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RTE 'very disappointed' after GAA fans in Northern Ireland watching on Sky miss out on The Sunday Game

RTÉ has 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 on Monday: "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."

A spokesperson for Sky told the Belfast Telegraph: "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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