Gaelic Athletic Association Suspends Hawkeye after Major Error

August 19, 2013

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has suspended ‘Hawkeye’ following an error during the All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final yesterday at Croke Park.

The controversial error saw Hawkeye brand a perfectly good point as a ‘miss’ during the All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final between Limerick and Galway. 

The goal-line technology was brought in by GAA chiefs this year – making its debut at the All-Ireland Club Finals on St Patrick’s Day inCroke Park.

The use of the device had to be subsequently suspended for next All-Ireland senior semi-final match between Clare and Limerick as a result of the failing. 

The association added that it expected the system to be fully working again for next week’s matches at Croke Park, with a statement reading:

“Following an inconsistency in the generation of a graphic by Hawk-Eye during today’s minor hurling semi-final, the decision was taken to suspend use of the score detection system for the senior game.

“A full review of the technology, in conjunction with Hawk-Eye, commenced this evening and its finding will be examined by the GAA tomorrow.

“It is expected that Hawk-Eye will be in full working order for next Sunday’s minor and senior football semi-finals.”