It's too late for Louth and Kildare but GAA owes us a video ref
Today's All-Ireland Hurling Final cannot be ruined by more bad refereeing, writes Tim Pat Coogan
My father was a Kilkenny man and I want to see the Cats win today. However, if Tipperary do prevail -- in a sporting manner -- I'll bow to the memory of my Tipperary grandmother, congratulate the winners and look forward to next year.
But what I will not accept would be the monstrous outcome of a result based on a faulty refereeing decision, made possible by the GAA's continuous refusal to install the sporting technology that can definitively prove whether or not a goal has been scored -- the so-called "video ref".
Yet, on the evidence of this year's championship alone, such an outcome is not impossible.
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