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

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

Thu, Aug 22, 2013, 18:59

The Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) has rejected Limerick’s appeal against the result of Sunday’s All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final defeat to Galway.

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.

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