Thursday 22 February 2018

Croker Hawk-Eye test delayed

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Score-detection technology from Hawk-Eye Innovations may not be tested at Croke Park on Sunday.

It had been anticipated that specific cameras would be rolled out for the Dublin-Mayo fixture as part of internal testing by the English-based company. But Hawk-Eye confirmed yesterday that their staff would not be operating in any capacity at Croke Park this weekend.

The tests are part of a feasibility study being carried out by the company, in conjunction with the GAA's research committee, to establish if the software is suitable for score detection in a Gaelic games environment.

Hawk-Eye cameras have already been in the stadium, but Sunday would have been their first match. The feasibility study is not expected to be completed until May and any green light would depend on several factors, from cost to suitability at all championship venues. There is a growing feeling that cost could eventually be the biggest barrier.

Irish Independent

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