so ireland are playing a soccer match right now, im not much of a sports person – but i thought whilst i was looking at rte.ie i might aswell see what the score was (the match is on going)
so on the homepage of rté i notice a flash graphic with a picture of the boys in green:
i click on the picture and im taken to the next page
hmm, no id like the score please. video only works in ireland, audio works worldwide but i could be listening for a few minutes before i actually get to hear the score and get an overview of what i missed…
i do notice “irish international” over on the left hand sidedbar. i click and i see the following:
so irelands biggest soccer match of a few months and no story updated about the match in eight hours! no word on the team, the first half etc. madness.
same thing happened a few months back when ireland played new zealand in rugby. the match was on at 1715 irish time, i checked the rte website at 2120 finnish time (1920 irish time) and there was nothing whatsoever about the match – probably because ireland got hammered. it seemed that the entire rugby section wasnt updated since before the irish rugby match started, indeed the only mention of the match was a match preview story from the day before.
my almost daily heckling of rte.ie goes on.
(to give rté its fair dues, im sure their coverage on radio + television of both matches in question was fantastic)