Profits soar to €4.2m at technology firm Hawk Eye
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.