Limerick’s Hawk-Eye appeal rejected by CCCC
‘No objection or counter-objection maybe submitted on grounds that a referee had incorrectly allowed or failed to allow a score’
After the Hawk-Eye malfunction the decision was taken not to use the technology for the senior hurling semi-final between Limerick and Clare. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho
The Limerick county board was objecting to the fact the teams were tied after normal time, after Hawk-Eye malfunctioned and incorrectly overruled two umpires who signalled Barry Nash’s early effort as a point, even though the graphic on the big screen clearly showed the sliotar bisecting the posts.
This has subsequently been explained an “error in match-day set-up” of the Hawk-Eye technology.
However, the CCCC has bypassed the unique circumstances and the new technolgy in its judgment this evening, simply insisting in a brief statement that the appeal has been rejected because “no objection or counter-objection maybe submitted on grounds that a referee had incorrectly allowed or failed to allow a score”.
Limerick had signalled before today that they were likely to take their case as far as they could, “one step at a time”, and they may now appeal the CCCC’s findings with the Central Appeals Committee (CAC).
Should that prove unsuccessful, an appeal to the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA) is possible.