Why RTÉ clips may not be available for some viewers in the north on social media
We've all been there.
You catch a glimpse of a goal that excites you, a set of highlights you want to re-live, a red card that you need to dissect. Time to settle down and analyse.
Out of nowhere, you're hit with this bummer.
There's nothing as frustrating. You can accept it in fairness, when it's a clip from a BT Sport football game but put yourself in the shoes of a GAA fan in the north who's not allowed to watch their county play in the All-Ireland championship.
The frustration is understandable, but it's misplaced when directed at RTÉ.
A spokesperson confirmed to SportsJOE this morning:
"Those clips are not blocked in Northern Ireland and content should be available to all viewers.
"Occasionally viewers in NI are issued a GB rather than a NI-specific IP address by their internet service provider.
"In such cases RTE content will be blocked and viewers should contact their internet service provider directly."
When the skills are so note-worthy, such as the Conor Sweeney point which had the whole country fawning, it's obviously disappointing when you can't bask in the glory. But to solve this issue, you must take that up with your internet service provider, rather than the national broadcaster.