Limerick to go to DRA over Hawk-Eye after Central Appeals Committee rejects their case

Donegal executive meet to discuss demands put forward by Jim McGuinness

Limerick last night had their request to overturn the All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final result rejected by the Central Appeals Committee.

As the game against Galway on August 18th ended in a draw after normal time, and following a disallowed point due to a wrongly configured Hawk-Eye score detection system, Limerick argued they should be awarded the victory and progress to the All-Ireland final on Sunday week.

Last Thursday the CCCC stated they were precluded by Rule 7.10 (n) from considering the objection as: “No objection or counter-objection may be submitted on grounds that a referee had incorrectly allowed or failed to allow a score.”

A Limerick spokesman said: “The CAC upheld the decision of the CCCC not to hear our objection. We will now take our case to the Disputes Resolution Authority.”

Failing the appeal to overturn the result they will seek a replay from Galway, who eventually won the match 0-23 to 0-20 after extra-time.

Limerick minor Barry Nash’s early shot was initially deemed a point by the umpire but the referee referred it to Hawk-Eye and due to a football configuration being in place it came back as a miss and the point was struck off.

Meanwhile, the Donegal county executive met last night to discuss the demands put forward by Jim McGuinness if he and the football management are to return for a fourth season.

Although selector Rory Gallagher is away, McGuinness, selector Maxi Curran and goalkeeping coach Pat Shovlin met their players last Saturday before a 75-minute meeting with county board chairman Sean Dunnion, secretary Aodh Mairtín O'Fearraigh and treasurer Grace Boyle.

"We had a good discussion with the county management," Dunnion was quoted in Donegal Democrat. "It was always part of the plan and he brought some things to our attention and we will be discussing them with the executive to see if we can reach agreement. Like everyone in the county, we would be very keen to see Jim stay on."

Working as a pundit for BBC on Sunday during the All-Ireland semi-final, McGuinness said he would return if the conditions were correct.

“I don’t want to be Donegal manager for the sake of it, I want to be there for the right reasons and also for every system to be in place to be successful, all the systems have to be in place for me.

“The biggest thing is to be able to prepare the team properly.

“I don’t think we got that opportunity this year on some levels, so that’s one of the issues we’re looking at and there are also a few other things as well.”