Wednesday 20 November 2019

Profits soar to €4.2m at technology firm Hawk Eye

The GAA confirmed that the use of Hawk-Eye at Croke Park last year increased by 45pc - from 31 to 45 matches
The GAA confirmed that the use of Hawk-Eye at Croke Park last year increased by 45pc - from 31 to 45 matches

Gordon Deegan

Pre-tax profits at the technology firm that determined the fate of last year's All-Ireland hurling final rose by 14.5pc to £3.25m (€4.23m).

On All-Ireland final day last year, thousands of Tipperary supporters believed that John 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer had won the game for Tipperary against Kilkenny with a last-gasp long-range free.

However, the Hawk-eye technology deployed in Croke Park made its most momentous call yet when it ruled the free wide, resulting in the final being a draw and going to a replay.

Hawk Eye Innovations' accounts show that profits rose after revenues soared by 47.5pc to £10m.

Yesterday, the GAA confirmed that the use of Hawk-Eye at Croke Park last year increased by 45pc - from 31 to 45 matches.

However, the use of Hawk-Eye during football ties fell by 50pc to five. The use in hurling ties increased from 10 to 11.

Irish Independent

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