Saturday 23 September 2017

Limerick Hawk-Eye appeal thrown out by the DRA

A 'miss' is displayed on the big screen following a decision made as a result of Hawk-Eye
A 'miss' is displayed on the big screen following a decision made as a result of Hawk-Eye

Limerick have lost their appeal to the Disputes Resolution Authority of the GAA after their controversial All-Ireland Minor Hurling semi-final defeat to Galway.

The Hawk-Eye system was calibrated for football instead of hurling and incorrectly ruled a Limerick point as a "miss" when the graphic clearly showed the sliotar had travelled inside the uprights and the Munster side lost to the Connacht side after extra time.

The Limerick County Board say they have reached the end of the case.

In a statement, Limerick GAA said: "Last Monday evening in Tullamore the DRA went against the Limerick County board appeal for the Limerick Minor hurling case for the right to be still involved in the All Ireland Minor hurling championship. After a five hour meeting Limerick were unsuccessful which means the Limerick County board have now reached the end of the case."

It is understood that the Limerick County Board presented a 72-page appeal to the DRA but after lengthy debate the appeal was thrown out.

This weekend's All-Ireland Minor Hurling final between Galway and Waterford will now go ahead as scheduled this Sunday.

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