Monday 26 September 2016

Wexford appeal result of All-Ireland camogie semi-final after controversial defeat

Published 19/08/2015 | 17:07

Mary Leacy, Wexford, drops to her knees in dismay at the final whistle. Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Galway v Wexford, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Picture credit: Sam Barnes / SPORTSFILE
Mary Leacy, Wexford, drops to her knees in dismay at the final whistle. Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Galway v Wexford, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Picture credit: Sam Barnes / SPORTSFILE

The All-Ireland Camogie Championship is heading for more stormy waters after Wexford last night lodged an objection to the result of their semi-final defeat to Galway last weekend.

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The Wexford Camogie Board will contest the result on two counts, firstly their contention that the referee did not consult the umpires for a Kate Kelly 45, which they claim video evidence shows should have been a point. Under rule 41.5 a referee can't overrule the decision of both umpires.

They are also objecting on the basis that the ref played two-and-a-half minutes more injury-time than the four minutes allowed for.

The official objection has been submitted and Wexford hope it will be heard by the end of this week.

Galway won the match by 1-14 to 2-10 with a Niamh McGrath 45 six-and-a-half minutes into injury-time earning the victory.

Wexford believe video evidence shows a 45 that the umpires awarded was incorrectly ruled wide by the referee (rule 41.5) and that he played the wrong amount of time (rule 41.6).

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