Hawkeye will not be used for the football semi-final between Dublin and Kerry All-Ireland after the GAA said the technology is being reviewed after a bug.
always got past Derry into the All-Ireland final at Croke Park, but a contentious moment before half-time caused much controversy.
The Tribesmen went into the break 4-0, 3-0 after a poor first half, but they should have been even after a 45 from Shane Walsh in added time.
Walsh’s try seemed to curl into the post and the referee waved the white flag – but a moment later referee Brendan Cawley was alerted to a Hawkeye check that showed the ball going wide.
Is there a problem with HawkEye? Shane Walsh’s late-half free-kick was considered wide by technology at Croke Park, but the replay would suggest otherwise
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However, replays showed Walsh’s strike was clearly between the posts. At half-time, after the officials were made aware of the technical error, the score was corrected and the game continued 0-4 to 0-4.
Speaking to RTÉ after the incident, Pat Spillane didn’t hold back.
“This is an absolute joke,” he said.
“We saw with our own eyes that it went between the posts. It was definitely a point. Hawkeye is available in some counties in Ireland, they are paid huge bucks to get things right. That’s wrong. When justice is seen – and it must be – the goal line must be rectified by the referee.”
The GAA has now announced that Hawkeye is under review and will not be deployed at Croke Park for the second football semifinal, while it remains to be seen if it will be operational for Sunday week’s hurling final.
“The GAA can confirm that score recognition technology will not be used for tomorrow’s two games at Croke Park. A full review of the technology will take place in the coming week,” the statement said.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/an-absolute-joke-future-of-hawkeye-in-doubt-as-gaa-to-review-technology-following-semi-final-blunder-41827550.html ‘An absolute joke’ – Hawkeye’s future as GAA in doubt to review tech after semifinal error