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Refund for Tyrone GAA TV viewers after outcry over quality of county final live stream

Subscribers to Tyrone GAA TV complained they were unable to watch large parts of the game. Picture by Philip Walsh

TYRONE GAA has apologised after being inundated with complaints about the live stream of the county's senior football final.

Viewers paying £8 to watch the match from the comfort of their homes were scathing of the stop-start service on the county's online TV channel.

Tyrone GAA TV has successfully provided coverage of a series of games over recent weeks but social media users described footage of Sunday's showpiece clash between Trillick and Errigal Ciaran as "pathetic" and unwatchable.

Tyrone GAA issued a statement on Sunday night promising to refund subscribers.

"On behalf of Tyrone GAA, we apologise for the problems with the quality of the live streaming of today's senior county final," it said.

"We will be refunding all patrons their subscriptions via PayPal.

"We are currently investigating why the video was not delivered in the usual manner and high quality but are certain that the local production and upload to the Content Delivery Network (CDN) was not the source of the issue."

An email to subscribers later apologised again for the problems and provided a link to watch a video replay of the match.

"We are working to refund all subscriptions paid by our potential viewers," it added.

Trillick defeated Errigal Ciaran by 0-12 to 2-4 to win their second senior title in five seasons.

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