sky apologised to fans who were unable to watch the Sunday Game.

"We are sorry that our viewers in Northern Ireland were unable to watch the Sunday Game last night. This occurred due to an issue with the list of 'black outs' we were provided with for that evening, which meant that the Sunday Game was incorrectly blacked out. We have since spoken to RTÉ and taken steps to ensure this will not happen again."

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